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Triglycerides Predict Neuropathy
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
High triglyceride levels in the blood may be an indicator of risk for diabetic neuropathy. High blood-triglyceride levels were already known to greatly increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, further connecting CVD and diabetes.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Retinopathy Linked in Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
According to new research, patients with diabetes who have retinopathy should also be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Cardiac Abnormalities Seen in Young Females with Poor Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
According to the results of a new study, adolescent girls with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have structural and functional cardiac abnormalities than are their healthy peers or even girls with Type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Rears its Ugly Head Ten Years before Diagnosis
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can present themselves as long as 10 years before diagnosis and most people have no idea before the damage is done. Education and better screening prior to diagnosis is critical if we are going to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Polycarbonate Bottles Leak BPA Into Consumed Liquid
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
Drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases levels of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), according to a recent study. BPA had been connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and even infertility, in past research.

The Economics of Undiagnosed Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Approximately 6.3 million adults - or one-fourth of the people in the U.S. with diabetes mellitus - are unaware they have the disease, and this undiagnosed population accounts for an estimated $18 billion in health care costs each year.

ROADMAP Study Demonstrates Significant Reduction of Early Kidney Disease in Type 2s
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
ROADMAP is the first-ever, large-scale clinical trial, being conducted in 19 European countries to evaluate whether the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan medoxomil can prevent the onset of microalbuminuria in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

Possible Links Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Both type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are more prevalent with advanced age, and many possible links between the two may exist. Most notably, results of lifestyle choices, such as unhealthy and excessive food intake, may increase the risk of both conditions, but more specific links appear to exist as well. These connections were explored in a recent meta-analysis of 14 previous studies.

Calls For More International Diabetes Funding
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009
At a recent international meeting concerning non-communicable diseases, held in Doha, Qatar, professor Martin Slink, the president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), stressed the importance of more funding for diabetes, as well as other non-communicable diseases. Professor Slink specifically urged that an international effort to fight these diseases be added to the United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs).

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