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Weight-loss More Effective than Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic Highlights Cardiovascular Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Trials showed reductions in cardiovascular events of 19 percent to 45 percent. Overall, these findings suggest that intake of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from dietary sources or fish oil supplements, should be increased, especially in those with or at risk for coronary artery disease.

More Kids with Diabetes, Few Specialized Docs to Care for Them
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
The number of physicians who specialize in caring for kids with diabetes and obese kids at risk for the disease is not keeping pace with demand for care. For every 290 children with diabetes, there is only one board-certified pediatric endo available to care for them.

Frog Skin Provides Hope For A New Diabetes Teatment
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Just as the spit from the Gila Monster has provided a treatment for diabetes, now skin secretions from a South American ""shrinking"" frog could be used to treat type 2 diabetes also.

Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Researchers say reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments.

Physical Activity Increases Effectiveness of Beta-Cells
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Sedentary older people at risk of developing diabetes showed significant improvement in the function of their insulin-making beta cells after just one week of exercise.

FDA Considers Stricter Rules For Diabetes Drugs
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Draft guidance could make things tough for companies developing new diabetes medicines.

Jelly in the Belly: A Diet Pill That Expands So You Don't
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Italian scientists are testing a new diet pill that turns into a clear, gelatinous blob the size of a tennis ball that may help shrink waistlines by giving dieters a sense of satiety.

Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education Need To Be Targeted To Men and Women Differently
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Women had higher expectations of the benefits of self-management along with more depressive symptoms.

Aspirin Resistance Attributed to Noncompliance
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Noncompliance is the main cause of aspirin resistance, according to investigators who studied aspirin response in 230 people, most of whom had a history of myocardial infarction.

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