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Classification System for Diabetic Nephropathy May Advance Patient Care
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
An international group of physicians has designed a categorization system for diabetic nephropathy (DN), the chief cause of kidney failure, according to a published article.

Pramlintide + Metreleptin Combo Moving Forward for Treatment of Obesity
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Amylin and Takeda announce decision to advance development of pramlintide/metreleptin combination treatment for obesity.

Early Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pregnant women who gain weight rapidly during the early stages of pregnancy are at higher risk for gestational diabetes, a new study found.

More Info on Depression Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Non-severe, persistent, and untreated depression may lead to the development of diabetes in people older than 55 years, according to results from a 5-year longitudinal study.

Chocolate Linked to Lower Stroke and Stroke Mortality Risk
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
A new systematic review suggests higher chocolate consumption may be associated with a lower risk for incident stroke and stroke-related mortality.

Unfit at 20, Diabetes at 40
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Twenty-somethings who aren't physically fit may be at an increased risk of developing diabetes in middle age, researchers said.

Lasting Benefit Seen for Lifestyle Changes, Metformin in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
For people at risk for Type 2 diabetes, a combination of diet, exercise and, to a lesser extent, treatment with metformin can help keep the disease at bay for 10 years, researchers said.

LifeScan Recalls Specific Lots of Consumer and Professional OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips Due To Inaccurate Readings at High Levels
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2010
LifeScan, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall in the United States of eight lots of OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips, used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels at home. The test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL.

Diabetes Tied to Poor Impulse Control
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes were significantly more likely to show poor impulse control in psychological testing than healthy people, researchers said. The findings could help explain why diabetic patients find it difficult to make the recommended lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding high-fat foods and maintaining daily exercise.

Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Glycemic Control of Diabetic Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
There is growing evidence that periodontitis may affect general health. This study by university researchers from the Netherlands was assigned to explore the robustness of observations that periodontal therapy leads to the improvement of glycemic control in diabetic patients.

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