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Analysis: More Diabetes Awareness Needed
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Over 10,000 dollars is spent on every person with diabetes annually.The healthcare industry still must educate people more about risk factors for the disease and the importance of testing

Clot-busters Don't Work Well for Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Heart attacks are routinely treated with clot-buster drugs to open up blocked coronary arteries, but Greek researchers report that this approach is not very effective for people with type 2 diabetes. Better option to treat with balloon angioplasty and/or a stent to open coronary arteries.

Dairy Can Help Burn Fat
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Adults on a reduced-calorie diet who ate 3-4 servings of dairy foods each day lost an average of 24 pounds.

The study indicates that 3-4 daily servings of milk, cheese or yogurt help people lose more weight by helping them burn more fat in the abdominal region, when compared to those who just cut calories or took calcium supplements.

Fat Cell Hormone Increases Metabolism And Causes Weight Loss
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
Adiponectin rapidly decreases blood glucose and lipids, while burning fat, beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and heart disease associated with obesity.

In contrast to leptin, a related hormone, adiponectin can cause weight loss by raising metabolic rate while not affecting appetite. This finding may have future implications in understanding and treating obesity and metabolic disorders like diabetes,

How To Impact Your Patients Lifestyles in 20 Minutes!
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
When do you think your blood sugars are higher? Before you eat or after you eat. Everyone answered, after you eat!

It is amazing to see the look on a patients face when they realize that they are telling me diabetes causes the most damage when their blood sugars are high after they eat, and yet they never check it then……………..
Most reply that their doctors never explained it to them.

Low-Calorie Diet May Lengthen Life And Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
A small group of people who are drastically restricting how much they eat in the hope of slowing the aging process have produced the strongest support yet for the tantalizing theory that very low-calorie diets can extend the human lifespan.In addition, their blood sugar levels were very low and their body's response to insulin was extremely high, indicating they were at very low risk for diabetes.

Many Patients With Diabetes Skip Their Medicine
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
A sizable share of diabetics who have health insurance used no medicine at all to control their condition, leading to higher costs and more frequent hospitalizations, according to new research paid for by the pharmaceutical industry.

One conclusion of the study commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America: Prescription drugs should be used more often to treat diabetes and other chronic illnesses.



New Treatment Guidelines For Statins and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
The American College of Physicians has announced new treatment guidelines that recommend that those over 55 with type 2 diabetes should be on a statin and the same advice goes for younger patients with type 2 and at least one risk factor for heart disease (e.g., hypertension, smoking).




Helpful Hints For Your Hospital Stay
Posted: Friday, April 23, 2004
Having surgery can be a traumatic experience for anyone. For a diabetic, the consequences can be more serious. If you take certain steps ahead of time and know what to expect during and after surgery you will be better prepared to handle your situation.

A1c Screenings Uncover 25% of People With Hidden Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2004
Blood tests done in churches, community centers, shelters and busy street corners of the Bronx reveal that nearly a quarter of those tested had previously undiagnosed diabetes or were at high risk for developing the disease, according to a new report. Hemoglobin A1c tests are a good way to uncover disease risk in a community-based study because unlike other common diabetes tests, hemoglobin levels do not depend on how recently a person ate

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