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What's healthy eating for a diabetic?updated: Fri Oct 14 2011 20:42:00

Being a type 2 diabetic, I have too many different ideas coming at me. Do you have any advice on what diet to follow?

Pinky promise may save young dad's lifeupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 08:25:00

Justin Boyles lay in bed, exhausted and depressed. His 385-pound body sank into the mattress with each breath he took. I have diabetes, he thought in disbelief.

Where can I find information about pre-diabetes?updated: Wed Jun 15 2011 14:50:00

I just heard I am glucose intolerant (or pre-diabetic) and diabetes runs in my family. However, whenever I try to find information about pre-diabetes, I only get diabetes type 2 information. Are there any helpful websites with good information?

Study: U.S. diabetes cases could triple by 2050updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 09:27:00

If current obesity trends don't change, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday.

Concerned about Avandia? Here are other optionsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 13:03:00

Edward Darden started taking the diabetes drug Avandia in 2006 to help control his blood sugar and was doing just fine, he said. But he became concerned when he saw warnings linking the drug to a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack, following the 2007 release of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Could slightly high blood sugar cause neuropathy?updated: Wed May 19 2010 08:21:00

My glucose levels usually run between 120 and 135 with a nonfasting blood test, though do not have a diagnosis of diabetes. I suffer greatly with my feet and been told by a podiatrist that it is neuropathy. Is it possible that my high glucose levels are causing the neuropathy?

Risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the benefitsupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 11:38:00

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks in people who've already had one. But if you've never had a heart attack (or stroke), the risks of taking a daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the benefits, according to a U.K. report published in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

How do I prepare quick and nutritious meals?updated: Mon Jun 08 2009 15:14:00

I am a single woman who works full time and goes to school part time. How do I prepare nutritious meals when I barely have time to go through an unhealthy drive-thru joint? Any suggestions on what kinds of foods are good for packing in the a.m. and then eating later? I would love to start cooking for myself, but it just seems like such a waste if it's only me that's eating. Thanks!

Experts urge new screening for diabetesupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 14:09:00

A diabetes test that measures a person's average blood glucose control over the preceding two to three months is being recommended as the new diagnostic tool for the condition.

Sotomayor's diabetes: 'She overcomes it every day'updated: Thu May 28 2009 14:20:00

Diabetes advocates are applauding President Obama's selection of Sonia Sotomayor, the 54-year-old New York jurist who was diagnosed with the type 1 diabetes when she was 8.

Sotomayor honored by nominationupdated: Thu May 28 2009 14:20:00

Judge Sonia Sotomayor says she is "humbled" to be President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court.

Tips for getting insurance when you have a pre-existing conditionupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

Nineteen-year-old Stuart Wald is not likely to grow out of his schizophrenia, bipolar disease and attention-deficit disorder. But he will, with 100 percent certainty, grow out of the health insurance coverage he has through his father's employer -- and that day is just a few years away.

How to get insurance when sickupdated: Thu May 14 2009 13:11:00

How do you get health insurance if you have a pre-existing condition? It's tough. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Diabetes: More than just sugar overload?updated: Fri May 08 2009 09:50:00

I walk every day, eat a healthful diet, and have no diabetes in my immediate family. I'm not model skinny (truth be told, I've been known to pack on a few extra pounds), but I'm certainly not a couch potato or junk food addict. So, imagine my surprise when a routine blood test showed that my blood sugar was elevated and I was officially prediabetic.

Which starches are beneficial? Which should I avoid?updated: Fri Apr 17 2009 09:44:00

I love baked potatoes but because of the starch, I don't eat them often. Do you have a list of starches to avoid and which are beneficial in the daily diet?

Diabetes and heart disease: A fatal linkupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 15:54:00

Diabetes is the fifth-leading killer of Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. A sobering two out of three people with type I or type II diabetes will die from a heart attack or stroke -- the combined leading causes of death among diabetics. Is Alzheimer's a Form of Diabetes?updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 15:00:00

New research shows that insulin plays a key role in the brain -- and in the onset of Alzheimer's disease, prompting some researchers to call it "type 3" diabetes Study: The Best Exercise for Diabetesupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 19:20:00

Sometimes less is more. But when it comes to exercise for diabetics, researchers find, the more you do, the better it is Mom's Diabetes, Kid Obesity Linkedupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 08:40:00

A new report says gestational diabetes is strongly linked to childhood obesity -- but there's a lot you can do to treat the condition

CNNMoney: The next wave of diabetes drugsupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 23:49:00

As the nation's biggest diabetes conference wrapped up Tuesday, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and Novo Nordisk emerged as drugmakers-to-watch with the most late-stage experimental diabetes drugs.

