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FDA Approves OptiClik(TM), New Insulin Pen System from Aventis
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2004
Precision delivery device offers an additional tool to help people with diabetes achieve their treatment targets with once-daily LANTUS®



New National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Guidelines Call For LDL Levels Of Below 70
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has updated their Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines with evidence derived from recent statin trials. The updated recommendations, which are endorsed by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association, suggest that more intensive cholesterol treatment is an option for people at high risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiovascular death.
recent statin trials

Women Not Using Heart-Protecting Aspirin As Men Are
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
An aspirin a day may help keep a heart attack away, but many women at risk for heart disease still don't take one, a new study finds. Men, by comparison, are more likely to pop aspirin regularly — but less likely than women to remember or follow advice about diet and exercise habits that can help their hearts

Women Not Using Heart-Protecting Aspirin As Men Are
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
An aspirin a day may help keep a heart attack away, but many women at risk for heart disease still don't take one, a new study finds. Men, by comparison, are more likely to pop aspirin regularly — but less likely than women to remember or follow advice about diet and exercise habits that can help their hearts

ADA Guidelines Recommend Statins for Most Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004
Almost everyone with diabetes should consider taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol, even if they already have low cholesterol levels.
Diabetics should also consider taking a daily aspirin, too, the new guidelines stated.


ACE Inhibitors Cut Risk Of Death In Half For Those With Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004
People with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes could improve their odds of living longer and improve their heart health by taking ACE inhibitors -- or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors -- are used to treat high blood pressure. The drugs work by interfering with the formation of a hormone that can narrow blood vessels and increase blood pressure. Some examples of these medications include the drugs such as Accupril, Monopril, Vasotec, and Zestril these drugs, known as ACE inhibitors

Early Insulin May Help Diabetics Avoid It Later
Posted: Friday, May 14, 2004
A short course of insulin therapy may help people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes avoid this therapy later. Reducing blood glucose quickly pays off in long run.

New Insulin Treatment For Canine Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2004
The Food and Drug Administration has approved its first-ever canine diabetic treatment.
Before today's announcement, veterinarians would treat diabetes in dogs using human insulin. But the F-D-A says human insulin isn't compatible with a dog's metabolic system.


New Treatment Guidelines For Statins and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004
The American College of Physicians has announced new treatment guidelines that recommend that those over 55 with type 2 diabetes should be on a statin and the same advice goes for younger patients with type 2 and at least one risk factor for heart disease (e.g., hypertension, smoking).




Antibiotic Can Cause Hypoglycemia
Posted: Monday, April 05, 2004
If you take a sulfonylurea and your doctor wants to prescribe clarithromycin, tell your doctor about these cases. Any time you´re prescribed a new medication, ask your pharmacist whether the drug is known to affect blood glucose levels and how often you should check your glucose levels while on the new medication

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