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Low Blood Sugar Increases Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Older adults with Type 2 diabetes who experience an episode of hypoglycemia serious enough to require a trip to the emergency department or admission to the hospital are at increased risk of developing dementia, new research suggests.

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Impacted by Diabetes Control
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"We found that diabetic patients with breast cancer have higher rates of chemotherapy-related toxicities. Clinicians must be aware that diabetic patients are more likely to experience toxicity and should monitor diabetic patients closely."

Just Slightly Reducing Sugar Intake, Increasing Fiber Consumption Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Hispanic Teenagers
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Individuals who reduced added sugar intake by the equivalent of 1 can of soda per day or increased fiber intake by the equivalent of a cup of beans showed improvements in key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, specifically in insulin secretion and visceral fat.

Sugar-Free Gum Limits Snack Cravings
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
Chewing sugar-free gum in-between meals limits snack cravings, especially for sweets, according to a recent study. Energy levels were also seen to be maintained or enhanced in gum chewers.

Stress Tests Unnecessary for Many Diabetics
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
While diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, tests which determine immediate heart status, namely stress tests, are expensive and often lead to more invasive procedures. A recent study has concluded that unless in a markedly high risk group (diabetics with either family history of heart disease, or with angina), these tests are not worth the cost and discomfort.

Laughter Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Laughing and being happy, accompanied by standard diabetic treatment, appears to help raise good cholesterol, lower inflammation, and decrease risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Eat More, Move Less, and You Will Pay More
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
To help cut medical costs, your insurance company may soon be raising premiums if you have unhealthy habits such as...

TZD’s Connected to Vision-Threatening Complication
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Treatment with the glitazone class of diabetes drugs leads to a "modest" increase in the risk of diabetic macular edema (DME)—a common complication that can lead to vision loss, reports a study.

What You Drink Is More Important than What You Eat
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with a reduction in liquid calorie consumption and liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake.

Understanding Barriers to Diabetes Self-Care Helps Providers Empower Patients
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Despite the provision of comprehensive management programs, patients are often unable to achieve the desired outcomes. It is essential to understand the barriers to diabetes self-care in order to promote successfully self-care behaviors."

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