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Diabetic Women at Higher Risk For Hip Fracture Need Prevention Strategy
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Having type 2 diabetes for 12 or more years was associated with a three-times higher risk of hip fracture.



Care of Gums Improves Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Standard treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth -- periodontitis -- can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under contro, dropping A1c 1.5 points.

Once A Day Insulin As Effective as Multiple Injections For Type 2’s
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to achieve the same glucose control with fewer injections a day.

Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients.

Atorvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Prevent Cardiac Events in Diabetic
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Although atorvastatin therapy led to a significant reduction in mean LDL cholesterol level in patients with type 2 diabetes, there was no significant difference from placebo in cardiac events, such as cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction (MI).



Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Metabolic syndrome, especially if associated with elevated testosterone, is "an important prognostic factor" in the recurrence of breast cancer, In a small study 50% of the women with metabolic syndrome developed breast cancer recurrence.

Impaired Fasting Glucose Screening Could Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Finding people with impaired fasting glucose -- a prediabetic stage -- could also help identify those with risk factors that can be modified to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

A1c A Better Screening Tool for Diabetes and Prediabetes Than Oral Glucose
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
A high normal A1c (HbA1c) reading might be a better, cheaper, and easier-to-use screening tool for prediabetes and diabetes than the laboratory-based oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

New Guidelines Target Diabetic Kidney Disease: Screen at Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
New guidelines developed for the first time by the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative provide detailed information on how to improve clinical outcomes in patients who have both diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Children With Type 1 Diabetes Often Experience Depressive Symptoms
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Depressive symptoms are common among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers, who found evidence of depressive symptoms in 15% of the young diabetics in their study.

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