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02/23/04

Diabetes Prevention Pill Approved

An exciting new study in San Antonio is looking at a way to prevent diabetes. Researchers believe a pill-- pioglitazone, sold under the name Actos--approved for diabetics may actually keep people from developing the disease in the first place. It's an insulin sensitizer, designed to help diabetics use the insulin they make more efficiently.

For more information, contact the Texas Diabetes Institute at 210-358-7200.

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