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Only 47% of People With Diabetes Get Screened for Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Only 47% of people with diabetes get yearly exams. Increasing patient and clinician awareness and improving access to health care can encourage people with diabetes to seek annual eye exams, which help prevent a serious complication called retinopathy, according to a new systematic review of studies.

When Orals Are Not Enough to Control Blood Sugars
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Adding a single analog insulin formulation to metformin and sulfonylurea resulted in current best practice targets of a glycated hemoglobin level of 6.5% or less in fewer than one quarter of patients at 1 year.

Cinnamon as Diabetes Therapy is Questionable
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Some studies have hinted that cinnamon may aid blood sugar control, yet others show it is not beneficial for people with diabetes, according to researchers.

Moderate Alcohol Intake Reduces Fasting Glucose
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
In patients with type 2 diabetes, moderate daily intake of alcohol reduced fasting plasma glucose (FPG) but not postprandial glucose, especially in those with high levels of glycated hemoglobin.

Statins for All Diabetic Patients Justified
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
A strategy of treating all diabetic men older than 40 years and all diabetic women older than 45 years with statins would be effective and efficient in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.

EASD: Diabetes Vaccine Shows Strong Evidence for Lasting Immunological Effect
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Diamyd Medical announced further evidence for lasting immunologic efficacy of the Diamyd diabetes vaccine.and showed that treatment with Diamyd causes a specific immune response to GAD65 remaining even 15 months after treatment.

EASD: ACTOS Shows A 38 Percent Lower Risk of Heart Attack
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
New research, including two studies presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), further support the cardiovascular safety of ACTOS (pioglitazone HCI) and its benefits regarding improved blood glucose and blood lipid levels for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Activity of Any Kind Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Total activity -- or more accurately, the lack of it -- appears to be a major driver of insulin resistance, a key component of the metabolic syndrome and a cardiovascular risk factor.

EASD: Early Initiation of Insulin Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Adding insulin to oral antidiabetic agents early in the course of disease can help patients achieve better glucose control, but many patients will need a combined insulin regimen, investigators reported.

Magic Pill Improves Glycemic Control and Decreases Death by 25% for Type 2's
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
"Imagine an inexpensive pill that could decrease the hemoglobin A1c value by 1 percentage point, reduce cardiovascular death by 25%, and substantially improve functional capacity (strength, endurance, and bone density)."

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