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Metformin-induced Vitamin B12 Deficiency Presenting as a Peripheral Neuropathy
Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Chronic metformin use results in vitamin B12 deficiency in 30% of patients. Exhaustion of vitamin B12 stores usually occurs after twelve to fifteen years of absolute vitamin B12 deficiency.

Soy Supplements Show No Diabetes Benefit
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Adding soy supplements to the diet may not improve blood sugar control in older women who are at high risk of or in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Leptin Therapy Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of Type 1 diabetes...

Selenium Improves Glucose Regulation in Men
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
In a French prospective observational study, older men with higher plasma selenium levels at baseline are less likely to have impaired fasting glucose levels or Type 2 diabetes during the subsequent 9 years. However, no such protective effect of higher baseline selenium levels is seen in older women in the study.

Increasing Vitamin D Can Reduce Type 2 Diabetes by 55 Percent
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
People who get plenty of vitamin D can cut their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 55 percent, according to the review of over 100,000 people in 28 studies.

Vinegar Decreases Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Two tablespoons of vinegar could be easily used as a complementary food (e.g., in a salad dressing) to reduce hyperglycemia.

Nicotinamide Overload a Trigger for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
The increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes following worldwide food fortification with niacin suggests that Type 2 diabetes may involve excessive niacin intake.

Growth Hormone in Elderly: Bad Insulin Effects, Good Lipid Effects
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Growth hormone increases insulin resistance and modestly improves lipid profiles in healthy older men and women, according to a new report.

Risks of Daily Aspirin May Outweigh the Benefits
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day can help prevent heart attacks in people who've already had one. But if you've never had a heart attack (or stroke), the risks of taking a daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the benefits, according to a new published report out of the U.K.

"Good" Fats Trim Body Fat in Diabetic Women
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The results of a new study shows that eating certain kinds of fats may actually help obese women with diabetes trim some body fat.

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