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BMI just as effective in assessing type 2 diabetes risk in overweight children

August 19, 2011
For years, body mass index, or BMI, has been the gold standard for diagnosing a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, in recent years, research has suggested that waist circumference may provide a more accurate assessment.
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Women with type 2 diabetes may struggle to conceive, study suggests

August 19, 2011
For many women, the greatest aspiration they have in life is to become a mother. However, new evidence suggests that individuals who have type 2 and continue eating unhealthy diets may have a harder time conceiving than most women.
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Type 2 diabetes may increase glaucoma risk

August 17, 2011
Individuals with type 2 diabetes are already known to be at an increased risk of developing retinopathy, a condition that can eventually lead to blindness. Now, new evidence suggests that these individuals may also be prone to open-angle glaucoma.
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Watching too much TV can lead to type 2 diabetes and shorten life expectancy

August 16, 2011
Just about everyone enjoys watching some TV every now and then, but new research suggests that overindulging can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes and shave years off a person's life.
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Certain nutrients may benefit individuals with type 2 diabetes

August 16, 2011
Maintaining a proper diet is critically important for anyone with type 2 diabetes. However, most people with the condition focus on limiting their intake of carbohydrates, fat and sugar.
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Individuals with type 2 diabetes don't need to completely eliminate carbs

August 15, 2011
A type 2 diabetes diagnosis used to mean that a person was confined to bland food for the rest of their life. Any amount of carbohydrates or sugars could mean a dangerous spike in blood sugar, which leads to health complications over time.
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Motivation is key to successful type 2 diabetes management

August 12, 2011
Through all the requirements type 2 diabetes places on a person, it can be extremely difficult to stay motivated and continue to make smart choices.
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Mail-order pharmacies may help type 2 diabetics control their symptoms

August 12, 2011
There are many sources a person with type 2 diabetes can turn to for help controlling their condition. Increasingly, this may include online and mail-order pharmacies. These providers may offer several advantages over traditional drug stores that help a person with diabetes manage their condition.
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Bariatric surgery increasingly seen as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes

August 11, 2011
Bariatric surgery was once thought of as a last-ditch effort to help morbidly obese individuals lose weight after more conventional methods have failed.
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Rising diabetes costs put strain on families' budgets

August 11, 2011
Anyone who lives with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes knows that these can be intensive conditions to care for. They require frequent blood sugar testing, insulin injections and medications. Without all this, a person's blood sugar could spike to dangerous levels.
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