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Switch To Insulin Pen Improves Clinical Outcomes And Reduces Medical Costs
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Total all-cause annual treatment costs reduced by $1590 per patient.

Lower Cholesterol Targets Recommended for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
New lipid targets of 78mg/dl (2.0 mmol/L)set out by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) reflect more recent evidence from clinical trials and will affect the rates of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients.

New Study Shows Coffee Reduces Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
People who regularly drink coffee may face a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who do not, says a new study.

Pramlintide Continues Trials for Weight Loss
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Results of a Phase 2 study show a 8% reduction in weight. Pramlintide shows weight loss for those even without diabetes.

Postchallenge Glucose Rises with Age Even When Glucose Tolerance is Normal
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
One-hour OGTT glucose concentrations rise significantly with age even in subjects with NGT.

Can Providing Free Strips to Self-Monitor Type 2 Diabetes Improve Control?
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
According to one study it does not. But the study was flawed in that they did not educate the patient as what to do with the information.



FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile and One Touch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The counterfeit test strips potentially could give incorrect blood glucose values--either too high or too low--which might result in a patient taking either too much or too little insulin and lead to serious injury or death. No injuries have been reported to FDA to date.

Pomegranate Juice Can Protect Diabetics from Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Drinking 6 ounces of pomegranate juice daily may protect diabetics from developing heart disease, according to a new study.

Preoperative Hyperglycemia Imperils Orthopedic Surgery Outcome
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Study finds a sixfold higher threat of pulmonary embolism after hip or knee replacements.

Metformin Exposure During First Trimester Seen Safe for Fetus
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Metformin taken by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) during the first trimester of pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of major fetal malformations, and may have a significant protective effect.

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