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New Blood Sugar Sensor Improves Diabetes Control
Posted: Monday, March 08, 2004
Blood Glucose monitors strips and finger sticks might all become a thing of the past with an implanted blood glucose monitor that provides a continuous reading.

Whole Grains Good for the Diabetic Heart
Posted: Saturday, March 06, 2004
Women with type 2 diabetes who incorporate more whole grains, bran, and cereal fiber into their diets may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

What's more, low-glycemic index foods, that is, readily digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, may also help to curb early signs of heart trouble


Blood Glucose Testing Guidelines
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004
The American Academy of Family Physicians has just issued a new physician guide for blood glucose testing.Testing times are based on the kind of medicine you take and on how well your blood glucose levels are controlled

ECG Signs Identify Diabetics with High Death Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Diabetes increases the odds of developing heart disease, and more and more people are becoming diabetic. In light of this, researchers looked at signs on the ECG that are associated with mortality risk in the general population to see if they would be of use in diabetics.

Fruit, Cereal Fiber May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Fiber from fruits and cereal, but not from vegetables, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD. "Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of CHD through a variety of mechanisms, such as improving blood lipid profiles, lowering blood pressure and improving insulin sensitivity and fibrinolytic activity," write Mark A. Pereira, PhD.

Mortality in Critically Ill Patients Reduced 29% With Target Glucose of <140 mg/dL
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Controlling glucose to a goal of 110 mg/dL or less reduced in-hospital mortality by 34%, reduced blood stream infections by 46%, cut dialysis days by 41%, cut the red-cell transfusion rate in half, and reduced the time on mechanical ventilation

Unique Plants To Treat Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Clinical trials may be done with three indigenous plants to South Africa which, have been shown to have diabetes-treating properties.

Research has provisionally found the plants - prescribed by traditional healers to their patients - to be effective and non-toxic, If successful, a drug developed from the research would be much cheaper than existing commercial medicine for type 2 diabetes.

Unique Plants To Treat Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004

Clinical trials may be done with three indigenous plants to South Africa which, have been shown to have diabetes-treating properties. Research has provisionally found the plants - prescribed by traditional healers to their patients - to be effective and non-toxic, If successful, a drug developed from the research would be much cheaper than existing commercial medicine for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Skyrockets
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2004
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente have uncovered still more evidence that the nation is gaining weight: a staggering 35 percent increase in the number of women who develop diabetes while pregnant. The condition, known as gestational diabetes, usually goes away after the baby is born.

Diabetes Leads to Early Aging of the Auditory System
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2004
Preliminary findings of a new study have determined that diabetes, approaching epidemic proportions, may lead to premature aging of the body’s auditory or hearing system. Significant findings to date include: increased hearing loss in diabetic veterans aged 60 and younger compared to those of the same age without diabetes, a lack of effect on the cochlear amplifier system as shown by otoacoustic emissions testing, and delays in central auditory processing revealed in the auditory brainstem response (ABR) tests.

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