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Poor Glycemic Control Worsens Incontinence
Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011
In older women with diabetes and urinary incontinence, high A1c levels are associated with patient reports of more severe limitations due to incontinence.

ACTID Results Emphasize Diet Alone Over Diet and Exercise
Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2011
Intensive dietary intervention and dietary intervention combined with an increase in moderate activity were both superior to usual care in a real-world comparison of diabetic patients in the first 6 months after being diagnosed.

Public Knows about Diabetes, Yet Takes No Action
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011
Americans are well informed about the risks, dangers, and signs of diabetes, but that knowledge does not appear to translate into actions to prevent or control the disease, researchers reported.

Total Calories, Not Carbs or Protein, Key to Weight Loss
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The key to successful weight loss, a critical component of type 2 diabetes prevention and management, is adherence to a diet in everyday life. But despite the controversies such as low-carb vs. low fat, it is not clear what the ideal weight loss diet for people with diabetes would look like.

Declining Coronary Heart Disease Risk among Diabetes Patients
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
The estimated 10-year risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among adults with diabetes has declined significantly in the past decade, U.S. data show.

Possible New Treatment for Prediabetic Patients
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
A natural product called DLPC (dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine) increases sensitivity to insulin and reduces fatty liver.

HbA1C Test Poorly Predictive in Dialysis Patients
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Conventional glucose control monitoring methods may not be as meaningful in diabetes patients with end-stage renal disease, researchers found. Patients on dialysis will normally show a lower A1c than they actually have, giving patients and physicians a false sense of security.

Combining Paxil and Pravachol Can Raise Blood Sugar
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
Combining two drugs commonly prescribed to treat depression and lower cholesterol can raise blood sugar to potentially harmful levels, according to a study released this week that was based partly on a search of computerized patient records at Boston-area hospitals.

First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices.

Onions, Green Tea and Olive Leaf Helps Tackle Obesity
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
A biomedical professor has found that onions, green tea and olive leaf extract can fight obesity and its related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver, even when a high-fat and high-carbohydrate diet is indulged in.

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