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India's diabetes epidemic has triggered surging demand for dialysis
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Bottles of Avandia diabetes medication are for sale at a pharmacy in San Anselmo, California.
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New studies link the diabetes drug Avandia to heart disease risk.
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Judge Sonia Sotomayor has Type 1 diabetes
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People with diabetes must watch other health issues besides blood sugar
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Hillary Carroll, who has adult onset diabetes, tests her blood sugar level
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A stem cell treatment allows the regrowth of insulin-producing Beta cells in type 1 diabetes patients
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Minorities and women are especially susceptible to diabetes
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NEVER TOO OLD: Gwen, 55, a former cocaine addict, with a fellow group member at Odyssey House in New York City. Canes are a common sight among older addicts, the result of undertreated diabetes
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Kara Neumann, of Weston, Wisconsin died Sunday, March 23, 2008, after her parents prayed for healing rather than getting medical help for a treatable form of diabetes.