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Pre-existing Conditions Covered by New High-Risk Insurance Pools
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Beginning July 1, individuals with pre-existing health conditions as diabetes are eligible to enroll in a temporary high-risk insurance pool, courtesy of the health care reform law.

Study Finds Visually Impaired People Get Insulin Pen Dosages Right
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Study shows visually impaired people can use insulin pens even though the labels on the popular insulin pen used by people with diabetes warn against visually-impaired people using pens to measure out and administer their insulin dosage.

Diabetes and Cardiology Groups Stay Firm on Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
In response to new Medicare data showing greater elevations in stroke, heart failure, and death risk with rosiglitazone compared with pioglitazone (Actos), the AHA issued a statement to the media reiterating its stance that there are insufficient data to support the choice of one over the other. And both the AHA and the ADA emphasized the need for patients to be informed of the new evidence, but not to panic.

Mortality Lower with Metformin
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
Metformin use may reduce mortality by 33% among patients with Type 2 diabetes who are at risk for cardiovascular events, researchers say.

First-in-Class Novel Drug Lowers Blood Glucose and Weight
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
In early trials, a novel sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor appears to improve glycemic control and reduce weight among patients on metformin, researchers reported.

New and Novel DPP-4 Reduces HbA1c Alone and in Combination
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
A novel dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor -- linagliptin -- showed improved glycemic control as monotherapy, as an add-on, and in combination with other oral diabetes medications, researchers reported.

Antioxidants Increase Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
A diet high in antioxidants may help increase insulin sensitivity and enhance the effects of metformin, according to a small study.

Potential for Diabetes Patients to Create Their Own Insulin
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Researchers have used a unique collection of pancreas specimens taken from patients who died soon after diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes to show that they respond to the ongoing process of destruction by inducing their islet cells to proliferate.

Insulin Peptide Points to a Solution for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have identified the precise protein fragment, or peptide, that can trigger diabetes in mice.

The finding, supports an emerging theory about the origins of autoimmunity, and may lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in humans.

Diabetes Care Management Program Lowers Health Care Costs, Hospitalization Rates
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Medicare patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease can significantly reduce both the cost of their medical care and rates of hospitalization by participating in a telephone-based diabetes disease management program, a new study finds.

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