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Care of Gums Improves Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Standard treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth -- periodontitis -- can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under contro, dropping A1c 1.5 points.

Diabetes Has Protective Effect on Bone Density
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with significantly lower bone turnover and higher results on bone ultrasound measurements, even in a largely vitamin-D-deficient, elderly, female nursing home population.

Atorvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Prevent Cardiac Events in Diabetic
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Although atorvastatin therapy led to a significant reduction in mean LDL cholesterol level in patients with type 2 diabetes, there was no significant difference from placebo in cardiac events, such as cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction (MI).



Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Metabolic syndrome, especially if associated with elevated testosterone, is "an important prognostic factor" in the recurrence of breast cancer, In a small study 50% of the women with metabolic syndrome developed breast cancer recurrence.

Short Legs Early Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Being short and especially having short legs appear to increase the risk being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes in middle age, new research shows.

Evening and Bedtime Second Dose Equal for Long-Acting Insulin Levemir
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Patients who take Levemir (insulin detemir) twice daily can chose a convenient evening time for their second dose.

Study: People Sleep Even Less Than They Think
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
A study of the sleep characteristics of 669 middle-aged adults found that people sleep much less than they should, and even less than they think. Published in the July issue in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the study also found that blacks sleep less than whites, men sleep less than women, and the poor sleep less than the wealthy.

Preop Glycemic Control Decreases Infection Risk
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Tight control of glucose in the postoperative period results in fewer complications, including infections, and decreased mortality in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.

Metformin Induces Long-Term Weight Loss in Teens
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Metformin can induce long-term weight loss in obese, non-diabetic adolescents, and could possibly be useful in a regimen to help achieve weight loss in adolescents, who may have developed type 2 diabetes type due to overweight.

Large, Prospective Analysis Links Lack of Sleep to Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Physicians should ask about their patients' sleep and help their patients improve their sleep habits.

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