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Declining Coronary Heart Disease Risk among Diabetes Patients
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
The estimated 10-year risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among adults with diabetes has declined significantly in the past decade, U.S. data show.

HbA1C Test Poorly Predictive in Dialysis Patients
Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Conventional glucose control monitoring methods may not be as meaningful in diabetes patients with end-stage renal disease, researchers found. Patients on dialysis will normally show a lower A1c than they actually have, giving patients and physicians a false sense of security.

Young Diabetes Patients Using Oral Antidiabetics and Insulin at Higher Risk of Depression
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
The risk of depression among patients with diabetes varies depending on age and type of diabetes according to new research.

Broccoli Sprouts Have Benefits for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
Broccoli sprouts may boost antioxidant defenses in people with diabetes.

How Important Is Fat Distribution?
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
In obese individuals, the distribution of adipose tissue both on the body, and in the liver and skeletal muscle is an important predictor of insulin sensitivity.

Combining Paxil and Pravachol Can Raise Blood Sugar
Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
Combining two drugs commonly prescribed to treat depression and lower cholesterol can raise blood sugar to potentially harmful levels, according to a study released this week that was based partly on a search of computerized patient records at Boston-area hospitals.

First Lady, Agriculture Secretary Launch MyPlate Icon as a New Reminder to Help Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices.

Common Test Predicts Early Death in Diabetes
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
New findings out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reveal that a common test may be useful in predicting early death in individuals with diabetes.

Low-Dose Aspirin Helps Heart Only in Some Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
Low-dose aspirin is predominantly of value in reducing atherosclerotic events in patients with less advanced diabetes.

More Evidence that People with Diabetes Are More Likely to Get Cancer
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Based on data from a telephone survey of nearly 400,000 adults, researchers found 16 out of every 100 diabetic men and 17 out of every 100 diabetic women said they had cancer. That compares to just seven per 100 men and 10 per 100 women without diabetes.

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