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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.

Type 2 Diabetes Has a Key Role in Rising Alzheimer’s Cases
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Over the next 40 years there could be a flood of dementia associated with Type 2 diabetes.

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.

Diabetes Among Children Most Likely Occur in Winter
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
An international study says that children under the age of 15 are more susceptible to developing diabetes in winter.

Organic Foods Are No More Nutritional than Conventional Foods
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
When it comes to nutrition, there's no difference whether patients consume organic or conventionally produced foods, researchers say.

Income Level Affects Treatment of Hyperglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
People with diabetes who live in less affluent neighborhoods are more likely to experience delays in treatment for hyperglycemia, according to a study.

We Are What Our Mothers Ate?
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The mother's health prior to conception is more important then previously thought. Maternal nutrition, protein intake and level of fat in the diet may cause epigenetic changes in the developing fetus that can have long-term health consequences.

Study Finds Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes -- Improved Long-Term Outlook
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of Type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of Type 1 diabetes.

Prevention and Detection of Diabetes Needs to Be a Priority
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The National Changing Diabetes((R)) Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, and several member associations recently urged President Obama and members of Congress to make the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, one of the nation's most pervasive and costly diseases, a priority in reforming the U.S. healthcare system.

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