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Life Line Screening Friday Roundup: Top Diabetes News Stories

admin - November 11, 2011

In keeping with the theme of Diabetes Awareness Month, I found quite a few news items on the subject of diabetes and weight loss. I’ve summarized the information in the snippets below and included the link to each information piece for your convenience.

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Diabetes in the News published a November 9 article from Rueters Health that reported teenagers with a diet rich in vegetables and whole grains were less likely to have factors for diabetes and heart disease. Read more at:

Sad news: Boxing great Joe Frazier died of liver cancer on Monday, November 7, 2011. The 67-year-old Frazier had diabetes, which is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. Read more at:,0,7973167.story

diabetes service dog

Diabetes Service Dog Featured on Wood TV8 News

Service dogs aren’t just for leading the blind, as Wood TV8 news reports. A new kind of service dog actually uses its sensitive nose to save lives. Learn how Daizee Grace helps 11-year-old Cindy monitor her type 1 diabetes in this Wood TV8 video posted on YouTube at:

We can use this motivation from the 55-year-old actress Carrie Fisher, best known for playing the character Princess Leia in Star Wars: According to, Fisher has maintained her 50-lb weight loss (from 180 lbs. to 130 lbs.) for one year! Read about her workout regimen at:

The Los Angeles Times reports that researchers are looking more into to the links between Alzheimer’s and diabetes as well as Alzheimer’s and vascular disease in an effort to find ways of successful interventions before cognitive impairment occurs. Read more at:,0,3997687.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MostEmailed+%28L.A.+Times+-+Most+E-mailed+Stories%29

A USA Today article on “5 key lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of diabetes” will sound familiar to you but bears repeating. Read more at:

After you ready the above USA Today article, don’t feel overwhelmed. Remember that every little bit helps! Read more at:

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