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Diabetes Treatment Benefits Dementia
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions appear to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but drugs that help regulate blood sugar may help patients with dementia as well, researchers report.

Gene Variant "Powerful Predictor" of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
But lifestyle changes, such as exercise, counteract effects of this gene, study suggests.

Gastric Bypass Superior to Banding for Super Obese
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
For super morbidly obese patients, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a better approach than gastric banding, according to researchers.

Sweet News for Consumers of Sugar Substitutes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Sugar substitutes receive a strong endorsement this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diabetic Women at Higher Risk For Hip Fracture Need Prevention Strategy
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Having type 2 diabetes for 12 or more years was associated with a three-times higher risk of hip fracture.



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.

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.

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.

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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