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Lifestyle Changes Regenerate Nerve Fibers in Prediabetics
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
In patients with diabetes, nerve fiber damage that causes diabetic neuropathy is irreversible.
Researchers have found that with weight loss and exercise in patients with impaired glucose tolerance neuropathy -- so-called prediabetes -- the affected nerve fibers can be reinervated, causing a reduction in the patients' pain

Too Much TV Put Extra Pounds on Your Preschooler
Posted: Monday, April 24, 2006
In a new study, researchers found that preschool-age children who are exposed to more than two hours of TV a day are three times as likely to be overweight than kids who watch two or fewer hours of TV daily.


Three-Week Diet/Exercise Study Shows 50% Reversal in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
The study shows, contrary to common belief, that Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome can be reversed solely through lifestyle changes." This regimen reversed a clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome in about half the participants who had either of those conditions.

Scientists Say Exercise Strengthens Brain
Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
It boosts brain power by building new brain cells in a brain region linked with memory and memory loss.

Glycemic Index ‘Unrealistic’ and Not Very Useful
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
The glycemic index, a current hot diet trend, “does not seem useful in understanding how diet impacts health, it only makes life more complicated for those trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle.” says the author of a new study.

Why 40 Percent Do Not Test Their Blood Sugars As Recommended
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
Testing blood sugar levels is one of the most important things that people with diabetes can do to help manage their disease and live a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes is one of the few diseases where you can get instant feedback as to how well you are in control

Results from a recent survey of over 1000 patients with diabetes tell why they do not test as often as their educators and doctors tell them.

well you are in control.

U.S. Diabetes Population Grows 86 Percent Over Last Decade
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Research reveals diabetes complications are widespread and growing, and patients desire to gain better control.


Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Administered Diabetes Education and Management Services
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006
Diabetes management services from clinical pharmacists achieved significant improvements in A1C values and reduced costs of $59,040.

Two "Diabetes Genes" Predict the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005
Scandinavian researchers have confirmed that at least two "diabetes genes" predict the risk of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) when combined with lifestyle factors, in the largest study of its kind to date.

Women Who Live Alone Face Higher Diabetes Risk
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2005
researchers found that those who lived alone were roughly three times more likely than women who lived with family to develop type 2 diabetes.
The reasons, the study authors found, seemed largely lifestyle-related.

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