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New methods of diagnosing type 2 diabetes risk are needed

October 26, 2011
Many people believe that it should be relatively easy for medical professionals to spot a person with type 2 diabetes or one who is at risk for the condition. However, short of conducting extensive blood testing, diagnosing the condition may actually be more difficult than commonly thought.
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Work may interfere with type 2 diabetics' ability to manage their condition

October 25, 2011
A work environment can be a difficult place for individuals who have type 2 diabetes. The condition requires a high degree of attention.
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Actos controversy continues

October 25, 2011
The type 2 diabetes drug pioglitazone, or Actos as it is known by its brand name, has been at the center of a great deal of controversy lately. Studies have shown that it may carry a substantial risk of side effects
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Researchers say avoiding high-calorie drinks may be the key to weight loss

October 25, 2011
Many individuals with type 2 diabetes know they have to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, but doing so can seem like a daunting challenge at times.
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Gestational diabetes can have long-term effects

October 24, 2011
Gestational diabetes is generally thought of as a serious pregnancy complication, but is believed to cause few long-term health consequences.
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New study finds metabolic risks associated with BPA

October 24, 2011
Higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in the body may increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study out of West Virginia University.
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Lifestyle improvements may add years to diabetics' lives

October 21, 2011
People with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes tend to die earlier than metabolically health individuals. However, experts say this doesn't need to be the case.
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New study helps explain higher rates of breast cancer in type 2 diabetes patients

October 21, 2011
There is a well recognized link between type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer. Numerous studies have shown that diabetics are much more likely to be diagnosed with a tumor. However, a new study suggests that this may not be because diabetics actually develop cancer at higher rates.
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Moving to a better neighborhood can help people avoid type 2 diabetes

October 20, 2011
People with type 2 diabetes often try to find ways to improve their health. They eat nutritious diets, get exercise and try any method they can find to live healthier lifestyles. However, for some, this is still not enough. So what can be done to improve diabetic symptoms?
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Health officials warn diabetics to get vaccinated against the flu

October 19, 2011
Flu season has almost arrived, and health officials are urging individuals with either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes to get vaccinated against the virus in order to avoid potentially serious health complications.
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