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CDC: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes by 2050
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
As many as 1 in 3 American adults could have diabetes by the year 2050, according to a new analysis released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control. That would be sharp rise from one in 10 adults now currently living with the disease.

Recommended Lifestyle Changes Should Include Enough Sleep, Say Researchers
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
Lack of sleep appears to compromise the efficacy of dieting to lose weight, according to new research. Middle-age, overweight patients who slept 8.5 hours burned more fat than those who slept just 5.5 hours. The important message for your patients trying to lose weight should now be, Nutrition-Physical Activity-Plus 8 Hours of Sleep.

Why Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugars Is Critical in All Patients with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
Vigilant monitoring of glycemic levels is the key to success for comprehensive glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

A Once-A-Year Continuous Exenatide Therapy Shows 100% Compliance
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Implantable device promises diabetes patients continuous exenatide therapy with 100% compliance. Tolerability and weight loss was better with ITCA 650 20 μg/day than with exenatide injections.

Strong Link Discovered between Air Pollution and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety limit.

EASD: New Drug Classes Entering Type 2 Pipeline
Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Farnesoid X receptor agonists, 11-â-HSD1 inhibitors, and glucokinase activators are some of the new approaches to treating Type 2 diabetes described in research presented, but some senior researchers expressed doubts about the clinical need for them.

Common Cold Virus Linked to Childhood Obesity in New Study
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Scientists are continuing to find connections between viruses and more serious diseases: a recent study suggests a link between childhood obesity and a virus that causes the common cold.

AADE Stresses the Treatment of Obesity as a Means of Preventing Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The American Association of Diabetes Educators has issued a formal position statement and set of recommendations urging diabetes educators to proactively address obesity as a means of preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes, managing complications for those who already have the disease, and creating a savings for the overall health care system.

Clinical Trial Confirms Effectiveness of Drinking Water to Control Appetite
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Scientists report a new clinical trial confirming that just two 8-ounce glasses of water, taken before meals, enables people to shed pounds.

Children Who Eat Vended Foods Face Health Problems, Poor Diet
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Vended foods and beverages linked to obesity, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

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