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The proportion of U.S. adolescents with diabetes or borderline diabetes has jumped dramatically since the late 1990s, raising the possibility that this generation of young people may face high rates of heart disease and other complications as adults.

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Diabetes doubles Alzheimer's riskupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 16:55:00

People with diabetes are at increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age, but that's not the only worry. Diabetes appears to dramatically increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia later in life, according to a new study conducted in Japan.

How does a baby get to be obese?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:55:00

A 4-year-old lumbered into a Boston pediatric clinic. He walked with a limp.

Are you making your kid fat?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 09:55:00

Chef Domenica Catelli explains how you may be serving your family foods that pack on the pounds without knowing it.

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?

Reversing diabetes is possibleupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:02:00

When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked.

Diabetes type-2 can be reversedupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:02:00

John Lisk reports on how some diabetics can turn their illness around.

Diabetes-prone people at risk for Alzheimer's plaquesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 20:50:00

People at risk for type 2 diabetes are also more likely to have brain abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from Japan. The study is the latest evidence of a diabetes-dementia link.

4 surprising reasons women can't lose weightupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 08:14:00

Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need.

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?

8 common diabetes questions answeredupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:36:00

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes; another 57 million have prediabetes, a precursor to the disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if the diabetes epidemic continues, one in three Americans will develop it in his or her lifetime.

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.

Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar?updated: Fri Feb 27 2009 09:28:00

Does exercise help prediabetes or control blood sugar? How much exercise (time) and what kind of exercise should be done for this purpose.

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