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Diabetes Mellitus

Senior citizens with diabetes face increased risk

Senior citizens with diabetes face increased risk

Dr. Thottathil Gopan, department of endocrinology section chief for Franciscan Medical Specialists in Munster, said older patients can present some unique challenges in their diabetes management.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Combat ready: Fighting diabetes on Chicago's South Side

Diabetes strikes African-Americans on Chicago's South Side at twice the national average. An innovative program strikes back with fresh food options, health care and exercise to combat the high prevalence of the disease.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Currently, some researchers are hypothesizing that our lifestyles of saturated fats, too many sweets and overlarge portions of food may be one of the reasons why we’re seeing an explosion of Alzheimer's.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Blindness due to diabetes on the rise

Some 3.7 million diabetics went blind over the last 10 years due to retina damage, according to recent studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Approximately 7.7 million Americans are now affected by diabetic retinopathy, and the rate is predicted to climb to 11 million by 2030.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
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