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Three New Weight-Loss Drugs Show Benefits for Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Three investigational diet drugs hold promise for preventing and treating diabetes. The findings show that the drugs can help "halt the progression towards Type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes More Common in Pregnant Snorers
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Pregnant women snore a lot, which puts them at higher risk for gestational diabetes, concludes a recent study. Pregnant snorers therefore have increased risk for various future health problems, as do their children.

High Blood Pressure In African-Americans Worsens Kidney Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from kidney disease, many being minorities and elderly people, and those with high blood pressure or diabetes. A recent study on individuals with kidney disease has found that African-American men and women are the most likely to have high blood pressure associated with their disease, which can lead to further complications.

Overall Cardiovascular Safety of Rosiglitazone Confirmed in 5˝ Year Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Scores comparable to standard therapy on heart attacks, strokes and CV death but doubled incidence of heart failure warrants monitoring by physician.

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An examination of the neck arteries of today's obese or diabetic young people bodes ill for their future health, researchers report.

Healthy Lifestyles Declining in U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Far fewer Americans are engaging in healthy lifestyles than there were just two decades ago, researchers say. So it is not hard to see why a diabetes epidemic is at our doorstep.

Low Glucose Levels Do Not Explain Excess Deaths in ACCORD Trial
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A1c of less than 7% is not a predictor of mortality risk in Type 2 diabetes and the converse is true in that higher A1cs do increase the risk of mortality. For every 1% higher A1c level above 6%, the risk of death increases by 20%.

Football Players have Better Glucose, but Worse Blood Pressure
Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
NFL players have more favorable glucose levels, similar cholesterol levels and a higher rate of high blood pressure compared to other healthy young men.

Triglycerides Predict Neuropathy
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
High triglyceride levels in the blood may be an indicator of risk for diabetic neuropathy. High blood-triglyceride levels were already known to greatly increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, further connecting CVD and diabetes.

How High Blood Sugars Damage Blood Vessels
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Researchers have gained fresh insights into how elevated glucose levels damage blood vessels. The mechanism could lead to novel strategies for blocking the destruction.

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