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Exercise In Itself Improves Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Now, a new systematic review shows that exercise helps regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels, increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin and decreases blood lipids (fats) while also helping to burn body fat.

Sweet News for Consumers of Sugar Substitutes
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Sugar substitutes receive a strong endorsement this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Artificial Sweeteners: No Calories ... Sweet!
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Artificial sweeteners can help consumers cut down on calories and control weight, help to manage chronic
conditions such as diabetes, and potentially prevent cavities, according to the American Dietetic Association
(ADA). To date, five artificial sweeteners are approved by the Food and Drug Administration: aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame-K, neotame, and sucralose.

Care of Gums Improves Blood Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Standard treatment for moderately inflamed gums around the teeth -- periodontitis -- can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under contro, dropping A1c 1.5 points.

Obesity, Diabetes Drive High Rate of Kidney Failure in U.S.
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Study shows marked difference between Americans and leaner Norwegian patients.

Short Legs Early Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Being short and especially having short legs appear to increase the risk being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes in middle age, new research shows.

Walking Faster Improves Diabetes Control
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
A study of overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes shows that people get can get more out of their daily walks by picking up the pace, which can improve cardiovascular and blood sugar control.

Degree of Obesity Correlates With Mortality Risk
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
In women, the risk of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality continues to increase as body mass index (BMI) rises above 30, according to the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study.

Low-Carb Diet Has Lasting Benefits in Obese Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
In motivated, obese type 2 diabetic patients, a low-carbohydrate diet with some caloric restriction has lasting benefits on body weight and glycemic control, often reducing the need for medication.

Exenatide Reduces Insulin Use in Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Exenatide therapy results in weight loss and a substantial decrease in insulin doses in some of the most difficult-to-manage patients with type 2 diabetes.

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