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New IDF Guidelines on Diabetes Management
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced the release of several new guidelines related to diabetes management at the IDF 20th World Diabetes Congress. These include the first-ever international guidelines on the management of diabetes in pregnancy and guidelines on the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) among Type 2 diabetic patients not being treated with insulin.

Dentists Can Identify Patients at Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Event
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
We have seen that dentists can play a major role by identifying those at risk for diabetes, but now a new study indicates dentists can play a potentially life-saving role in health care by identifying patients at risk of fatal heart attacks and referring them to physicians for further evaluation.

Growth Hormone in Elderly: Bad Insulin Effects, Good Lipid Effects
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Growth hormone increases insulin resistance and modestly improves lipid profiles in healthy older men and women, according to a new report.

Risks of Daily Aspirin May Outweigh the Benefits
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks in people who've already had one. But if you've never had a heart attack (or stroke), the risks of taking a daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the benefits, according to a new published report out of the U.K.

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Reduces RISKS!
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Four-year results from the Action for Health Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study has shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss over the long term produces sustained weight loss and improvements in fitness, as well as improvements in glycemic control, systolic blood pressure, and HDL-cholesterol levels.

Increasing Fiber Decreases Belly Fat
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Eating just a little bit more fiber could have a big impact in trimming the waistlines of America's young people, new research shows.

Exercise Keeps Visceral Fat Away a Year after Weight Loss
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Eighty minutes a week of aerobic or resistance training helps not only to prevent weight gain, but also to inhibit a regain of harmful visceral fat one year after weight loss.

Diabetes on the Rise in the U.S.
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Diabetes cases are rising rapidly in the U.S., with the disease afflicting 11.3% of American adults as of the third quarter of 2009, according to a new Gallup survey. That's an increase from 10.4% measured in the first quarter of last year.

Newer, More Effective Laser Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
A sub-threshold micropulse diode laser (MPDL) is as effective as a conventional green laser (CGL) for the photocoagulation of diabetes-related macular edema, according to the results of a controlled trial.

Cancer Risk Increased in Diabetes Patients with Low LDL Cholesterol and Albuminuria
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Patients with Type 2 diabetes who have low LDL cholesterol and albuminuria face an increased risk of developing cancer, say researchers. The good news is that statin use in such patients may eliminate the elevated risk.

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