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New Medicare Perk: Diabetes Prevention

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of U.S. seniors can now take part in a Medicare program designed to prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Almost half of Americans 65 and older have prediabetes, and many…

Using Diet to Stave Off Diabetes

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you already have it. According to experts at Boston's…

FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IDx-DR program…

Losing Excess Weight in Childhood Cuts Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds. Later weight loss also lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, just…

Diabetes Now Affects 23 Million U.S. Adults

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest tally of Americans adults affected by diabetes finds more than 23 million struggle with the blood sugar disease. Of those, the vast majority -- 21 million cases -- are caused by type…

Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A yearly eye exam is a key part of diabetes treatment, experts say. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among people aged 40 to 60, cautioned Dr. Malav Joshi, an ophthalmologist…

Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. "2017 was a year of progress in our understanding of diabetes and its complications, the tools available to help people manage…

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a…

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a…