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Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect against Heart Disease in Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists from the Deptartment of Biological Science and Technology, China Medical University, Taiwan, have concluded in a new study. The report also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy.

EASD: Type 2 Diabetes Less Prevalent in Women but Just as Deadly
Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Men are up to two and a half times more likely to have newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes than women, but once a woman is diagnosed, the disease is just as deadly for them as for men.

Light and Moderate Physical Activity Reduce the Risk of Early Death by 19%
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A new study by researchers has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or cycling, can substantially reduce the risk of early death.

Diabetes Damage Similar to Lung Impairment Found in Smokers
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Lung impairment similar to that found in smokers has been found in a study that included 3,182 patients with diabetes and 27,080 control subjects. Researchers found that diabetes can damage the lungs in ways that are similar to smokers.

Aggressive Blood Sugar Control May Not Improve Survival in ESRD Patients
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010
Aggressive blood sugar control does not improve survival in diabetic patients with kidney failure, according to a study.

Mortality Lower with Metformin
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
Metformin use may reduce mortality by 33% among patients with Type 2 diabetes who are at risk for cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Whole Grain, Bran Reduces CV Mortality in Women with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Women with Type 2 diabetes who ate more than 9 g of bran per day had a 35% lower risk for death from cardiovascular disease and a 28% lower risk for all-cause mortality compared with women who ate less bran, according to new study findings.

Brisk Walking 30 Minutes a Day Reduces Mortality Risk in Hypertensive Patients with Diabetes by 62%
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
In patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, relatively modest improvements in fitness status significantly reduce mortality risk, according to a study.

Death from Diabetes will Change from 5th Leading Cause of Death to __?
Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010
More than 70,000 Americans a year die from complications of diabetes, making it the country's fifth-largest medical killer. While that sounds dire, Novo Nordisk says the real picture is much worse.

A1c's Over Five Percent Increase Risk for Stroke
Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010
Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), even at levels considered in the "normal" range, emerged as an independently significant predictor of heart-disease events, stroke, and death over more than a decade in an analysis from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. The risks of incident diabetes, coronary heart disease events, and death were significantly increased for all HbA1c values higher than the reference range of 5.0% to <5.5%.

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