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Guy Thinks Date Died, Buries Her—Alive

Moroccan man in custody, says he panicked

(Newser) - It's hard to gauge people you meet online. Are they the kind of person who, when you pass out during a diabetic episode, a) get you proper medical attention, or b) freak out and bury your unconscious-yet-very-much-alive body in their backyard? It turns out that when 25-year-old Frenchwoman Mina... More »

Airport Scanner Breaks Teen's Insulin Pump

She was told to get scanned despite note from doctor

(Newser) - TSA agents forced a Denver teen to go to through a full-body scanner, which broke her $10,000 insulin pump, according to the girl. Savannah Barry, 16, says she approached agents with a letter from her doctor, and told them about the pump, but she was told to go through... More »

366M Now Have Diabetes

And report says numbers are growing

(Newser) - The diabetes epidemic is getting worse, the International Diabetes Federation said today, estimating that 366 million people across the globe now have the disease. In comments delivered at a European meeting in Lisbon, the group called the numbers "staggering," noting that 4.6 million people die of diabetes... More »

Diabetic Walgreens Worker Fired for Taking Chips

Her blood sugar was low, but chain has zero-tolerance policy

(Newser) - What's worth more: An employee who's worked for 18 years with an unblemished record, or a $1.39 bag of chips? For Walgreens, the latter. Josefina Hernandez, a diabetic employee at a San Francisco Walgreens store, grabbed a bag of chips to boost her blood sugar when she... More »

Aggressive Treatment Doesn't Help Diabetics

Findings reverse current thinking, may cut costs

(Newser) - Rigorous treatment to lower blood pressure or cholesterol below current guidelines does not benefit—and may actually hurt—diabetics, a new study shows. The findings, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest doctors may have to find new ways to treat diabetic patients. But that's not entirely... More »

Early Drug Regimen Helps Diabetics Later: Study

Study shows long-term benefits for rigorous initial treatment

(Newser) - A new study pushes for early, rigorous drug treatment of diabetes, even in people diagnosed with reversible type 2, Reuters reports. Diabetics given an intense drug regimen soon after diagnosis reduce their risk of heart attacks and reap long-term benefits from that medical attention, even if they become less mindful... More »

New Procedure Gives Hope to Diabetics

UK treatment ends insulin dependency for type 1 sufferers

(Newser) - Car crashes, comas, sudden stabbings, divorces – all are being indirectly diminished as Britain spearheads a new procedure to help sufferers of type 1 diabetes. Victims of the growing disorder are often subject to fits and blackouts as they scramble for insulin, but a new operation is offering hope: already... More »

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