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Aspirin and Antioxidants Might Not Help Prevent Heart Disease for Diabetics
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008
The long-established belief that aspirin helps prevent heart attacks, especially in high risk groups like diabetics, has been strongly challenged in a recent study. Aspirin, as well as antioxidant supplements, were found to have no effect on preventing heart attacks in diabetics.

Honey a Possible Alternative Burn Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Mild to moderate burns may benefit from the administrations of honey. Honey was shown in a recent study to compare favorably to traditional burn treatments, such as gauze and film "dressings."

Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Incidence of Nephropathy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A large population-based study has identified a significant association between the severity of retinopathy and the incidence of nephropathy in patients with diabetes. In addition, disease severity appears to be linked to a family history of diabetes.

Calorie Curb Boosts Heart Function in Obese Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In obese patients with type 2 diabetes, increased triglyceride stores in the heart can be mobilized by therapeutic prolonged caloric restriction.

Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces CRP
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A new Italian study has shown, for the first time, that consuming moderate amounts of dark chocolate can significantly reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP).

Oily Fish Can Reduce Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Eating oily fish containing docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid at least once a week appears to decrease the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration by half, according to a large population-based study.

Alzheimer's Plaques Reduced by Diabetes Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In a postmortem study of patients who had Alzheimer's disease, those who also had diabetes and were treated with insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs had lower densities of neural plaques in the brain, a hallmark of this dementia, than did other diabetics or those without diabetes, new research shows.

Depression in Elderly Diabetics Increases Death Risk
Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2008
The combination of diabetes and depression in elderly individuals increases the likelihood of death, according to a recent study. This increased mortality rate might be due to depression causing poor lifestyle choices and lack of motivation for treating diabetes.

Continuous Glucose Control Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
For diabetic women, continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy may not only improve glycemic control but also diminish the risk of complications, researchers found.

ARB Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
New studies provide further evidence that candesartan, a blood pressure medicine, can cut the risk and severity of retinopathy in people who have diabetes, by as much as 18%, as well as blood pressure.

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