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MRI Can Evaluate Beta-Cell Mass
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Noninvasive imaging (MRI) may aid physicians in the early diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scientific Peer Review of Research Applications for the Department of Defense - Andrew P. Mandell
Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2009
Diabetes advocate, Andrew P. Mandell, MR. DIABETES® and Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc., recently participated in the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense.

FDA Approves the Next DPP-IV Inhibitor Onglyza
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Patients with Type 2 diabetes now have a new treatment option: saxagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor that stimulates the pancreas to create more insulin after meals.

Flaxseed Not Flaxseed Oil Can Reduce Blood Lipids
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Whole flaxseed and flaxseed lignans significantly reduce circulating total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, showing their greatest effect in postmenopausal women and individuals with high initial cholesterol concentrations, according to the results of a published study.

Study Finds Common Diabetic Therapy Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Research suggests promising chemopreventive role for metformin by reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer by 62 percent.

Dementia Meds Increase Risk for Hyperglycemia in Older Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Older diabetics who take antipsychotic medications have an increased risk of ending up in the hospital with elevated blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, researchers say.

Income Level Affects Treatment of Hyperglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
People with diabetes who live in less affluent neighborhoods are more likely to experience delays in treatment for hyperglycemia, according to a study.

Study Finds Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes -- Improved Long-Term Outlook
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of Type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of Type 1 diabetes.

Researchers Implant Pig Cells in Type 1 Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A New Zealand biotech company began a trial last week that implanted cells from newborn pigs into eight human volunteers as an experimental treatment for their diabetes and the participants will not use immunosuppressant drugs.

Elevated Glucose Levels Linked to Increase Risk of Death
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Compared with patients with moderately controlled glucose levels, diabetic patients who have heart failure and either too high or too low glucose levels may be at increased risk of death, said researchers in a report.

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