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Pounds Lost Could Mean Money Saved for Diabetes Patients
Losing excess weight is good for the health. But it may also be good for the finances, suggest the authors of a new study.
Rx May Ease Heart Trouble for Patients With Diabetes
Fenofibrate may help lower blood fat in those with unhealthy cholesterol levels. While the medicine has been shown to help men with diabetes, it may also improve heart health in women.
FDA Approves New Combination Rx for Type 2 Diabetes
A healthy diet and regular exercise are the mainstays of treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes. But when diet and exercise aren't enough to control blood sugar, diabetes patients may need medication — and they just got a new option.
Rx for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Thumbs-Up from FDA
A healthy diet and regular exercise are key elements of diabetes treatment. But some patients need medications to go along with that diet and exercise. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved one such medication.
High-Salt Diets Doubled Heart Disease Risk in Diabetes Patients
Eating too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. But those with diabetes may have to worry about sodium intake more than previously thought.
Irregular Shift Work May Be Linked to Diabetes
People who work the graveyard shift may have bigger health problems to worry about than irregular sleep patterns.
Diabetes Patients May Face Higher Risk of Head, Neck Cancers
Diabetes is known to increase many health risks like heart disease and obesity. But new research suggests the condition may also be linked to head and neck cancers.
Combined Exercises May Be Best for Type 2 Diabetes
Exercise is good for everyone, including those with diabetes. But what is the best type of exercise to help control the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes?
Surgery Could Be Good Option for Obese People with Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed in overweight patients. The combination of diabetes and obesity can present a serious risk for heart disease.
Studies Find Benefits in Eating Nuts
Nuts are rich in fiber and protein, but also can be high in fats, leaving people to wonder if they should be part of a healthy diet.