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Intensive Insulin Therapy At Diagnosis 'Slows Diabetes' Into Remisssion
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Giving newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients intensive insulin therapy for a few days or weeks can drive the disease into extended remission and at least partly restore â-cell function, researchers said.

HbA1c Diagnostic Technique Proposed For Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
A panel of diabetes experts has recently made recommendations for the improved testing and diagnosing of the disease. It's estimated that over six million Americans suffering from diabetes don't know they have it, making the panel's recommendations an important step in better identifying the presence of this under diagnosed condition.

Floridian Circles the U.S. to Raise Awareness for Diabetes Research
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
His large athletic shoes churned down North Dixie Freeway this past week. Mile after mile of American roadway has slipped away under the long-distance tread of Andy Mandell, a man on a mission. “When people see me walking, I want them to think, ‘there goes Mr. Diabetes,’” said Mr. Mandell.

Do Obese People Aggravate Global Warming?
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Researchers say obesity epidemic threatens environment, and an additional 250 million tons of greenhouse gases may be released every year to sustain an ever more obese population. The obesity experts condemned this letter in Lancet.

Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Worse Problems
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008
In diabetics, impotence may double cardiac risks, new studies say.

Low Salt Diets May Lead To Cardiovascular Deaths
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been long believed that a diet high in salts increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have startlingly found just the opposite: that low salt (sodium) diets increase the incidence of CVD deaths.

Global Warming To Cause More Kidney Stones
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Dehydration is a major cause of kidney stones, and rising global temperatures will likely increase dehydration and the number of kidney stone cases.

Public Food Program A Good Investment
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A recent Cornell "cost-effectiveness"study has shown that a New York program that aims to educate low-income adults about healthy diets and nutrition yields a $10 to $1 cost benefit. Low-income individuals characteristically have much higher rates of conditions closely linked to poor diets, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Prediabetes Can Be Reversed
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Yes, you can stop diabetes before it begins, but you won't receive the care you need if you don't even know you have the problem. Screening is now recommended for everyone beginning at 45 years of age.

Family Physicians Can Successfully Initiate Insulin Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
In a randomized trial of patient-titrated insulin glargine with family physicians was compared with standard oral therapy.

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