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Metformin-induced Vitamin B12 Deficiency Presenting as a Peripheral Neuropathy
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Chronic metformin use results in vitamin B12 deficiency in 30% of patients. Exhaustion of vitamin B12 stores usually occurs after twelve to fifteen years of absolute vitamin B12 deficiency.

Bariatric Surgery Can Just Mask Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Bariatric surgery may appear to cure diabetes based on measurements such as fasting plasma glucose and hemoglobin A1c, but postprandial glucose can still be elevated say researchers.

Diabetes Therapy Individualized Using Genetics
Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Advances in the genetics of Type 2 diabetes have provided a foundation for individual treatment strategies, which should be a continuing goal of research, according to a consensus statement from diabetes specialists.

Using Genotypes to Individualize Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
A panel of diabetes experts is encouraging efforts to increase understanding of the heterogeneity of Type 2 diabetes to achieve individualized treatments and improve treatment responses.

Soy Supplements Show No Diabetes Benefit
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Adding soy supplements to the diet may not improve blood sugar control in older women who are at high risk of or in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

High Glycemic Foods Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in women but not men, according to a report.

Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes.

Millions in United States Have Undetected Chronic Kidney Disease
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
As many as 13 million Americans may have undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes and undetected chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study...

DNA Testing Determines which Popular Diet Will Work
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
New data provided some early evidence that the secret to weight loss might lie in DNA and that the best way to shed excessive pounds is to diet according to genotype...

Switching to Once-Daily Victoza(R) (Liraglutide) from Exenatide Further Improves Blood Sugar Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
Diabetes Care has published online the results of the Novo Nordisk (NVO) LEAD™ 6 extension study...

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