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Disrupted Sleep Patterns Adds to Risk of Obesity, Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Disrupted sleep patterns seem to contribute to the risk of obesity and diabetes, according to numerous studies. Scientists have theorized that disrupted circadian rhythms throw off various hormonal processes in the body that contribute to disease.

Diabetes Patients Should Avoid the Heat
Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Hot weather and diabetes can make for a potentially dangerous combination, according to a Mayo Clinic presentation. The ability to sweat in the heat can be impaired in some patients with diabetes. Also, glucose strips and medications can become ineffective.

Pre-existing Conditions Covered by New High-Risk Insurance Pools
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Beginning July 1, individuals with pre-existing health conditions as diabetes are eligible to enroll in a temporary high-risk insurance pool, courtesy of the health care reform law.

Study Finds Visually Impaired People Get Insulin Pen Dosages Right
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Study shows visually impaired people can use insulin pens even though the labels on the popular insulin pen used by people with diabetes warn against visually-impaired people using pens to measure out and administer their insulin dosage.

Diabetes and Cardiology Groups Stay Firm on Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
In response to new Medicare data showing greater elevations in stroke, heart failure, and death risk with rosiglitazone compared with pioglitazone (Actos), the AHA issued a statement to the media reiterating its stance that there are insufficient data to support the choice of one over the other. And both the AHA and the ADA emphasized the need for patients to be informed of the new evidence, but not to panic.

Diabetes Care Management Program Lowers Health Care Costs, Hospitalization Rates
Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Medicare patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease can significantly reduce both the cost of their medical care and rates of hospitalization by participating in a telephone-based diabetes disease management program, a new study finds.

Experts Advise Beginning Daily Aspirin Later
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
In a change, heart and diabetes groups push age threshold up from 40, to 50 for men, 60 for women.

Inhaling Diabetes? Study Suggests Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Traffic-related air pollution, known to raise the risk for cardiovascular disease, may also increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in women. Low-grade inflammation may contribute to the higher incidence of Type 2 diabetes in women exposed to air pollution.

Eating Processed Meats Can Raise Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said in a study that identifies the real culprits at the meat counter.

People with Type 2 Genes Overeat and Gain More Weight
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
In the first study of its type, Australian researchers have shown that healthy people with a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes gain more weight overeating over the short term than their non-genetically-prone counterparts, when eating the exact same foods.

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