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Low Glycemic Index Diet Helpful in Men With Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Although carbohydrates will be included in any diet for a patient with diabetes, the glycemic index can separate foods based on their effects on long-term glycemic control. Carbohydrates such as pasta, lentils, chickpeas, and pumpernickel have a low glycemic index while wholemeal bread, French baguettes, potatoes, and rice have a higher glycemic index.

Low HDL-C Ups Risk of Breast Cancer in Older Overweight Women
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Women with type 2 diabetes usually have low HDL-C, increasing risk for breast cancer.
Low-levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), as a component of the metabolic syndrome, may serve as a marker of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, research suggests

Diet High In Carbs & Low In Fiber Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2004
Harvard researchers prospectively examined the association between glycemic index, glycemic load, and dietary fiber and the risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers concluded: "A diet high in rapidly absorbed carbohydrates and low in cereal fiber is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes."


Diabetics Treated With Diet Only Have More Complications
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2004
People with diabetes on "diet only" do less monitoring and do not take their diet seriously. Individuals with type 2 diabetes might be effectively managed by diet only, but there needs to be better routine surveillance and more intensive therapy if glycemic control, blood pressure, or cholesterol are not optimum, the authors point out

Insulin Sooner Than Later For Reduced Risk of Complications
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2004
The availability of new insulin analogues has expanded therapeutic options and offers the potential to enhance the efficacy of therapeutic regimens for type 2 DM as well as improve the ease and safety of treatment when A1c cannot be maintained <7% on > or =1 oral antidiabetic agent.



Use of ACE Inhibitors to Reduce Mortality in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2004
The use of ACE inhibitor therapy in the early treatment of type 2 diabetes is associated with a reduced risk of mortality.

Work-Time Physical Activity Can Reduce Mortality in Diabetic
Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2004
Physical activity on the job had as big an effect as leisure-time workouts in reducing deaths from heart disease among patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Compared with subjects who sat at a desk most of the day, subjects engaged in heavy manual labor were 40% less likely to die from any cause or from CVD in particular.

Undetected Damage from High Protein Diets
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004
Type 2 Diabetics with elevated Homocysteine are almost two times more likely to die within 5 years than non diabetic patients.

Homocysteine is a destructive amino acid created by the body as it breaks down protein. Too much Homocysteine is directly linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.


Undetected Damage from High Protein Diets
Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004
Type 2 Diabetics with elevated Homocysteine are almost two times more likely to die within 5 years than non diabetic patients.
Homocysteine is a destructive amino acid created by the body as it breaks down protein. Too much Homocysteine is directly linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.



Triple Theraphy Improves BG Without Weight Gain
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The triple therapy actually showed a slight decrease in weight, along with lowering blood sugar to below 6% A1c. First study to analyze the safety and effectiveness of triple therapy using insulin, metformin and a drug in the thiazolidinedione family.


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