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Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A commonly used diabetes test may not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests. The researchers said the newer test — called hemoglobin A1C — didn’t catch three-quarters of the diabetes diagnoses found by […]

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Trulicity (dulaglutide)

Trulicity (dulaglutide)

What are the uses for Trulicity dulaglutide ? What brand names are available for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Trulicity Is Trulicity dulaglutide available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for Trulicity dulaglutide ? Yes What are the side effects of Trulicity dulaglutide ? Common side effects of Trulicity include: Other possible side […]

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glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

What is glucagon? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that, along with insulin, controls the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin. It increases the glucose levels in blood. Glucagon, the drug, is a synthetic (man-made) version of human glucagon and is manufactured by genetic engineering using […]

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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

Health Tip: Reading Food Labels for Diabetics

(HealthDay News) — For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy diet can be vital to a treatment plan. Reading food labels can help diabetics make the best choices, the Mayo Clinic says. Latest Diabetes News When reading food labels, the clinic suggests: Choose healthy fats, such as olive, canola or peanut oil. Avoid trans and […]

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What causes a red spot on the eye?

What causes a red spot on the eye?

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage.The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains tiny blood vessels that can […]

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What can cause dizziness when waking up?

What can cause dizziness when waking up?

Occasionally waking up dizzy is usually not a cause for concern. Possible causes of regular morning dizziness can include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side effects. Most people experience dizziness from time to time. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 15 percent of adults in the […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

A new review featuring in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that a stressful work environment may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women. A stressful work environment may increase the likelihood of type 2 diabetes in women, suggests new research. More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes […]

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exenatide (Byetta)

exenatide (Byetta)

What is exenatide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Exenatide is an injectable drug that reduces the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is used for treating type 2 diabetes. Exenatide belongs in a class of drugs called incretin mimetics because these drugs mimic the effects of incretins. Incretins, such as […]

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Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Boosting your muscle strength could help ward off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Even moderate amounts of resistance exercise may help prevent type 2 diabetes, said the study’s corresponding author, Duck-chul Lee. He’s an associate professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University. For […]

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Could a smartphone app detect diabetes?

Could a smartphone app detect diabetes?

Today, millions of people in the United States are unaware that they have diabetes. A recent study finds that data from a readily available smartphone app could help detect diabetes in people without requiring a trip to the clinic. Using data that a smartphone app has captured might help diagnose diabetes. According to the Centers […]