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Women with Preeclampsia Have Double the Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Researchers reported that preeclampsia is an independent risk marker for type 2 diabetes, even when gestational diabetes is taken into account.

Extended-Release Metformin Tablets (Fortamet) Linked to Risk for Lactic Acidosis
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
The FDA approved safety labeling revisions for metformin HCl extended-release tablets (Fortamet, made by Andrx Labs, LLC) to warn of the risk for lactic acidosis associated with metformin accumulation during treatment.



Startling New Data for Infection-Induced Amputation and Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Persons with diabetes who develop an infection are at a 55-fold greater risk for hospitalization, and an alarming 154-fold greater risk for amputation.

Type 2 Diabetes Teens Have Higher Complication Risk Then Type 1’s
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Young people with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have high blood pressure and signs of kidney damage than their counterpart who have type 1 diabetes, even though type 2 diabetic have had the disease for a much shorter time.

Viagra Improves Sex Life of Diabetic Women
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Young women with diabetes with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil) improves arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and decreases pain during intercourse.



New Diagnostic’s for Early Identification of Patients at High Risk of Rapid Loss of Kidney Function
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Project aims to develop new diagnostic approaches for early identification of patients at high risk of rapid loss of kidney function.

Pollution Increases Risks in People with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
People with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk of death when they are exposed to particulate air pollution, for one or more years.



Replacing Red Meat With Chicken Helpful in Type 2 Diabetes With Macroalbuminuria
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The withdrawal of red meat from the diet, either by replacing it with chicken or by following a lactovegetarian LPD [low-protein diet], promotes a beneficial effect on renovascular and cardiovascular risk factors associated with DN [diabetic nephropathy] in patients with type 2 diabetes and macroalbuminuria.

Georgia to Pay Diabetes Doctors for Performance
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Georgia will provide bonuses to doctors who care for state employees with diabetes, and improve their outcomes.

New Test Measures Quantity of Active Beta Cells
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a reliable, non-invasive imaging method that can measure the quantity of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.



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