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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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Insulin prices skyrocket, putting many diabetics in a bind

Insulin, a life-saving medication used to treat diabetes, was discovered nearly 100 years ago, yet the price of the drug has now spiked by 700 percent in just two decades.

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Smoking plus diabetes a very deadly mix

While smoking is tough enough on health, adding in diabetes boosts the risk of an early death even more, new research confirms.

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U.S. doctors don't all follow prediabetes screening guidelines

Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds.

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More evidence linking obesity to liver cancer

Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes, may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests.

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Worry about job loss may be linked to diabetes risk

Workers who feel as if they might lose their job also seem to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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Canada's First Nations people face greater diabetes risk

Diabetes is more widespread among descendants of people who lived in Canada before Europeans arrived than among the general population, a new study shows.

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Marriage may help diabetics keep weight off

Spouses may be good for more than just love and companionship: A new study suggests married people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to be overweight than single people with the blood sugar disease.

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Could fish oil fatty acids raise a woman's risk for diabetes?

Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.

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Intensive type 2 diabetes treatment can extend survival

Intensive management of type 2 diabetes can make a difference in how long and how well you live, even if you don't start until middle age, researchers report.

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Older drug may help type 1 diabetics' heart health

An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help preserve heart health in people with the less common form of diabetes -- type 1, a small new study finds.

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Fried, grilled or baked foods? They may affect type 2 diabetes risk

Changing the way you cook could help reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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When diabetes strikes, get moving to lower risk to eyes

People with diabetes who remain inactive may have higher odds for a vision-robbing eye condition, new research suggests.

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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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