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Patients Miscode Monitors 16% of the Time Causing Faulty Readings
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
When persons with diabetes use miscoded blood glucose meters to determine how much insulin to take, significant errors in insulin dose can result that may potentially lead to short- and long-term health complications.

Acomplia ™(Rimonabant) Receives 1st Marketing Authorization in North America
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Acomplia™ (rimonabant) approved in Mexico to treat obese/overweight patients with associated type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia or to help them improve glycemic control on background of conventional antidiabetic treatment.

Born in the USA, One in Three Will Develop Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Fifty-four million Americans - that’s one in six of us -- have pre-diabetes and most don’t even realize it.

Periodontal Therapy Helps Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Patients with Type 2 diabetes and periodontal disease who receive periodontal therapy see levels of oxidative stress, a condition in which antioxidant levels are lower than normal, reduced to the same levels as nondiabetic patients.

Smoking Harms Kidney Function in Type 2’s
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
People with type 2 diabetes who smoke cigarettes are more than twice as likely as non-smokers to have impaired kidney function, research shows.

Physician Resistance Hinders Diabetics Use of Cutting Edge Technology
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Diabetic patients who use newer technologies such as insulin pumps and blood glucose monitoring devices are better able to manage their disease and adhere to treatment regimens, with less daily pain, than with conventional treatments.

Consequences of Fetal Exposure to Maternal Diabetes in Offspring
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Mothers who have type 2 diabetes during pregnancy can transmit risk factors to their children.

Metformin Therapy Is Effective in Nonobese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
There is now evidence-based data to support metformin use in nonobese individuals with type 2 diabetes."

TZD’s Can Increase Bone Loss in Type 2 Women
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Elderly nursing home patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have higher bone mass and lower bone turnover than those without diabetes.

Insulin Pump Therapy for Adolescents is More Effective with Proper Training
Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Researchers have shown that when adolescents are checking their blood sugars 4 to 5 time a day prior to going on the pump, that more than 80% of adolescents will continue with pump therapy and improve their outcomes.

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