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Vito Ciaccia, 64, learned he had diabetes 30 years ago. He spent years chasing an A1C of seven, spurred on by doctors who focused single-mindedly on that number. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. Surely, then, the way to dodge this bullet is to treat the disease […]

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All signs seem to suggest Apple is gearing up to release a special blood sugar tracker for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, none other than CEO Tim Cook has been spotted wearing what appeared to be an Apple Watch-connected glucose tracker in the vicinity of the company campus, CNBC reports. Unfortunately, details remain pretty […]

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The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with the condition almost doubled. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes. 1. Diabetes is purely a disorder of the […]

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The health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving, a report has shown. Those with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8% in 2014-15 to 27.2% in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there can be dangerously high levels of glucose (or sugar) […]

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Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says. Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes — particularly those who are overweight or obese — have thinner gray matter in […]

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Hingham’s Ryan Enright was diagnosed with a unique form of diabetes, known as latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), in 2010 and this year, Enright will be running his 20th Boston Marathon for Joslin Diabetes Center, where he receives his diabetes care from Dr. Elena Toschi. Since being diagnosed six years ago, the 44-year-old has […]

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About a third of patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to enjoy several months of drug-free remission if they stick to a short course of intensive lifestyle and drug therapy that reduces weight and controls blood glucose, say researchers. Results from a pilot trial show that 12 weeks after stopping diabetes medications, 11 […]

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Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Diabetes “dramatically increases […]

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Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said a woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what I can’t.” Cooke, a clinical dietitian at Loma […]

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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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