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Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Web Editor for Diabetes Self-Management E-News and DiabetesSelfManagement.com.


FDA Approves Remote Glucose-Monitoring Technology

On October 20, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Dexcom SHARE for use with the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system

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Can Grapefruit Juice Prevent Weight Gain, Increase Insulin Sensitivity?

One fad diet after another has touted grapefruit as a way to shed unwanted pounds. But according to new animal research, there may be some science to back up these claims…

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Low-Carb Diet Improves Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes

A new study indicates that a low-carbohydrate diet can improve quality of life for people with Type 2 diabetes…

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Long Hours at Low-Income Jobs Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Working more than 55 hours a week at low-income jobs such as manual work is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology…

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New Weekly Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved

On September 18, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the once-weekly injectable Type 2 diabetes medicine dulaglutide (brand name Trulicity), developed by Eli Lilly and Company. Trulicity is a new member of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists

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Statins May Reduce Risk of Nerve Damage, Other Diabetes Complications

New research from Denmark has raised the possibility that taking the cholesterol-lowering medicines known as statins may reduce the risk of microvascular diabetes complications, or those involving the small blood vessels…

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Antibiotics Linked to Lows in People Taking Certain Diabetes Drugs

A new study from researchers at the University of Texas has linked certain antibiotics to hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) in older people taking sulfonylureas

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Low-Carb Diet Benefits Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Health, Studies Show

Eating a low-carbohydrate diet can have benefits for both Type 2 diabetes and heart health, according to two studies recently published in the journals Diabetes Care and Annals of Internal Medicine, respectively…

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Pistachios Offer Protection for People With Diabetes

A small new study from Penn State University suggests that pistachios may improve heart health in people who have Type 2 diabetes by reducing the body’s cardiovascular responses to everyday stress…

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New Approach for Neuropathy Pain?

Based on the results of a small, ongoing, randomized trial presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, a low-fat, plant-based diet may be able to control the pain caused by neuropathy.

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