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Polycarbonate Bottles Leak BPA Into Consumed Liquid
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009
Drinking from polycarbonate bottles increases levels of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), according to a recent study. BPA had been connected to cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and even infertility, in past research.

Most Obese Diabetics Suffer from Sleep Apnea
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009
The vast majority of obese type 2 diabetics have some form of sleep apnea, but are rarely diagnosed, says a recent study. Past research has linked sleep apnea to cardiovascular disease (CVD), so this study perhaps further explains the well-established links between obesity, diabetes and CVD.

The Economics of Undiagnosed Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Approximately 6.3 million adults - or one-fourth of the people in the U.S. with diabetes mellitus - are unaware they have the disease, and this undiagnosed population accounts for an estimated $18 billion in health care costs each year.

Low Blood Sugar and Kidney Disease: A Killer
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, poses a serious health threat for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study. The findings indicate that hypoglycemia may account for some portion of the excess heart-related deaths seen in CKD patients.

Diabetes Affects Women's Sex Life
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
According to a new study, over one-third of women with Type 1 diabetes have some form of sexual difficulty and depression is one of the key factors.

Kidney Disease Raises Risk of Hypoglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Dangerous hypoglycemic episodes are a significant risk for patients with chronic kidney disease, whether they have diabetes or not, researchers said.

ROADMAP Study Demonstrates Significant Reduction of Early Kidney Disease in Type 2s
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
ROADMAP is the first-ever, large-scale clinical trial, being conducted in 19 European countries to evaluate whether the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan medoxomil can prevent the onset of microalbuminuria in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM).

Pharmacists Prove their Worth in Diabetes Management
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Pharmacists show why they need to be part of the “Diabetes Team” and the Ten City Challenge diabetes education program shows that they can also reduce costs ($1,079/patient) as well as reducing A1c levels along with cholesterol and blood pressure.

New Guidelines Address Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with High Blood Sugars
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A consensus statement of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) issues clinical recommendations on the proper treatment of hospitalized patients with high blood glucose levels.

Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

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