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FDA Cracks Down On Illegal Diabetes Remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

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Can Secondhand Smoke Actually Make You Diabetic and Obese?

In the first study of its kind, scientists have used blood markers to determine that non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke could have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Bizarre Promotion of the Day — Get Four Wendy’s Frostys When You Donate Money to Diabetes Foundation

Irony, thy name is Wendy’s.

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Have Diabetes Rates Among Teens Really Tripled?

Health experts have been buzzing this week after a new study seemed to show a dramatic rise in the number of teenagers who have diabetes or are at risk for developing it. But are the research findings really cause for alarm?

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Study: Dietary Goals Should Be Set for Diabetes Patients

Setting a specific goal to eat more low glycemic index foods can improve the dietary habits of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

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FDA Gives Stamp of Approval to Weekly Diabetes Treatment

Some good news for sufferers of type 2 diabetes: the FDA has approved Bydureon, the first weekly treatment for the disease.

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Diabetes Drugs Could Also Help in Weight Loss

Researchers have found two popular diabetes medications — Byetta and Victoza — reduce appetite in patients both with and without the disease, possibly making them viable weight loss drugs.

 

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Working the Night Shift May Literally Increase Your Risk of Diabetes — Health Check

All you ladies out there now have an excuse for getting out of working night shifts. A new study indicates women who work these hours could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Who knew?

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Dog Can Smell When 3-Year-Old’s Blood Sugar Is Too Low [VIDEO]

Ruby isn’t one of those dogs that can just roll over or fetch — this four-legged doctor can actually detect when his owner’s blood sugar is too high or too low.

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Mom’s Love May Protect You From Diabetes and Heart Problems

New research acquired from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) suggests that a nurturing mother can help insulate her children from a lifetime of health problems.

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