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Diabetes Linked to Accelerated Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes exhibit more extensive atherosclerosis and inadequate compensatory remodeling of the arterial wall, compared to patients without diabetes, according to new published findings.

Heart Disease Risk Soars 80% With Obesity And Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water Connected to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Exposure to arsenic increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, concludes a recent study. Arsenic levels in urine were seen to be significantly higher in diabetics than in individuals without the disease.

New Drug Combats Elderly Insomnia
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008
It's estimated that nearly half of people over 55 years of age suffer from some level of insomnia. Researchers at Tel Aviv University have recently developed a drug to specifically combat this common problem in elderly individuals.

Silent Kidney Disease Tied To Heart Attacks And Early Death
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Chronic kidney disease doubles the risk of heart attack, stroke, and early mortality, even among young and middle-aged adults, according to results of a nationwide screening program.

Obese Hispanic Children at Very High Risk for Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Hispanics are one of the highest risk ethnic groups for developing type 2 diabetes, and a large proportion of overweight children might be a main reason why. A recent study has shown that overweight Hispanic children are at an extremely high risk for having pre-diabetes, which leads to increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.

Prompt Weight Loss Better Controls Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Keeping body weight down is known to help manage and prevent diabetes, but a recent study has shown that losing weight soon after diabetes diagnosis greatly helps limit the progression of the disease. This positive effect was seen even if weight was regained later on.

Periodontal Disease Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2008
Periodontal disease might be a contributor to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to recent research.

Women With Diabetes Prior to Pregnancy Linked With Birth Defects
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Women diagnosed with diabetes before their pregnancy have a higher risk of giving birth to a baby with a birth defect or multiple defects than a woman who does not have diabetes before giving birth, according to a new study. "For single [birth] defects, the risk is three to four times greater, and about eightfold for multiple defects," says Adolfo Correa, MD, MPH, PhD, the study's lead author and an epidemiologist at the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Doctors Urged to Address Diabetes Sleep Apnea Connection
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes are strongly connected. Even though most doctors are aware of this connection, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has concluded that a deficient number of doctors utilize this knowledge.

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