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Honey as a Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Experts believe that treating wounds with honey has tremendous potential for the approximately 200 million people in the world with diabetes, 15 percent of whom will develop an ulcer, usually because of impaired sensation in their feet.

Lap Band Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Insulin Resistance
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
A new study examining the overall and gender-related effects of laparoscopic gastric banding surgery (LGBS) on insulin resistance, body composition, and metabolic risk markers six months post-surgery has found significant improvements in insulin resistance. The improvements occurred despite continuing obesity.

A Cherry on Top: Tart Cherries May Alter Heart/Diabetes Factors
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Researchers report that rats that received powdered tart cherries in their diet had lower total cholesterol, lower blood sugar, less fat storage in the liver and lower oxidative stress, compared with rats that didn't receive cherries.

Hyperglycemia Linked to Cancer Risk
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
High fasting glucose was associated with risk for pancreatic, endometrium and urinary tract cancers.

New BG Test - The BIGTT Test
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
A novel test for the simultaneous measurement of pancreatic beta-cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance has been developed and validated.

Depression Treatment Doesn't Help Diabetes Control
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Many people with diabetes also feel depressed, which is thought to interfere with their ability to regulate their blood sugar levels well. "While clinical depression should be treated in all patients, treating depressed mood (non-clinical depression) in patients with type 2 diabetes as a strategy to improve glycemic control is not effective."

Low Glycemic Index Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Switching to a low glycemic index (GI) diet from a high GI diet can result in improvements in insulin sensitivity, and may thereby lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese individuals with impaired glucose tolerance.

Increasing Proportion of Cardiovascular Disease Due to Diabetes Over the Last 50 Years
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
A new study shows that as rates of diabetes have risen in the U.S., the proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) linked to diabetes has also increased.

Is Inhaled Insulin Still Safe After 2 Years?
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
The safety of inhaled insulin is holding up at 2 years in an ongoing study, with adverse pulmonary effects being small, occurring early, and proving reversible on cessation of the drug.

Depression Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Poor mood may lead to less exercise and worsening diet and depression appears to raise the odds for diabetes in older people, researchers report.

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