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Heart Attack Boosts Diabetes Risk and Diabetes Boosts Heart Attack Risks
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
Heart attack patients are up to four-and-a-half times more likely to develop diabetes compared with the general population and more than 15 times more likely to develop high blood sugar.

"We already know that diabetes predisposes one to heart attack, now we add that heart attacks predispose one to diabetes -- one nasty disease leads to another, and it's a two-way process."

Key Hormone Protects The Obese From Diabetes
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
The "world's fattest mice" can overeat without developing insulin resistance or diabetes thanks to a glut of a key hormone, a dichotomy that helps explain why not all obese people are diabetic, a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher has found.

Diabetes Management Within Budgets Work
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
A disease management program for patients with diabetes mellitus is associated with improved quality of care within existing budgets.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

New Insulin Sensitizer (CRx-401) Improves Control Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
CombinatoRx, Incorporated announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial in Type 2 diabetes with CRx-401, a novel insulin sensitizer designed to provide anti-diabetic activity without promoting weight gain.

Top-10 Comparison of Diabetes Drugs Give One a Top Grade by Johns Hopkins
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
A type 2 diabetes drug taken orally and in widespread use for more than a decade has been found to have distinct advantages over nine other, mostly newer medications used to control the chronic disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins.

Trial Using Cancer Meds To Control And Possibly Reverse Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Drug can possibly kill off the T-cells that are attacking the betacells.

Stephen Covey, Presents a Patient Education Program at AADE
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and an internationally respected leadership authority, has teamed up with The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and Bayer Diabetes Care to introduce a unique patient education tool, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Visceral Obesity A Major Metabolic Risk-Factor Regardless of BMI
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A new study shows that among individuals with the same body mass index (BMI), men with lower cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) levels had almost twice as much abdominal fat than their counterparts who were "fat and fit." The higher levels of abdominal obesity were also associated with poorer metabolic profiles, the researchers found.

Both Diabetes TZD Drugs 'Pose Heart Risk'
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, both drugs commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes double the risk of heart failure, a study of data on more than 78,000 patients suggests.

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