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World's largest Trial of Intensive Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes Shows Reduced Risk of Complications by 21%: ADVANCE Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The world's largest diabetes trial has shown intensive blood glucose can reduce the risk of kidney disease by 21% with no evidence of any increased risk of death when blood glucose was intensively controlled.

Sun Light Helps Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Sun light, which is a major source of vitamin D, appears to lower type 1 diabetes risk for children. This discovery was recently made at the University of San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Intensive Insulin Therapy At Diagnosis 'Slows Diabetes' Into Remisssion
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Giving newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients intensive insulin therapy for a few days or weeks can drive the disease into extended remission and at least partly restore â-cell function, researchers said.

Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found. Diabetics with high blood pressure have only a 50-50 chance that their doctors will change their medications as needed or offer other treatment, a new study finds.

AACE: Experimental Diabetes Treatment Shows Promise
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
New research monitoring the effects of islet cell transplantation resulted in near-normal metabolic control and decreased hypoglycemia.

AACE: Red Wine Could Benefit Patients With Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
New research suggests that resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in red wine, has the ability to lower blood-sugar levels, but it might also produce certain unpleasant adverse effects.

Cocoa Might Help Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Type 2 diabetics may benefit from consuming cocao-rich beverages, according to a recent study. Some naturally occuring compounds in cocao, called flavonols, may have increase bloodflow in type 2 diabetics, limiting the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Simple Blood Test Might Indicate Best Post-Menopausal Treatment
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Past research has revealed that post-menopausal hormone therapy increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, leading many women to shy away from the potentially beneficial treatment. A recent study has revealed though that a basic blood test taken prior to administration of the hormones may determine whether or not an increased risk will be incurred by the individual.

Pine Bark Extract May Boost Diabetics' Heart Health and Improve BG
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Results from a new study suggests that supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may reduce blood pressure and the use of blood pressure medication among diabetics.

Drug Spending Increase for Diabetes, Overtakes Cholesterol
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Use of diabetes drugs increased only 2.3% last year, but spending rose 12%. The big driver was the introduction of new, expensive medicines that replace or are added to older, cheaper ones.

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