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Coconut Oil Might Reduce the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A new study in animals demonstrates that a diet rich in coconut oil protects against 'insulin resistance' (an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin) in muscle and fat. The diet also avoids the accumulation of body fat caused by other high fat diets of similar calorie content.

WHR Is a Better Predictor of All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults than BMI
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR) may be a better predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults versus body mass index (BMI), according to the results of a study.

New Program Offers Community Pharmacies an Expanded Role in Diabetes Self-Management Training + Provides Hours to Become a CDE
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced a partnership that will expand counseling options for patients while offering community pharmacies a path to be compensated by Medicare and other insurers for diabetes management.

Raisins Help Protect Your Teeth and Gums
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Clinical studies have found that, contrary to the prevailing beliefs that raisins contribute to tooth decay, raisins may actually help protect the teeth and gums.

Blueberry Juice Fights Fat and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent, showing a reduction in blood glucose by 35%.

New Link Shows that We Are Not "Victims of Our Genes"
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
A new study may give new meaning to the adage, "You are what you eat." The DNA isolated from the muscles of people with diabetes bears chemical marks not found in those who respond normally to rising blood sugar levels, according to the report. The discovery shows that we are not "victims of our genes."

Mediterranean Diet Delays Need for Drugs in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The Mediterranean diet, long touted as a healthy eating plan, may help people with Type 2 diabetes stay off blood sugar-lowering medications, as well as help them lose weight and lower cardiovascular risk factors.

The Most Effective Therapy for Diabetes Induced Alzheimer's
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
"Exercise is the most potent insulin-sensitizing agent we have," said Dr. Suzanne Craft, a geriatrician and Alzheimer’s researcher at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington.

New Recommendations for Intake of Sugars by AHA
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
New recommendations for maximum dietary intake of "added sugars," released by the American Heart Association, are probably far more healthful than the much-higher current average intake in the U.S.. But without educating the patient, it will have little or no effect.

Possible Cause of Type 1 Linked to Wheat Reaction
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Canadian scientists say they might have discovered a clue to the cause of Type 1 diabetes -- a possible link to an abnormal response to wheat protein.

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