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Vitamin E-Coated Dialysis Filters Help Fight Anemia in Hemodialysis Patients

For patients on hemodialysis, the use of dialysis filters coated with vitamin E may provide a simple new approach to the common problem of anemia, reports a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego.

Herbal Medicine Silymarin May Help Sugar-Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing health problem. Giving antioxidants is recognised as one way of helping people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels.

Severity of Diabetes is Key Determinant of Heart Transplant Success

Having diabetes should not automatically disqualify you from being considered for a heart transplant, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Salt Intake Strongly Associated With Obesity

A study published in the journal "Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases" refutes the frequently repeated claims that a comprehensive salt reduction would not produce any overall health benefits, or would even increase diseases and shorten the life-span.

Children’s Belly Fat Increases More Than 65 Percent Since 1990’s

The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index.

Periodontal Therapy Helps Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with Type 2 diabetes and periodontal disease who receive periodontal therapy see levels of oxidative stress, a condition in which antioxidant levels are lower than normal, reduced to the same levels as nondiabetic patients.

Study Examines Insulin Pump Therapy in Adolescents

Joslin study shows durability of insulin pump therapy for adolescents and identifies factors to help them overcome barriers to success.

ACE Inhibitors Reduce Kidney Disease Risk in Diabetics with High Blood Pressure

In diabetic patients with hypertension, ACE inhibitors reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related kidney disease, independent of their effect in lowering blood pressure, reports a study in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

One in Six Americans Have Pre-Diabetes and Most Don’t Know It

Fifty-four million Americans - that's one in six of us -- have pre-diabetes and most don't even realize it. Mark Schutta, MD, medical director of the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, is urging at-risk patients to be proactive and ask your doctor to give you a simple blood test for pre-diabetes - to arm yourself with information before the damage is done.

Severity of Diabetes is Key Determinant of Heart Transplant Success

Having diabetes should not automatically disqualify you from being considered for a heart transplant, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

More Treatment Options for Diabetes Means Few Excuses for High Blood Sugar

A generation ago, there was just one kind of pill that could help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels down. Today, there are a variety of options to keep blood sugar low enough to prevent or delay long-term problems like heart attacks, blindness, amputation and kidney failure.

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