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Gastric Bypass Superior to Banding for Super Obese
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
For super morbidly obese patients, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is a better approach than gastric banding, according to researchers.

Diabetes Disease-Management Programs Improve Quality of Care?
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Just how effective are diabetes management programs? The answer, according to UCLA researchers, is that they lead to better examination and testing—but not to better control of key factors associated with diabetes complications, such as blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels.



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.

Diabetic Women at Higher Risk For Hip Fracture Need Prevention Strategy
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Having type 2 diabetes for 12 or more years was associated with a three-times higher risk of hip fracture.



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.

Women with Type 2 Diabetes at Greater Risk for Glaucoma
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Women with type 2 diabetes have a nearly twofold increased risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease.

Increased Physical Activity Spurs Prolonged Life by 69%
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Expending energy by walking, climbing stairs, doing household chores, or even washing windows enhances survival in older adults.

Diabetes Has Protective Effect on Bone Density
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with significantly lower bone turnover and higher results on bone ultrasound measurements, even in a largely vitamin-D-deficient, elderly, female nursing home population.

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.

Atorvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Prevent Cardiac Events in Diabetic
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Although atorvastatin therapy led to a significant reduction in mean LDL cholesterol level in patients with type 2 diabetes, there was no significant difference from placebo in cardiac events, such as cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction (MI).



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