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Cinnamon as Diabetes Therapy is Questionable
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
Some studies have hinted that cinnamon may aid blood sugar control, yet others show it is not beneficial for people with diabetes, according to researchers.

Moderate Alcohol Intake Reduces Fasting Glucose
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
In patients with type 2 diabetes, moderate daily intake of alcohol reduced fasting plasma glucose (FPG) but not postprandial glucose, especially in those with high levels of glycated hemoglobin.

Statins for All Diabetic Patients Justified
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
A strategy of treating all diabetic men older than 40 years and all diabetic women older than 45 years with statins would be effective and efficient in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.

EASD: Diabetes Vaccine Shows Strong Evidence for Lasting Immunological Effect
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Diamyd Medical announced further evidence for lasting immunologic efficacy of the Diamyd diabetes vaccine.and showed that treatment with Diamyd causes a specific immune response to GAD65 remaining even 15 months after treatment.

EASD: ACTOS Shows A 38 Percent Lower Risk of Heart Attack
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
New research, including two studies presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), further support the cardiovascular safety of ACTOS (pioglitazone HCI) and its benefits regarding improved blood glucose and blood lipid levels for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Activity of Any Kind Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Total activity -- or more accurately, the lack of it -- appears to be a major driver of insulin resistance, a key component of the metabolic syndrome and a cardiovascular risk factor.

EASD: Early Initiation of Insulin Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Adding insulin to oral antidiabetic agents early in the course of disease can help patients achieve better glucose control, but many patients will need a combined insulin regimen, investigators reported.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Be Associated With Lower Risk of Death
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2007
Individuals who take vitamin D supplements appear to have a lower risk of death from any cause over an average follow-up time of six-years.

Losing Sleep Triggers Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2007
According to a new study, Even a small amount of sleep loss can cause changes in hormonal glucose regulation, with a strong effect on pancreatic islet secretion, a decrease in glucagon levels and a slight reduction in C-peptide levels.

Brisk Walking Restores Muscle Function in Diabetics
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2007
According to a new study in Type 2 diabetes, a moderate-intensity exercise program, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes three-to-five times a week, combined with moderate weight loss is enough to restore mitochondrial content and function to skeletal muscle.

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