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Consensus Statement Issued On Worldwide Standardization of HbA1c Measurement
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
Contrary to popular opinion, the A1C assay may not reflect average glycemia over the preceding few months. An international study is underway to document the relationship between A1C and average blood glucose, using frequent capillary measurements and continuous glucose monitoring. When results of this study are available in September 2007, they may allow creation of a more accurate conversion algorithm.

Antioxidant Vitamins Don't Provide CardioVascular Protection
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Taking vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta-carotene supplements had no apparent effect on the long-term risk of major cardiovascular events, including stroke or death, in a trial that randomized thousands of women considered at high cardiovascular (CV) risk and followed them for an average of about nine years.

Study Details Heart Risks to Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
From angina to severe heart attacks, the death rate is higher than for non-diabetics. 8.5 percent of people with diabetes who have severe heart attacks die within 30 days, compared to 5.4 percent of those who do not have diabetes.

75% of Children With Hypertension Are Undiagnosed
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
High blood pressure is something you may not associate with children, but some kids do have it, and it can mean serious health problems.

Vitamin K Helps in Regulating Insulin Activity in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
The vitamin K dependant protein osteocalcin may have a positive effect on reducing obesity and diabetes, suggests a new study.

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Cancer
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Women who had gestational diabetes when pregnant may be at greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to U.S. and Israeli researchers who said the study was the first to link the two diseases.

ACE Inhibitors May Slow Mental Decline, Early Data Show
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier slow mental decline by about 50% relative to the decline seen in patients on other antihypertensives, according to an observational study of 1,074 hypertensive subjects followed for a median of 6 years.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

New Insulin Sensitizer (CRx-401) Improves Control Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
CombinatoRx, Incorporated announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial in Type 2 diabetes with CRx-401, a novel insulin sensitizer designed to provide anti-diabetic activity without promoting weight gain.

Selenium Supplementation May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 50%
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
More than half of diabetes cases in the National Prevention of Cancer trial occurred in individuals receiving selenium.

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