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Treated Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Depression
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Persons with treated type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for developing depression, while a more modest association was found between persons with depression and the risk of diabetes, according to a new study.

Investigational DPP-4 Inhibitor Effective as Add-On and Stand-Alone
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Alogliptin, an investigational once-daily oral drug for type 2 diabetes, showed good efficacy and safety both as monotherapy and together with standard agents, researchers in five phase III trials stated at ADA Scientific Sessions.

Glycemic Control Markedly Improved with Duodenal-Jejunal Sleeve
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
For obese patients with diabetes, a Teflon-like sleeve placed inside the small intestine just beyond the stomach iimproves glycemic control quickly and markedly.

Diabetic Ulcer Gel Gets Black Box Warning
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
A black box warning has been added to the safety labeling for becaplermin gel (Regranex, Johnson & Johnson) to warn of the increased risk for cancer mortality in patients who use 3 or more tubes of the product, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday.

Diabetes Prevention Hopes Revived for Thiazolidinedione
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Pioglitazone (Actos) may prevent or delay progression to diabetes for patients with pre-diabetes by 81%, researchers found.

Lifestyle, Not Genetics, Most Responsible for Insulin Resistance in Identical Twins
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008
A unique study performed on identical twins suggests that lifestyle choices, not genetics, plays the biggest role in the development of insulin resistance.

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Loss
Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Adults with diabetes are at an increased risk for developing hearing impairment, according to a recent study. It's suggested by the study that diabetics are nearly twice as likely to suffer hearing loss compared to non-diabetics.

Hunger Hormone Linked to Stress and Depression
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
Stress and depression might cause an increase of the "hunger hormone," leading to overeating and subsequent weight gain. This finding could scientifically explain the common phenomena of eating to feel better, and the unhealthy weight gain that follows.

Sweetened Beverages Not Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
There is little or no connection between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity. A recent study indicates that these beverages are not the cause of increased weight gain in children and teenagers.

Two Genes Connected to Autoimmune Diseases
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
The location on a chromosome of two specific genes has been shown to play a major role in the development of autoimmune diseases. This discovery could help develop future treatments and therapies for autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes.

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