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Low Reimbursement for Diabetes Care Hurts Patients
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009
In a survey of 200 primary care physicians and 100 endocrinologists, 32% reported an inability to provide comprehensive diabetes care. Almost one-third of doctors in an industry-sponsored survey said they didn't spend enough time with their diabetes patients and blamed low reimbursement rates for diabetes care, researchers said.

Update on Generex Oral-lyn
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009
An independent review of clinical trials of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) shows that the oral insulin spray has a faster onset of action and shorter duration of action than insulin delivered subcutaneously.

Diabetes Linked to Excessive Loss of Skeletal Muscle and Trunk Fat
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
In a new study of the impact of Type 2 diabetes on body composition, older adults with diabetes -- especially women -- were at increased risk for excessive loss of skeletal muscle and trunk fat mass.

World Summit on Bariatric Surgery Defines New Guidelines
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Consensus statement recognizes the legitimacy of surgery as a dedicated treatment for Type 2 diabetes in carefully selected patients. Diabetes surgery summit consensus lays foundation for new field of medicine.

Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Benefits All Patients with Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Experts underline benefits of SMBG for all types of diabetes treatment plans.

Diabetes Cases to Double and Costs to Triple by 2034
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
If obesity rates just remain stable, in the next 25 years, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double, increasing from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in 2034. Over the same period, spending on diabetes will triple, rising from $113 billion to $336 billion, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity.

Diabetes Patients Show Alarming Increase in Morbid Obesity: 1 in 5
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
A Loyola University Health System study has found that one out of five Type 2 diabetes patients is morbidly obese -- approximately 100 pounds or more overweight.

People with Diabetes Are Unaware of Risks
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009
Despite the large number of cases of diabetes diagnosed in the United States, many Americans still lack basic knowledge about the disease. Less then 50% of those diagnosed with diabetes know that diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

BARI 2D Study Favors Medication over Bypass Surgery for Diabetes Patients
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009
Many patients with diabetes should forego angioplasties for heart disease and just take medicine instead, according to a new National Institutes of Health study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researcher Mark Hlatky, MD.

Highest Rates of Obesity, Diabetes in the South, Appalachia, and some Tribal Lands
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2009
Wide sections of the Southeast, Appalachia, and some tribal lands in the West and Northern Plains have the nationŒs highest rates of obesity and diabetes, according to estimates released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What are the percentages in your neighborhood?

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