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Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreatic cancer, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017 today (Monday). Ms Alice Koechlin, from the International Prevention Research Institute in […]

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In type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, the body does not produce insulin, the American Diabetes Association notes. Only 5 percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. It can strike suddenly, has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, and managing the condition is a […]

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The FDA recently approved several new drugs – along with a novel device that can replace fingersticks and an “artificial pancreas” – for patients with diabetes. Here – in no particular order – is a brief overview of these innoative new products. #1 The G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, made by Dexcom, can replace […]

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Type 2 diabetes, the type linked to being overweight, is known to double the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Long-term complications of diabetes include cataracts in the eyes, kidney disease like diabetic nephropathy and nerve damage. (Photo : Carsten Koall/Getty Images) Adults in China who have diabetes may lose 9 years off their life […]

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You may have a family history of diabetes or have been told that you are “pre-diabetic,” which means you have an increased risk of acquiring the disease. So, what now? The incidence of diabetes in America is quite staggering. It effects about 10% of the general population, however in seniors, that rate rises to about […]

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A cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in six years is the new goal of City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Through the generosity of the Wanek family and gifts from anonymous donors, the institution will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research […]

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“Are you back?” I asked my son, as I always do when he’s had a low blood sugar and then juice. “No,” he answered. I checked him again: 47. Just two digits above where he’d been 15 minutes earlier. My son—an eight-year-old with Type 1 diabetes—had been sick with bronchitis for more than two weeks. […]

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People are often surprised to learn that Shelby Payne has type 1 diabetes — because her identical twin sister, Sydney, does not. “Everyone’s like, ‘Wow, how in the world does (my sister) not have it?’ ” said Payne, 23, who once played forward on Stanford’s soccer team, like her sister. “They can’t really fathom it.” […]

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Empowering patients to take control of diabetes Imagine giving yourself an insulin shot while ordering a hamburger at the drive through. That’s when you know that diabetes is just an accepted part of your life, said Laurie Pariseau who did just that while growing up with Type 1 diabetes. It was a disease that she […]

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A recent study of U.S. spending on more than 150 medical conditions found diabetes to be the top expense, far and away. Diabetes is preventable, and prediabetes is reversible, so there is a tremendous opportunity to cut costs by improving care. According to data on awareness of the risk of diabetes, one problem might be […]

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