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MRI Reveals Risk for Kidney Failure in Diabetic Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
So-called silent strokes, visible on cerebral MRI scans, predict kidney failure in patients with Type 2 diabetes, researchers said.

Family Fat Explains Some of Family Diabetes Risk
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Having Type 2 diabetes in the family more than doubles a woman's own risk of developing the disease, new research shows.

Diabetic Eye Disease More Severe in African-Americans Who Consume More Calories, Sodium
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
High intakes of calories and sodium appear to be associated with the progression of retinal disease among African American patients with diabetes.

Carrying More Fat in Thighs and Rear Is Good for You
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
A new study suggests that people carrying their body fat in their backside and thighs enjoy some extra protection against diabetes, heart disease and other health problems associated with obesity.

Tuberculosis and Diabetes Linked
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Clinicians caring for tuberculosis patients should screen routinely for diabetes, as the presence of diabetes could complicate the treatment of tuberculosis.

Less Sleep for Kids Means Higher Blood Sugars
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Young children may be more apt to have high blood sugar, a precursor to diabetes, if they average 8 hours or less of sleep a night, report researchers.

Most Americans Overweight and One-Third Are Obese: NHANES
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Two new studies last week draw attention to the alarming number of individuals in the US considered overweight or obese [1,2]. Based on the latest surveys, more than two-thirds of US adults are overweight or obese, one-third are considered obese, and more than 10% of children and adolescents are also considered too heavy for their age.

Effects of Diet on Diabetes Risk Varies by Ethnicity
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Diets heavy in meat and fat seem to raise the risk of diabetes, though the effects of this and other diet patterns may vary by ethnicity and sex, a new study finds.

Siblings Key in Gestational Diabetes Risk
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
A family history of diabetes increases a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study confirms.

Mild Cognitive Impairment with Diabetes Increases Risk of Progression to Dementia
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Researchers found that older people with memory loss are three times more likely to develop dementia if they also have diabetes.

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