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Lower Cut-Offs Needed in Screening for Gestational Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Some women who test negative for gestational diabetes on glucose challenge and glucose tolerance tests are still at significant risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and hypertension 15 years later.

New Program Offers Community Pharmacies an Expanded Role in Diabetes Self-Management Training + Provides Hours to Become a CDE
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced a partnership that will expand counseling options for patients while offering community pharmacies a path to be compensated by Medicare and other insurers for diabetes management.

New Recommendations for Intake of Sugars by AHA
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
New recommendations for maximum dietary intake of "added sugars," released by the American Heart Association, are probably far more healthful than the much-higher current average intake in the U.S.. But without educating the patient, it will have little or no effect.

Medical Spending On Obesity Reaches $147 Billion Annually
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Obesity now accounts for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending.

Income Level Affects Treatment of Hyperglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
People with diabetes who live in less affluent neighborhoods are more likely to experience delays in treatment for hyperglycemia, according to a study.

Prevention and Detection of Diabetes Needs to Be a Priority
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The National Changing Diabetes((R)) Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, and several member associations recently urged President Obama and members of Congress to make the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, one of the nation's most pervasive and costly diseases, a priority in reforming the U.S. healthcare system.

Chain Menus will Post Calories
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Large U.S. chain restaurants, criticized for their role in the country's obesity epidemic, agreed last week to support legislation that would require them to disclose calories on their menus. The question is, however, if people see the calories will they change what they order?

Artificial Sweeteners Found in Water Supplies
Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Artificial sweeteners have many intended benefits for select individuals, such as diabetics and people suffering from obesity, but some research has suggested adverse effects, and even as a potential risk factor for cancer. A recent German study has concluded that water treatment plants do not remove artificial sweeteners totally from waste water, potentially putting entire societies at risk for artificial sweetener induced problems.

International Expert Committee Recommends A1c Test to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An international expert committee assembled by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is recommending the A1c assay as the new test for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Exploding in Asia
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
New research suggests diabetes is becoming a global problem, with more than 60% of all cases likely to occur in Asia. What is so unusual is that many affected individuals are not technically overweight or obese. That is, they are "metabolically obese," defined as having a normal body weight, but increased abdominal obesity.

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