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2013 World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Month
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Combating diabetes is a serious public health issue. More than 340 million people worldwide have diabetes. Recognizing the urgency of this public health problem globally, this May the World Health Assembly adopted a global target to stop the rise in diabetes by 2025.

As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages. Another 79 million adults are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition that places them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Which Fruits Are Associated with Type 2 Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Specific whole fruits show lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Sugar Behind the Rise of Diabetes Worldwide
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Sugar intake linked to high diabetes prevalence, not obesity….

Never Too Young to Get Healthy
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Obesity rates in children call for early patient education on healthy lifestyles.

Preventing Chronic Disease Can Reduce Medicare 10%
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Medicare can cut 5% to 10% of its total spending if it focuses on chronic disease prevention and coordinated care for those with chronic conditions.

Weight Loss Achieved by Two Lifestyle Interventions
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Two different lifestyle interventions modeled after those delivered in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) produced significant weight loss among overweight or obese adults in a primary care setting.

Periodontitis and Type 2 Diabetes Linked
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013
Type 2 diabetes exhibited an even stronger association with risk of periodontitis among those who consumed few fruits and vegetables, noted the study authors, from the Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry.

Losing sight
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
A study finds more Americans of working age are losing ability to see.

Can Drinking Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Study found lower rates of type 2 disease in countries where beverage is most popular.

Sitting for Too Long Doubles Diabetes Risk
Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012
The more time people spend sitting, the greater their risk of diabetes, cardiovascular events, and death.

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