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Mary Tyler Moore Going Blind, Says Betty White

For years Mary Tyler Moore entertained America on shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Now the 77 year-old Moore is struggling in her fight against diabetes and, according to friends, is currently in poor health. More has struggled from the effects of diabetes for decades and in 2011 underwent brain surgery to …

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Type 2 Diabetes Rises 30 Percent In Youth

Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism, the way our bodies use digested food for energy, according to WebMD. Most of our food is converted into glucose, the type of sugar in the blood, where it is used by cells for growth and energy. For glucose to get into our cells there must be insulin, which is produced by the …

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Diabetes Risk Lowered With Mediterranean Diet

Millions of people worldwide are diagnosed with diabetes everyday. While many cases can be managed with insulin and a strict diet, some people still suffer. A new study, scheduled to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions today, reveals a new diet, called the Mediterranean Diet, that may help the people who are already diagnosed, …

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Diabetes And Pregnancy Raises Risk of Heart Disease

There’s bad news for females who get gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. The disease typically goes away after childbirth. However, a new research study by Counsel & Heal which analyzed the long term effects of gestational diabetes is reporting that pregnant women with diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease. The study was …

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Weight Loss: What Is That One Weird Trick Anyway?

Weight loss is still the pot of gold at the end of the Internet rainbow. If a casual perusal of offers on the Internet is to be believed, Al Gore’s invention is mainly useful for selling three things: – Penis pills – Get rich plans – Weight loss No, porn is not on the list. The porn is free. Not …

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Diabetic Diet: Healthy Equals Happy

Living with diabetes can be difficult and some people who are suffering from the illness find it difficult to lose or maintain a healthy weight. While there are many diets that claim to be perfect for people with diabetes, they tend to leave you hungry or can be classified as crash diets, which allow you to lose weight in a …

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Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Research May Yield Cures

A new research project valued at roughly $230 million may yield the answers for curing Alzheimer’s, diabetes, lupus, and arthritis. Eight of the largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies are collaborating on the project with the National Institute of Health and the U.S. government to conduct extensive research on Alzheimer’s patients. Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co., Merck, Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson, …

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Diabetes Awareness: Focus on Black Community

Diabetes is a serious problem for many Americans, but an especially serious one among the African-American community, where there is a much greater risk for the disease than any other, according to Market Wired. 26 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, 4.9 million of adult-aged sufferers are African American. During Black History Month, the American Diabetes Association …

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Diabetes- How To Lower Your Risk And Get Tested

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of people. It occurs when insulin is not produced properly by the body. Too much insulin and too little insulin can cause blood sugar levels to drop or rise and cause a variety of symptoms. There is no known cure for diabetes and while certain people are more likely to be diagnosed …

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Contact Lenses, Now Measuring Glucose Levels

Diabetes plagues approximately 1 in 20 people in the world. Left untreated, it can cause severe complications, including death. Since 1921, medications have been available to control or treat diabetes; however, glucose monitoring has been living in the past, using a prick to the skin to to draw blood to put on a chemically-active test strip. But all of that …

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How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some disturbing health effects of this bubbly and sugary drink that might have you off soda for good. Food MythBusters is …

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Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official

We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact lenses. It’s not what you think though. It’s not the contact lens version of Google Glass. At least not yet. …

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