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Mediterranean Diet Delays Need for Drugs in Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The Mediterranean diet, long touted as a healthy eating plan, may help people with Type 2 diabetes stay off blood sugar-lowering medications, as well as help them lose weight and lower cardiovascular risk factors.

Insulin as First Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Insulin can be safely and effectively used as a first-line treatment, in combination with metformin, in patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, with high rates of patient satisfaction and compliance, results of a study indicate.

Patch 'Shots' to Replace Injections
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
A skin patch lined with "microneedles" may someday offer a painless alternative to hypodermic needles, according to scientists working on the concept.

The Most Effective Therapy for Diabetes Induced Alzheimer's
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
"Exercise is the most potent insulin-sensitizing agent we have," said Dr. Suzanne Craft, a geriatrician and Alzheimer’s researcher at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington.

Glucose Challenge in Pregnancy Predicts Heart Disease Without Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Abnormal test results using the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) in those without gestational diabetes signals future heart risk, researchers say. A glucose challenge test given to pregnant women may also show if they have an increased risk of heart disease in the future, a new study has found.

Adaptive Response Pathways Possible Keys to Effective Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
University of California, San Francisco researchers have identified the two key circuits that control a cell's ability to adapt to changes in its environment, a finding that could have applications ranging from diabetes and autoimmune responses.

Why Diabetics Are at Greater Risk of Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have uncovered new information on the notion that sugar "feeds" tumors. The findings also have implications for other diseases such as diabetes.

Comparative Effectiveness Between Drugs Nearer
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Having comparative studies between drugs can show which drugs are cost effective. Why pay the price for newer drugs, if the older generic drugs do the same or better?

Glucose Intolerance Reversed by Carnitine Supplements
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Supplementing with the nutrient carnitine helps obese animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, report.

Insulin the First Treatment Choice for Newly Diagnosed Type 2’s
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In a recent published study, it was found that when insulin was the first treatment choice over multiple oral drugs, there was less weight gain and fewer hypoglycemic reactions.

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