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Tattoos Used To Control Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories is developing a special tattoo ink that changes color based on glucose levels inside the skin.

Breast Cancer More Likely in Post-Menopausal Women With High Insulin Levels
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Obesity is known to increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but the reason for this has remained greatly unknown. A recent study has found that in postmenopausal women, high insulin levels greatly increased breast cancer incidence, and it's speculated that obesity might be a leading contributor to high insulin levels.

Mr. Diabetes® Completes 10,000+ Mile Walk of U.S. Perimeter
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Still Plenty of Work to Do: For the past eight years Andy Mandell - Mr. Diabetes®, Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, has been a man with one mission: to walk the 10,000 mile perimeter of the United States raising awareness about the dangers of diabetes, a disease that nearly took his life. On December 21, 2008, at approximately 2:00 pm EST, he will walk the final steps in Madeira Beach, FL where it began December 1, 2000.

Diabetes Treatments Becoming Costly
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Over the past decade, not only have the number of type 2 diabetes cases been on the rise, but treating the disease has become more expensive. A recent study has revealed that type 2 diabetes treatments are becoming more complicated and more costly for the average patient.

Continuous Glucose Control Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
For diabetic women, continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy may not only improve glycemic control but also diminish the risk of complications, researchers found.

Pre-Meal Blood Glucose Values Best Gauge of True HbA1c
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
For patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pre-prandial glucose levels are generally more closely associated with long-term HbA1c levels than post-prandial glucose levels, according to a new study.

Diabetics Should Include More Herbs And Spices In Their Foods
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
In test-tube experiments, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, found that extracts of various herbs and spices - such as cinnamon, cloves, sage and rosemary -inhibited a damaging process that can result from high blood sugar levels.

Number of Patients with Diabetes Climbs to 24 Million
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 was estimated at 23.6 million patients -- or 7.8% of the population -- an increase of three million cases since 2005, according to the CDC.

Patients 60 and older remained disproportionately affected, with the prevalence of the disease reaching 23.1% in that age group. In addition, the CDC said, 57 million patients had pre-diabetes.

How Fructose Is Linked To Fat Build-up
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Fat build-up from fructose consumption may be greater than what occurs when we eat other types of sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, according to a new study. One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat quickly.

Bariatric Surgery Found Superior to Drugs in Controlling Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
For morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery led to more improvement in A1c than standard treatment, a retrospective analysis showed. HbA1c levels decreased from a mean of 7.5% pre-surgery to 5.8% after one year.

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