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Obese and Diabetic Individuals Produce High Levels of Muscle Blocking Protein
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009
A recent study has found that there is an additional obstacle in obtaining good health for obese individuals, as well as type 2 diabetics, in that these conditions lead to the production of a certain protein that inhibits muscle growth. This troubling mechanism also appears to be a strong link between pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.

Camel Milk Helps Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009
In a country with far and away the highest incidence of diabetes in the world, a potential preventative treatment has been found in an unlikely place; camels. According to researchers in Bikaner, India, camel milk contains sufficient levels of insulin to help prevent, and perhaps treat, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Chili Pepper Component Relieves Pain
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Contrary to standard reactions of heat or discomfort, a team of researchers has found direct evidence that chili peppers may have anti-pain properties. Specifically it was found that capsaicin, a particular component found in chili peppers, helps reduce pain by binding to the lipid PIP2.

Bone Marrow Cells Can Heal Nerves in Diabetes Model
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Researchers have found that transplanting cells that replenish blood vessels can also restore nerve function in an animal model of diabetic neuropathy.

HbA1c Levels Inversely Tied to Cognition in Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
As HbA1c levels rise, cognitive function falls in patients with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors.

Drinking Two-Plus Cans of Pop Daily Doubles The Risk for Early Kidney Disease by 50%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Women and not men, who drink two or more cans of regular, not diet soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found.

Medicare OKs Bariatric Surgery As Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced last week a clarification in its policy for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery as a treatment for certain beneficiaries with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes.

Which Bariatric Surgery for Which Type 2 Patient? It Matters!
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The 2 major types of bariatric procedures for obese patients — bypass surgery and restrictive surgery — have different effects on gut hormone secretion, and thus on insulin secretion and sensitivity. These effects should be considered when choosing a surgical approach for severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes and when managing their diabetes postsurgery.

Tattoos Used To Control Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Massachusetts-based Draper Laboratories is developing a special tattoo ink that changes color based on glucose levels inside the skin.

Daily Consumption of DIET Soda Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes By 67%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Drinking diet soda at least daily is associated with significantly greater risks for select incident components of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an observational study.

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