CNNMoney: New Bristol diabetes drug shows promiseupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 04:35:00

Bristol and AstraZeneca reported Monday the most advanced late-stage studies for their experimental drug saxagliptin, showing it helped diabetics control their blood-sugar levels.

CNNMoney: A different way to attack diabetesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 00:30:00

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca are working on a new type of diabetes drug, and early-stage test results in humans have showed that the experimental drug, called dapagliflozin, could control blood-sugar levels in diabetics and appears to be safe.

CNNMoney: An insulin alternative?updated: Sun Jun 24 2007 23:38:00

Diabetics taking the blood-sugar drug Byetta had about one-sixth the risk of hypoglycemia compared to those taking insulin, according to study results from Byetta-makers Amylin and Lilly.

CNNMoney: Merck sees long-term benefits from Januviaupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 02:58:00

Merck's new drug Januvia controls blood-sugar in two-thirds of diabetics when combined with the drug metformin, the company said Saturday.

CNNMoney: Diabetic nerve damage breakthrough seenupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 00:05:00

Cholesterol-lowering statins - which include the world's top-selling drug, Lipitor - and other drugs called fibrates can lower the risk of developing a common form of nerve damage in diabetics that often results in amputations, according to study results unveiled Friday. TV Linked With Poor Diabetes Controlupdated: Tue May 29 2007 17:40:00

(CHICAGO)--Diabetic children who spent the most time glued to the TV had a tougher time controlling their blood sugar, according to a Norwegian study that illustrates yet another downside of too much television.The findings, based on a study of children with Type 1 diabetes, lend support to the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice that children watch no more than two hours of TV daily, said lead author Dr. Hanna Margeirsdottir of the University of Oslo.Type 1 diabetes is the less common form of the disease and used to be called juvenile diabetes. It is not related to obesity and is caused when the body cannot make insulin, which converts sugar from food into energy. People with Type 1 must take insulin daily and regulate their blood-sugar levels.Snacking and overeating can increase blood-sugar levels; physical activity can lower them. While TV-viewing is often accompanied by snacking, the researchers didn't examine diet or physical activity.The study results "suggest that encouraging children with Type

CNNMoney: Senate fight over small-business health careupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 11:58:00

As Congress gets set to readdress a small-business health care bill, proponents and critics begin to sharpen their swords.

CNNMoney: Lilly: Drug cuts diabetics' vision lossupdated: Sun Jun 11 2006 12:56:00

An experimental drug from Eli Lilly & Co. reduces the risk of vision loss in diabetics, who often suffer declining eyesight, according to studies released Sunday.

CNNMoney: Antidepressants may boost diabetes riskupdated: Sat Jun 10 2006 14:09:00

The use of antidepressants appears to increase the onset of diabetes in some high-risk individuals, according to a government-funded study announced Saturday.

Study: Tight glucose control cuts diabetics' heart riskupdated: Mon Jun 13 2005 09:59:00

A landmark finding a decade ago that sharply enhanced the lives of insulin-dependent diabetics now turns out to be much more beneficial than anyone suspected.

CNNMoney: Attack on 'diabesity'updated: Sun Jun 12 2005 10:57:00

A new drug from Sanofi-Aventis is a weight loss pill and a diabetes treatment at the same time, and could treat millions of Americans if approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Separate studies have shown the drug may be effective at helping smokers quit the habit.

CNNMoney: Dual-use diabetes pill unveiledupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 10:31:00

Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb, both facing losses on two of their most profitable blockbusters, are partnering to try and launch a pill that has multiple uses in treating diabetes.

CNNMoney: Diabetes: New treatments, big bucksupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 15:05:00

One word: diabetes.

CNNMoney: Giving year roundupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 11:08:00

Americans have been giving generously to help victims of the tsunami disaster that destroyed seaside communities from Thailand to East Africa and killed 155,000 people.

Strength training may aid people with type 2 diabetesupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 10:30:00

When it comes to controlling insulin action in people with type 2 diabetes, it looks like some people might be able to trade in their running shoes for a pair of dumbbells.

Money Magazine: WHICH CHARITY BOSSES EARN THEIR KEEP One in five top executives at America's biggest charities gets more than $200,000 a year. Hupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

Once you might have reasonably assumed that money you gave to a highly respected charity would be well spent. No longer. In February, the United Way of America, whose 2,100 chapters raised $3.1 bil...

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