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No Clear Evidence for Ultra-Low Cholesterol Targets
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
There is no scientifically valid evidence to support the ultra-low LDL target of 70 milligrams/deciliter for very high-risk patients. Further, they suggest that the evidence previously cited to support an LDL goal of less than 100mg/dL for high risk patients also has major flaws.

Effect of Weight Loss on Arterial Stiffness in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Moderate weight loss improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes.

Exenatide As Effective As Insulin
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Patients on exenatide lost weight, while insulin patients gained weight.

New Diabetes Drug Galvus Matches Avandia in Control of Blood Sugars
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
The new diabetes drug from Novartis, Galvus cuts blood sugar levels as much as GlaxoSmithKlines established medicine Avandia and without the side effects.

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.

Fruit and Vegetables Cut Heart Disease Risk, Says Study
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Every extra of fruit or vegetable consumed daily could cut the risk of heart disease by four percent, says a meta-analysis of almost a quarter of a million people, giving people even more reason to seek out the nutrient-rich foods.

Progression of Retinopathy Common Among Blacks With Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Over a 6-year period, 56.1% of African Americans with type 1 diabetes and retinopathy showed progression of their eye disease.

Are Your Diabetic Patients Part of the 21% Who do Not Take Their Meds?
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
About 21 percent of individuals with diabetes do not regularly take their blood-sugar lowering, blood-pressure lowering or cholesterol-lowering pills, researchers found in study of 11,532 diabetes patients.

Small Changes in Diabetes Care Exceeds All Expections
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
A series of fairly low-tech innovations radically transformed diabetes care in a busy family medicine program in just over a year's time, exceeding insurance company pay-for-performance benchmarks.

Diabetes, Not Obesity, Raises Risk of Organ Failure and Death
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Findings from a new study suggest that obesity per se is not a risk factor for acute organ failure or death. However, diabetes, which often develops in obese individuals, does increase the risk.

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