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Study 2008: Healthcare Costs To Rise AGAIN!
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
We continue to see healthcare costs rising and those with diabetes will certainly feel it the most. Let's hope that the new president will do something to help. Consider getting involved with one of the presidential candidates after viewing their ideas on improving healthcare in this country.

New Analysis Shows Lower Not Necessarily Better When It Comes to BP
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
New observational analysis of the ONTARGET study shows that lower is not necessarily better when it comes to blood pressure in this patient population, with coronary heart disease or diabetes plus additional risk factors. Although there was evidence that lower was better in terms of stroke, there was a suggestion of harm when BP was reduced below 130 mm Hg systolic for the outcome of cardiovascular death in diabetics. The findings suggest that in high-risk people, the [current] guidelines of 'the lower, the better' may not apply.

Januvia/Byetta Becoming First and Second-Line Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
New research reports that Januvia is currently prescribed most often as a third- or later-line of therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Novel Short-Term Weight-Loss Approach Works Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A study by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown for the first time that more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes who enrolled in a novel short-term weight management program were able to maintain the weight loss they achieved during the program on their own long-term. The focus was on weight loss and not as much on glucose control.

New Drug Might Replace Daily Insulin Injections
Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008
For people with progressed type 2 diabetes that requires daily insulin injections, there might be a partial solution to this constant inconvenience. A new type 2 diabetes treatment has recently been developed that requires only one weekly treatment, and early results seem to indicate it is substantially effective.

Stroke Rate in Diabetes Creeping Downward by Risk Management
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Aggressive diabetes risk management appears to have lessened the rate of stroke and mortality for the first time for these patients, researchers found.

'Blockbuster' Diabetes Drug Developed
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Australian researchers said that they had developed a drug which could potentially spell an end to a life-threatening condition caused by diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.

Popular BP Drugs May Cause Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Medications for blood pressure called beta blockers, like atenolol, propanolol and metaprolol, could be an unacceptable risk for diabetes.

Combo of Diabetes Drugs Increases Mortality
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
Combination treatment for type 2 diabetes using two classes of drugs -- metformin and sulfonylureas -- may increase the risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a new report.

Diabetics Should Include More Herbs And Spices In Their Foods
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008
In test-tube experiments, researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens, found that extracts of various herbs and spices - such as cinnamon, cloves, sage and rosemary -inhibited a damaging process that can result from high blood sugar levels.

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