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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.

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).

New-Onset Diabetes in Older Adults Attributable to Lifestyle
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Numerous lifestyle factors affect older adults' risk of diabetes, a new study finds. As the population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds.

Fifty Percent of African Americans Die from Causes that Can Be Prevented or Treated
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Two-thirds of the difference between death rates among African Americans and Caucasians are now due to causes that could be prevented or cured, according to a new study.
"People should not be dying prematurely from stroke, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, appendicitis or the flu..."

Antibiotic Use in Childhood Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Contrary to what several other studies have shown, the results of a nationwide study of Danish children suggest that antibiotic use does not affect the development of Type 1 diabetes.

Higher Quality Diets More Expensive
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009
Higher education and socioeconomic status translates into better, albeit more expensive, diets, according to a recent study. These individuals therefore put themselves at decreased risk for a variety of dangerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

What Is a Normal A1c for Type 2 Children?
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
According to the ADA and AACE, a normal A1c result is from 4-6%. Yet we know the closer you get to 6% means your average blood glucose is getting higher and increases your risk for pre-diabetes and diabetes.

Understanding Barriers to Diabetes Self-Care Helps Providers Empower Patients
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Despite the provision of comprehensive management programs, patients are often unable to achieve the desired outcomes. It is essential to understand the barriers to diabetes self-care in order to promote successfully self-care behaviors."

Obesity Strongly Linked to Insulin Processing
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Obesity, itself thought to be a major cause of insulin resistance, in fact appears to result from distinct insulin processing as well. A recent study has concluded that differences in insulin processing within cells are responsible for variations in how fat is stored within these cells, potentially leading to obesity.

Irregular Heart Beats in Men Linked to "Bigness" in Youth
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2009
Men who were "big" in their youth, suffer from an increased incidence of abnormal heart rhythm's later in life. "Big" in this case describes stature and muscle mass, as well as weight, making this a more novel study linking seemingly healthy (non-obese) large bodies to heart problems.

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