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FDA Approves Inhalable Form of Insulin
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels.
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'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers
A “bionic pancreas” helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes.
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'Alarming' Rise: 29 Million Americans With Diabetes
More than 29 million American adults have diabetes, and a quarter of them don’t even know it, a new report shows.
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Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk
An extra cup of coffee was associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes in a new study.
Obesity Surgery Can Reverse Some Patients' Diabetes
Weight-loss surgery on obese patients with Type 2 diabetes helped many to be free of medication three years later, researchers report.
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Margarita Emergency! Price of Limes Soars
The price of limes has risen approximately 500 percent in recent weeks, according to a produce buyer for Hardie's Fruit and Vegetable Co.
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'Obesity Paradox' Busted: Pudgy Diabetics Not OK
Major study dispels controversial idea that a few extra pounds helps people get through sickness.
FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug
The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack. The repeal means patients will no longer have to enroll in a special registry to be eligible to receive the drug.
Diabetes battle 'being lost' as cases hit record 382 million
LONDON - The world is losing the battle against diabetes as the number of people estimated to be living with the disease soars to a new record of 382 million this year, medical experts said on Thursday.The vast majority have type 2 diabetes - the kind linked to obesity and lack of exercise - and the epidemic is spreading as more people in the developing world adopt Western, urban lifestyles.
FDA warns of massive diabetes test strip recall
The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings.Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday. An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication errors for patients.
Illegal diabetes products draw 15 FDA warnings
Food and Drug Administration officials are cracking down on companies that sell illegal and fraudulent products that claim to treat, ease or even cure diabetes, which affects 1 in 9 Americans older than 20. The agency posted warning letters on Tuesday that it sent to 15 firms in the U.S. and abroad that market unapproved supplements, creams and other so-called diabetes treatments.
After-meal walks may help control diabetes, study suggests
Once upon a time, people routinely took a short walk after a meal. That old tradition should make a comeback according to a study released today in the journal Diabetes Care. It found that a 15-minute, moderate speed walk about 30 minutes after eating exerts significant control over the high blood sugar of older people.That’s important because blood sugar spikes after meals.
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