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Postprandial Glucose Levels Tied To CVD Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
Postprandial glucose levels play an important and often overlooked role in cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes patients.

Headache Linked to Increased Prevalence of Retinopathy in Midlife
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
A history of migraine and other headache types has been linked to an increased prevalence of retinopathy in middle-aged individuals, supporting the hypothesis that neurovascular dysfunction underlies vascular headaches.

Avandia Tied To 43% Increased Heart Attack Risk In Study
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
Analysis reveals Avandia linked to 43 percent increased risk for heart attack and 64 percent greater risk of cardiovascular death.

Urine Test Predicts Diabetic Kidney Disease
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2007
Looking at various proteins in urine may help doctors predict the development of diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes patients well before they develop the condition.

Antioxidant Achieves a 64% Reduction In the Onset of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Succinobucol, a novel antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, achieved a 64% reduction in new-onset diabetes in patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome.

FDA Issues Safety Alert on Avandia
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Safety data from controlled clinical trials have shown that there is a potentially significant increase in the risk of heart attack and heart-related deaths in patients taking Avandia.

Diabetes and Heart Failure Is Double Trouble for Older Women
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2007
New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that the effect of diabetes on the severity of illness and risk of death for patients with heart failure is much worse in women than men. The effect is even more pronounced in older patients.

Diabetics With Cancer Have Less Aggressive Treatment, Worse Survival
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Diabetic patients with cancer are often treated less aggressively and have a worse overall prognosis than those without diabetes.

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.

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