Monthly Archives: February 2004
Kidney dialysis patients with higher cholesterol levels die at a lower rate than those with lower cholesterol levels.
Higher amounts of iron stores in the blood are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in healthy women who have no known diabetes risk factors.
Patients beginning dialysis are more likely to rate their overall care higher and be more satisfied if they receive peritoneal dialysis rather than hemodialysis.
Diabetes Patients Skip Medications to Save Money; Costs of Multiple Prescriptions Overwhelming For Some
Researchers found diabetes patients' prescription drugs costs created a financial burden that even led to cutting back on basic needs such as food or heat.
Researchers have shown that diabetes can cause chronic liver disease and cancer of the liver.
Insulin resistance in brain cells can affect how they function, causing some of the biochemical changes typically seen in Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have found that decreased activity in muscle mitochondria may be a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes in young.
Patients who develop diabetes shortly after kidney transplantation have poorer short-term outcomes than those who had the disease before transplant.
Researchers have achieved insulin independence in four of six patients with long-term Type 1 diabetes.
Less than 12 percent of people with diagnosed diabetes meet the recommended goals for blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Although low-fat diets are recommended for heart health, a moderate-fat weight loss diet reduced dieters' cardiovascular risk better than a low-fat diet.
A major national study testing whether high-dose vitamins could prevent another stroke found that the vitamins had little effect.
Diet of low-fat products is better than smaller portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes in obese people.