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Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the same hormone used to treat diabetes.

Depressed Dialysis Patients More Likely to be Hospitalized Or Die Within a Year
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or die within a year than those who are not depressed, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found.


Reports Criticize Obama, McCain Health Plans
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's health care plan would cost too much and create more regulation, while Republican John McCain's plan would leave 60 million Americans without health insurance and reduce coverage, experts said.

Exercise Reduces Fat In Livers of Diabetics: Study
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Regular moderate exercise helps people with diabetes to reduce fat in their livers, in turn potentially preventing liver failure and heart disease, said U.S. researchers.

Cannabis-Like Drugs that Help With Pain and Don't Harm the Brain
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Medicinal cannabis is becoming an increasingly accepted form of pain treatment, but the side effects are somewhat troubling. One of the main issues is that cannabis effects cognitive function. A new drug has been developed that resembles the pain alleviating effects of cannabis, while not adversely effecting the brain.

EASD: Byetta Wins In Head to Head Trial Over Januvia In Postprandial Glucose
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In a month-long head-to-head trial, the incretin mimetic exenatide (Byetta) reduced postprandial glucose in type 2 diabetes more than did sitagliptin (Januvia), an oral DPP-4 inhibitor, researchers reported.

EASD: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Prevalent in Type 2 Diabetic Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have hypertension, generalized obesity, abdominal obesity, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides and microalbuminuria, than their non-diabetic counterparts.


EASD: Early Intensive Glucose Control Pays Dividends
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A 10-year follow-up of a landmark trial of intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes has suggested that the clinical benefit was more than durable and rose over time to a reduction or 15% for myocardial infarction and a 13% reduction in the relative risk of death from any cause.

Massage Shown to Help Muscles Following Exercise
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Intense exercise is often accompanied by simultaneous muscle lengthening and contracting, which can lead to swelling and damage. A recent study has found that massaging these muscles following the exercise limits the potential for injury.

Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

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