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Research Evidence Affirms that Good Nutrition Can Help Prevent and Control Type 2 Diabetes

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In a comprehensive review of recent randomized clinical trials and observational studies of diabetes and nutrition, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health investigators have identified specific foods and dietary patterns that are beneficial in preventing and controlling diabetes.

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High Insulin Levels Tied to Obesity Pathway

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UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a crucial link between high levels of insulin and pathways that lead to obesity, a finding that may have important implications when treating diabetes.

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Losing Weight Lowers Health Care Costs for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of more than $500 per year, according to a new study.

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Back to School with Dr. Lori Laffel from Joslin Diabetes Center

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Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25 years of experience treating pediatric patients with diabetes.

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In Wake of New Diabetes Risk Study, Academy Highlights Value of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Reducing Risk, Providing Treatment

A new study indicates that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime. Nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help reduce the risk of diabetes and its related health problems through lifestyle and dietary changes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Scientists Detail Urgent Research Agenda to Better Understand, Address Chronic Disease Toll

According to recommendations resulting from a multidisciplinary conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, scientists and physicians in low- and middle-income countries should build on existing HIV research to study and treat chronic conditions.

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Diabetes Education Improves Health, Quality of Life

Diabetes education significantly improves outcomes among people with the condition, leading to reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Mental Health Coaching Improves Outcomes for People with Diabetes and Depression

Mental health coaching significantly eased depression and reduced blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

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Mindfulness Training Benefits U.S. Veterans with Diabetes

Mindfulness training, including focused breathing and awareness training, helped U.S. veterans with diabetes significantly lower their diabetes-related distress and blood sugar levels and improve their self-management of the disease.

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