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Aerobic Exercise and Quality of Life for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011
Eight-week aerobic exercise program had a major impact on fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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.

Weight Loss First, Then Exercise
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Physical activity only has a modest effect in lowering chronic disease risk factors.

Children Destined to Be Obese and Eventually Diabetic Identified by Age 3.5
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
A prospective analysis of body mass index (BMI) in 1957 children from ages 5 months to 8 years reveals that an "atypically elevated BMI trajectory" that leads to obesity is identifiable by age 3.5 years.

Men Develop Diabetes with Less Weight Gain than Women
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Men apparently develop type 2 diabetes with less weight gain than women a finding that may help explain why men have higher rates of diabetes in many parts of the world.

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.

Eat and Exercise To Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
If the penetration level of diabetes in Kuwait is 25% today, I can assure you that is temporary because the figure goes up all the time. So the advice I can give to Kuwaitis, and all other nationalities around the world, is to see a doctor, eat right and exercise because the figure for Kuwait only forms part of the 366 million world total for the disease, said Andrew Mandell (Mr. Diabetes®) as he spoke at a lecture on Diabetes Awareness and Education titled “Diabetes: Defeating it at an Early Age” at the AWARE Center Tuesday.

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