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AACE Publishes New Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced the release of its medical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus. The Guidelines consider the clinical management of blood glucose, blood pressure, and abnormalities of lipid metabolism, and also address the prevention of diabetes and the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications.

Key Hormone Protects The Obese From Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
The "world's fattest mice" can overeat without developing insulin resistance or diabetes thanks to a glut of a key hormone, a dichotomy that helps explain why not all obese people are diabetic, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found.

Markers Shown to Identify Diabetes in Still-Healthy People
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
In the first large scale, multiethnic study of its kind, researchers at UCLA have confirmed the role played by three particular molecules known as cytokines as a cause of type 2 diabetes, and further, have identified these molecules as early biological markers that may be used to more accurately predict future incidences of diabetes among apparently healthy individuals.

Even Diet Soft Drinks Are Associated With An Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Diet soft drinks are lower in calories, but are still associated with a greater risk of heart disease as are sugar-laden sodas, according to a new study.

Corneal Sensitivity Is Linked to Diabetic Neuropathy
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Results of a new study suggest that corneal sensitivity is reduced in diabetic patients, and is related to the severity of neuropathy.

Less Insulin In the Brain Key to a Long Life
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Good, old-fashioned diet and exercise might keep you young by reducing the action of insulin in the brain, researchers reported.

Dairy-Deficient Diet May Determine Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
A lack of vitamin D and calcium in the diet may increase the risk for the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance, nutrition researchers found.

Heart Care Below Par in Older Diabetics: Study
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
A low proportion of elderly individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive heart-protecting drugs like aspirin, blood pressure-lowering drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a new study.

Progression of Newly Diagnosed Impaired Fasting Glucose to Diabetes in 3 Years
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
On average, a person newly diagnosed with elevated fasting blood sugars above 100mg/dL progresses to diabetes within less then 3 years. Telling patients with prediabetes to watch what they eat and exercise and come back next year, doesn't work! More aggressive therapy is needed.

Risk of Stroke is High Within 5 Yrs. of Treatment of Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Risk of stroke is high within 5 years of treatment for type 2 diabetes and more than double that for the general population. More Reason to recommend an aspirin a day.

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