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  1. 1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests. And more than one third of those polled have been diagnosed with diabetes or have a parent, sibli

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  2. Diabetes Control Improving, but Far From Ideal

    Feb. 19, 2013 -- People with diabetes are more often hitting recommended targets for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, but fewer than 20% are meeting all three, according to new data from an ongoing national health survey. Doctors treating people with diabetes look at three different goa

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  3. More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of decades ago, only 2 percent of people with any type of diabetes met or exceeded the three measures of good diabetes management. By 2010, that number had risen to 19 percent, according to new government research. Thes

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  4. Lucky Dogs Get Shot at Diabetes Cure

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- In news that might one day help humans who struggle with type 1 diabetes every day, Spanish researchers report that a single session of gene therapy injections cured five beagle puppies who had the blood sugar disease. Even fo

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  5. Type 1 Diabetes Up 70% in Kids, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have documented a startling rise in the rate of type 1 diabetes in one city: Diagnoses in kids younger than 5 jumped by 70 percent between 1985 and 2004 in Philadelphia. Overall, the rate of type 1 diabetes in childre

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  6. For Diabetes: BP, Cholesterol Key v. Heart Disease

    Jan. 28, 2013 -- People with diabetes who want to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke should focus on controlling their blood pressure and ''bad'' cholesterol, according to a new study of more than 26,000 patients. Controlling both these risk factors, the researchers found, made patients les

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  7. First-Ever Guidelines for Children With Diabetes

    Jan. 29, 2013 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued the first-ever guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly among children and teens because of soaring obesity rates. It now accounts for up to 1 in 3 new cases of diabetes in

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  8. FDA Panel Backs New Type of Diabetes Drug

    Jan. 16, 2013 -- An FDA advisory panel has given its blessing to canagliflozin (Invokana) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The panel voted 10 to 5 in favor of the drug’s approval, but did express concern about heart and stroke risks. The FDA is not obligated to follow the advice of its panels,

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  9. High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes

    Nov. 27, 2012 -- Countries that mix high-fructose corn syrup into processed foods and soft drinks have higher rates of diabetes than countries that don’t use the sweetener, a new study shows. In a study published in the journal Global Health, researchers compared the average availability of high-fru

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  10. CDC Projects Huge Diabetes Jump in Kids, Teens

    Nov. 21, 2012 --  The number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to spike dramatically in the next 40 years, creating what one expert calls a potential catastrophe for the nation’s health care system. Rates of type 2 diabetes could increase four times over the next 40 y

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