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Americans Fear Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
More than half of Americans fear developing diabetes, but many continue the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the blood sugar disease, a new survey shows.

Heart Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty Depends on Age, Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
What type of life-saving heart operation you should undergo — bypass surgery or angioplasty — largely depends on your age and whether you have diabetes, according to the largest-ever assessment of the two rival procedures. Stanford University researchers found significantly lower death rates among patients….

Diabetes Ups Aspirin Resistance- More May Be Needed
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Aspirin resistance is more common among diabetics patients than nondiabetics, potentially requiring higher doses then Low-Dose asprin for adequate protection against a heart attack, researchers said.
Resistance to low-dose aspirin recommended for cardioprotection was found among 13% to 37% of patients with diabetes but only 3% to 14% of nondiabetic patients with a history of coronary artery disease.

Diabetes Tied to Parkinson�s by 83%
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
People with type 2 diabetes were 83 percent more likely to get Parkinson's. As people with obesity-linked type 2 diabetes age, their risk of getting Parkinson's disease climbs, a new study warns. In fact, excess weight may explain why diabetics are at increased risk of getting the neurological disorder, a Finnish study suggests.

More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn. Yet, just 30 minutes of physical activity reduced the risk by 58%!

Cocoa Extract 'Targets Big Four'
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, could target four of the major health problems, it has been claimed. New research argues that the nutrient helps to target the risk of stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes.

Glucose Level Predicts Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
In diabetic patients at risk for congestive heart failure (CHF), fasting plasma glucose level is an independent predictor for hospitalization, according to the results of a study.

Kidney Disease Mortality Increased 52%
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
The rate of kidney disease mortality in the United States has increased by 52% in the past 16 years and continues to be higher in blacks than whites, according to a study.

Diabetic Men Have Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
As epidemiologic evidence suggests diabetic men have a slightly lower prostate cancer risk than non-diabetic men.

High Blood Sugar Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Results of a study involving nearly 65,000 people point to an association between cancer and abnormally high blood sugar levels.

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