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Children Destined to Be Obese and Eventually Diabetic Identified by Age 3.5
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
A prospective analysis of body mass index (BMI) in 1957 children from ages 5 months to 8 years reveals that an "atypically elevated BMI trajectory" that leads to obesity is identifiable by age 3.5 years.

Men Develop Diabetes with Less Weight Gain than Women
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Men apparently develop type 2 diabetes with less weight gain than women a finding that may help explain why men have higher rates of diabetes in many parts of the world.

Diabetes Set To Soar As Kuwait Follows In US's Footsteps
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
"Diabetes has become an epidemic." This was the stark message delivered by American diabetes expert Andrew Mandell, also known as 'Mr. Diabetes®,' yesterday. Speaking at a press conference held at the American Embassy on the risks of diabetes and the various preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the incidence of the disease, Mandell, who has walked 10,030.3 miles along the borders of the US to raise awareness of diabetes, said that Kuwait is a "snapshot" of where the US stood in relation to the condition 40 or 50 years ago, and is mirroring similar patterns to those seen in the States.

Defeating Diabetes Requires Awareness, Right Choices
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
Defeating diabetes requires self-awareness and making the right choices, which are elements essential for Kuwait to combat the disease, said Executive Director for the Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) Andrew Mandell on Wednesday.

Speaking at a roundtable press meeting at the US Embassy, Mandell, also known as "Mr. Diabetes", told KUNA that building diabetes prevention habits were integral for such situations, affirming that such steps would "impact the disease" which is becoming an epidemic in Kuwait.

Eat and Exercise To Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2011
If the penetration level of diabetes in Kuwait is 25% today, I can assure you that is temporary because the figure goes up all the time. So the advice I can give to Kuwaitis, and all other nationalities around the world, is to see a doctor, eat right and exercise because the figure for Kuwait only forms part of the 366 million world total for the disease, said Andrew Mandell (Mr. Diabetes®) as he spoke at a lecture on Diabetes Awareness and Education titled “Diabetes: Defeating it at an Early Age” at the AWARE Center Tuesday.

Five Ways To Fight Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2011
People can lower their risk of diabetes by doing five things. At the National Institutes of Health, researcher Jared Reis saw that in data on more than 200,000 people. He looked at following a healthy diet, having a healthy weight, being physically active, limiting drinking, and not smoking. He says those five activities paid off.

EASD: Elevated Glucose Appears Years before Diabetes Diagnosis
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011
In patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, elevations in blood levels of glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) can be seen as much as 10 years prior to diagnosis.

Multiple Lifestyle Factors Contribute to Diabetes Risk
Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Collectively, lifestyle factors, including not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and normal body weight, are associated with a substantially decreased risk of developing diabetes, according to new research findings.

Start Obesity Screening as Early as Age 2
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Screening children as young as 2 years for obesity may be more successful in weight control and preventing metabolic abnormalities than waiting until they are older.

Using Electronic Heath Records Leads to Better Diabetes Care
Posted: Friday, September 09, 2011
Use of electronic health records (EHRs) for patients with diabetes improves achievement of care and outcomes targets, researchers found.

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