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New Review Endorses CV Benefits of Fish Oil
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
A new review concludes that there is extensive evidence from three decades of research that fish oils, or more specifically the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contained in them, are beneficial for everyone and that it can reduce the risk for total mortality, sudden death, CHD mortality, and cardiovascular mortality by as much as 30%.

Computer Determines When to Start Diabetes Patients on Statins
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Mayo Clinic have developed a computer model that medical doctors can use to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke.

Drug Helps Diabetics Heal Stubborn Wounds
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A drug used to remove iron from the body could help doctors fight one of diabetes' cruelest complications -- poor wound healing -- which can lead to infection and amputation.

Food Additive May Help Control Blood Lipids and Reduce Disease Risk
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Scientists have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose.

New Approach Targets Gut Hormone to Lower Blood Sugars
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A research team at the Toronto General Research Institute discovered a novel function of a hormone found in the gut that might potentially lower glucose levels in diabetes.

AADE Issues Position Statement in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The American Association of Diabetes Educators released a new position statement to help guide diabetes educators on how to help older adults with diabetes. The position paper, "Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes," is now available.

Scientists Alter Pancreatic Cells to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
By activating one gene, researchers can reprogram cells to produce insulin, according to a study in the journal Cell.

Gene Found That Plays a Role in Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The researchers propose that the development of Type 1 diabetes may in part be due to increased levels of this new gene.

Metformin Lowers Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Metformin, one of the most widely used diabetes drugs, may offer patients the added benefit of lowering their odds for pancreatic cancer by 62%, a new study shows.

CGMS Makes Good Blood Sugars Better
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
For patients with good A1c levels, continuous glucose monitoring will be beneficial, according to a new report.

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