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Diabetic Laziness Related to Fear of Hypoglycemia
Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Over 60% of type 1 diabetics are considered inactive, and a recent study has concluded that a fear of exercise induced hypoglycemia might be a big reason why. This reasoning is seriously flawed however, as proper exercise is essential to diabetes maintenance.

Vitamin K Combats Insulin Resistance in Elderly Men
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008
A recent study has demonstrated that vitamin K slows the progression of insulin resistance in elderly men, but has little effect on elderly women.

Rosiglitazone More Dangerous Than Pioglitazone for Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008
Two oral medications for type 2 diabetes, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have both been shown to have benefit and potentially high risk. A recent study has concluded that rosigilitazone is significantly more dangerous for older diabetics.

The Banning of Fast Food Ads: Reducing Child Obesity, Stifling Capitalism?
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Obesity is an epidemic, and its rapid rise has closely coincided with the growth of the so-called "fast-food culture." It's been hotly debated for many years whether fast food advertisements, which are primarily aimed at children in the United States, are in large part responsible for rising obesity levels. A new study, the most comprehensive of its kind, has concluded that indeed this form of advertising plays an enormous role in obesity numbers, especially in children.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Pelvic Girdle Syndrome
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Pregnant diabetic women might be at increased risk of suffering from pelvic girdle syndrome (PGS), according to a recent Norwegian study. Past research had shown that the hormone relaxin, was related to both PGS and type 1 diabetes, but this is the first study to investigate a potential direct link between PGS and diabetes.

Garlic Compound Effective in Treating Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
A new non-invasive diabetes drug treatment based on a chemical compound found in garlic has proven effective in treating diabetic mice. The same drug had been previously effective through injection, but this new approach might make it much more attractive as an alternative diabetic treatment.

The Harm of Vehicular Pollutants on Asthmatic Children
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008
Pollution greatly exacerbates respiratory problems in asthmatic children, Mexican researchers have recently observed. While this general result is perhaps unsurprising, the specifics of the types of pollution and subsequent harm of each analyzed in the study, makes it important and hopefully progressive.

Does Aspirin Prevent Heart Disease in All Diabetics?
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008
It's often recommended that diabetics take aspirin as a method for preventing heart disease. Unfortunately, past research supporting this recommendation has been relatively inconclusive, and a recent study suggests that this preventative measure is not as universally effective as generally believed, though perhaps suitable in certain groups.

Low Potassium Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure
Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008
Low potassium levels often translate to high blood pressure, according to recent research. This correlation was found to be most pronounced in African-Americans.

Diabetes Leads to Early Death for Alzheimer's Patients
Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2008
There is significant variance in expected lifespans for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but two fairly clear trends have recently been found. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer's that have either diabetes or high blood pressure live less than half as long as those without, making proper maintenance of these conditions potentially very important for Alzheimer's treatments.

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