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Increased Risk for PAD for Women with Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in women is associated with an increased risk for future symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Fewer Pap Smears, Mammograms for Diabetic Women
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Women with diabetes are less likely to get important cancer screening tests than women without diabetes, new research confirms.

Weight Gain During Early-Pregnancy Can Lead to Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Greater gestational weight gain before second-trimester glycemic screening may increase a pregnant woman's risk for impaired glucose tolerance, according to two papers.

Glucose Challenge in Pregnancy Predicts Heart Disease Without Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Abnormal test results using the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) in those without gestational diabetes signals future heart risk, researchers say. A glucose challenge test given to pregnant women may also show if they have an increased risk of heart disease in the future, a new study has found.

AADE Issues Position Statement in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The American Association of Diabetes Educators released a new position statement to help guide diabetes educators on how to help older adults with diabetes. The position paper, "Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes," is now available.

Women Are Worse Off when it Comes to CVD Risk Factor Profiles
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Women with diabetes, especially African American and Hispanic women, have worse cardiovascular risk factor profiles than men with diabetes do, according to a new report.

We Are What Our Mothers Ate?
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The mother's health prior to conception is more important then previously thought. Maternal nutrition, protein intake and level of fat in the diet may cause epigenetic changes in the developing fetus that can have long-term health consequences.

New Link between Elevated Insulin and Breast Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Elevated insulin levels in the blood appear to raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to researchers.

Rosiglitazone Plus Metformin Prevents Bone Loss
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Recent research shows that rosiglitazone decreases bone mineral density in healthy humans and appears to increase fractures in women with Type 2 diabetes, compared with those receiving metformin or another diabetes medication.

New Evidence Links Glitazones to Broken Bones
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The largest study to date looking at whether the risk of bone fractures is increased in the setting of thiazolidinedione drugs (TZDs) suggests that fracture risk is more than 40% higher in people taking TZDs and that both men and women are vulnerable.

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