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Diabetes

One in three will have diabetes

One in three Americans born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes,

researchers have estimated.

They say the risk of developing diabetes is almost as high as the risk of developing heart disease.

If untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, gangrene and amputation, blindness, or stroke.

UK experts say diabetes is on the increase, largely due to a rise in obesity, which is a major risk factor for the disease.

It is estimated that there are over a million people in the UK with Type 2 diabetes and that 80% of them are obese.

Lifetime risk

Analysts from th

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20 WAYS TO MAKE NUTRITIONAL PROGRESS AGAINST DIABETES

One in every 16 people has diabetes. Nearly 3 million Americans are on insulin. Much blindness, many amputations, and many deaths result from the circulatory complications of diabetes. Even if a singe natural measure can prevent this disease only in part and in just some persons, it is still well worth doing. How much better would be trying all these techniques together? Important note: Expect success.  This means that if you are on diabetic medication, you may need to have your drug or insulin dosage adjusted DOWN.

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Report: Diabetes Drugs May Cause Heart Failure

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two popular drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes can cause fluid buildup and heart failure in some patients, U.S. doctors said on Tuesday.

The drugs, sold under the brand names Avandia and Actos, caused heart failure and a buildup of fluid in the lungs in six men with poor kidney or poor heart function, the researchers said.

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Steady Exercise Beats Back Diabetes After 40

(HealthDay is the new name for HealthScoutNews.)

THURSDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDayNews) -- Frequent and regular workouts are required by people over age 40 who use aerobic exercise to prevent or control diabetes if they want to get the full benefit of that exercise.

That finding comes from a Mayo Clinic study in the August issue of Diabetes.

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Lizard Spit Drug Controls Diabetes, Cuts Weight

Mon Aug 25, 2003

PARIS (Reuters) - Exenatide, an experimental diabetes drug derived from lizard saliva, not only controls patients' blood sugar levels but also cuts their weight, its developers said on Monday.

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc and Eli Lilly and Co released new study findings on the efficacy of exenatide at the 18th Congress of the International Diabetes Federation in Paris.

The drug, derived from the saliva of a lizard known as the Gila monster, is the first in a ne

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Tight Sugar Control Protects Diabetic's Nerves

Thu Aug 14, 2003

By David Douglas

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tight control of blood sugar levels seems to protect the nerves of patients with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests.

Nerve disease, or neuropathy, is common among patients with diabetes. Most often, it leads to sensory problems in the feet or hands. At late stages, it is not uncommon to find patients who are completely unaware when a sharp object touches, or even pierces, the skin.

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