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Lap Band Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Insulin Resistance
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
A new study examining the overall and gender-related effects of laparoscopic gastric banding surgery (LGBS) on insulin resistance, body composition, and metabolic risk markers six months post-surgery has found significant improvements in insulin resistance. The improvements occurred despite continuing obesity.

A Cherry on Top: Tart Cherries May Alter Heart/Diabetes Factors
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Researchers report that rats that received powdered tart cherries in their diet had lower total cholesterol, lower blood sugar, less fat storage in the liver and lower oxidative stress, compared with rats that didn't receive cherries.

Hyperglycemia Linked to Cancer Risk
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
High fasting glucose was associated with risk for pancreatic, endometrium and urinary tract cancers.

Low Glycemic Index Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Switching to a low glycemic index (GI) diet from a high GI diet can result in improvements in insulin sensitivity, and may thereby lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese individuals with impaired glucose tolerance.

LDL Under 100 Not Low Enough: and HDL of 60 Gains Support
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Fully half of U.S. patients hospitalized for coronary artery disease now have an LDL cholesterol level of 100 mg/dL or less on admission.

Depression Increases Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Poor mood may lead to less exercise and worsening diet and depression appears to raise the odds for diabetes in older people, researchers report.

Resistance Training Lowers Diabetes Risk in Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Resistance training may not only help to build muscle in older people, it may also be warding off type 2 diabetes, a new study demonstrates.

A New Risk Factor for Diabetes in Men?
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Men with testosterone levels in the low-normal range appear to be more likely to develop diabetes than those with higher levels, according to a national study.

Type 2 Diabetes Often Asymptomatic in Children
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The overall prevalence of type 2 diabetes has increased 5-fold in the United States since the 1960s, and children and adolescents are among those affected. However, children often exhibit no symptoms.
Therefore, physicians need to be alert for this disease in children and open to the possibility that patients in their 20s might be suffering from the long-term complications of preexisting type 2 disease.

Type 2 Diabetes Complications Exact Heavy Tolls
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Nearly a third of the estimated 18 million Americans with type 2 diabetes have chronic kidney disease, and about 20% have diabetic eye disease and foot problems, a surveillance report shows.

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