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Diabetic Amputation Cause Better Understood
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008
Due to poor blood function and diminished ability to battle infections, limb amputations are a common occurrence in diabetics. Researchers have recently found that a specific blood vessel receptor that results from diabetes might be responsible for these amputations.

Sudden Death More Common in Type 1's Under 40 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Acute complications of diabetes 27%, unnatural deaths 28%, and sudden unexpected deaths 22%, were the predominant causes of death in young individuals with diabetes.

Community Specific Nutrition Programs Best for Diabetes Prevention
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Different cultures, genders, minority groups, and social classes, naturally have different diets. Most nutritional education is based on general ideas believed to apply to all diets though, which might limit the effectiveness of the education for certain groups. A recent study has shown that diet-education tailored to a certain group or communities likely diet is most effective in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes, a condition closely linked to diet.

Diabetes Possibly Responsible for High Oxidative Stress Levels in Heart Patients
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
High oxidative stress levels, often thought by doctors to be a characteristic of patients with coronary heart disease, may in some cases be caused by the existence of type 2 diabetes in these same patients. This may help diagnose previously undiagnosed diabetes, or help better treat conditions that coronary heart disease patients are dealing with.

Diabetes a Cause of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A recent study indicates that diabetes increases the likelihood of developing active tuberculosis (TB). This result is most important for developing countries, where TB is common and diabetes is on the rise.

A Superior Alternative to the Stethoscope
Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008
The stethoscope is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of a medical doctor, but it might soon become obsolete. A new study has applied a digital, mathematical approach to diagnosing heart problems, and it appears to be more effective in this task than the typical doctor-stethoscope combination.

Diabetes and Obesity Effect Male Fertility
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Diabetes and obesity appear to be major risk factors for male infertility. At the recent 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, two separate studies presented these results, one concerning reduced sperm count due to obesity, and the other dealing with sperm DNA damage due to diabetes.

New Therapeutic Options For Diabetes-related Tissue Injury
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Boston University report results from a study demonstrating that omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are precursors to a powerful new genus of anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution mediators, coined 'resolvins' and 'protectins'.

New AHA Obesity Statement
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
AHA statement urges clinicians to think beyond clinical treatment and prevention and to emphasize nutrition and physical activity, life-style modification.

Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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