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Study Details Heart Risks to Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
From angina to severe heart attacks, the death rate is higher than for non-diabetics. 8.5 percent of people with diabetes who have severe heart attacks die within 30 days, compared to 5.4 percent of those who do not have diabetes.

75% of Children With Hypertension Are Undiagnosed
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
High blood pressure is something you may not associate with children, but some kids do have it, and it can mean serious health problems.

Selenium Supplementation May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 50%
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
More than half of diabetes cases in the National Prevention of Cancer trial occurred in individuals receiving selenium.

Stephen Covey, Presents a Patient Education Program at AADE
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and an internationally respected leadership authority, has teamed up with The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and Bayer Diabetes Care to introduce a unique patient education tool, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Visceral Obesity A Major Metabolic Risk-Factor Regardless of BMI
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A new study shows that among individuals with the same body mass index (BMI), men with lower cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) levels had almost twice as much abdominal fat than their counterparts who were "fat and fit." The higher levels of abdominal obesity were also associated with poorer metabolic profiles, the researchers found.

High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Associated With Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Events
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Results from two studies indicate that elevated nonfasting triglyceride levels are associated with cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, with one study finding that triglyceride levels measured after fasting does not show this association.

Healthy Lifestyle in Middle Age Reduces Mortality and CVD Later in Life
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Adoption of 4 healthy lifestyle habits in middle age is associated with a 40% reduction in all-cause mortality and 35% reduction in CVD events within 4 years.

Obesity And Skinny are Socially Transmitted Diseases(STD)
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Obesity Is 'Socially Contagious' says a new report from Harvard. Need to associate only with skinny people if you want to be skinny?

Progression of Newly Diagnosed Impaired Fasting Glucose to Diabetes in 3 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
On average, a person newly diagnosed with elevated fasting blood sugars above 100mg/dL progresses to diabetes within less then 3 years. Telling patients with prediabetes to watch what they eat and exercise and come back next year, doesn't work! More aggressive therapy is needed.

Progression of Newly Diagnosed Impaired Fasting Glucose to Diabetes in 3 Years
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
On average, a person newly diagnosed with elevated fasting blood sugars above 100mg/dL progresses to diabetes within less then 3 years. Telling patients with prediabetes to watch what they eat and exercise and come back next year, doesn't work! More aggressive therapy is needed.

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