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Food Insulin Index Predicts Insulin Demand of Mixed Meals
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
A food insulin index (FII) calculated by Australian researchers can predict the insulin demand evoked by mixed meals, according to a new report.

Fasting Not Required for Cholesterol Test
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Patients do not need to fast before having their cholesterol tested, a major study has found.

Fat around Organs Linked to Decreased Heart Function
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have shown that fat collection in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta, and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions.

Hemoglobin Levels Predict Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
An already routine blood test may identify juvenile-onset diabetic patients at heightened risk for proliferative retinopathy, researchers said.

New Data Shows Kidney Disease Rising Due to Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
New data confirms the rate of chronic kidney disease is increasing along with the rising rates of diabetes. Up to 40% of people with diabetes will experience kidney problems in their lifetime.

Depression Increases Mortality for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Patients with diabetes and coexisting depression face substantially elevated mortality risks beyond cardiovascular deaths.

Men Twice as Likely Not to Know They Have Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
New research suggests men over 50 are nearly twice as likely to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes than their female counterparts.

Short Women at Greater Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009
Caucasian women with GDM are shorter than pregnant women without GDM regardless of the diagnostic criteria used or the severity of glucose intolerance.

New IDF Guidelines on Diabetes Management
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced the release of several new guidelines related to diabetes management at the IDF 20th World Diabetes Congress. These include the first-ever international guidelines on the management of diabetes in pregnancy and guidelines on the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) among Type 2 diabetic patients not being treated with insulin.

Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
We have seen that dentists can play a major role by identifying those at risk for diabetes, but now a new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.

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