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Oral Steroids Trigger 2% of All New Cases of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Researchers in the December issue of Diabetes Care, found that the use of oral steroids can be a precipitating factor in some cases of new-onset diabetes.

Diabetes Vaccine Trial Offers New Hope
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Hopes for a vaccine to guard against juvenile diabetes have been boosted with the launch of a ground-breaking clinical trial in Melbourne.

Alarming Message From the 19th World Diabetes Congress
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
That diabetes is fast becoming the epidemic of the 21st century which, now affects a shocking 246 million people worldwide, and is expected to affect over 380 million by 2025 if no action is taken.

Diabetes Vaccine Trial Offers New Hope
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Hopes for a vaccine to guard against juvenile diabetes have been boosted with the launch of a ground-breaking clinical trial in Melbourne.

More Support for Coffee’s Anti-diabetes Benefits
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006
Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by over 23 per cent, say American and Finnish researchers.

Refined Definition of Metabolic Syndrome Better Predicts Future Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
A newly validated definition of metabolic syndrome that uses continuous rather than categorical variables has better predictive power for future diabetes.

A Cup of Confusion: Is Coffee Healthy or Not?
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
New studies suggest java helps protect against major diseases, including diabetes.

One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don't Know It
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Fifty-four million Americans, that's one in six of us, have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes, to arm yourself with information before the damage is done. It means you have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal and you could one day reach a high enough level that you would be diagnosed with having diabetes.


Risk of Diabetes Reduced by 58% With Active Counseling and Continues After Counseling Stops
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes risk do not disappear after active counseling has stopped, even after three plus years.

Children's Belly Fat Increases More Than 65 Percent Since 1990's
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.



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