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Fat around Organs Linked to Decreased Heart Function
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have shown that fat collection in different body locations, such as around the heart and the aorta, and within the liver, are associated with certain decreased heart functions.

Hemoglobin Levels Predict Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
An already routine blood test may identify juvenile-onset diabetic patients at heightened risk for proliferative retinopathy, researchers said.

New Data Shows Kidney Disease Rising Due to Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
New data confirms the rate of chronic kidney disease is increasing along with the rising rates of diabetes. Up to 40% of people with diabetes will experience kidney problems in their lifetime.

Depression Increases Mortality for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
Patients with diabetes and coexisting depression face substantially elevated mortality risks beyond cardiovascular deaths.

Men Twice as Likely Not to Know They Have Diabetes
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009
New research suggests men over 50 are nearly twice as likely to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes than their female counterparts.

Expanded Indication for Byetta to Include Monotherapy for Glucose Control
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
The FDA has expanded the indication and prescribing language for the Type 2 diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta), extending its approval to use as monotherapy for glycemic control in adults, but with precautions.

Impaired Fasting Glucose and Diabetes Have Same Risk of Retinopathy
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
The two factors most strongly associated with retinopathy at 10 years were impaired fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c. A fasting blood glucose of 126mg/dL for the diagnosis of diabetes should be reevaluated.

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Reduces RISKS!
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Four-year results from the Action for Health Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study has shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss over the long term produces sustained weight loss and improvements in fitness, as well as improvements in glycemic control, systolic blood pressure, and HDL-cholesterol levels.

Diabetes Reduces Brain Function
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009
Repeated exposure to the low blood sugar levels caused by poorly controlled diabetes may damage the brain's cognitive function, according to a study.

Study Finds Best Use of Insulin as Diabetes Progresses
Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009
A large-scale trial in diabetes patients has provided new evidence on how best to add insulin to standard drugs to control blood sugar levels as Type 2 diabetes progresses.

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