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MRI Shows Brain Atrophy in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Patients with Type 2 diabetes have more pronounced brain atrophy and are more likely to have cerebral infarcts, a new published study suggests.

Using an Antiseptic Mouth Rinse May Improve Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The results of a new clinical study demonstrate that the plaque and gingivitis germ-killing action of Listerine® Antiseptic significantly reduces the amount of germs that travel from the mouth to the bloodstream in people with mild to moderate gingivitis, which can affect diabetes and CVD.

Treating Mild Gestational Diabetes Reduces Serious Birthing Problems
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a recent study.

Link between Male Diabetes Patients with Allergies and Kidney Disease
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For men with Type 2 diabetes, the eosinophil (a cell type linked to allergic inflammation) cell count may be able to estimate the risk of diabetes-related kidney and heart disease in men. This comes from a recently published study in Japan.

Anakinra Provides Sustained Benefits for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Months after withdrawal of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) anakinra, patients with Type 2 diabetes still show improvements in beta cell function, hemoglobin A1c levels, and markers of systemic inflammation, according to a new published report.

Diabetes History
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Diabetes treatments are sure much better today than they were hundreds of years of even several years ago. I would have hated to have had diabetes back even several years before, when meters where big and hard to use, and insulin needles were huge sources of pain when injecting. I'd like to take a look back at what diabetes was like many years ago, and tell you just how far diabetes treatments have come!

Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Inflammatory Markers
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
In patients with Type 1 diabetes and kidney disease, several serum markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction are associated with increasing prevalence and severity of diabetic retinopathy, investigators report.

WHR Is a Better Predictor of All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults than BMI
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR) may be a better predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults versus body mass index (BMI), according to the results of a study.

Increased Risk for PAD for Women with Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in women is associated with an increased risk for future symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Physical Activity Helps the Very Old Decrease Mortality
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
No matter how old you are, increased physical activity is associated with decreased mortality and improved function, a longitudinal Israeli study found.

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