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The United Nations Takes on The Diabetes Epidemic
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
Diabetes has become an enormous international problem with the number expected to rocket to beyond 334 million.

Type 2 Diabetes Poses Early Death Risk
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006
Patients with Type 2 diabetes, aged 35 to 54, are three times more likely to die early than those of the same age without the disease.

Beverage Industry Agrees to Halt Soda Sales in Schools
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
Bill Clinton, has done what public health experts failed to do. He pulled the plug on public school soda machines.

Diabetes Drug Use by Children Doubled in US Over 3-Year Period
Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Between 2002 to 2005, the use of agents to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes among US children, 5 to 19 years of age, increased from about 0.3 to 0.6 per 1000, which could have "enormous implications" for long-term healthcare needs and expenses.

Newer Diabetic Meds Cost More, But Users Have Fewer Hospital Visits
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
A new study suggests that patients on the newer medications had a slightly lower risk of hospitalization because of diabetes-related complications. They also spent between $920 and $1,760 less on annual total healthcare costs. Diabetics who were prescribed newer medications to control their illness were more likely to take these drugs as instructed.

Tight Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Patients Translates Into Cost Savings
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006
Mean adjusted cost savings per patient was $1,580. In addition to the improvements in morbidity and mortality observed when ICU patients are maintained on intensive glycemia management protocols, health systems also benefit from substantially decreased costs.

Diabetes the First 3500 Years
Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006
Everybody has their own version of when diabetes first started, was documented and how insulin got to be the treatment. Here's an accurate time line for you.

Sixty-one Percent Increase In Diabetes-related Deaths And Illnesses
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have documented a dramatic upsurge in diabetes-related deaths and illnesses in New York City, including a sharp increase in diabetic patients hospitalized with heart attacks.

U.S. Diabetes Population Grows 86 Percent Over Last Decade
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006
Research reveals diabetes complications are widespread and growing, and patients desire to gain better control.

Diabetes Deaths Worldwide on the Rise
Posted: Monday, October 03, 2005
Diabetes goes from 7th leading cause of death to 5th leading cause of death

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