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April 27, 2009

Diabetes Newsletter from Consumer Reports Health

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Consumer Reports Health Diabetes Newsletter
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April 2009
Here’s the latest news from Consumer Reports Health. This month, we provide tips for starting an exercise program. We also feature the most up-to-date research on intensive treatment for type 1 diabetes, and look at a new study on eating a low-GI diet for type 2 diabetes. Also this month: questions to ask your doctor if you’ve recently been diagnosed.
New Reports
What’s the Evidence?

Some people with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar very often, trying to keep it as close to normal as possible. This is called tight control or intensive treatment, and it may lower your risk of getting heart disease, kidney damage, and other problems. Read an overview of this treatment and the research behind it >>

Staying healthy

Regular exercise is essential for good health, especially if you have diabetes. Starting an exercise program may seem daunting, but it can be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other and heading out the door for a brisk walk. Read tips on starting an exercise routine >>

What’s in the news?

Ever heard of the low-GI diet? It was designed for people with diabetes, and involves eating foods that release their energy slowly, such as nuts, beans and lentils. A new study has found that people with type 2 diabetes who ate a low-GI diet had healthier blood sugar and cholesterol levels than those who ate a high-fiber diet. Read more about the study >>

Talking to your doctor

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed as you try to learn about the disease and what it means for you. To help, we’ve put together a list of questions to ask your doctor if you’ve been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes >>

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