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Alzheimer's Plaques Reduced by Diabetes Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In a postmortem study of patients who had Alzheimer's disease, those who also had diabetes and were treated with insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs had lower densities of neural plaques in the brain, a hallmark of this dementia, than did other diabetics or those without diabetes, new research shows.

ARB Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
New studies provide further evidence that candesartan, a blood pressure medicine, can cut the risk and severity of retinopathy in people who have diabetes, by as much as 18%, as well as blood pressure.

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Insulin-producing Cells
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin, the same hormone used to treat diabetes.

EASD: Byetta Wins In Head to Head Trial Over Januvia In Postprandial Glucose
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In a month-long head-to-head trial, the incretin mimetic exenatide (Byetta) reduced postprandial glucose in type 2 diabetes more than did sitagliptin (Januvia), an oral DPP-4 inhibitor, researchers reported.

New Gastrointestinal Treatment For Diabetes Using the EndoBarrier Liner
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
GI Dynamics announces data demonstrating immediate and sustained reduction in HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes using EndoBarrier® Gastrointestinal Liner. Compelling clinical data highlighted at first World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes show improved glycemic control and weight reduction in uncontrolled diabetics.

Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

New Analysis Shows Lower Not Necessarily Better When It Comes to BP
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
New observational analysis of the ONTARGET study shows that lower is not necessarily better when it comes to blood pressure in this patient population, with coronary heart disease or diabetes plus additional risk factors. Although there was evidence that lower was better in terms of stroke, there was a suggestion of harm when BP was reduced below 130 mm Hg systolic for the outcome of cardiovascular death in diabetics. The findings suggest that in high-risk people, the [current] guidelines of 'the lower, the better' may not apply.

Januvia/Byetta Becoming First and Second-Line Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
New research reports that Januvia is currently prescribed most often as a third- or later-line of therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

New Drug Might Replace Daily Insulin Injections
Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008
For people with progressed type 2 diabetes that requires daily insulin injections, there might be a partial solution to this constant inconvenience. A new type 2 diabetes treatment has recently been developed that requires only one weekly treatment, and early results seem to indicate it is substantially effective.

Lead, Mercury and Arsenic Found in Internet Purchased Ayurveda
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ayurvedic medicines are used throughout South Asia, especially in India, and are available throughout the world through Internet purchase. While there are many proponents of its usage, it has recently been found by researchers that over 20% of Ayurvedic medicine purchased over the Internet has unhealthy amounts of mercury, lead and arsenic.

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