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Doctors Urged to Address Diabetes Sleep Apnea Connection
Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008
Sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes are strongly connected. Even though most doctors are aware of this connection, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has concluded that a deficient number of doctors utilize this knowledge.

Herbs and Spices Help Prevent Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Herbs and spices might have the benefit of decreasing tissue damage caused by diabetes. The result is connected to the anti-inflammatory abilities of herbs and spices high in antioxidants.

Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk of Future Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Women with gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life concludes a recent study. This finding should lead to more extensive preventative measures for these high risk women.

Number of Patients with Diabetes Climbs to 24 Million
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 was estimated at 23.6 million patients -- or 7.8% of the population -- an increase of three million cases since 2005, according to the CDC.

Patients 60 and older remained disproportionately affected, with the prevalence of the disease reaching 23.1% in that age group. In addition, the CDC said, 57 million patients had pre-diabetes.

Two Studies Shows Lifestyle Can Alter Gene Activity and Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Researchers found that lifestyle factors, such as lack of exercise, can change the activity of genes involved in insulin resistance. And also that environment contributes more than heredity to the development of insulin resistance.

Chemical In Germinated Brown Rice Could Benefit Diabetics
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Soaking brown rice in water four a full day before cooking might help reduce common damage done by type 1 diabetes. This soaking process "germinates" the brown rice, and produces chemicals that were shown to be beneficial to diabetics. This knowledge could enable production of these specific chemicals as a diabetic treatment.

Community Specific Nutrition Programs Best for Diabetes Prevention
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008
Different cultures, genders, minority groups, and social classes, naturally have different diets. Most nutritional education is based on general ideas believed to apply to all diets though, which might limit the effectiveness of the education for certain groups. A recent study has shown that diet-education tailored to a certain group or communities likely diet is most effective in preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes, a condition closely linked to diet.

Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008
Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Slow Exercise Shown to Benefit Menopausal Women
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008
As one ages, strenuous exercise becomes increasingly more difficult. According to a recent study, a new exercise regimen that involves slow and deliberate movements with fewer repetitions, appears to be more beneficial for menopausal women than more conventional exercise regimens. This finding might translate over to other individuals of advanced age.

Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Have Long Term Effects on Offspring
Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008
In addition to drinking, smoking, and doing drugs, eating an unhealthy diet while pregnant could have long term effects on one's offspring. A recent study suggests that serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes develop more often when one's mother consumes unhealthy foods while pregnant.

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