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Large, Prospective Analysis Links Lack of Sleep to Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Physicians should ask about their patients' sleep and help their patients improve their sleep habits.

Children With Type 1 Diabetes Often Experience Depressive Symptoms
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Depressive symptoms are common among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers, who found evidence of depressive symptoms in 15% of the young diabetics in their study.

High Blood Sugar Deadly After Heart Attack
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Death was 15 times more likely in patients with hyperglycemia, with just one milligram per declliter above normal.

Average American Has Very High Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Body mass index (BMI), the ratio of body weight to height, is tightly linked to lifetime risk of diabetes.

CGMS Monitor Gets Kids Involved In Diabetes Care
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
A serendipitous finding was that the children tend to become very involved in their own diabetes management when using a continuous blood glucose monitor.

Many Doctors Aren't Treating Diabetes Aggressively Enough
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
FOUR studies find that this is true for patients with high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.

High Postmenopausal Sex Hormones Signal Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Postmenopausal women with high levels of estradiol and testosterone are at a greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to data on nearly 28,000 women.

Women with Preeclampsia Have Double the Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Researchers reported that preeclampsia is an independent risk marker for type 2 diabetes, even when gestational diabetes is taken into account.

Ten Thousand Patients Using Levemir Insulin Show Improvements in BG Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Levemir reduced mean A1C levels by 0.54 percent for type 1 and 0.89 percent for type 2 diabetes patients.



Diabetes Self-Care Tasks Demand 3 Hours a Day
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Two investigators found that more than three hours a day would be required for an average type 2 diabetes patient to follow to the letter all home-care tasks recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

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