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Lacosamide Safely Reduces Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The antiepileptic drug lacosamide is effective in reducing painful diabetic neuropathy without serious side effects, according to results from two phase 3 trials, one in the United States and one in the European Union, researchers reported at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 61st Annual Meeting.

Simultaneous Transplant Gives Best Results in Diabetics with Kidney Disease
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
For patients with Type 1 diabetes who need a kidney transplant, simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation offers a higher survival rate than other options but with some increased risks, reports a study.

Fifty Percent of African Americans Die from Causes that Can Be Prevented or Treated
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Two-thirds of the difference between death rates among African Americans and Caucasians are now due to causes that could be prevented or cured, according to a new study.
"People should not be dying prematurely from stroke, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, appendicitis or the flu..."

Antibiotic Use in Childhood Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Contrary to what several other studies have shown, the results of a nationwide study of Danish children suggest that antibiotic use does not affect the development of Type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Increases Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
A common drug used to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics has been observed to increase risk of pancreatitis, and is believed to also increase long-term pancreatic cancer risk.

Aspirin Use Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Results of a new study recently published suggest an association between aspirin use and a decreased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Once a Year Byetta in the Diabetes Pipeline
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
With Lilly/Amylin's submission of their once a week Byetta, another company, Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., announces completion of enrollment of ITCA 650 phase 1b study for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes with their once a year dosing of Byetta.

Higher Quality Diets More Expensive
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009
Higher education and socioeconomic status translates into better, albeit more expensive, diets, according to a recent study. These individuals therefore put themselves at decreased risk for a variety of dangerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Pomegranate Juice Helps Slow Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Prostate cancer patients who drink pomegranate juice following surgery and treatment, appear to limit the likelihood of the disease recurring. This supports and extends past research that has suggested pomegranate juice and extracts as preventative agents for cancer, as well as other conditions.

Stopping Avandia Increases Blood Sugar Levels
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Study found diabetics who discontinued use of the drug showed a worsening of control and management of their diabetes.

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