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Diabetes Medication May Promote Eye Health
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The diabetes medication rosiglitazone has been associated with a reduction in the likelihood of developing the eye disease called proliferative diabetic retinopathy. A study published in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology also found that diabetes patients using the drug were less likely to have reductions in visual acuity (or sharpness).

Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found.

Dietary Antioxidants and Glucose Metabolism
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Food with high antioxidant concentrations seems to have a protective effect, improving oxidative stress-mediated detrimental effects on the vicious circle among obesity, and insulin.

Asian Spice Helps Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Can the traditional Asian spice turmeric help prevent diabetes? By reducing inflammation associated with the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the answer appears to be yes.

Diabetes Prevention Hopes Revived for Thiazolidinedione
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
Pioglitazone (Actos) may prevent or delay progression to diabetes for patients with pre-diabetes by 81%, researchers found.

Lifestyle, Not Genetics, Most Responsible for Insulin Resistance in Identical Twins
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008
A unique study performed on identical twins suggests that lifestyle choices, not genetics, plays the biggest role in the development of insulin resistance.

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Loss
Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Adults with diabetes are at an increased risk for developing hearing impairment, according to a recent study. It's suggested by the study that diabetics are nearly twice as likely to suffer hearing loss compared to non-diabetics.

Hunger Hormone Linked to Stress and Depression
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
Stress and depression might cause an increase of the "hunger hormone," leading to overeating and subsequent weight gain. This finding could scientifically explain the common phenomena of eating to feel better, and the unhealthy weight gain that follows.

Medicine Might Help Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Friday, June 13, 2008
Diabetics who take the drug rosiglitazone may significantly decrease the chance of visual impairments and blindness. This drug appears to fend off the common and troubling condition known as diabetic retinopathy.

World's largest Trial of Intensive Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes Shows Reduced Risk of Complications by 21%: ADVANCE Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The world's largest diabetes trial has shown intensive blood glucose can reduce the risk of kidney disease by 21% with no evidence of any increased risk of death when blood glucose was intensively controlled.

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