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Weight-Loss Drugs Important in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Optimizing weight "should be a priority" in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Medication Compliance a Major U.S. Issue
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
We need to do a better job. Research by the New England Healthcare Institute shows that patients who don't take their medications as prescribed, cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending each year.

FDA Approves Diabetes and Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Combo: Juvisync®
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Known as Juvisync (Merck), the new medication combines sitagliptin (Januvia, Merck), a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor used for glycemia control, with the cholesterol-lowering simvastatin.

Reducing A1c Just 0.5% Leads to a 10% Reduction in CVD Events
Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2011
Even small changes in A1c and BP could significantly reduce the risk of CVD complications in people with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Set To Soar As Kuwait Follows In US's Footsteps
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
"Diabetes has become an epidemic." This was the stark message delivered by American diabetes expert Andrew Mandell, also known as 'Mr. Diabetes®,' yesterday. Speaking at a press conference held at the American Embassy on the risks of diabetes and the various preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the incidence of the disease, Mandell, who has walked 10,030.3 miles along the borders of the US to raise awareness of diabetes, said that Kuwait is a "snapshot" of where the US stood in relation to the condition 40 or 50 years ago, and is mirroring similar patterns to those seen in the States.

Defeating Diabetes Requires Awareness, Right Choices
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
Defeating diabetes requires self-awareness and making the right choices, which are elements essential for Kuwait to combat the disease, said Executive Director for the Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) Andrew Mandell on Wednesday.

Speaking at a roundtable press meeting at the US Embassy, Mandell, also known as "Mr. Diabetes", told KUNA that building diabetes prevention habits were integral for such situations, affirming that such steps would "impact the disease" which is becoming an epidemic in Kuwait.

Interactive Mobile App Teaches People How to Manage Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011
A new interactive mobile phone app called DiabetesIQ, released this week, challenges people to test their knowledge of diabetes and to compete with one another as they learn about the complexities of the disease.

Tight Control No Help for Cognitive Loss in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011
Tight glucose control won't mitigate the cognitive effects of type 2 diabetes, an ACCORD subanalysis found.

Almonds Can Improve Diabetes Control
Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2011
Two new studies into the potential health benefits of eating almonds have supported evidence that they can help people with type 2 diabetes to maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

Glucose Rise in Diabetes Patients May Signal Bloodstream Infection
Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2011
In a study of a large population of patients with diabetes, poor short-term glucose control was associated with a significantly elevated risk for bloodstream infection (BSI).

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