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Reducing Risk of Diabetes in Pregnancy with a Supplement

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Previous studies have shown that inositol supplements may help restore fertility in polycystic ovary syndrome, but this is the first evidence that the supplement called myo-inositol may reduce the number of cases of gestational diabetes.

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Longer Use of Insulin May Increase Risk of Cancer

Patients with diabetes who have had the disease a longer period of time are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those who have had diabetes for a shorter time....

 
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Intensive Program Reverses Diabetes

According to Edward Gregg, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues, compared with an education and support intervention for diabetes patients, those engaged in an intense weight-loss and lifestyle intervention were more likely to experience any remission at year 1 (11.5% versus 7.3%, P<0.001), and were more likely to see that remission continuously sustained over 3 years of measurements (9.2%, 6.4%, and 3.5% versus 1.7%, 1.3%, and 0.5%, respectively.

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New Treatment Reduces Weight 10 Percent and Improves Insulin Sensitivity

A new, lab-created antibody that mimics the action of a naturally occurring molecule causes weight loss....

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How Should We Treat the Elderly with Diabetes?

More than one-quarter of all adults over age 65 have diabetes but there is little research on how to treat the disease in older adults....
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Comparative Effectiveness of Sulfonylurea and Metformin Monotherapy on Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cohort Study

Use of sulfonylureas compared with metformin for initial treatment of diabetes was associated with an increased hazard of CVD events or death.

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JAMA Network | Archives of Internal Medicine | Effect of Legumes as Part of a Low Glycemic Index Diet on Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusA Randomized Con...

Incorporation of legumes as part of a low-GI diet improved both glycemic control and reduced calculated CHD risk score in type 2 DM.

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Can Green Tea Help to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

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Drinking green tea or taking green tea extract supplements may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes....

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Sleepless Nights Increase Risk for Diabetes

According to a small new study that looks at how fat cells respond to sleepless nights, poor sleep may not only leave you drowsy, it might also raise your odds for a precursor condition to diabetes.

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Diabetes Screening May Not Reduce Death Rates

Without the knowledge of what to do once diagnosed, nothing really happens....
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Bipolar disorder and creativity are linked (but not by some mad genius)

Does some fine madness yield great artists, writers, and scientists?
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Statins Can Reduce the Risk of Pancreatitis by 23%

A meta-analysis of 21 trials showed that the risk of pancreatic inflammation was reduced in patients with normal or mildly increased triglycerides when they took statin drugs.... 

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Faustman's Type 1 Diabetes Cure Raises Debate

Dr. Denise Faustman's announcement of the results of a small study of a handful of type 1 patients showing the regeneration of beta cells with the use of a TB vaccine that has been available for years is causing a controversy in the medical community....

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Mechanism that Links Diabetes and Obesity with Cancer Discovered

Scientists led by Dr. Custodia Garcia-Jimenez at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid have uncovered a key mechanism that links obesity and diabetes with cancer: high sugar levels, which increase the activity of a gene widely implicated in cancer progression.

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PM - World-first testosterone test to prevent diabetes 24/01/2013

Fifteen-hundred men across Australia are being recruited for a study to determine whether testosterone injections can help prevent type 2 diabetes Its thought the hormone might help lose fat burn s
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Gastric Bypass Surgery Doesn't Cure Diabetes

Information coming from the largest community-based study of long-term diabetes outcomes after gastric bypass surgery shows that for mostpeople in the study, diabetes either never remitted after gastric surgery or relapsed within five years....
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Smartphones Boost Diabetes Outcomes

Results from a three-year clinical trial show the use of smartphones help diabetic patients control their disease.

The published peer-reviewed study, was conducted by Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group serving northern California. About 400 patients with uncontrolled diabetes participated in the trial, funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough May Bring Us Closer to a Cure

In a breakthrough that signifies a move toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers have identified stem cells in the pancreas that can be turned into insulin-producing cells....

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Reducing HbA1c Less than 1 Point Reduces Risk of Dying within 5 Years by 50 Percent

At 5 years, all-cause mortality was 15% among the group with no improvement in HbA1c and 10% in the group with improved HbA1c in an observational study of 12,359 patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes at baseline. The patients were selected from the Swedish National Diabetes Registry and their outcomes were verified by the Swedish Cause of Death and Hospital Registries. None of the patients had any cardiovascular or coronary heart disease at baseline.

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Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, October 19, 2012 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

An intensive diet and exercise program resulting in weight loss does not reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with longstanding type 2 diabetes, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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Sulfonylurea's Cardiotoxicity Probed

Over 1000 person-years, researchers saw 99.6 ACS-related hospitalizations or deaths among patients taking glyburide and 88.9 among patients taking gliclazide as their only sulfonylurea. The difference was small but statistically different (p<0.05). ACS-related hospitalizations were also slightly higher among glyburide users. ACS-related deaths were not statistically different.

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One More Study: Increasing Physical Activity Slashes CV Events and Deaths for Type 2's

Higher levels of leisure-time physical activity cut the risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in people with type 2 diabetes by two-thirds....

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Men with type 1 diabetes osteoporosis risk › News in Science (ABC Science)

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Men with type 1 diabetes are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, according to an Australian study.
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Cooking Methods Can Affect Diabetes Risk

According to a team at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, certain cooking methods produce a compound that contributes to early insulin resistance and abdominal weight gain, which are risk factors for diabetes.

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Death Risk Drops by 50% for Diabetes Patients Using Statins

In randomized clinical trials, involving 5,152 men and women from 66 to 96 years of age statin medications have been shown to reduce the risk of death in people with type 2 diabetes.

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