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Health News for 06/25/11

June 25, 2011

After Diabetes Diagnosis, Concentrate on Dietary Changes, Study Says

Dietary changes alone can yield the same benefits as changes in both diet and exercise in the first year after a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new study contends.
Life Expectancy Improves for Type 1 Diabetics

Advances in diabetes care have nearly eliminated the difference in life expectancy between people with type 1 diabetes and the general population, according to new research.
Class of Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risk in Older Diabetics

New research shows that older people with type 2 diabetes who take drugs known as sulfonylureas to lower their blood sugar levels may face a higher risk for heart problems than their counterparts who take metformin.
Diabetes on Upswing Worldwide

The last quarter century has seen a such an explosion in the incidence of diabetes that nearly 350 million people worldwide now struggle with the disease, a new British-American study reveals.

 

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