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ACE Inhibitors May Slow Mental Decline, Early Data Show
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier slow mental decline by about 50% relative to the decline seen in patients on other antihypertensives, according to an observational study of 1,074 hypertensive subjects followed for a median of 6 years.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

New Insulin Sensitizer (CRx-401) Improves Control Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
CombinatoRx, Incorporated announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial in Type 2 diabetes with CRx-401, a novel insulin sensitizer designed to provide anti-diabetic activity without promoting weight gain.

Selenium Supplementation May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 50%
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
More than half of diabetes cases in the National Prevention of Cancer trial occurred in individuals receiving selenium.

Diabetics Have a 75% B1 Deficiency Leading to Vascular Problems
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency may be key to vascular problems for diabetic patients. FDA panel says Avandia offers benefits to people with type 2 disease, but�..

Top-10 Comparison of Diabetes Drugs Give One a Top Grade by Johns Hopkins
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A type 2 diabetes drug taken orally and in widespread use for more than a decade has been found to have distinct advantages over nine other, mostly newer medications used to control the chronic disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins.

Don't Rely on Beta-Blockers to Reduce Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Research favors other drugs to control hypertension. While high blood pressure patients taking beta-blockers have a reduced risk of stroke of 16 percent to 22 percent compared with a placebo, the other hypertension drugs reduce that risk by an average of 38 percent.

Secondary Failure of Glucose Control With Metformin, Sulfonylurea, or TZD's Monotherapy
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Which drugs are the ones to sustain good control, the longest?

Metformin and Body Weight
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Where most other diabetes medications cause weight gain, metformin can cause weight reduction.

Trial Using Cancer Meds To Control And Possibly Reverse Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Drug can possibly kill off the T-cells that are attacking the betacells.

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