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Gestational Diabetes Linked to Cancer
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Women who had gestational diabetes when pregnant may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to U.S. and Israeli researchers who said the study was the first to link the two diseases.

Markers Shown to Identify Diabetes in Still-Healthy People
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
In the first large scale, multiethnic study of its kind, researchers at UCLA have confirmed the role played by three particular molecules known as cytokines as a cause of type 2 diabetes, and further, have identified these molecules as early biological markers that may be used to more accurately predict future incidences of diabetes among apparently healthy individuals.

ACE Inhibitors May Slow Mental Decline, Early Data Show
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier slow mental decline by about 50% relative to the decline seen in patients on other antihypertensives, according to an observational study of 1,074 hypertensive subjects followed for a median of 6 years.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

New Insulin Sensitizer (CRx-401) Improves Control Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
CombinatoRx, Incorporated announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial in Type 2 diabetes with CRx-401, a novel insulin sensitizer designed to provide anti-diabetic activity without promoting weight gain.

Selenium Supplementation May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 50%
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
More than half of diabetes cases in the National Prevention of Cancer trial occurred in individuals receiving selenium.

New Physical Activity Recommendations for Patients & Medical Professionals
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
From the American Heart Association and the American college of sports medicine, comes new recommendations for physical activity, which also includes resistance exercise. These recommendations are not just for patients, but for medical professionals as well.

Diabetics Have a 75% B1 Deficiency Leading to Vascular Problems
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency may be key to vascular problems for diabetic patients. FDA panel says Avandia offers benefits to people with type 2 disease, but�..

Top-10 Comparison of Diabetes Drugs Give One a Top Grade by Johns Hopkins
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A type 2 diabetes drug taken orally and in widespread use for more than a decade has been found to have distinct advantages over nine other, mostly newer medications used to control the chronic disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins.

Don't Rely on Beta-Blockers to Reduce Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Research favors other drugs to control hypertension. While high blood pressure patients taking beta-blockers have a reduced risk of stroke of 16 percent to 22 percent compared with a placebo, the other hypertension drugs reduce that risk by an average of 38 percent.

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