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Tighter Glycemic Control Leads to Increased Risk for Hip Fractures in Type 2 Elderly
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012
Researchers found a three-fold increase in the odds of hip fracture for HbA1c levels below 6% relative to levels above 8%; for HbA1c levels between 6% and 7%, the odds of fracture were doubled.

Death Risk Drops by 50% for Diabetes Patients Using Statins
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Type 2 diabetes patients on statin drugs have lower mortality risk.

Cocoa Can Boost Cognitive Function
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By improving glucose-insulin metabolism, regular consumption of cocoa flavonol may improve cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

New Drug for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss Approved
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The new drug Lucentis has been approved to treat diabetic macular edema.

Physical Activity Lowers Inflammation
Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012
Middle-age individuals who are physically active have lower levels of inflammatory markers sustained over time.

Brain Connectivity Altered in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2012
Patients with type 2 diabetes have reduced brain functional connectivity.

Waist Size Determines Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Diabetes
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012
A bigger waistline, coinciding with a higher risk of cardio-metabolic complications in type 2 diabetes patients, suggests that waist measurement is critical for this population.

High Glucose Levels Identify Patients at Risk for Pneumonia Death
Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Patients admitted to hospital with pneumonia and elevated blood glucose levels were more likely to die than those with normal glucose levels.

New Strategies for Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Researchers are trying new approaches to treat type 2 diabetes amid widespread uncertainty about the most effective therapies and concerns that current strategies might be doing some patients more harm than good.

New Position Statement on Diabetes for Older Adults
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Three international diabetes groups have taken the first step toward developing a global initiative to improve diabetes care for older people.

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