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Diabetes Among Children Most Likely Occur in Winter
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
An international study says that children under the age of 15 are more susceptible to developing diabetes in winter.

Possible Cause of Type 1 Linked to Wheat Reaction
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Canadian scientists say they might have discovered a clue to the cause of Type 1 diabetes -- a possible link to an abnormal response to wheat protein.

Insulin the First Treatment Choice for Newly Diagnosed Type 2’s
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In a recent published study, it was found that when insulin was the first treatment choice over multiple oral drugs, there was less weight gain and fewer hypoglycemic reactions.

MRI Can Evaluate Beta-Cell Mass
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Noninvasive imaging (MRI) may aid physicians in the early diagnosis, staging and treatment of diabetes, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Scientific Peer Review of Research Applications for the Department of Defense - Andrew P. Mandell
Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2009
Diabetes advocate, Andrew P. Mandell, MR. DIABETES® and Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc., recently participated in the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Triglycerides Predict Progression of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Elevated triglyceride levels are an independent predictor of myelinated fiber density (MFD) loss in patients with mild to moderate diabetic neuropathy, according to a report.

Diabetes Gene Raises Odds of Lower Birth Weight
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Pediatric researchers have found that a gene previously shown to be involved in the development of Type 2 diabetes also predisposes children to having a lower birth weight.

Income Level Affects Treatment of Hyperglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
People with diabetes who live in less affluent neighborhoods are more likely to experience delays in treatment for hyperglycemia, according to a study.

Prevention and Detection of Diabetes Needs to Be a Priority
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The National Changing Diabetes((R)) Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, and several member associations recently urged President Obama and members of Congress to make the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, one of the nation's most pervasive and costly diseases, a priority in reforming the U.S. healthcare system.

The Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Incidence of Diabetes Later in Life
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
If only patients knew, just how important lifestyle factors are! With that said, one could easily argue that the laboratory measures are actually proxies for lifestyle factors. Ninety percent of new diabetes cases may be due to lifestyle factors. Just maybe we should spend more effort educating patients on lifestyle change than adding new drugs.

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