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  1. Diabetes: Low Blood Sugar May Pose Heart Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes patients with dangerously low blood sugar levels may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Given their findings, "less stringent glycemic targets may be considered for type

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  2. Diabetes Testing Strips Recalled

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain diabetes blood sugar testing strips are being recalled by their maker, Nova Diabetes Care, because they may give users false, abnormally high readings, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Twenty-one lots

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  3. Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

    By Marijke Vroomen Durning HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer foot and leg amputations are being performed on people with diabetes, even as rates of the disease are rising in the United States, a new study finds. Drastic diabetes-related amputations were cut by nearly half

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  4. Type 1 Diabetes: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists who successfully transplanted insulin-producing islet cells from rats to mice say it is the first step toward animal-to-human transplant of islet cells for people with type 1 diabetes. The researchers at Northwes

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  5. Early Respiratory Infection & Type 1 Diabetes Risk

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- What may seem like a harmless cold during the first six months of life may more than double a child's chances of developing antibodies that often lead to type 1 diabetes, new German research suggests. Infections that occur later

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  6. Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar for Type 2: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- An aspirin-like drug appears to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study of the drug -- the prescription pain reliever salsalate -- also found it reduced inflammation associated with ty

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  7. Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of vaccine may stop the autoimmune attack that occurs in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. Although an initial trial of the vaccine wasn't able to free anyone from their daily insulin injections, it

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  8. Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise benefits people with type 2 diabetes even if they don't make any other lifestyle or diet changes, a new study says. Dutch researchers conducted MRI exams of 12 patients with diabetes before and after they did six month

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  9. New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new sensor attached to an insulin pump helps prevent dangerously low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes while they sleep, a new study finds. The new pump automatically stops delivering insulin when the sen

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  10. Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat a lot of red meat increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while those who cut down on red meat cut their risk. Those are the findings of a large new study out of Singapore involving 149,000 U.S. men a

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