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GLP-1 Liraglutide Versus Sulfonylureas
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Novo Nordisk experimental diabetes drug liraglutide was significantly better at helping patients control blood sugar than an older common medicine after two years of treatment, according to data from a clinical trial.

Gestational Diabetes More Common in Pregnant Snorers
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Pregnant women snore a lot, which puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes, concludes a recent study. Pregnant snorers therefore have increased risk for various future health problems, as do their children.

High Blood Pressure In African-Americans Worsens Kidney Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, many being minorities and elderly people, and those with high blood pressure or diabetes. A recent study on individuals with kidney disease has found that African-American men and women are the most likely to have high blood pressure associated with their disease, which can lead to further complications.

International Expert Committee Recommends A1c Test to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An international expert committee assembled by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is recommending the A1c assay as the new test for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Overall Cardiovascular Safety of Rosiglitazone Confirmed in 5˝ Year Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Scores comparable to standard therapy on heart attacks, strokes and CV death but doubled incidence of heart failure warrants monitoring by physician.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

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.

Genetic Link Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease Found
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A genetic link between gum disease (periodontitis) and heart disease has been discovered by German scientists. This could be an important finding for those with diabetes because of the increased risk of heart disease to gum disease The association between periodontitis and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been known for years, but a genetic link between the conditions hadn't been confirmed. The University of Kiel team found that the two diseases share a genetic variant on chromosome 9.

Diabetes Drug Improves Psoriasis
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) significantly improved psoriasis control when added to oral acitretin (Soriatane), data from a small clinical trial demonstrated. This could be an important finding due to the fact that many people with diabetes also have psoriasis.

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An examination of the neck arteries of today's obese or diabetic young people bodes ill for their future health, researchers report.

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