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C-Section Delivery Increases Risk for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Babies delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) are significantly more likely to develop juvenile (type 1) diabetes, according to a recent study. This observation could help explain how this poorly understood disease develops.

Archimedes Model Shown To Be a Strong Predictive Tool for Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008
A health tool known as the Archimedes model has recently been shown to help predict the outcome of diabetes in patients. The Archimedes in the past has only been applied to large populations, not individuals, making this a novel study. It was also shown that the Archimedes model is equally efficient in predicting diabetes in patients as other tests designed specifically for this purpose.

Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water Connected to Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Exposure to arsenic increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, concludes a recent study. Arsenic levels in urine were seen to be significantly higher in diabetics than in individuals without the disease.

Obese Hispanic Children at Very High Risk for Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Hispanics are one of the highest risk ethnic groups for developing type 2 diabetes, and a large proportion of overweight children might be a main reason why. A recent study has shown that overweight Hispanic children are at an extremely high risk for having pre-diabetes, which leads to increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.

Prompt Weight Loss Better Controls Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Keeping body weight down is known to help manage and prevent diabetes, but a recent study has shown that losing weight soon after diabetes diagnosis greatly helps limit the progression of the disease. This positive effect was seen even if weight was regained later on.

Periodontal Disease Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2008
Periodontal disease might be a contributor to the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to recent research.

Doctors Urged to Address Diabetes Sleep Apnea Connection
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes are strongly connected. Even though most doctors are aware of this connection, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has concluded that a deficient number of doctors utilize this knowledge.

Rotavirus Might Accelerate Type 1 Diabetes Development
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
A recent study out of Australia has found a connection between the common childhood infection, rotavirus, and the onset and progression of type 1 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Future Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life concludes a recent study. This finding should lead to more extensive preventative measures for these high risk women.

Number of Patients with Diabetes Climbs to 24 Million
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 was estimated at 23.6 million patients -- or 7.8% of the population -- an increase of three million cases since 2005, according to the CDC.

Patients 60 and older remained disproportionately affected, with the prevalence of the disease reaching 23.1% in that age group. In addition, the CDC said, 57 million patients had pre-diabetes.

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