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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.


Sweet-Smelling Breath Holds Promise as Tool for Diagnosing Diabetes

A simple breath test may be able to quickly and noninvasively diagnose children who have Type 1 diabetes, according to new research…

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Painkiller Linked to Low Blood Sugar

The painkiller tramadol (brand names Ultram, ConZip, Ultram ER) is linked to an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in people both with and without diabetes, according to a recent study…

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Neuropathy Medicine Recalled; Animas Vibe System Approved

Aurobindo Pharma USA has voluntarily recalled a lot of gabapentin; meanwhile, the FDA has approved a new combination insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor…

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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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