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LDL Cholesterol Below Recommended Levels Is Better
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels substantially below currently recommended levels significantly reduces the chances that people with diabetes and heart disease will suffer a stroke or heart attack, researchers report.

AHA Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations Revised June, 2006
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The 2006 AHA diet and lifestyle recommendations include guidelines for a healthy diet; healthy weight; cholesterol, BP, and fasting blood sugar control; use of supplements; physical activity; and avoidance of tobacco.

High Blood Sugar Deadly After Heart Attack
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Death was 15 times more likely in patients with hyperglycemia, with just one milligram per declliter above normal.

Many Doctors Aren't Treating Diabetes Aggressively Enough
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
FOUR studies find that this is true for patients with high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.

Women with Preeclampsia Have Double the Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Researchers reported that preeclampsia is an independent risk marker for type 2 diabetes, even when gestational diabetes is taken into account.

Extended-Release Metformin Tablets (Fortamet) Linked to Risk for Lactic Acidosis
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
The FDA approved safety labeling revisions for metformin HCl extended-release tablets (Fortamet, made by Andrx Labs, LLC) to warn of the risk for lactic acidosis associated with metformin accumulation during treatment.



Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries.

New Diagnostic’s for Early Identification of Patients at High Risk of Rapid Loss of Kidney Function
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Project aims to develop new diagnostic approaches for early identification of patients at high risk of rapid loss of kidney function.

Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
"The presence of diabetes or heart disease can be a signal for clinicians to evaluate patients' risk for digestive cancers.” “And begin treatment with Ace inhibitors, which may reduce the risk of colon, pancreatic and esophageal cancers."



Pollution Increases Risks in People with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
People with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk of death when they are exposed to particulate air pollution, for one or more years.



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