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A patient is tested for diabetes. ©Reuters
Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO

The number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years: the World Health Organization

Number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980: WHO
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Diabetes leads to 5,000 amputations annually in Kazakhstan

Diabetes often causes complications that lead to nearly 5,000 amputations every year in Kazakhstan.

Diabetes leads to 5,000 amputations annually in Kazakhstan
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Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk

Eating yoghurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none.

Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
©Reuters/Michael Dalder
Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics

The Google lab known for working on unusual projects like self-driving cars is crafting a contact lens that could help diabetics manage blood sugar levels.

Google making sugar-sensing contact lens for diabetics
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2,000 extra steps a day cuts cardiovascular risk by 8 percent

People with a glucose-tolerance problem -- a driver of diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- can cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by simply walking an additional 2,000 steps per day, a study said on Friday.

2,000 extra steps a day cuts cardiovascular risk by 8 percent
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US lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia

US authorities on Monday lifted restrictions on the prescription of diabetes drug Avandia after a new study indicated it did not carry an elevated risk of heart attacks.

US lifts restrictions on anti-diabetes drug Avandia
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Diabetes rises in China, reaching 'alert' level

Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States.

Diabetes rises in China, reaching 'alert' level
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Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability

Older adults with diabetes are between 50 and 80 percent likelier to have a disability compared to people without the disease.

Elderly with diabetes 50% likelier to have disability
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DNA flaw boosts cancer risk from diabetes: study

A DNA flaw may explain why people with Type 2 diabetes are more prone to blood cancers than the rest of the population.

DNA flaw boosts cancer risk from diabetes: study
US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased
US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased

Independent experts urged US regulators Thursday to reduce restrictions on GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, banned in Europe over heart attack risk concerns.

US panel wants diabetes drug restrictions eased
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Diabetes link to low sleep hormone levels: study

A decrease in levels of the sleep hormone melatonin has been linked to an increased risk of adult onset diabetes.

Diabetes link to low sleep hormone levels: study
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Insulin breakthrough could see end to needles

Breakthrough Australian research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could open the door to novel new diabetes treatments, ending daily needle jabs for millions.

Insulin breakthrough could see end to needles
Anti-diabetes flashmob in Almaty. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Almaty anti-diabetes flashmob made CIS record

A flashmob in support of anti-diabetes campaign was held in Almaty and made it into the CIS Book of Records.

Almaty anti-diabetes flashmob made CIS record
Insulin pump. ©RIA Novosti
Diabetes threshold exceeded in Kazakhstan

190,682 new diabetics were registered in Kazakhstan in the beginning of 2011.

Diabetes threshold exceeded in Kazakhstan
A blood sugar test. ©REUTERS
US sees dramatic rise in diabetes rates: study

The United States saw a dramatic rise in the number of adults suffering from diabetes between 1995 and 2010, according to official statistics.

US sees dramatic rise in diabetes rates: study

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