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Stories with subject: Diabetes
  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:34 am

    CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

  • Community college instructor key to passage of diabetes law 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:22 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - An Ivy Tech Community College instructor in Muncie was instrumental in getting a state law passed that could cut down on heart attacks, strokes, amputations, erectile dysfunction, kidney damage and other complications of diabetes.

  • Ramadan fast imposes difficult choice on diabetic Muslims 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 4:20 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - For years, diabetic Shawkat al-Khalili ignored his doctor's orders not to fast during the holy month of Ramadan when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

  • Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 8:43 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.

  • Studies: Widely used diabetes drugs seem safe for the heart 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 4:35 pm

    Some widely used diabetes medicines help control blood sugar without the heart risks suggested by earlier research, new studies find.