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Older Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Increased Risk for Heart Failure
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Undiagnosed heart failure is common among minority, older aged patients with Type 2 diabetes — particularly diastolic dysfunction.

Elevated A1c in Adults without a History of Diabetes in the U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A single elevated A1C level (A1C >6%) is common in the general population of adults without a history of diabetes and is highly reliable for the detection of elevated fasting glucose. And 77% of individuals with A1C ≥6.5% had FPG ≥126 mg/dl which is the definition for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Tighter Control Reduces Heart Disease Risk by 17%
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
The study found extra benefits for those who kept the A1c levels closer to the 4% to 5% mark that is common for healthy people. As well as the reduction in heart attacks, there was a 15% fall in heart disease when blood sugar levels were kept to 6.6% on average.

More Time in the Sun Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Possible Links Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Both type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are more prevalent with advanced age, and many possible links between the two may exist. Most notably, results of lifestyle choices, such as unhealthy and excessive food intake, may increase the risk of both conditions, but more specific links appear to exist as well. These connections were explored in a recent meta-analysis of 14 previous studies.

New-Onset Diabetes in Older Adults Attributable to Lifestyle
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Numerous lifestyle factors affect older adults' risk of diabetes, a new study finds. As the population ages, even small changes affect incidence, study finds.

Low Blood Sugar Increases Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Older adults with Type 2 diabetes who experience an episode of hypoglycemia serious enough to require a trip to the emergency department or admission to the hospital are at increased risk of developing dementia, new research suggests.

The Next DPP-4 Inhibitor Onglyza™ Passes CVD Review: Coming Soon
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
An FDA panel voted 10-2 that the investigational diabetes drug saxagliptin (Onglyza) does not put Type 2 diabetes patients at an increased risk for cardiovascular events, but wants drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb to conduct long-term postmarketing studies to test the drug in older and sicker patients.

Elderly Diabetics at Risk for Gangrene
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Gangrene, the nasty condition known to cause black and green limbs due to infection and a leading cause of amputations, and most recognized as a product of war wounds or conditions, is now being mentioned as a risk for elderly diabetics. With both the number of elderly, and the incidence of diabetes, rising in the United States, this is potentially troubling news that needs to be addressed.

Midwestern and Southern States Receive Least Federal Funding for Disease Prevention
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
New report finds public health programs at risk during economic downturn. Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a new report that found Midwestern and Southern states received less funding from the federal government than Northeastern and Western states did in fiscal year (FY) 2008 for disease prevention programs, which can amount to millions of dollars in differences.

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