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Walnuts Found to Benefit Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A new study has found that keeping the diet for Type 2 diabetes under control gets a lot of help from including daily amounts of foods with the right kind of fats such as walnuts.

New Free Prevention Resource for Your Endo's Office & Online
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A free resource designed to educate patients about ways to successfully manage their diabetes was revealed at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress: “The Power of Prevention Magazine”

More Time in the Sun Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Ultraviolet LEDs Make Lettuce Healthier
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Darker leafy greens are known to be higher in nutrients, including antioxidants, than light colored greens. Using ultraviolet electronic light sources, researchers have recently found a way to make lettuce both darker and redder, potentially laying the foundations for a new, and healthier, form of vegetable consumption.

Pharmacists Prove their Worth in Diabetes Management
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Pharmacists show why they need to be part of the “Diabetes Team” and the Ten City Challenge diabetes education program shows that they can also reduce costs ($1,079/patient) as well as reducing A1c levels along with cholesterol and blood pressure.

Intensive Medical Intervention Successful in Primary Care Setting for Obese Patients
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Patients with extreme obesity achieved 8.3% weight loss after 2 years of intensive medical intervention compared with 0.5% in a control group, according to new research.

GlucoStories - Join the Race With American Diabetes Wholesale & Charlie Kimball
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Diabetes company and race car driving star join forces to launch new diabetes support site and contest.

Golden Rice Potential
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009
"Golden rice," a genetically modified grain that incorporates beta-carotene, has recently shown to help "convert vitamin A" in humans. This finding suggests that golden rice could help prevent vision loss and blindness in people suffering from vitamin A deficiency, especially those in poor, heavily rice-consuming countries. Many poor countries also suffer from high cases of diabetes, which can result in vision loss due to retinopathy.

Calls For More International Diabetes Funding
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009
At a recent international meeting concerning non-communicable diseases, held in Doha, Qatar, professor Martin Slink, the president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), stressed the importance of more funding for diabetes, as well as other non-communicable diseases. Professor Slink specifically urged that an international effort to fight these diseases be added to the United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs).

Low Levels of Vitamin D Cause Problems for Acutely Ill Diabetic Patients
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels.

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