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Is Sugar, The Way It’s Consumed By Americans, Toxic?

If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why this story is so important.

04/02/2012

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Study: Eating White Rice Daily Ups Diabetes Risk

White rice is a dietary staple for more than half the world’s population – not just for people living in China, India, and Japan, but for many Americans as well. A new study shows people who eat lots of white rice may significantly raise their risk of developing diabetes.

03/16/2012

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Some Patients Too Obese For Transplant Surgery

For them, desperate times call for drastic measures and a surgery that helps them take off the excess weight quickly but safely.

03/14/2012

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FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.

02/28/2012

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Paula Deen: No Regrets In Diabetes Reveal

A month after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes — as well as a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat it — Paula Deen says she’s ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-style cooking.

02/24/2012

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1 In 10 Adults Could Have Diabetes By 2030

The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics.

11/14/2011

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Panel: Test Every Child For Cholesterol By Age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011

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IndyCar Driver Racing Against Diabetes At TMS

It’s a big weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as the IndyCar Series returns to the track. Among the drivers racing Saturday is 26-year-old Charlie Kimball, the first ever diabetic driver in the series.

06/09/2011

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Many Resources Help Diabetes Patients Manage Disease

Researchers predict that the number of people with diabetes will skyrocket in the next 30 years.

02/07/2011

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Abbott Laboratories Recalls Diabetes Test Strips

Got diabetes? You should know that Abbott Laboratories has recalled up to 359 million blood glucose test strips because they can give faulty blood sugar readings.

CBSDFW.COM–12/23/2010

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Diabetics Shattering Myths About Exercise

Donna Doherty was running varsity track in high school when she was diagnosed with diabetes.

CBSDFW.COM–11/11/2010

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Weight Loss ‘Secret’ Could Be Deadly For Diabetics

For years a Plano woman kept a weight loss ‘secret’ to could have cost her her life.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2010

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