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More than 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
An overwhelming majority of people who have periodontal (gum) disease are also at high risk for diabetes and should be screened for diabetes, a New York University nursing-dental research team has found.

High Testosterone in Women Linked with Insulin Resistance and CVD
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
In postmenopausal women, high testosterone levels increase the risk for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and coronary heart disease, a new study shows.

Gene Mutations Identify African-Americans Pre-Determined for Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
Blood samples were analyzed for differences (mutations) in DNA and RNA that affect the level of gene expression. The result of these mutations would cause the individual to be less able to metabolize carbohydrates.

Novo Nordisk Begins Trial with Oral Insulin
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Novo Nordisk started the first human tests on an experimental insulin pill, NN1952, joining companies seeking to develop an alternative to daily injections for diabetes patients who need the hormone to control their disease.

One-Hour Glucose Levels a Marker for Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Elevated 1-hour plasma glucose (1hPG) levels in persons without overt diabetes (DM) may be a marker for cardiovascular risk, according to the results of a study.

Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Benefits All Patients with Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Experts underline benefits of SMBG for all types of diabetes treatment plans.

Diabetes Cases To Double and Costs To Triple By 2034
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009
In the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. Over the same period, spending on diabetes will almost triple, rising from $113 billion to $336 billion, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity, researchers based at the University of Chicago report in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

U.S. Is Failing in Diabetes Control -- Myths Outweigh Facts
Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
It's a disease so common it strikes every 20 seconds, yet Americans earn a failing grade when it comes to basic knowledge about diabetes, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of the ADA.

Diabetes on the Rise in the U.S.
Posted: Monday, November 09, 2009
Diabetes cases are rising rapidly in the U.S., with the disease afflicting 11.3% of American adults as of the third quarter of 2009, according to a new Gallup survey. That's an increase from 10.4% measured in the first quarter of last year.

Updated 2009 Diabetes Prevalence and Diagnosis in US by States
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The numbers are in and it looks like we have not improved and it will get worse.

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