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Patriots lineman works to raise funds for diabetes charity

September 23, 2011
The fight against type 2 diabetes is going to receive some super-sized help this football season, as the New England Patriots' defensive lineman Vince Wilfork has launched a new program in partnership with the Joslin Diabetes Center to raise money for research and prevention efforts.
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Individuals with risk factors for type 2 diabetes are urged to seek regular testing

September 23, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 25 million people in the U.S. currently suffer from diabetes. However, what may be more troubling is the fact that 79 million people have prediabetes, which puts them at a much higher risk of developing the full-blown condition.
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Researchers find no link between BPA exposure and type 2 diabetes

September 22, 2011
The plastic bisphenol A, or BPA as it is commonly known, is the number one chemical in the crosshairs of health advocates these days. The compound has been linked to an increased risk of metabolic disorders and birth defects.
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Key Senate committee agrees to fund type 2 diabetes prevention program

September 22, 2011
Educational programs that teach people at risk for type 2 diabetes how to manage their condition have been proven to be effective methods for reducing individuals' risk of complications and improving treatment outcomes.
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Stopping the progression of prediabetes is possible

September 21, 2011
Rates of type 2 diabetes are climbing to record levels. However, perhaps more troubling than the high number of individuals who currently have the condition is the fact that so many more people are at risk for developing it.
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Former NFL star warns type 2 diabetics of dangers of low blood sugar

September 21, 2011
Most individuals with type 2 diabetes are primarily concerned with high blood sugar levels, and for good reasons. Excess glucose in the arteries can lead to a number of health complications like heart disease, blindness and kidney failure.
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UN meeting on non-communicable diseases like type 2 diabetes yields few specific proposals

September 21, 2011
The rate of type 2 diabetes is rising dramatically, which has prompted many health experts to recommend swift action to combat the problem. A recent high-level meeting at the United Nations to discuss the epidemic may have failed to effectively address the issue.
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Mounting evidence suggests type 2 diabetes is an important risk factor for bone fractures

September 20, 2011
Individuals with type 2 diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop osteoporosis and experience bone fractures at some point in their lives than those who do not have the condition, according to a new study.
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Poor night’s sleep may increase type 2 diabetes risk in obese teens

September 20, 2011
Many adolescents have poor sleep habits, but new evidence suggests that this may predispose individuals to developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they are already overweight. The findings suggest that obese teens should find ways to get healthier amounts of sleep at night.
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Study Links Type 2 Diabetes to Increased Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

September 20, 2011
Research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes should also be on the watch for potential cognitive problems. FInd out more.
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