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New Clues to Help Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Scientists have found clues to why patients with insulin-dependent diabetes are often unable to sense their need to take life-saving glucose.

Diabetic Women on Hormone Replacement Therapy Have Better Glycemic and Lipid Profiles

Diabetic women who use hormone replacement therapy were more likely to have their blood glucose under control, and have lower cholesterol levels than women who never used hormone therapy.

In Blood Pressure Reduction, Below Standard is Good

Intensive lowering of blood pressure may be needed to gain the full benefit of the therapy on blood vessels, according to a recent study.

FDA Approves Avapro for Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease in People With High Blood...

FDA has approved Avapro for a new indication: the treatment of diabetic nephropathy in people who have hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

Ethnic, Gender Differences in Blood Pressure Also Seen in Youth

Even among healthy adolescents, differences exist between ethnic and gender groups that may predict high blood pressure without an identifiable cause, suggest the results of a study of black and white males and females.

Exhaustion’s Effect on Blood Increases Heart Attack Risk

A mental state known as vital exhaustion may increase blood clotting, helping to explain why it is associated with a heightened heart attack risk.

Patients Often Miss Out On Nutrition Counseling, at Cost to Health

Nutrition counseling can make a difference in the health of high-risk patients, yet it takes place in a minority of primary care visits, according to a study.

Genes Play a Role in Heart Function, May Determine Who Develops Heart Failure

Genes play a significant role in heart function, and may partly determine who develops the most common form of heart failure.

Greater Incidence of Obesity Among Adults with Disabling Conditions

As significant a problem as obesity is among the general population, it's an even greater problem for adults with disabling conditions.

Higher Nocturnal Blood Pressure Predictive of Kidney Disease in Diabetes

Monitoring nighttime blood pressure is a simple, painless and noninvasive method of identifying patients with type 1 diabetes who are at increased risk for kidney disease.

Fitness Level May Predict Women’s Hypertension Risk

A woman's physical fitness level may mitigate the effect of stress on her risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a new study.

Researchers Link Red Wine to Good Cholesterol

Researchers in France have found differences in red wine drinkers' good cholesterol, which could account for the drink's beneficial effects against cardiovascular disease.

Kidney Disease in Diabetics Relates to Insulin’s Effectiveness

Insulin resistance, a condition commonly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, is likely a major cause of kidney disease, or nephropathy, in people with type 1 diabetes.

Islet Cell Transplantation for Diabetes Turns Corner

More diabetic patients are coming off insulin following pancreatic islet cell transplantation than ever before.

Practical Stress Management Program Found to Improve Health of People with Type 2 Diabetes

Stress management is important for good health for all Americans, but for people with diabetes it is especially beneficial. New research shows a real world group stress management program can result in significant benefits for those with type 2 diabetes by improving glucose metabolism, thus reducing blood sugar levels.

Testing Earlier for Gestational Diabetes a Smarter Way to Screen Pregnant Women

Testing pregnant women for gestational diabetes at 16-weeks of pregnancy is a more efficient way to screen for the disease than the current method of screening women during their third trimester.

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