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Cardiovascular Mortality Equally Likely for Diabetics as for CVD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been closely linked in several respects, but little solid quantification of the risk diabetes poses to cardiovascular mortality has been achieved. A recent study has made a profound discovery, that in the long-term, mortality due to cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), is equally likely for diabetics with no previous cardiovascular disease history, as it is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (and non-diabetic). The study was conducted solely on males, but the results are suspected to extend to both sexes.

Periodontal Maintenance Improves Diabetic Health
Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
For diabetic adults who also have gum disease, being diligent with cleanings and other gum disease procedures, might significantly reduce risks and medical costs associated with diabetes.

Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Elderly Brain Activity
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, both in diabetics and non-diabetics, plays a significant role in "cognitive aging," according to a Columbia University study. The researchers found that mental events in elderly individuals, such as the famed "senior moment," are associated in many cases with irregular blood sugar levels, and could potentially be avoided with proper exercise.

Juvenile Diabetics Lacking in Vitamin D
Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2008
An unexpected risk has recently been found for youths with type 1 diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have found that the majority of juvenile diabetics have insufficient levels of vitamin D, a condition that often leads to bone frailty and fractures later in life. Research has also linked vitamin D to skin cancer.

Mr. Diabetes® Completes 10,000+ Mile Walk of U.S. Perimeter
Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Still Plenty of Work to Do: For the past eight years Andy Mandell - Mr. Diabetes®, Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, has been a man with one mission: to walk the 10,000 mile perimeter of the United States raising awareness about the dangers of diabetes, a disease that nearly took his life. On December 21, 2008, at approximately 2:00 pm EST, he will walk the final steps in Madeira Beach, FL where it began December 1, 2000.

Thiazolidinediones Increase Fracture Risk in Women
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
Two widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs have recently been shown to increase risk of fractures in women, following long-term usage.

Lower Carbs Leads to Diminished Brain Function
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
A new study out of Tufts University has uncovered a major drawback to "low-carb diets," which have garnered a large contingency over the past decade. The study revealed that low-carb diets induce decreased cognitive ability, especially memory.

Body Clock Gene Linked to Diabetes Risk
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008
A gene related to melatonin, a hormone thought to be responsible for humans sleep-wake cycles, has now been linked to diabetes risk. High blood sugar levels were observed through disrupted sleep patterns, due to variations in the gene.

Ascorbic Acid Helps Stop Neurodegeneration in Diabetic Mice
Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Early studies on mice with diabetes suggest that the administration of ascorbic acid helps prevent against common neurological damage associated with the disease.

Protein Responds to Fat, But Not in Fat People
Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
A protein produced in the liver has been found to appear in direct response to the consumption of fatty foods, preparing the body for the fats arrival. The same study showed, however, that obese individuals often lack normal levels of this protein, suggesting that the discovery of this protein's mechanism could lead to novel ways for treating the well-documented obesity epidemic.

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