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Obesity Takes 8 Years Off Diabetics' Life Expectancy
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Eighty percent of people are overweight when they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so this research is very worrying. The researchers found that the average age of death for type 2 subjects with a BMI of 35 or greater was 70 years old, while the average for those with a BMI of 20-24 was 78 years old.

Strength Training Increases Insulin Action in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Strength training improves the effect of insulin in skeletal muscle of patients with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Flemming Dela from the University of Copenhagen stated that "physical inactivity is becoming close to the number-one leading cause of death in the US."

Better Treatment, Goal Attainment Needed for Diabetics in Managed Care Organizations
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
MCO’s have a lower rate of achieving targeted health goals, due to glycemic index, cholesterol levels and blood pressure being under-treated in patients with diabetes

Changes in Gene May Make People Prone to Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
A gene that helps control pancreatic and liver cells may also make certain people prone to type 2 diabetes.
While there are no immediate implications,.it may be possible one day to get a genetic screening and learn whether one is susceptible.

Diabetes Reduces Pulmonary Function
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Reduced lung volumes and airflow limitation are likely to be chronic complications of type 2 diabetes. The lung is a target organ in diabetes and that glycemic exposure is a strong determinant of reduced pulmonary function in type 2 patients. Furthermore, because measures of airflow limitation predict all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes, intensive glycemic management may reduce the risk of death through improved ventilatory function independent of other beneficial effects."


How to Get Diabetes Patients Started with Low Glycemic Index Meal Planning: Eight Easy Steps
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Often times I am asked how my patients get started on a low glycemic program. In this article I cover the steps that I use with patients everyday.

Increased Risk For Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Metabolic Syndrome For Relatives of Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
A high proportion of first-degree relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes will develop impaired or diabetic glucose tolerance in association with multiple other metabolic syndrome characteristics.

Increased Risk For Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Metabolic Syndrome For Relatives of Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
A high proportion of first-degree relatives of patients with type 2 diabetes will develop impaired or diabetic glucose tolerance in association with multiple other metabolic syndrome characteristics

Little Known Warning Signs Could Signal Diabetes and Prediabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
While many people assume they'll know if they develop diabetes, experts caution that the list of warning signs is long and not all the symptoms are well-known. Among other things, the disease can cause changes in vision -- for better or for worse -- and contribute to everything from gum disease to weight loss to darkening of the skin around the eyes.

PreDiabetes Is A Strong Predictor Of Mortality
Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2004
A little bit or a touch of diabetes, now called prediabetes needs to be taken more seriously. A nondiabetic patient admitted with acute myocardial infarction and an elevated fasting glucose level is at high risk of death within a month.


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