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Diabetes Complications Swelling U.S. Health Costs
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
Poorly managed type 2 diabetes costs the U.S. health system an extra $22.9 billion a year. Those costs come from direct medical costs to treat heart, eye, kidney and other serious health problems associated with the disease, diabetes groups reported at a meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


Survey: 13% of Adult New Yorkers Are Diabetic
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
A new citywide survey finds that nearly 13% of the city's adults have diabetes and that about one-third of them—almost 4% of city residents—do not know it.

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…

Americans Fear Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
More than half of Americans fear developing diabetes, but many continue the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the blood sugar disease, a new survey shows.

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...

Insulin Glargine: Eight Years Later
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Insulin Glargine has become the most widely used insulin in the USA owing to its long duration of action without a pronounced peak. This introduction of a new form of insulin has made a dramatic effect on the ability of people to control their blood sugars. But is it being used properly? Should it be given once or twice a day?

Diabetes Ups Aspirin Resistance- More May Be Needed
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Aspirin resistance is more common among diabetics patients than nondiabetics, potentially requiring higher doses then Low-Dose asprin for adequate protection against a heart attack, researchers said.
Resistance to low-dose aspirin recommended for cardioprotection was found among 13% to 37% of patients with diabetes but only 3% to 14% of nondiabetic patients with a history of coronary artery disease.

Diabetes Tied to Parkinson�s by 83%
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
People with type 2 diabetes were 83 percent more likely to get Parkinson's. As people with obesity-linked type 2 diabetes age, their risk of getting Parkinson's disease climbs, a new study warns. In fact, excess weight may explain why diabetics are at increased risk of getting the neurological disorder, a Finnish study suggests.



65-Year-Old Couple Retiring in 2007 Needs $215,000 for Future Health Care Costs
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
You can add probably 20% - 30% more if one of them has diabetes.

More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn. Yet, just 30 minutes of physical activity reduced the risk by 58%!

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