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In addition to controlling blood sugar levels, diabetics should also pay attention to cardiovascular, kidney and visual health. (Photo: galaxia/Getty Images)

Complications

Controlling Diabetes Isn’t Just Blood Sugar When you have diabetes, there is a lot of emphasis on controlling your blood sugar levels. And just as important, you and the healthcare team caring for you should pay attention to cardiovascular, kidney and visual health. Dr.
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Macular degeneration can only be diagnosed with a dilated eye examination. (Photo: zoran/Getty Images)

Eye Health

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration? Many people accept deteriorating eyesight as an inevitable part of getting older, but blurry or distorted vision – such as when straight lines appear wavy – could be signs of age-related macular degeneration. The condition is the most
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A new UCLA study found that the newly discovered gene meXis helps remove cholesterol from arteries. (Photo: Alamy)

Selfish Genes

Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood
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