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Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
According to a study in the November/December 2007 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD's clinical, peer-reviewed journal, diabetic patients especially need to communicate special needs to their dentists. This is due to harmful interactions that could occur because of the materials and medications used at dental appointments.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Research has found that resveratrol, a compound present naturally in grape skin, can protect against the cellular damage to blood vessels caused by high production of glucose in diabetes.

The Connection Between Antidepressants and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008
People clinically diagnosed with depression who are taking antidepressants appear to be at increased risk for diabetes. Studies in the past have suggested a connection between people with depression and the higher occurrence of diabetes due mostly to common lifestyle choices of depressed people, but this study says that people on antidepressants could possibly increase their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 30%.

ADVANCE: Intensive Glucose-Lowering Not Associated With Increased Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Data from the ADVANCE Study, involving 11,140 high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes, provides no evidence of an increased risk of death among those patients receiving aggressive treatment to lower blood glucose.

FDA Approves First Insulin Analog for Use in Insulin Pumps by Children, Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The FDA has approved insulin aspart (rDNA origin) injection (NovoLog) for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) by external insulin pump in pediatric patients aged 4 to 18 years. It is the first and only insulin analog approved for this use.

New Vaccine For Lyme Disease
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Lyme disease effects nearly 20,000 individuals in America each year, the greatest number being along the North-eastern seaboard, and there is currently no vaccine for the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently developed an injection which protects against Lyme disease, as well as an additional serious bacterial tick born disease known as Anaplasmosis.

Weight-loss More Effective than Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help To Prevent Type 1 Diabetes' by 30%
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Supplements of vitamin D can help young children to ward off diabetes in later life, researchers report. The chance of developing Type 1 diabetes fell by almost a third in those who received extra doses of the vitamin.

Taking Multiple Pain Relievers Can Cause Serious Complications
Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Patients who self-manage their over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications, and fail to communicate in full their typical dosage to their doctors, are putting themselves at risk. Poor self-management and communication often leads to taking multiple comparable forms, which can lead to complications.

Early Childhood Vitamin D Consumption Could Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008
Five separate studies have uncovered a connection between early childhood Vitamin D consumption and the diminished risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later in life. According to each study, the higher the dose of Vitamin D, the lower the risk of developing the disease.

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