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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.

Women with Type 2 Diabetes at Greater Risk for Glaucoma
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Women with type 2 diabetes have a nearly twofold increased risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease.

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.

Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients.

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).



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.

Degree of Obesity Correlates With Mortality Risk
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
In women, the risk of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality continues to increase as body mass index (BMI) rises above 30, according to the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study.

Acetaminophen Study Sparks Concern Over 4 Gram Dosage
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
New research shows signs of liver damage, but even the co-authors differ about what their findings mean for regular users.

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.

Children of Diabetics Have Early Artery Disease
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Adult children who have two parents with type 2 diabetes, but who are free from the disease themselves, have early signs of atherosclerosis, the results of a study shows.

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