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Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Metabolic syndrome, especially if associated with elevated testosterone, is "an important prognostic factor" in the recurrence of breast cancer, In a small study 50% of the women with metabolic syndrome developed breast cancer recurrence.

Short Legs Early Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Being short and especially having short legs appear to increase the risk being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes in middle age, new research shows.

Evening and Bedtime Second Dose Equal for Long-Acting Insulin Levemir
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Patients who take Levemir (insulin detemir) twice daily can chose a convenient evening time for their second dose.

Impaired Fasting Glucose Screening Could Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Finding people with impaired fasting glucose -- a prediabetic stage -- could also help identify those with risk factors that can be modified to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

A1c A Better Screening Tool for Diabetes and Prediabetes Than Oral Glucose
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
A high normal A1c (HbA1c) reading might be a better, cheaper, and easier-to-use screening tool for prediabetes and diabetes than the laboratory-based oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

New Guidelines Target Diabetic Kidney Disease: Screen at Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
New guidelines developed for the first time by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative provide detailed information on how to improve clinical outcomes in patients who have both diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Preop Glycemic Control Decreases Infection Risk
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Tight control of glucose in the postoperative period results in fewer complications, including infections, and decreased mortality in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.

Children of Diabetics Have Early Artery Disease
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Adult children who have two parents with type 2 diabetes, but who are free from the disease themselves, have early signs of atherosclerosis, the results of a study shows.

Metformin Induces Long-Term Weight Loss in Teens
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Metformin can induce long-term weight loss in obese, non-diabetic adolescents, and could possibly be useful in a regimen to help achieve weight loss in adolescents, who may have developed type 2 diabetes type due to overweight.

LDL Cholesterol Below Recommended Levels Is Better
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels substantially below currently recommended levels significantly reduces the chances that people with diabetes and heart disease will suffer a stroke or heart attack, researchers report.

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