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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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High prevalence of prediabetes could lead to wave of new cases of the full condition

October 10, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 79 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, a condition that often develops into type 2 diabetes.
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Breast cancer medication may increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes

October 10, 2011
Women who take the drug tamoxifen after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer may be at a slightly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
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BMI may not be the best tool to diagnose type 2 diabetes risk

October 10, 2011
A person's body mass index, or BMI, is commonly used to diagnose their type 2 diabetes risk. This measurement compares a person's height to their weight. Higher relative proportions indicate poorer general health, which is why it is such a popular tool for diagnosing diabetes susceptibility.
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Raising good cholesterol may cut diabetics' risk of heart attacks

October 07, 2011
Individuals with type 2 diabetes are known to be at a significantly higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and experiencing a heart attack. However, new research suggests that simply raising levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol may dramatically cut these odds.
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Researchers uncover single gene associated with type 2 diabetes risk

October 07, 2011
A complex combination of genetic and environmental factors is known to lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. Obesity is the leading risk factor for the condition, which is brought on by overeating.
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Managing stress is key to successfully treating type 2 diabetes

October 06, 2011
When people think about diabetes, they normally consider the physiological aspects of the condition. It causes unregulated blood sugar, which can lead to complications in organs throughout the body - all physical issues.
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Home testing kits may give individuals a distorted view of their type 2 diabetes risk

October 06, 2011
At-home testing is becoming a popular option for individuals who are concerned about their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, one group of researchers is saying these kits may come with a significant emotional toll.
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Group advises type 2 diabetes patients to consult with their pharmacists

October 06, 2011
Aside from their primary care physician, individuals with type 2 diabetes may have a number of other resources available for advice on caring for their condition.
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