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Work to do before Medicare’s diabetes prevention program is set in place

While no one is arguing the benefits National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) will ultimately offer, starting a government program from scratch—with features no one has ever used before—is proving a daunting task.  (read more)

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Stabilizing diabetes: old drug could help millions

Dr. Denise L. Faustman is testing a cheap “penny vaccine” that could bring hope to millions struggling with Type 1 diabetes.

The researcher from Massachusetts General Hospital said BCG — a vaccine used against tuberculosis that’s been around since 1921 — could reverse the deadly effects of the disease. (read more)

Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease risk

Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more widespread, and with it the risk of associated conditions such as stroke and kidney disease. A new study reveals that a commonly prescribed drug for lowering blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes also lowers the risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease. (read more)