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Vitamin D for Babies May Prevent Diabetes Later in Life
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Supplementing with vitamin D early in life may reduce the chances of developing type 1 diabetes later on, according to a new study.

Obese Hispanic Children at Very High Risk for Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008
Hispanics are one of the highest risk ethnic groups for developing type 2 diabetes, and a large proportion of overweight children might be a main reason why. A recent study has shown that overweight Hispanic children are at an extremely high risk for having pre-diabetes, which leads to increased risk of adult-onset diabetes.

Prompt Weight Loss Better Controls Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Keeping body weight down is known to help manage and prevent diabetes, but a recent study has shown that losing weight soon after diabetes diagnosis greatly helps limit the progression of the disease. This positive effect was seen even if weight was regained later on.

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.

Endos Issue Consensus Statement on Pre-Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is good to see that there is more concern for those at risk for diabetes. The treatment of pre-diabetes requires intensive lifestyle modification and the use of metformin and acarbose for controlling glycemia for high-risk patients, declared a consensus statement issued by the American College of Endocrinology task force.

Elderly Obesity Costly for Everyone
Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2008
Obese elderly individuals are not only doing harm to their own health, but to the financial health of every tax paying American citizen. According to a recent study, the health care costs for obese elderly individuals are substantially higher than those of normal weight, accounting for a disproportionate amount of the tax funded medicare program.

All Sweeteners Not The Same For Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
New research shows that some sweeteners, especially date sugar and dark brown sugars, contain antioxidants that have the potential to control diabetes-linked heart disease and high blood pressure. Some sweeteners used in the study also had the ability to inhibit the activity of a key enzyme related to Type 2 diabetes.

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