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Continuous Glucose Control Improves Pregnancy Outcomes in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
For diabetic women, continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy may not only improve glycemic control but also diminish the risk of complications, researchers found.

ARB Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
New studies provide further evidence that candesartan, a blood pressure medicine, can cut the risk and severity of retinopathy in people who have diabetes, by as much as 18%, as well as blood pressure.

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the same hormone used to treat diabetes.

Older People Who Diet without Exercising Lose Valuable Muscle Mass
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A group of sedentary and overweight older people placed on a four-month exercise program not only became more fit, but burned off more fat, compared to older sedentary people who were placed on a diet but did not exercise.

Depressed Dialysis Patients More Likely to be Hospitalized Or Die Within a Year
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or die within a year than those who are not depressed, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found.


Reports Criticize Obama, McCain Health Plans
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's health care plan would cost too much and create more regulation, while Republican John McCain's plan would leave 60 million Americans without health insurance and reduce coverage, experts said.

Exercise Reduces Fat In Livers of Diabetics: Study
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Regular moderate exercise helps people with diabetes to reduce fat in their livers, in turn potentially preventing liver failure and heart disease, said U.S. researchers.

Pre-Meal Blood Glucose Values Best Gauge of True HbA1c
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
For patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, pre-prandial glucose levels are generally more closely associated with long-term HbA1c levels than post-prandial glucose levels, according to a new study.

Cannabis-Like Drugs that Help With Pain and Don't Harm the Brain
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Medicinal cannabis is becoming an increasingly accepted form of pain treatment, but the side effects are somewhat troubling. One of the main issues is that cannabis effects cognitive function. A new drug has been developed that resembles the pain alleviating effects of cannabis, while not adversely effecting the brain.

EASD: Byetta Wins In Head to Head Trial Over Januvia In Postprandial Glucose
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In a month-long head-to-head trial, the incretin mimetic exenatide (Byetta) reduced postprandial glucose in type 2 diabetes more than did sitagliptin (Januvia), an oral DPP-4 inhibitor, researchers reported.

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