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Pedometers Continue To Show Benefits in Reducing BMI, Blood Glucose and BP
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
"I think that the BP reduction and weight loss seen with pedometers is remarkable, given that these are small gizmos designed to increase physical activity, not reduce weight", states Dr. Dena Bravata.

Instant Messaging Improves Diabetes Control
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
If this study is true, then doctors should be setting up a program to start messaging patients to improve their control. An automated instant messaging service can help people with diabetes manage their disease more effectively, researchers report.

Possible To Predict Type 2 in Early Childhood
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2007
It may be possible to predict which kids are most likely to mature into adults with type 2 diabetes - and to nip that risk in the bud. A new study spotlights two key strategies.

Unique Idea: Have Government Subsidize Fruits and Vegetables
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Doctors tell lawmakers to subsidize salads, vegetables and fruit, not fat don't exercise is going to cost them and the taxpayers, plus they will lose years from their lifespan.

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be A Third Form Of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Insulin, it turns out, may be as important for the mind as it is for the body. Research in the last few years has raised the possibility that Alzheimer's memory loss could be due to a novel third form of diabetes.

Activity of Any Kind Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Total activity -- or more accurately, the lack of it -- appears to be a major driver of insulin resistance, a key component of the metabolic syndrome and a cardiovascular risk factor.

EASD: Average Blood Glucose Will Replace A1c
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Because most patients do not understand what an A1c result means, the industry standard will now be to tell patients what their average blood glucose is.

Triglycerides in the Diabetic Heart Explains Development of Heart Failure
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2007
This study strongly suggests that accumulation of myocardial triglyceride is at least a marker of early cardiac dysfunction in patients with insulin resistance.

Screen for PAD and Treat as CAD
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) should be performed routinely in all elderly patients and younger ones with cardiovascular risk factors, and should be aggressively treated just as coronary artery disease (CAD).

Intensive Diabetes Treatment Can Lower Resting Heart Rate
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
Intensive blood glucose control in type 1 diabetic patients is associated with a lowering of resting heart rate, according to a new report.

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