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Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes.

Switching to Once-Daily Victoza(R) (Liraglutide) from Exenatide Further Improves Blood Sugar Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
Diabetes Care has published online the results of the Novo Nordisk (NVO) LEAD™ 6 extension study...

Leptin Therapy Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of Type 1 diabetes...

Study Explains How Weight-loss Surgery Reverses Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
A team of researchers, led by a University of California Davis (UC Davis) veterinary endocrinologist, has shown for the first time that a surgical procedure in rats that is similar to bariatric surgery in humans...

Selenium Improves Glucose Regulation in Men
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
In a French prospective observational study, older men with higher plasma selenium levels at baseline are less likely to have impaired fasting glucose levels or Type 2 diabetes during the subsequent 9 years. However, no such protective effect of higher baseline selenium levels is seen in older women in the study.

April is Defeat Diabetes® Month
Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Defeat Diabetes Foundation Presents 30 Days of Activities to Help Prevent the Disease and its Complications

Tight Blood Pressure Control Not Supported in Patients with Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010
Current blood pressure (BP) guidelines for individuals with diabetes (systolic BP [SBP] <130 mm Hg) based on the notion that lower is better were not supported by results of the International Verapamil SR-Trandolapril (INVEST) study.

Early Treatment Doubles Chance of Success for People with Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Results from the first study that compares failure rates of Metformin in real-world setting are out.

Postprandial Hyperglycemia and Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Hyperglycemia is a major risk factor for both the microvascular and macrovascular complications in patients with Type 2 diabetes. This review summarizes the cardiovascular results of large outcomes trials in diabetes and presents new evidence on the role of hyperglycemia, with particular emphasis on postprandial hyperglycemia, in adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Method Identified to Help Reduce Fat in the Blood
Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010
The obesity epidemic is a concern for experts around the world. One of the major problems is high levels of lipids in the blood, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes. But a University of Alberta researcher has taken a major step in protecting people against these diseases.

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