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New BG Test - The BIGTT Test
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
A novel test for the simultaneous measurement of pancreatic beta-cell function, insulin sensitivity, and glucose tolerance has been developed and validated.

Low Glycemic Index Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Switching to a low glycemic index (GI) diet from a high GI diet can result in improvements in insulin sensitivity, and may thereby lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese individuals with impaired glucose tolerance.

Can Tight Glucose Control Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Patients?
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The study showed that "intensively lowering blood glucose to a target of 81 to 108 mg/dL does not benefit critically ill patients and may well increase their risk of…

How Coffee Consumption Improves Glucose Tolerance
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
In prospective cohort studies, higher coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. Associations have been similar for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee suggesting that coffee components other than caffeine have beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis...

Diabetes Risk Factors Develop Earlier in Women
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
The "diabetes clock" may start ticking in women years in advance of a medical diagnosis of the disease, new research has shown.

Drugs That Can Cause Secondary Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Many pharmaceutical agents are known to cause impaired glucose tolerance and, occasionally, diabetes. Because some of these agents are widely used (e.g., thiazides, niacin), medication-associated hyperglycemia is not uncommon, especially in high-risk patients.

A Third of NYC Diabetes Cases Undiagnosed
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
Nearly 4% of New Yorkers have diabetes and another 25% have Pre-Diabetes and don't know it, according to a report released Tuesday by the New York City Health Department.

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.

High Blood Glucose A Major Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes or No Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Even if diabetes is left out of the equation, higher-than-optimum blood glucose is a major worldwide killer, equivalent to smoking deaths, according to researchers.



Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
An analysis based on the combined interim results from two prospective randomized trials, rates of HF hospitalization over more than two years rose in tandem with baseline fasting plasma glucose levels.

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