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  1. Insulin Pumps vs. Daily Injections for Type 2

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says. Insulin pumps are small devices that are worn by patients and deliver constant amounts o

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  2. Aerobic & Strength Training Combo for Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aerobic and resistance training may work better than either type of exercise alone in helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed data from 14 studies

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  3. Inhaled Insulin Afrezza: FAQ

    Editor's note: This story was updated on April 24, 2015, to reflect Afrezza's availability in U.S. pharmacies. June 30, 2014 -- Millions of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes will have another treatment option now that the FDA has approved an inhaled insulin. Called Afrezza, the rapid-acting insu

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  4. Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes. The team from Columbia University Medical C

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  5. FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

    June 27, 2014 -- The FDA has approved inhaled insulin to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The insulin, called Afrezza, is a rapid-acting insulin and is meant to be taken at mealtime or soon after. “Today’s approval broadens the options available" for delivering insulin in people with diabetes, Jean

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  6. Taste Buds Decline With Age -- Link With Diabetes?

    June 25, 2014 (Chicago) -- The number of taste buds on the tongue decreases as you age. This may be important because the fewer the taste buds, the higher your fasting blood sugar level, new research shows. This could be part of the reason there are more older adults with type 2 diabetes now, sugges

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  7. 'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar in Type 1

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "bionic pancreas" -- a device that uses a sophisticated computer program working in concert with several diabetes management devices -- successfully managed blood sugar levels in its first real-world trials on adults a

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  8. Optimum Blood Sugar Level for Kids With Type 1

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the American Diabetes Association are advising a lower blood sugar target for children and teens with type 1 diabetes. According to the ADA, patients younger than age 19 should try to maintain an A1C blood sugar

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  9. Gut Bacteria in Young Kids With Diabetes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that germs in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. Bacteria in the guts of kids with type 1 diabetes appear less balanced than bacteria in children wit

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  10. Blacks May Respond Better Than Whites to Metformin

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with type 2 diabetes may fare better on the widely used drug metformin compared with whites, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 19,600 Americans who were prescribed metformin between 1997

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