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Endos Issue Consensus Statement on Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is good to see that there is more concern for those at risk for diabetes. The treatment of pre-diabetes requires intensive lifestyle modification and the use of metformin and acarbose for controlling glycemia for high-risk patients, declared a consensus statement issued by the American College of Endocrinology task force.

Low-Carb Diets Beat Low-Fat for Weight Loss And Lipid Changes at 2 Years
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Both a low-carbohydrate diet or a Mediterranean-style diet may be "effective alternatives" to a low-fat diet, with more favorable effects on lipids and glycemic control, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

New AHA Obesity Statement
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
AHA statement urges clinicians to think beyond clinical treatment and prevention and to emphasize nutrition and physical activity, life-style modification.

15% Increase in Diabetes in 2 Years - Nearly 24 Million People
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008
New government estimates show that nearly 24 million people, 8% of the population in the United States have diabetes, an increase of more than 3 million in two years.

Diabetes Medication May Promote Eye Health
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The diabetes medication rosiglitazone has been associated with a reduction in the likelihood of developing the eye disease called proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A study published in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology also found that diabetes patients using the drug were less likely to have reductions in visual acuity (or sharpness).

Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found.

High Postprandial Levels Independently Associated With Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Results of a new study show which information from oral glucose tolerance tests can be used independently predict mortality.

Dietary Antioxidants and Glucose Metabolism
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Food with high antioxidant concentrations seems to have a protective effect, improving oxidative stress-mediated detrimental effects on the vicious circle among obesity, and insulin.

Hemoglobin A1C Levels Strongly Linked to Subsequent Mortality in Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Hemoglobin A1C (A1C) levels are strongly associated with subsequent mortality in both men and women without a previous diabetes diagnosis, according to the results of the largest study to date of A1C levels and subsequent mortality risk, reported in the June issue of Diabetes Care. In those without known diabetes at baseline, a 1% increase in A1C level was associated with a 16% increase in mortality rate.

No Efficacy or Safety Sacrifice with Weekly Exenatide (Byetta LAR)
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
A long-acting version of the injectable diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) showed efficacy advantages and safety comparable to the standard formulation given twice a day, researchers said.

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