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FDA OKs new diabetes pill

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new diabetes pill from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly for patients who can't control their blood sugar with older medicines. Full story

FDA OKs new diabetes pill from Boehringer, Lilly

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diabetes pill from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly for patients who can't control their blood sugar with older medicines. Full story

As doggie diabetes soars, human tools may help

Human drugs have long been used to treat the disease in animals, but now vets are using another human tool, the continuous glucose monitor, to develop treatments for Fido and Mittens. Full story

Ginseng does not improve blood sugar processing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Swallowing ginseng root extract has no effect on blood sugar regulation among people with diabetes or prediabetic symptoms, a new study concludes. Full story

Counting carbs may help with type 1 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tallying the number of carbohydrates in the diet may be helpful to people using an insulin pump to treat type 1 diabetes, a small study suggests. Full story

Study challenges "carb counting" in diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How many carbs you eat might be less important for your blood sugar than your food's glycemic load, a measure that also takes into account how quickly you absorb those carbs. Full story

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