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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.


Battling Food Cravings? Try These Strategies.

If you’re having difficulty getting a handle on food cravings, you’ll be interested in new research indicating that distraction techniques may be a possible solution…

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A Gram of Turmeric a Day to Keep Dementia At Bay?

A study from Taiwan has found that the spice turmeric may help improve the memory of people in the very early stages of diabetes…

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Some Sulfonylureas May Be Safer Than Others

Compared to other diabetes medicines, sulfonylureas may carry an increased cardiovascular risk, with some sulfonylureas appearing to be safer than others…

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Mediterranean Diet May Benefit Kidneys

A new study from Columbia University Medical Center suggests that the Mediterranean style of eating may help protect kidney health…

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New Metformin Combination Medicine Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

On October 30, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination oral diabetes drug Xigduo XR for use in adults with Type 2 diabetes

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FDA Approves Remote Glucose-Monitoring Technology

On October 20, the U.S. 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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