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Sudden Death in Diabetics Tied to Genetic Polymorphism
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
The cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) TaqIB polymorphism is associated with the risk of sudden death in type 2 diabetic patients, according to French researchers.

Measuring Dermal Temperature Helps Diabetics Keep Their Feet
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Diabetics can now use the wand-like, gooseneck TempTouch before they begin their day's activities. A spike in temperature warns that an infection is brewing so they can stay off their feet until the threat of an ulcer subsides.

Smoking Associated With Increased Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
A review of previous studies indicates that people who currently smoke have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 44% compared with non-smokers, according to an article in JAMA.

It Is Never To Late To Change: Message for Seniors
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Age isn't a factor when it comes to improving your health and leading a healthier lifestyle, say researchers in the US who suggest that a better diet and exercise is all that's needed to live better, even if you've had an unhealthy lifestyle in the past.

Education Encourages Health-Seeking Behavior for Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
An educational program is effective to encourage health-seeking behavior for infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial.

Age at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Long-Term Outcomes
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Patients diagnosed between 0 and 9 years of age were significantly less likely to have had a heart attack then those diagnosed between 10 and 13 years of age.

Is Fasting Good For A Diabetic’s Heart?
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007
A recent study suggests that people who adhere to fasting once a month are significantly less likely to suffer from heart disease. Even diabetics might benefit from this lifestyle.

Steroids Help Explain Why Obesity Can Lead to Diabetes and Hypertension
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007
A type of steroid called glucocorticoid has been shown to cause diabetes and hypertension (persistent high blood pressure). People who suffer from obesity are also known to produce significantly higher levels of glucocorticoids naturally than people of average weight.

Vinegar at Bedtime Can Benefit Type 2's
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
A dose of vinegar taken at bedtime may favorably impact waking glucose concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes, comes from the results of a new study.

Monotherapy BYETTA® Showed Significant Improvement in Glucose Control
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
FDA Submission for monotherapy will be submitted in the first half of 2008.

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