Diabetes
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Happening this Weekend: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:11am.

videoHappening this weekend is the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Mayfaire in Wilmington. The event brings people from all over the area to raise awareness and money for research. This year you can walk a 1 mile or 5K route, enjoy a kids corner, live music and a lunch of BBQ and hot dogs.

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Padgett undergoes successful transplant
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:20pm.

video The Wilmington City Council had a full docket at their Tuesday meeting, but instead of talking dollars and cents the biggest announcement was about the health of a councilwoman.

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FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:51am.

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.

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Medicare: Cost-saving changes coming for diabetics
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 2:26pm.

Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar.

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Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:20am.

New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

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Insurers must cover birth control with no copays
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 2:46pm.

Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual "well woman" physical, and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy. And, plans will have to cover counseling on domestic violence, as well as other services.

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Making a world of difference for diabetes
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 9:28am.

video Why did the guy with a big globe walk across the country? To raise awareness for diabetes. During your commute this week, you may see Erik Bendl walking with his dog and a huge globe. He's been walking along US 17 in Brunswick county all day with no intention of stopping.

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Lawmakers put together measures to help those with diabetes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 4:46pm.

videoFor most, being diagnosed with diabetes can be a tough pill to swallow. Thousands across the state battle the disease and lawmakers are trying to help.

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New diabetes education program in Brunswick County
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 3:55pm.

videoDiabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Brunswick County's Health Department is taking steps to fight the disease in our area.

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