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Using Vitamin C Plus Insulin to Stop Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Researchers have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets. This simply means that getting your glucose under control is not enough.

Chain Menus will Post Calories
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Large U.S. chain restaurants, criticized for their role in the country's obesity epidemic, agreed last week to support legislation that would require them to disclose calories on their menus. The question is, however, if people see the calories will they change what they order?

Artificial Sweeteners Found in Water Supplies
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Artificial sweeteners have many intended benefits for select individuals, such as diabetics and people suffering from obesity, but some research has suggested adverse effects, and even as a potential risk factor for cancer. A recent German study has concluded that water treatment plants do not remove artificial sweeteners totally from waste water, potentially putting entire societies at risk for artificial sweetener induced problems.

The Versatile Benefits of Red Wine and Component Resveratrol
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Moderate red wine consumption is known to have many benefits, including protection against heart disease, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions, and is believed to be the ultimate answer to the “French paradox.” Red wine is a complex chemical mix, with many of its constituents believed to benefit the human body in some form. Polyphenols, especially resveratrol, are believed to be a particularly important component of red wine when considering health benefits, and a recent review has displayed the far-reaching potential for these compounds.

Three New Weight-Loss Drugs Show Benefits for Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three investigational diet drugs hold promise for preventing and treating diabetes. The findings show that the drugs can help "halt the progression towards Type 2 diabetes.

Vitamin C Helps Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes Damage
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Poor blood glucose control can lead to blood vessel and nerve cell damage in diabetics, and the only known way to prevent this is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, and even this doesn’t always work. A recent research team, however, has found that combining insulin with vitamin C stops blood vessel damage in type 1 diabetics.

Increase in Type 1 Diabetes Expected
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
If current trends continue, cases of Type 1 diabetes among children under 15 will increase by 70 percent by the year 2020, a new study suggests. Those are among the findings by researchers who analyzed diabetes data from 20 centers in 17 European countries. Those centers registered 29,311 cases of Type 1 diabetes between 1989 and 2003.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

Elevated A1c in Adults without a History of Diabetes in the U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A single elevated A1C level (A1C >6%) is common in the general population of adults without a history of diabetes and is highly reliable for the detection of elevated fasting glucose. And 77% of individuals with A1C ≥6.5% had FPG ≥126 mg/dl which is the definition for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Genetic Link Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease Found
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A genetic link between gum disease (periodontitis) and heart disease has been discovered by German scientists. This could be an important finding for those with diabetes because of the increased risk of heart disease to gum disease The association between periodontitis and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been known for years, but a genetic link between the conditions hadn't been confirmed. The University of Kiel team found that the two diseases share a genetic variant on chromosome 9.

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