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New Hypertension Pills Cut Diabetes Risk by A Third
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Researchers have reported that patients given a specific combination of new blood pressure drugs are one-third less likely to develop diabetes than those on older pills.

Galvus® Demonstrates Powerful Blood Sugar Reductions In Phase III Studies
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Galvus dropped A1c by 1.8% without weight gain.

Steroids Trial Beats Diabetes Blindness
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Australian research has proven the effectiveness of a steroid treatment for a type of diabetic blindness.

Adherence to Preventive Medications Reduces Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Participants who were compliant had a 38.2% reduced risk of developing diabetes.

Experts Question the Benefits of Identifying Genes for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
At the same time researchers from a British medical school laid claim to genetic research that could help to prevent the illness.

University of VA Finds Possible Diabetes Cure
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
After two years of work Dr. Jerry Nadler has successfully reversed the course of type 1 Diabetes.

Immune Markers Indicate Diabetes Risk and Response to Lifestyle Changes
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Immune mediators appear to be associated with development of type 2 diabetes. Moreover, a different set of markers predicts which patients are more likely to respond to lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of diabetes.

Weight Loss Should be the Primary Intervention for Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
In a randomized trial with 1079 participants, for over 3 years it was found that for every 2 pounds of weight loss there was a 16% reduction in risk.

Possible Diabetes Cure Via Destruction of Targeted Killer T Cells
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
It began as an idea that is now closer to getting started, a new concept for preventing the destruction of beta cells and possibly curing diabetes. Automatic self replacement of beta cells would occur were it not for their ongoing destruction by agents of the immune system called killer T cells.

Cholesterol Absorption More Predictive Than Total Count in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Despite frequent abnormalities in glucose metabolism, elderly patients with low cholesterol absorption appear to have a survival advantage.

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