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Antihypertensives Cut New-Onset Diabetes by a Third
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
A new analysis of the ASCOT study shows the clearest proof so far that antihypertensive treatment with an ACE inhibitor and calcium channel blocker limits new-onset diabetes, while treatment with a ß-blocker (atenolol), and thiazide diuretic (bendroflumethiazide) helps cause it.

Diabetes is Now Diagnosed in 1 in 523 Young People
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
This places diabetes among the more common chronic illnesses of youth, the researchers report, striking 1.82 children per 1,000, compared with 1.24 per 1,000 with cancer and 120 per 1,000 with asthma.

New Joint Guidelines for CVD and Diabetes from 2 European Associations
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) often appear as the two sides of a coin: on one side, diabetes has been rated as an equivalent of coronary heart disease, and conversely, many patients with established coronary heart disease (65-70 %) suffer from diabetes or its pre-states.

Big Waist, Heavy Weight Both Raise Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Having either a large waistline or being overweight raises a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but the combination of the two is most dangerous, a study shows.

How to Screen a Community for PreDiabetes & Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Evaluation of a campaign that screened a community of 95,000 via 530 pharmacies.

India Faces Diabetes Crisis
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
A surge in diabetes cases in India threatens the whole health care system. The cost for the increase in diabetes is estimated to be over 250 billion dollars.

Man Walking To Raise Awareness of Diabetes
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2006
Andy Mandell has insulin dependent diabetes, but he is not letting that stop him. He wanted to inform people about Type 2 Diabetes, so he went for a walk. He has completed more than 7,650 miles with the last leg of tour ahead of him. He has 10,000 miles to cover.

New Breakthrough In Fight To Combat Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Researchers have made a breakthrough which could eventually help prevent people developing diabetes.

Blacks Have Poorer Control of Diabetes Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
A new review of the data from 56,000 patients shows that blacks with diabetes tend to have worse control of the disease than whites.

Physical Activity Shrinks Abdominal Fat Cells
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Physical activity may be especially helpful in reducing the size of fat cells around the waistline -- more so than diet alone. That's important, because fat specifically in the abdomen has been linked to the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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