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Higher Quality Diets More Expensive
Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009
Higher education and socioeconomic status translates into better, albeit more expensive, diets, according to a recent study. These individuals therefore put themselves at decreased risk for a variety of dangerous conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Psoriasis Associated with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure in Women
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Women with psoriasis appear to have an increased risk for developing diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), according to a new report in JAMA.

Intranasal Insulin Improves Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Intranasal insulin slows the progression of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Peak blood concentrations of insulin were nearly 1000-fold lower after intranasal delivery than after subcutaneous delivery.

Screening in Type 2s for CAD Does Not Reduce Risk of Cardiac Events
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Screening for coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with Type 2 diabetes did not result in a significant reduction in the rate of myocardial infarctions (MI) or cardiac death compared with patients who were not screened, according to a study.

Low Blood Sugar Increases Older Diabetics' Dementia Risk
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Older adults with Type 2 diabetes who experience an episode of hypoglycemia serious enough to require a trip to the emergency department or admission to the hospital are at increased risk of developing dementia, new research suggests.

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Impacted by Diabetes Control
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"We found that diabetic patients with breast cancer have higher rates of chemotherapy-related toxicities. Clinicians must be aware that diabetic patients are more likely to experience toxicity and should monitor diabetic patients closely."

Stress Tests Unnecessary for Many Diabetics
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009
While diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, tests which determine immediate heart status, namely stress tests, are expensive and often lead to more invasive procedures. A recent study has concluded that unless in a markedly high risk group (diabetics with either family history of heart disease, or with angina), these tests are not worth the cost and discomfort.

Laughter Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Laughing and being happy, accompanied by standard diabetic treatment, appears to help raise good cholesterol, lower inflammation, and decrease risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Eat More, Move Less, and You Will Pay More
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
To help cut medical costs, your insurance company may soon be raising premiums if you have unhealthy habits such as...

TZD’s Connected to Vision-Threatening Complication
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Treatment with the glitazone class of diabetes drugs leads to a "modest" increase in the risk of diabetic macular edema (DME)—a common complication that can lead to vision loss, reports a study.

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