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Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term. The focus was on weight loss and not as much on glucose control.

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Linked to Alzheimer's-Like Neurodegeneration
Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Type 2 diabetes and obesity, themselves closely linked, have both been shown to hasten the progression of neurodegeneration that strongly parallels Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a recent study.

Testosterone Levels Low in Young Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008
Young men with type 2 diabetes exhibit low testosterone levels, according to a recent study. In addition to sexual dysfunction and infertility, low testosterone during youth can inhibit growth and increase risk of obesity.

Stroke Rate in Diabetes Creeping Downward by Risk Management
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Aggressive diabetes risk management appears to have lessened the rate of stroke and mortality for the first time for these patients, researchers found.

'Blockbuster' Diabetes Drug Developed
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Australian researchers said that they had developed a drug which could potentially spell an end to a life-threatening condition caused by diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.

Heart Disease Soars To 90% With Obesity, Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
People who are both obese and have diabetes are highly likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime, a new study shows.

Cognitive Problems Associated With Diabetes Duration and Severity
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Individuals with mild cognitive impairment appear more likely to have earlier onset, longer duration and greater severity of diabetes, according to a new report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology.

Popular BP Drugs May Cause Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Medications for blood pressure called beta blockers, like atenolol, propanolol and metaprolol, could be an unacceptable risk for diabetes.

C-Section Delivery Increases Risk for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Babies delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) are significantly more likely to develop juvenile (type 1) diabetes, according to a recent study. This observation could help explain how this poorly understood disease develops.

Combo of Diabetes Drugs Increases Mortality
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Combination treatment for type 2 diabetes using two classes of drugs -- metformin and sulfonylureas -- may increase the risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a new report.

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