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What's the Optimal HbA1c Level in Elders? - General Medicine

Experienced clinicians have long recognized that tight glycemic control can be perilous in frail older patients with type 2 diabetes. Now, an observational study addresses that concern.
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Glycemic Index Can Help Control Blood Sugar, Not Hunger

A new study showed that eating foods low on the GI scale helped regulate blood sugar over a twelve hour period although…. 
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What's the Optimal HbA1c Level in Elders? - General Medicine

Experienced clinicians have long recognized that tight glycemic control can be perilous in frail older patients with type 2 diabetes. Now, an observational study addresses that concern.
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JAMA Network | JAMA: Association of Weight Status With Mortality in Adults With Incident DiabetesWeight and Mortality in Adults With Diabetes

Adults who were normal weight at the time of incident diabetes had higher mortality than adults who are overweight or obese.

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ADA: Nurse Telehealth Intervention Lowers HbA1c Levels by 2 Points

A nurse-led telephone intervention program for patients with diabetes resulted in a significant reduction in HbA1c levels, with successfully treated patients reporting reductions of more than 3.0% from baseline....

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Diabetes growth rate surges 10 per cent 09/07/2012

There's been a big increase in the number of people with diabetes. Last year, a person was diagnosed every five-and-a-half minutes, now, it's every five.

Research from the Diabetes Council has found that people living in rural and remote areas are much more likely to have the disease than people living in richer inner-city areas.

More than 85 per cent of diabetes is the preventable type-2, which is often caused by things like bad diet and lack of exercise.

Some experts say bans on junk food advertising are needed to halt the trend.

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Pedometer Doubles Walking Time

Over the course of a year, both groups of seniors boosted their activity levels significantly, the researchers found. However, those who had been given pedometers increased their average weekly walking time by almost twice as much as those who didn't have pedometers -- about 50 minutes per week for pedometer-wearers versus 28 minutes for those without the devices.

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Brain Connectivity Altered in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes have reduced brain functional connectivity in the default mode network, which is associated with insulin resistance in some brain regions.

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Why hypertension increases damage to eyes of diabetic patients - News

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Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision.
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A Common Exercise Lowers Risk for Diabetes by 29 Percent

Among people at high risk for diabetes who get very little exercise, those who manage to walk more throughout the day are less likely to actually develop the blood sugar disorder, according to a U.S. study.

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Type 2 Increases Risk of Developing Blood Cancer

Lead author Jorge Castillo, M.D., a hematologist/oncologist with The Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I., said that the findings add to the growing evidence base linking diabetes and certain types of cancer. "I think when most people think about diabetes-related illnesses, they think of heart disease or kidney failure, but not necessarily cancer."

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ADA: Belly Fat Loss Best to Halt Diabetes

Sangeeta R. Kashyap, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues reported that, moderately obese patients with uncontrolled diabetes who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy had similar weight loss as judged by their body mass index (BMI) at 2 years: 27.4 versus 28.2 kg/m2, reported. That means that changes in BMI could not explain the significantly higher number of patients in the bypass group who achieved remission: 33.3% versus 10.5%, Kashyap said here during a late-breaking presentation at the American Diabetes Association meeting.

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ADA: Moving from Prediabetes to Normal Just Once Cuts Risk

Follow-up data from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that patients who achieved normal glucose regulation on any annual measurement during the DPP were three times as likely to achieve normal glucose regulation at follow-up as patients who remained prediabetic.

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Intensive Risk Management May Have No Effect

Intensively managing risk factors in patients newly diagnosed with diabetes in primary care does not have any significant effect on their cardiovascular outcomes compared with usual care.... 
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How Important Is Eating Breakfast in Preventing Diabetes?

In two studies, one done in men and another in women, researchers followed people's eating patterns over decades.... 
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Type 2 diabetes: NPS - Better choices, Better health

Focuses on the role of drug treatments to reduce cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes, requires management of lifestyle, BP, lipids and glucose.
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Weights linked to lower diabetes risk › News in Science (ABC Science)

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Weight training, and not just cardio workouts, is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a US study.
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ADA: Reducing A1c a Little Less than 1 Point Reduces CV Risk by 45 Percent

According to Katarina Eeg-Olofsson, MD, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues, those patients who reduced their hemoglobin A1c levels by nearly one percentage point -- from a mean of 7.8% to 7% -- had a significant 45% decreased risk of cardiovascular death (HR 0.55, 95% CI 0.49 to 0.63, P<0.001).

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High Glucose Levels Identify Patients at Risk for Pneumonia Death

Patients admitted to hospital with pneumonia and elevated blood glucose levels were more likely to die than those with normal glucose levels.... 

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Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Glycemia and Insulin Resistance

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, the authors searched databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials comparing vitamin D or analogues with placebo.

They stated that, there is currently insufficient evidence of beneficial effect to recommend vitamin D supplementation as a means of improving glycemia or insulin resistance in patients with diabetes, normal fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance.

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Chemicals in personal care products linked to diabetes - News

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A study lead by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) shows an association between increased concentrations of phthalates in the body and an increased risk of diabetes in women.
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Curry compound may curb type 2 diabetes risk › News in Science (ABC Science)

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Supplements containing a compound found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study.
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Depression Found to Increase All-Cause Risk of Death in Diabetes

Mark D. Sullivan, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and colleagues investigated the impact of depression on cardiovascular disease outcomes in type 2 diabetes. Responses to the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 measure of depression symptoms were collected from 2,053 participants from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study.

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ADA: Diabetes Patients Shed Pounds with Insulin Analog

Julio Rosenstock, MD, of Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center, and colleagues reported during a poster session, that in two separate phase II studies, patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes shed pounds on the novel insulin, although the effect was greater in patients with type 1 disease. 

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ADA: First Trimester Blood Test Predicts Gestational Diabetes with 92% Accuracy

A blood test during the first trimester of pregnancy predicted gestational diabetes (GDM) with 92% accuracy, according to a new study.

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