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New System For Reporting Blood Glucose Finalized, A1c Eliminated for Patients
Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Finally released, a new equation and a new system for reporting blood sugar results. New system should have a greater impact on patients understanding what an A1c is. The new number will be reported as ADAG (A1C derived average glucose) in mg/dl. or in mmol/lo dependent on the country.

New Class of Drug Dramatically Lifts HDL Cholesterol by 139%
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007
A new cholesterol experimental drug by Merck & Co., from the same class as the one that failed for Pfizer, had dramatic results in a small clinical trial, raising HDL by 39% and lowering LDL by 40% without the safety problems that killed the Pfizer product.

Scientists Solve Critical Part Of Insulin Puzzle
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Scientists are now one step closer to improved treatment of Type 2 diabetes following significant findings made by scientists at Australia's Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Researchers Uncover Potential Role of Leptin in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
A new Joslin-led study has shown that leptin, a hormone known mainly for regulating appetite control and energy metabolism, plays a major role in islet cell growth and insulin secretion. This finding opens up new avenues for studying leptin and its role in islet cell biology, which may lead to new treatments for diabetes

Bitter Melon Can Improve Insulin Production.
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Momordica Charantia is a vegetable which grows in tropical areas like East Africa, Asia, South Africa, and the Caribbean. This vegetable is rich in iron, beta carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other dietary fibers.

Advantages Seen With Next New Inhaled Insulin
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
New inhaled insulin shows less glucose excursions after meals then injected insulin.

EASD: IDF Recommends Tighter Control of Post-Meal Blood Glucose Levels
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007
IDF issued the new global guideline for diabetes care which includes the management of postmeal glucose. The guideline emphasizes that people with diabetes should have their blood glucose levels closely monitored after meals in order to optimize diabetes control and reduce the risk of complications, particularly cardiovascular disease.

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.

Perindopril/Indapamide for All Type 2's?
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007
If the benefits seen in the study were applied to just half the population with diabetes worldwide, more than a million deaths would be avoided over five years.

Primary and Secondary Interventions for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
A systematic review in the August 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association provides an overview of primary and secondary interventions for diabetic retinopathy (DR).

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