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Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it – and many of them are unaware

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and … diabetes.

That’s right. The metabolic condition is about as American as you can get, according to a new national report card on diabetes released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (read more)

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Blood sugar swings tied to depression in elderly with type 2 diabetes

Greater ups and downs of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), a marker of long-term blood sugar levels, are associated with a higher number of symptoms of depression in elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes, a recent Israeli study finds. (read more)

Communication, careful planning ensure students with diabetes can succeed at school

Type 1 diabetes remains one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. According to the ongoing SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, about 200,000 U.S. children and adolescents have type 1 diabetes. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 600,000, according to JDRF. (read more)