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Americans Unaware of Significance of Triglycerides
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
A survey conducted by the National Lipid Association (NLA) has revealed that 87% of patients are unaware of the importance of high triglycerides in risk of heart disease. Fewer than half say they have discussed the topic with their physicians.

Small Changes in Diabetes Care Exceeds All Expections
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
A series of fairly low-tech innovations radically transformed diabetes care in a busy family medicine program in just over a year's time, exceeding insurance company pay-for-performance benchmarks.

Abbott’s Continuous Blood Glucose Monitor Approval Soon
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
The expected 1 Billion dollar market for CGMS (Continuious Blood Glucose Monitor), will soon have another competitor to compete with MiniMed and DexCom, it’s the Navigator from Abbott Diabetes Care.

Many Patients wth Diabetes and Heart Disease Quit Medicine Too Early
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Two new studies show that nonadherence to medication is common among recent MI patients and in those with diabetes, resulting in higher mortality.


Big Waist, Heavy Weight Both Raise Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Having either a large waistline or being overweight raises a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but the combination of the two is most dangerous, a study shows.

EASD Recommends Earlier Insulin Therapy, Don’t Wait 4-6 years!
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A Consensus Report launched at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is calling for urgent action to drastically improve the management of diabetes, particularly urging the increased acceptance of insulin. All patients with Type 2 diabetes, if they live long enough will require insulin.

New Diabetes Guidelines Target Foot Complications, Amputations
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
New guidelines for health care professionals could lead to significantly fewer foot complications and amputations by changing the way doctors treat the feet of diabetes patients.

India Faces Diabetes Crisis
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A surge in diabetes cases in India threatens the whole health care system. The cost for the increase in diabetes is estimated to be over 250 billion dollars.

Dream Study Results Positive, but LifeStyle Intervention Better
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
With less side effects then in the Dream Study and a much lower cost, study shows weight loss is the key factor in reducing diabetes risk for high-risk, overweight individuals.

DDP-4 inhibitors: A New Class of Oral Antidiabetic Drugs – Coming Soon
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Data emerging on the safety and efficacy of the new oral antidiabetic agents were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2006 Meeting.

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