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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: Use First or Second Drop of Blood?
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
The study investigated whether capillary glucose concentrations, as measured in the first and second drops of blood, differed ˇÝ10% compared with a control glucose concentration in different situations.

Glycemic Levels Predict Risk of Retinopathy
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Both short- and long-term measures of blood glucose can be used to predict the risk of retinopathy.

Fingerprick Better than Dipstick for Identifying Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
A fingerprick test that shows ketones in capillary blood is more specific than a urine dipstick for identifying diabetic ketoacidosis.

In-Hospital Blood Sugar Levels Should Be Higher
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
New recommendations slightly higher than those of leading diabetes group.

Doubt Cast on New Salt Guidelines for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Researchers are challenging guidelines that urge diabetes patients to cut back on salt in their diet.

Children at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes More Likely to Develop Osteoporosis
Posted: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Children who develop risk factors for Type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood.

Study Reveals How Omega 3's Work in Preventing Several Forms of Blindness
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
A follow-up study from Children's Hospital Boston, now reveals exactly how omega-3's provide protection, and provides reassurance that widely used COX-inhibiting drugs like aspirin and NSAIDs don't negate their benefit.

Diabetes Linked to Nearly 10-Fold Increase in Cold-Like Enterovirus Infection
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Type 1 diabetes is linked to nearly a 10-fold increase in cold-like enterovirus infection, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational molecular studies.

Medication Education Key to Adherence
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
Medication compliance is a major issue for people with diabetes, and especially those with co- morbidities. Researchers say that medication education is a key factor in helping patients with diabetes better stick to their drug treatment plans.

Study Calls for Greater Awareness of Connection between Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011
The first time that many patients realize that diabetes can affect their kidneys is when they are referred to renal services.

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