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Updated 2009 Diabetes Prevalence and Diagnosis in US by States
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The numbers are in and it looks like we have not improved and it will get worse.

Metabolic Syndrome and Psoriasis are Linked
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A small study found that more than half of patients with psoriasis met diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome.

Neighborhoods Can Increase the Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Individuals living in neighborhoods conducive to physical activity and providing access to healthy foods may have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 38% in a five-year period, according to a report.

New Definition of Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A new joint statement from a number of professional organizations has identified specific criteria for the clinical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, tightening up the definition, which previously differed from one organization to the next.

Excess Weight Gain in Small Children Raises Metabolic Risk Factors by Age Four
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Very young children who gain more weight, relative to their height, than their peers have more metabolic risk factors at 4 years of age, according to study findings.

Lower Cut-Offs Needed in Screening for Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Some women who test negative for gestational diabetes on glucose challenge and glucose tolerance tests are still at significant risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and hypertension 15 years later.

Low Rates of Postpartum Diabetes Screening
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The rate of postpartum diabetes screening is low, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study.

Weight Loss Independently Predicts Normalization of Glucose Regulation
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
True diabetes prevention lies not in maintaining a pre-diabetes state but rather in moving from prediabetes to normal glucose regulation, Dr. Leigh Perreault from the University of Colorado in Aurora and colleagues say.

Treating Mild Gestational Diabetes Reduces Serious Birthing Problems
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a recent study.

Link between Male Diabetes Patients with Allergies and Kidney Disease
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For men with Type 2 diabetes, the eosinophil (a cell type linked to allergic inflammation) cell count may be able to estimate the risk of diabetes-related kidney and heart disease in men. This comes from a recently published study in Japan.

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