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New Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes and CVD
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
The European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have together issued new guidelines on the management of diabetes, prediabetes, and cardiovascular disease. All patients with coronary artery disease should have an oral glucose tolerance test if their diabetic status is unknown and that every patient with diabetes should be screened for CAD.

Nurse-led Diabetes Care Cuts Complications, Costs
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Putting a nurse in charge of care for people with diabetes sharply reduces their need for urgent and emergency care, and reduces costs, a new study shows.

Beware, Eye Disease In People With Diabetes Tied To Risk Of Dying
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
In adults with type 2 diabetes, retinopathy is associated with an increased risk of dying within a given period of time, independent of glucose control, a study shows.

Gum Disease Predicts Kidney Problems for Those With Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Periodontitis -- an infection of the gums that destroys the tissue and bone supporting the teeth -- is associated with the development of kidney disease and end-state renal disease (ESRD) in patients with type 2 diabetes, doctors report.

Half Of Americans Metabolize Sugar And Fat Differently Which Increases Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
The gene variant appears to contribute to type 2 diabetes risk.

250,000 Cases Per Year of New-Onset Diabetes Completely Preventable
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Study Finds Which BP Meds Can Cause and Prevent Diabetes -Patients on thiazide diuretics and beta blockers, will cause 250 000 cases of new-onset diabetes, accounting for about a quarter of the new cases of diabetes occurring every year in the US.



Mild Gestational Diabetes Raises Risk of Cryptorchidism
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Minor elevations in glucose during pregnancy are associated with a significantly increased risk of having an infant with an abnormal testicular descent, also known as congenital cryptorchidism, the results of a case-control study suggest.

Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Some common blood pressure drugs can substantially increase the risk of diabetes, especially among those already at risk for the condition, U.S. researchers report.

Kidney Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2007
Chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for peripheral artery disease (PAD)—a common but often undetected condition causing reduced blood flow in the legs.

Impact of Soda in Childhood Seen in Adolescence
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Young children who load up on sugary soft drinks risk developing signs of heart disease and diabetes in adolescence, according to a long-term study in which doctors followed a group of girls from 5 to 13 years of age.

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