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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.

Diabetes Associated with Hearing Loss
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Diabetic patients with poor glycemic control or vascular or neuropathic complications may also suffer from hearing loss. All patients with hemoglobin A1c levels greater than 7% had hearing impairment.

Liraglutide Reverses Prediabetes 90%
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Researchers at the ADA reported that Liraglutide reverses prediabetes indices in most obese patients with existing prediabetes.

GLP-1 Liraglutide Versus Sulfonylureas
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Novo Nordisk experimental diabetes drug liraglutide was significantly better at helping patients control blood sugar than an older common medicine after two years of treatment, according to data from a clinical trial.

New Fluorescent Technology for Glucose Sensors are Accurate
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A novel continuous glucose monitor that uses fluorescence to provide a read-out of blood sugar appears to be accurate, especially in the hypoglycemic range, researchers said at ADA.

New Screening Methods Work for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For diabetic retinopathy screening, telemedicine and photographing fewer fields allow for faster detection for more patients, researchers said.

Gestational Diabetes More Common in Pregnant Snorers
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Pregnant women snore a lot, which puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes, concludes a recent study. Pregnant snorers therefore have increased risk for various future health problems, as do their children.

Meditative Yoga Effective Treatment for Insomnia
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Irregular and insufficient sleeping schedules have been linked to numerous health concerns, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. A recent study has concluded that practicing daytime deep relaxation techniques, namely meditation, greatly helps limit incidence of insomnia, potentially helping decrease risk of developing these above conditions.

High Blood Pressure In African-Americans Worsens Kidney Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, many being minorities and elderly people, and those with high blood pressure or diabetes. A recent study on individuals with kidney disease has found that African-American men and women are the most likely to have high blood pressure associated with their disease, which can lead to further complications.

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.

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