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Don’t Supersize: NIH Study Shows Eating French Fries Increases Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
84,555 registered female nurses were followed up for 20 years and they found that eating potatoes, especially french fries, is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. See McDonald’s answer to the results.

Insufficient Sleep Can Cause an Increase A1c by 1.9 Percentage-Points
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
Short or poor quality sleep is associated with reduced control of blood-sugar levels in African Americans with diabetes, report researchers.

India Faces Diabetes Crisis
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A surge in diabetes cases in India threatens the whole health care system. The cost for the increase in diabetes is estimated to be over 250 billion dollars.

Snuff It or Puff It: Rapid Acting Insulin Nasal Spray Begins New Study
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A new pharmacokinetic study to compare Nastech's intranasal insulin to injectable insulin and Exubera(R) (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder, is set to begin.

Diabetes Will Cripple Health Budgets
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
The growing diabetes epidemic could cripple healthcare budgets in coming decades, particularly in eastern countries.

Man Walking To Raise Awareness of Diabetes
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2006
Andy Mandell has insulin dependent diabetes, but he is not letting that stop him. He wanted to inform people about Type 2 Diabetes, so he went for a walk. He has completed more than 7,650 miles with the last leg of tour ahead of him. He has 10,000 miles to cover.


Pomegranate Juice Could Benefit Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers say that pomegranate juice may provide important health benefits for diabetic patients. According to results published in the August 2006 issue of Atherosclerosis, subjects who drank 180 ml (6 oz.) of pomegranate juice per day for three months experienced a reduced risk for atherosclerosis, a condition that leads to arterial wall thickening and hardening. Atherosclerosis accounts for 80% of all deaths among diabetic patients.

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise In Treating Alzheimer's
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Treatment of high blood sugar may have a scientific connection to memory loss that could, one day, benefit millions of people with Alzheimer's Disease, which affects up to 4.5 million older Americans, bringing with it impaired thinking and memory.

Dream Study Results Positive, but LifeStyle Intervention Better
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
With less side effects then in the Dream Study and a much lower cost, study shows weight loss is the key factor in reducing diabetes risk for high-risk, overweight individuals.

DDP-4 inhibitors: A New Class of Oral Antidiabetic Drugs – Coming Soon
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Data emerging on the safety and efficacy of the new oral antidiabetic agents were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2006 Meeting.

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