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Surgery Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes for Years

Tags: bariatric surgery, diabetes, insulin, STAMPEDE, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery has the potential to improve the quality of life for obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long-term, says a newly published study by Cleveland Clinic researchers.

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.

This infographic of the human body provides an overview of what can happen if diabetes is left unchecked. HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Control Your Blood Sugar and Diabetes (Infographic)

Tags: diabetes, diabetes diagnosis, diabetes treatment, diabetic, gestational diabetes, infographic, juvenile diabetes, prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes can affect every body function and organ. This infographic of the human body provides an overview of what can happen if diabetes is left unchecked.

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Your Best Strategies for Preventing Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood sugars, diabetes, HDL, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

If you’re at risk for diabetes, Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, talks about the best ways you can prevent the onset of the disease.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Statins and Diabetes: Risk-Benefit Round-Up (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Rocco, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart videos, prevention, statins, video

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?

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Weight-Loss Surgery Can Improve Type 1 Diabetes

Tags: diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, weight loss, weight-loss surgery

Many studies have shown that weight-loss surgery can improve or even reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes. A new study led by a Cleveland Clinic physician shows the same surgery can help people with type 1 diabetes.

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Prediabetes: Wake-up Call for Mid-life Women

Tags: diabetes, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.

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Underactive Thyroid: Is Yours Being Overtreated?

Tags: arrhythmia, diabetes, hormone, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, T3, T4, thyroid, thyroid awareness month 2013, thyroid gland, underactive thyroid

If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.

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Increased Risk for Thyroid Disorders in Diabetics

Tags: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid, thyroid disorders, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, underactive thyroid

Is your metabolism slowing down or revving up? This could be a sign of thyroid disease. If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of being one of the 20 million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease.