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Discovery Cuts Heart Risk for Diabetes Patients Using Insulin
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Scientists from Yorkshire, U.K., have uncovered a new approach that could protect diabetes patients from heart damage linked to long-term treatment with insulin. The finding could change the way patients are treated.

Treating Gum Disease Lowers Blood Sugars
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
The researchers said their findings highlighted the need for dentists to be part of the diabetes medical team along with doctors, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists working together in the treatment of people with diabetes. Infections increase blood sugars, periodontal disease is an infection, therefore we can assume that treating periodontal disease can improve diabetes control.

Brisk Walking 30 Minutes a Day Reduces Mortality Risk in Hypertensive Patients with Diabetes by 62%
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
In patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, relatively modest improvements in fitness status significantly reduce mortality risk, according to a study.

Insulin Protects Against Artery Damage
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Long suspected of worsening artery damage in patients with diabetes, insulin instead protects blood vessels, a new study by Joslin Diabetes Center scientists indicates.

Diabetes Doubles Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Older women who have diabetes face another potential health challenge: colorectal cancer. Researchers from Mayo Clinic report that having diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing certain types of colorectal cancer among women older than 55.

Diabetes Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Diabetes is linked to a 40 percent greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation -- the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat, researchers found in a new study.

Bariatric Surgery Can Just Mask Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Bariatric surgery may appear to cure diabetes based on measurements such as fasting plasma glucose and hemoglobin A1c, but postprandial glucose can still be elevated say researchers.

Soy Supplements Show No Diabetes Benefit
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Adding soy supplements to the diet may not improve blood sugar control in older women who are at high risk of or in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

High Glycemic Foods Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in women but not men, according to a report.

Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes.

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