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Patients in Early Stages of Kidney Disease Need Stroke Monitoring
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Millions of Americans in the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of having atrial fibrillation (AF) -- a major risk factor for stroke -- according to new research.

Aggressive Blood Sugar Control May Not Improve Survival in ESRD Patients
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010
Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to a study.

FDA Advisory Committee Votes to Keep Rosiglitazone on the Market
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thirty-three members of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cast 20 votes for various label options that would allow GlaxoSmithKline's rosiglitazone (Avandia) to stay on the market despite concerns over associated heart risks, while 12 members voted to recommend that the FDA withdraw the drug.

Dementia Can Differ in Those with and without Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Vascular disease, which affects blood flow in brain vessels, appears to be a common cause of dementia in some people with diabetes, new study findings suggest.

First-Void Urine Predicts Renal Events
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease. "From a clinical point of view, these results are very important, because they imply that collection of first morning voids, which is clearly more convenient than collecting a 24-hour urine, can be used for assessment of proteinuria.

Pre-existing Conditions Covered by New High-Risk Insurance Pools
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Beginning July 1, individuals with pre-existing health conditions as diabetes are eligible to enroll in a temporary high-risk insurance pool, courtesy of the health care reform law.

Diabetes and Cardiology Groups Stay Firm on Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
In response to new Medicare data showing greater elevations in stroke, heart failure, and death risk with rosiglitazone compared with pioglitazone (Actos), the AHA issued a statement to the media reiterating its stance that there are insufficient data to support the choice of one over the other. And both the AHA and the ADA emphasized the need for patients to be informed of the new evidence, but not to panic.

Mortality Lower with Metformin
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
Metformin use may reduce mortality by 33% among patients with Type 2 diabetes who are at risk for cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Diabetes Care Management Program Lowers Health Care Costs, Hospitalization Rates
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Medicare patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease can significantly reduce both the cost of their medical care and rates of hospitalization by participating in a telephone-based diabetes disease management program, a new study finds.

Frequent Doctor Visits Can Lower Blood Pressure More Quickly For Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010
Frequent doctor visits helped diabetes patients lower their high blood pressure to normal quicker, according to a large study.

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