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ADA's new Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosing, and Treating Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
ADA has issued new practice guidelines for screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions that are known or believed to improve health outcomes of patients with diabetes.

38% Increase In Young Diabetics Hospitalized In US
Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008
According to a new study, there has been a significant increase in the number of young adults hospitalized with diabetes-related conditions in the United States over the last decade or so.

Screening for Pre-Diabetes Cost-Effective
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Screening overweight and obese adults for pre-diabetes is cost-effective, according to a study by researchers at RTI International, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Walking 2˝ Hours A Week Prevents Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
Men who stay highly active with age may have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who taper off their exercise levels, a study suggests.

Age at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Long-Term Outcomes
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Patients diagnosed between 0 and 9 years of age were significantly less likely to have had a heart attack then those diagnosed between 10 and 13 years of age.

Impact of “Diabetes” Label
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
A diabetes diagnosis, as opposed to an impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) diagnosis, has been shown to have a profound psychological effect on how the patient deals with the disease.

An A1c of 15% Does Not Necessarily Mean Poor Diabetes Control
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
If the person is African American, or comes from the Mediterranean, or Southeast Asian Heritage, he/she may have a hemoglobinopathy. Make sure you are using the right kind of A1c test.

Inflammation, Not Obesity, Cause Of Insulin Resistance
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Researchers have discovered that inflammation provoked by immune cells called macrophages leads to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Their discovery may pave the way to novel drug development to fight the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes associated with obesity, the most prevalent metabolic disease worldwide.

High-Glycemic Index Carbohydrates Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Eating foods high on the glycemic index, which measures the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels, may be associated with the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in women, according to two new studies.

Hemoglobin A1c Levels Effective Screening Test for Diabetes
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Measuring patients' glycosylated hemoglobin levels (A1C) could be used to screen for diabetes, according to California-based researchers. It was shown to be more effective then using fasting blood sugars.

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