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High cost of treating type 2 diabetes may prevent doctors from administering quality care

October 18, 2011
Patients with type 2 diabetes generally receive good care, but in many cases there is more that could be done to support their health. This may involve more frequent testing or concentrated lifestyle interventions.
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Common myths prevent diabetics from taking appropriate care of themselves

October 17, 2011
Both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes can be difficult enough to deal with, even when an individual has a firm grasp of what their condition entails.
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Type 2 diabetes medication may reduce cancer risk

October 14, 2011
Numerous studies have shown that individuals with type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to develop certain forms of cancer. In particular, colon cancer is common among those with the metabolic condition.
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New tool helps type 2 diabetics figure out what to eat

October 14, 2011
Figuring out what to eat each day can be one of the main challenges associated with living with type 2 diabetes. Some foods can raise blood sugar to dangerous levels, while others may contribute to weight gain, another risk factor for health complications.
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Depression can lead to poorer glucose management in type 2 diabetics

October 13, 2011
Type 2 diabetes can take a significant toll on a person's overall quality of life, not just their health. It is well known that the condition increases the risk of developing health complications like heart disease and nerve damage
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Many clinical practice guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes have industry influence, study finds

October 13, 2011
Many individuals who have type 2 diabetes, and their doctors, base their treatment decisions off of clinical practice guidelines developed by both public and private organizations, like the American Diabetes Association or the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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Groups urge Senate to continue investment in type 2 diabetes prevention

October 12, 2011
The American Diabetes Association is calling on the federal government to continue its investment in disease education efforts aimed at prevention, as this may play an important role in stopping the type 2 diabetes epidemic from continuing to spiral out of control.
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New medication could enable type 2 diabetics to take fewer pills each day

October 11, 2011
Given the fact that heart complications are so common among individuals with type 2 diabetes, it is essential for diabetics to take steps to improve their cardiovascular condition. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among those with the metabolic condition.
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Exercise shown to be effective in reducing risk factors for type 2 diabetes among obese children

October 11, 2011
Rates of childhood obesity are higher than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the number of significantly overweight children more than tripled over the past 30 years. Consequently, many young people are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
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Disease management program proven effective for treating type 2 diabetes

October 11, 2011
Allowing type 2 diabetes to progress unchecked can have serious health consequences. Poor blood sugar management often leads to complications like heart disease, kidney failure and nerve damage.
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