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Exercise In Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin and decreases blood lipids (fats) while also helping to burn body fat.

Sweet News for Consumers of Sugar Substitutes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Sugar substitutes receive a strong endorsement this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Artificial Sweeteners: No Calories ... Sweet!
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Artificial sweeteners can help consumers cut down on calories and control weight, help to manage chronic
conditions such as diabetes, and potentially prevent cavities, according to the American Dietetic Association
(ADA). To date, five artificial sweeteners are approved by the Food and Drug Administration: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K, neotame, and sucralose.

Care of Gums Improves Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Standard treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth -- periodontitis -- can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under contro, dropping A1c 1.5 points.

Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients.

Glycemic Index Predicts Blood Glucose Level After Meal
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
Assessing a meal using the glycemic index, which lists the quality of carbohydrates contained in many common foods, appears to be a good way to predict the effect a meal will have on blood sugar levels.

AHA Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations Revised June, 2006
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The 2006 AHA diet and lifestyle recommendations include guidelines for a healthy diet; healthy weight; cholesterol, BP, and fasting blood sugar control; use of supplements; physical activity; and avoidance of tobacco.

Few Willing to Pay to Reduce Diabetes Risk
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Most people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes are willing to participate in a risk-reduction program, but few are willing to pay full price to do so.

Digital Organizers Can Help Diabetics With Diet
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
New research suggests that handheld digital organizers could help people with diabetes follow a "low-GI" diet -- a potentially effective but complicated eating plan for controlling blood sugar.

Average American Has Very High Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Body mass index (BMI), the ratio of body weight to height, is tightly linked to lifetime risk of diabetes.

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