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Blood Pressure Study Halted Due to Success
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005
Hypertensive patients taking a combination of an ACE inhibitor and a calcium channel blocker are much less likely to experience an MI or stroke than are those on a beta-blocker and diuretic.

Depression Increases Insulin Resistance, Diabetes in Middle-Aged Women
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005
Results of a new study provide more evidence that depression influences glucose metabolism and risk of diabetes. The incidence of diabetes was highest in African-American women in the 3 years of follow-up and was more than twice that of white women.

Few Americans Aware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005
Less than 10 percent of adults with moderately decreased kidney function reported being told they had weakened or failing kidneys.
Ten to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don't know it.




Few Americans Aware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005
Less than 10 percent of adults with moderately decreased kidney function reported being told they had weakened or failing kidneys.
Ten to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don't know it.



Brain Enzyme Links Diabetes to Alzheimer's
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The risk of Alzheimer's disease is increased in people with diabetes, who are "resistant" to the effects of insulin and therefore develop high blood glucose levels.
New research suggests that a decreased level of an enzyme that breaks down insulin -- insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) -- in brain tissue is the missing link between the two disorders


Diabetics With Mental Disorders at Increased Risk for Diabetic Complications
Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Diabetics with mental disorders do not have as good blood sugar control as diabetics without mental illness and are more likely to suffer one or more diabetes complication

Diabetes in Midlife Linked to Later Dementia
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Middle-aged people with diabetes are nearly three times more likely to develop dementia in old age than people without diabetes.



Diabetes Tests 'Offer Cure Hope'
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Some patients have already been cured by islet cell transplants, but a major obstacle is a shortage of donor pancreases to harvest the cells from.
Now National Institute of Health scientists say they have found a way to make more of the cells required.

High Cholesterol in Diabetes Can Harm Vision
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Harvard researchers found that individuals with the highest levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad" cholesterol, had twice the risk of developing a visual problem called macular edema, or fluid in the macula of the eye, compared with those with the lowest LDL levels

One-Third of Patients Older Than 50 With Diabetes Have PAD
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004
Patients with diabetes and PAD have already developed evidence of atherosclerosis and are at increased risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death, even without symptoms.

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