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Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Impacted by Diabetes Control
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"We found that diabetic patients with breast cancer have higher rates of chemotherapy-related toxicities. Clinicians must be aware that diabetic patients are more likely to experience toxicity and should monitor diabetic patients closely."

Diabetes Linked to Long and Short Nightly Sleeping
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009
Sleeping an average of more than eight hours per night, or less than seven hours per night, appears to greatly increase the risk of developing pre-diabetes, as well as full type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome Less Common in 100% Juice Drinkers
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009
100% juice drinkers are thinner and at lower risk for metabolic syndrome, according to recently presented research. The study indicates that drinking 100% juice helps prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Just Slightly Reducing Sugar Intake, Increasing Fiber Consumption Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Hispanic Teenagers
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Individuals who reduced added sugar intake by the equivalent of 1 can of soda per day or increased fiber intake by the equivalent of a cup of beans showed improvements in key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, specifically in insulin secretion and visceral fat.

Stress Tests Unnecessary for Many Diabetics
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
While diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, tests which determine immediate heart status, namely stress tests, are expensive and often lead to more invasive procedures. A recent study has concluded that unless in a markedly high risk group (diabetics with either family history of heart disease, or with angina), these tests are not worth the cost and discomfort.

Laughter Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Laughing and being happy, accompanied by standard diabetic treatment, appears to help raise good cholesterol, lower inflammation, and decrease risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Male Hearts Overwork Around Cigarette, Cooking Oil and Wood Smoke
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009
Exposure to cigarette smoke and general pollutants is known to be connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in both men and women, but this connection was thought to only exist through long-term exposure. A recent study has shown that not only cigarette smoke, but cooking oil and wood smoke as well, intensifies male cardiovascular response, through short-term exposure.

What Is a Normal A1c for Type 2 Children?
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
According to the ADA and AACE, a normal A1c result is from 4-6%. Yet we know the closer you get to 6% means your average blood glucose is getting higher and increases your risk for pre-diabetes and diabetes.

TZD’s Connected to Vision-Threatening Complication
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Treatment with the glitazone class of diabetes drugs leads to a "modest" increase in the risk of diabetic macular edema (DME)—a common complication that can lead to vision loss, reports a study.

Liraglutide Has Low CVD Risk but May Be Blocked for Approval
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tumor data may block approval for diabetes drug liraglutide. An FDA advisory panel declined to recommend approval for the investigational diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza), in light of animal studies linking the injection to thyroid cancer.

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