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Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes
Diabetes patients often gain better control of their disease through healthy lifestyle choices. But when diet and exercise aren't enough, weight loss surgery may do the trick, especially for obese patients.
Surgery Cuts Kidney Disease in Diabetes
In many cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or reversed through a healthy diet and exercise. When lifestyle changes don't do the trick, obese patients can turn to weight loss surgery.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Diabetes Returns after Surgery
In recent years, evidence has grown suggesting that weight loss surgery may cure diabetes. But "cure" may be too strong of a word, as some patients just can't kick the disease.
Staying Fit to Stay Alive
Exercise is good for just about everyone. The fitter you are, the better you'll feel. Fitness is especially important when it comes to diabetes and heart problems.
Control Sugar Now, Stop Diabetes Later
Millions of Americans suffer from diabetes, and millions more have pre-diabetes. Research says diet and exercise can prevent diabetes. But many pre-diabetes patients find it hard to commit to changes.
'Blood-Letting' Delivers Health Benefits
The practice of blood-letting or bleeding patients was abandoned in the 19th  century when it became clear there was little benefit. New research suggests the barbaric-sounding practice could offer a very real heart benefit.
Half of Overweight Teens at Early Heart Risk
A soaring increase in the number of teenagers suffering from diabetes means that more than a third of presumably healthy normal-weight adolescents are at risk of heart disease.
Exercise Diabetes Away
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body. Whether you exercise everyday or a few times a week, you are protecting your health and reducing your risk for diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Fatty Food Not so Bad for Diabetes?
We are usually told to steer clear of fatty foods, especially those us with type 2 diabetes. This is generally good advice. Yet one team of researchers found that high fat foods may not be all that bad for diabetes patients.