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Diabetes Patients on Dialysis Do Better with Higher HbA1c
Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Researchers have discovered that the desirable range for HbA1c levels is higher for diabetic patients on dialysis than guidelines recommend for the general diabetic population.

Omega-3 Use Shows Diabetes Benefits
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011
A new study has found that omega-3 fatty acids, better known as fish oil, may help to protect against chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.

Pyridoxamine May Slow Early Diabetic Nephropathy
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011
Pyridoxamine (vitamin B6) is known to be an effective scavenger of reactive oxygen species and a potent inhibitor of advanced glycation end products. A new study demonstrated the benefits for patients with Type 2 diabetes.

NIH Urges You To Make a Plan To Prevent Diabetes, Complications
Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
In observance of National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14, the National Institutes of Health urges people to set goals and make plans to prevent diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

Andrew P. Mandell - MR. DIABETES® Offers Diabetes Prevention Lessons to Kuwait and U.S.
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
U.S. Department of State Program for Diabetes Awareness in Kuwait Highlights Prevention Opportunities at Home and Abroad.

Drinking Less than 17 Ounces of Water a Day Can Impact Blood Sugars
Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
People who drink less than a couple of glasses of water each day may be more likely to develop abnormally high blood sugar.

An "IRA" for Health Dividends
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011
Losing weight in midlife pays huge dividends later in life.

Weight-Loss Drugs Important in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
Optimizing weight "should be a priority" in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Medication Compliance a Major U.S. Issue
Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011
We need to do a better job. Research by the New England Healthcare Institute shows that patients who don't take their medications as prescribed, cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending each year.

FDA Approves Diabetes and Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Combo: Juvisync®
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2011
Known as Juvisync (Merck), the new medication combines sitagliptin (Januvia, Merck), a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor used for glycemia control, with the cholesterol-lowering simvastatin.

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