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A1c A Better Screening Tool for Diabetes and Prediabetes Than Oral Glucose
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
A high normal A1c (HbA1c) reading might be a better, cheaper, and easier-to-use screening tool for prediabetes and diabetes than the laboratory-based oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

Metformin Induces Long-Term Weight Loss in Teens
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Metformin can induce long-term weight loss in obese, non-diabetic adolescents, and could possibly be useful in a regimen to help achieve weight loss in adolescents, who may have developed type 2 diabetes type due to overweight.

Sanofi's Acomplia (rimonabant) Weight Loss Drug Gets EU Approval
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
The European Commission has approved 20-mg tablets of rimonabant for use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in the treatment of obese or overweight patients with associated cardiometabolic risk factors such as type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia.

AHA Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations Revised June, 2006
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The 2006 AHA diet and lifestyle recommendations include guidelines for a healthy diet; healthy weight; cholesterol, BP, and fasting blood sugar control; use of supplements; physical activity; and avoidance of tobacco.

Study Shows New Non-Invasive Device Screens Diabetes Better Than Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Researchers reported a new non-invasive technology that uses fluorescent light to detect the presence of abnormal concentrations of diabetes-related biological markers found in skin was able to significantly outperform fasting plasma glucose (FPG) as a screening test for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Few Willing to Pay to Reduce Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Most people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes are willing to participate in a risk-reduction program, but few are willing to pay full price to do so.

New Test for Insulin Resistance
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Lowering blood levels of a protein found in higher quantities among those with insulin resistance might cut the risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. Raised levels of the protein in the blood may provide an early warning sign of the development of type 2 diabetes.

India and China Overtakes the US in Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has put India, along with China and the U.S., on notice as the spread of diabetes worldwide is assuming alarming proportions. According to an estimate, China and India reported 39 million and 30 million cases respectively. The U.S. follows with 21 million sufferers of the more common Type 2 diabetes.



Study Shows New Non-Invasive Device Screens Diabetes Better Than Fasting Plasma Glucose Test
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Diabetes biomarkers found in skin shown to Correlate well with diabetes risk.

Women with Preeclampsia Have Double the Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Researchers reported that preeclampsia is an independent risk marker for type 2 diabetes, even when gestational diabetes is taken into account.

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