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With diabetes, be on the alert for foot sores

Having diabetes means keeping track of what you eat, how much you exercise, your blood sugar levels and even the condition of your feet.

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Severe psoriasis may make diabetes increasingly likely

People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds.

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Pump may beat shots for type 1 diabetes

In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests.

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FDA approves new continuous glucose monitor for diabetes

The first fingerstick-free blood sugar monitoring system for adults with diabetes has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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What diabetics need to know about over-the-counter meds

It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains.

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Could a little alcohol lower your diabetes risk?

That glass of wine or pint of beer you enjoy with dinner every night might come with an added benefit -- a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new Danish study contends.

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Many primary care docs may miss prediabetes

Most primary care doctors can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, a small new survey finds.

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Good diet, exercise while pregnant could cut C-section risk

Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby.

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More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes: CDC

More than 100 million U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes, health officials say.

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New diabetes treatment teaches rogue immune cells to behave

A treatment targeting wayward immune cells in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may help even years later, a new study finds.

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Broccoli extract shows promise for type 2 diabetes

Your Mom may have been right about broccoli's goodness. A small study hints that a substance in the crunchy veggy may help some with diabetes get better control of their blood sugar.

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When is it safe to drive with type 1 diabetes?

Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel.

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Is annual eye exam a must for people with type 1 diabetes?

People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called for annual eye exams.

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Dealing with diabetes distress

People with diabetes have to think about their condition and make treatment decisions constantly -- and all that extra work and worry can lead to psychological distress at times.

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High-tech blood sugar monitors may help people with type 1 diabetes

A continuous glucose monitor helps people with type 1 diabetes who need insulin shots every day manage their blood sugar levels safely, two new studies suggest.

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Study ties inflammation, gut bacteria to type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes show changes in their digestive system that aren't seen in people who don't have the autoimmune disease, a new Italian study finds.

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Cold-weather foot care key for diabetics

Poor circulation and nerve damage leave people with diabetes at increased risk for potentially serious foot problems, especially during the cold weather, a foot and ankle specialist warns.

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Diabetes takes biggest bite out of u.s. health care spending

Diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis.

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Diabetes ups risk of heart attack death

People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

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Diabetes doesn't doom seniors to disability

American seniors with diabetes are starting to live longer without disabilities, a new study finds.

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Brains of teens with type 2 diabetes may have gray matter differences

Teens with type 2 diabetes may have differences in gray matter in their brains, a small study found.

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Intensive blood sugar control may be too much for some with type 2 diabetes

Intensive treatment of blood sugar levels in some people with type 2 diabetes may cause serious complications, new research suggests.

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No welcome mats for diabetes, obesity in 'walkable' neighborhoods

If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

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As fitness levels rise, diabetes risk drops

A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.

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After pregnancy-linked diabetes, healthy diet may ease blood pressure

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report.

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Diabetes steals years, adds disabilities

Adults with diabetes die earlier and suffer longer with disabilities than men and women without the blood-sugar disease, researchers are reporting.

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Diabetes cases quadruple worldwide since 1980

The number of adults worldwide with diabetes has quadrupled in the past 35 years, a new report shows.

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Cost of insulin rises threefold in just a decade

Americans with diabetes who rely on insulin to keep their blood sugar levels in check are facing sticker shock: A new study finds the price of insulin has tripled in only 10 years.

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Type 1 diabetes linked to epilepsy risk

People who have type 1 diabetes may be nearly three times more likely to develop the seizure disorder epilepsy than people without type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Diabetes may raise risk for dangerous staph infection

People with diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop potentially deadly "staph" blood infections than those without diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Doctors may be missing chances to treat prediabetes

A large number of Americans with prediabetes aren't being treated for the condition, which suggests that doctors are missing opportunities to prevent diabetes, researchers report.

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Sleep loss may be tied to raised diabetes risk in teen boys

Teen boys who get too little of a particular type of sleep may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Valentine's Day can still be sweet for loved ones with diabetes

If your sweetheart has diabetes or prediabetes, get creative and celebrate Valentine's Day without chocolates or a fancy restaurant meal, an expert says.

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Healthier diets may be cutting heart, diabetes risks in U.S. teens

The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason why.

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Sitting for hours may raise your type 2 diabetes risk

Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

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Sleepless nights might raise women's type 2 diabetes risk

Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.

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Stressed teens may face higher diabetes risk as adults

Teens who have trouble coping with stress may be at increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults, new research suggests.

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Pre-pregnancy potato consumption linked to gestational diabetes

Women who eat lots of potatoes before pregnancy appear more likely to develop gestational diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Losing pancreas fat may treat type 2 diabetes

British researchers say that losing 1 gram of fat from the pancreas can reverse type 2 diabetes.

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Nasal spray may give diabetics faster treatment for low blood sugar

   

A new nasal spray might make rescue care easier for diabetics who are woozy or even unconscious due to severe low blood sugar, a new clinical trial suggests.

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More U.S. kids have type 1 diabetes, but researchers don't know why

The number of U.S. kids living with type 1 diabetes has increased by almost 60 percent since 2002, and experts are not sure why.

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Could energy drink 'shots' raise teens' diabetes risk?

Caffeine-laden "energy shots" appear to trigger short-term insulin resistance in teenagers, Canadian researchers report.

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