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New Screening Methods Work for Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
For diabetic retinopathy screening, telemedicine and photographing fewer fields allow for faster detection for more patients, researchers said.

Gestational Diabetes More Common in Pregnant Snorers
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Pregnant women snore a lot, which puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes, concludes a recent study. Pregnant snorers therefore have increased risk for various future health problems, as do their children.

Meditative Yoga Effective Treatment for Insomnia
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Irregular and insufficient sleeping schedules have been linked to numerous health concerns, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. A recent study has concluded that practicing daytime deep relaxation techniques, namely meditation, greatly helps limit incidence of insomnia, potentially helping decrease risk of developing these above conditions.

Vitamin C Helps Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes Damage
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Poor blood glucose control can lead to blood vessel and nerve cell damage in diabetics, and the only known way to prevent this is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, and even this doesn’t always work. A recent research team, however, has found that combining insulin with vitamin C stops blood vessel damage in type 1 diabetics.

Increase in Type 1 Diabetes Expected
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
If current trends continue, cases of Type 1 diabetes among children under 15 will increase by 70 percent by the year 2020, a new study suggests. Those are among the findings by researchers who analyzed diabetes data from 20 centers in 17 European countries. Those centers registered 29,311 cases of Type 1 diabetes between 1989 and 2003.

Overall Cardiovascular Safety of Rosiglitazone Confirmed in 5˝ Year Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Scores comparable to standard therapy on heart attacks, strokes and CV death but doubled incidence of heart failure warrants monitoring by physician.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

Elevated A1c in Adults without a History of Diabetes in the U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A single elevated A1C level (A1C >6%) is common in the general population of adults without a history of diabetes and is highly reliable for the detection of elevated fasting glucose. And 77% of individuals with A1C ≥6.5% had FPG ≥126 mg/dl which is the definition for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Healthy Lifestyles Declining in U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Far fewer Americans are engaging in healthy lifestyles than there were just two decades ago, researchers say. So it is not hard to see why a diabetes epidemic is at our doorstep.

Regular Diabetes Screening Saves on Health Care Costs
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Approximately 24 million Americans are believed to have diabetes, but nearly 6 million diabetics are undiagnosed. Upwards of 60 million Americans are demonstrating signs of pre-diabetes as well, many being unaware of their condition and the associated risks. From an economic standpoint, a new study has concluded that more active screening and treatment for pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes, will actually save money for health care systems overall.

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