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Diabetes in Pregnancy Does Not Motivate to Better Health
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
They have less healthy diets and are more likely to smoke than women whose pregnancies were free of diabetes, a large new study shows.

Night Eating Can Increase Diabetic Complications
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Night eating is common in diabetic patients and is associated with increased complications.

Prandin Offers Advantages in Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Fifty-one percent risk reduction for hypoglycemia over glyburide in elderly patients with type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes, treatment with the short-acting drug repaglinide (Prandin/NovoNorm).

Reducing Cholesterol Levels Can Reduce Stroke Risk by 16 Percent
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
An international team of researchers has completed a study that demonstrated a 16-percent reduction in secondary strokes and 35-percent reduction in coronary events in patients who previously experienced a stroke or TIA and were given 80 mg of Lipitor®.

Chocolate Helps Aging Blood Vessels
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Flavonol-Rich cocoa improves blood vessel function.

Inhaled Insulin Effective Therapy for Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Inhaled human insulin (Exubera) is as effective as glibenclamide as adjunctive therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Postprandial Glucose Fluctuations Impair Cognitive Functioning
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Awareness and better control of postprandial glucose can help to prevent declining cognitive function.

Blacks, Latinos, and Asians With Diabetes Face Higher Hospitalization Rates Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Hospitalizations for potentially preventable diabetes-related complications and other conditions are more likely among blacks and Latinos than among non-Latino whites and Asians.

High Blood Pressure Lowers Walking Ability in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
A study of elderly clergy, both men and women, found a significantly accelerated decline in leg function in those with higher blood pressures-about 30% more loss per year at a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg compared with 120 mm Hg.

Cognitive Dysfunction Linked With Poor Diabetes Control in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Elderly diabetics with poor glucose control have a high prevalence of undiagnosed cognitive dysfunction, depression and functional disabilities.

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