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HbA1c Screening in Routine Clinical Practice
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) may be useful for diabetes screening and diagnosis in routine clinical practice, according to the results of a new study.

Diabetic Eye Disease More Severe in African-Americans Who Consume More Calories, Sodium
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
High intakes of calories and sodium appear to be associated with the progression of retinal disease among African American patients with diabetes.

Obesity Screening Recommended for Children Ages 6 to 18 Years
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen children ages 6 to 18 years for obesity and refer them as appropriate to programs to improve their weight status, according to evidence-based guidelines.

Siblings Key in Gestational Diabetes Risk
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
A family history of diabetes increases a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study confirms.

Fear of Hypoglycemia in Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Poor Control
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
The association between a higher level of hypoglycemic-related fear and parental emotional distress and poorer glycemic control in the child emphasizes the need for programs to support and guide parents.

Economic Burden of Diabetes Tops $218B and Going Higher
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Medical costs and reduced work productivity associated with diabetes cost the U.S. $218 billion in 2007, researchers said.

Another Study Showing Glucose Monitoring Has Little Benefit for Non-Insulin-Dependent Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Contrary to the widely-held belief, there is no proof that non-insulin-dependent patients with Type 2 diabetes benefit from glucose self-monitoring. This is the conclusion of the final report of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Diagnostic Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome Are Not Reliable in Children
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Traditional diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome are not reliable in children, researchers from the National Institutes of Health report.

Nicotinamide Overload a Trigger for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
The increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes following worldwide food fortification with niacin suggests that Type 2 diabetes may involve excessive niacin intake.

Regaining Normal Glucose Function in Patients with Prediabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Diabetes prevention likely resides in the restoration of Normal Glucose Regulation (NGR) rather than in the maintenance of a high-risk state, such as pre-diabetes. Therefore, it is encouraging to note that nearly one quarter of the study participants achieved NGR within the 3-year study window. Over half of those patients did so in the first year, so for the most part, those who succeed in having NGR restored will do so relatively quickly.

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