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Type 2s With A1c of 6.5% Benefit From Post-Meal Hyperglycemia Control With Nateglinide
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
There has always been the question as to whether tighter control, treating to normal A1cs In type 2 diabetic patients is beneficial. This study showed that even in Type 2s with good glycemic control, additional reduction of postprandial hyperglycemia with nateglinide prevents the progression of atherosclerosis.

Intensive Diabetes Therapy Reduces Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Compared to conventional treatment, intensive treatment of diabetes is associated with a reduced rate of peripheral arterial calcification, according to researchers.

DHA Lowers Triglycerides in Patients Taking Statins
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Like the omega-3 fatty acid EPA, DHA also enhances the effectiveness of statin medication in patients with high blood lipids by lowering triglycerides by about 27%.

Rosiglitazone to Stay on US Market With New Warnings About MI
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
The FDA has decided to allow the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline) to stay on the market with increased warnings about the risk of cardiovascular events, while further studies are conducted to investigate the issue. A myocardial infarction warning will be added to the black box warning.

More Black Children Dying From Diabetes
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Black children with diabetes face a death rate twice as high as that for white children, new U.S. government research shows.

Hemoglobin A1c Levels Effective Screening Test for Diabetes
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Measuring patients' glycosylated hemoglobin levels (A1C) could be used to screen for diabetes, according to California-based researchers. It was shown to be more effective then using fasting blood sugars.

Comorbidities Lead to Neglected Diabetes Self-Care
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
When patients with diabetes have severe comorbidities, they are likely to deal with them while neglecting glucose monitoring and other self-care tasks, according to a new study.

Ten Dollar Pedometer Decreases Blood Pressure and Weight
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
The use of a 10 dollar pedometer and a Web site that tracked physical activity levels proved to be powerful motivators for people with diabetes who participated in a recent walking study.

Exercise Fights Heart Failure Better Than Drugs
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Exercise boosts the number of progenitor cells in people with heart failure, and those cells in turn repair and rebuild weakened muscle and blood vessels, researchers report.

Hemoglobin Variability Predicts Mortality in Dialysis Patients
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Hemoglobin variability over time in dialysis patients proved a strong predictor of death from any cause, according to a new study.

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