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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.

Diabetes Soars in the Under Fives
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
The number of under-fives with the condition increased five-fold - meaning it affected one child in every 1,000 by 2004.

German Diabetes Risk Score May Predict Development of Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007
The German Diabetes Risk Score uses waist circumference, height, age, the presence of hypertension, consumption of red meat, consumption of whole-grain bread, consumption of coffee, alcohol intake, physical activity, and smoking history to predict the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


EASD's New Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes and CVD
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
One of the main points emphasized in the new guidelines is the importance of screening for undiagnosed diabetes.

Diabetes's Spread Will Exceed All Predictions, Study Finds
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
The World Health Organization's estimate of 39 percent growth in diabetes cases between 2000 and 2030 may be an underestimate, according to a study of cases in Canada. At least 171 million people have diabetes worldwide, and the number will climb to 366 million by 2030, WHO estimates.

Study Of Diabetes And Race Reveals The Imperfect Science Of Defining Ethnic Groups
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
While previous biomedical research studies have found that genetics and race increase risk for some diseases, a new look into how researchers study genetic triggers of type 2 diabetes suggests that defining race remains an inexact science, with social and historic facts mixing with biology throughout the research process.

New Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes and CVD
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have together issued new guidelines on the management of diabetes, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease. All patients with coronary artery disease should have an oral glucose tolerance test if their diabetic status is unknown and that every patient with diabetes should be screened for CAD.

U.S. Healthcare Contributes to the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007
New report finds that the 46 million people who are uninsured and those with low income received the lowest quality of care and had the most problems with access to preventive health care.

Risk of Complications in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007
More aggressive screening and treatment is needed in children with type 2 diabetes to prevent complications as they get older.

Refined Definition of Metabolic Syndrome Better Predicts Future Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
A newly validated definition of metabolic syndrome that uses continuous rather than categorical variables has better predictive power for future diabetes.

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