Monthly Archives: May 2008

New Insights in Diagnosing Diabetes May Help the Millions Who Are Undiagnosed

A panel of experts examined the current criteria for screening and diagnosing diabetes and found a significant need for improvement.

Suspected Cause of Type 1 Diabetes Caught

Scientists have examined in unprecedented detail the immune cells long thought to be responsible for type 1 diabetes. They caught the immune cells, known as dendritic cells, "red-handed": they were carrying insulin and fragments of insulin-producing cells.

Study: Doctors Not Always Sure When to Treat BP in People with Diabetes

A new study finds that even when people with diabetes show up in their doctor's office with a high blood pressure reading, there's only a 50-50 chance that each of them will get some sort of attention for it.

Higher Oxidized LDL Levels Linked to Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Higher concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that has been modified by oxidation is associated with an increased incidence of abdominal obesity, high fasting glucose levels and high triglyceride levels and the metabolic syndrome, which includes a combination of these conditions.

Anti-inflammatory Medication May Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers who reported earlier this year that an inexpensive, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug called salsalate might prevent type 2 diabetes are now reporting that the drug may also be beneficial in the treatment of the disease.

Combined Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Improves Survival in Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation increases the chances of long-term survival compared to kidney transplantation alone.

Anti-Rejection Drug May Increase Risk of Diabetes After Kidney Transplant

For patients undergoing kidney transplantation, treatment with the anti-rejection drug sirolimus may lead to an increased risk of diabetes.

Arthritis a Potential Barrier to Physical Activity for Adults with Diabetes

People with diagnosed diabetes are nearly twice as likely to have arthritis, and the inactivity caused by arthritis hinders the successful management of both diseases, according to a new Report.

Scientists Find Protein May Be Key to New Therapies for Elevated Triglycerides

Researchers have identified a potential target for the development of new therapies to treat hypertriglyceridemia, a lipid disorder commonly seen in people who are obese and diabetic.

Cocoa Could Be a Healthy Treat for Diabetic Patients

For people with diabetes, sipping a mug of steaming, flavorful cocoa may seem a guilty pleasure. But new research suggests that indulging a craving for cocoa can actually help blood vessels to function better and might soon be considered part of a healthy diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

AACE Calls for New Standards for Safer Insulin Pump Use

A physician at the FDA provided new data that shows there is a serious problem regarding patient safety in insulin pump use.

New Nanotube Sensor Can Continuously Monitor Minute Amounts of Insulin

A new method that uses nanotechnology to rapidly measure minute amounts of insulin is a major step toward developing the ability to assess the health of the body's insulin-producing cells in real time.

Promising Early Evidence of the Superior Benefits of Drug Therapy for Diabetic Eye Disease

A drug for the treatment of diabetic eye disease has performed better in clinical trials than the current standard treatment using laser surgery.

Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Diabetic individuals have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease but the molecular connection between the two remains unexplained. Now, researchers have identified the probable molecular basis for the diabetes - Alzheimer's interaction.

Research Suggests Red Wine’s Potential Benefit for Diabetes

New research suggests that resveratrol, a chemical commonly found in red wine, has the ability to lower blood sugar levels, but might have certain untoward side effects.

Studies of Diet Offer Little Insight to Preventing Pregnancy-Related Diabetes

Many health care professionals suspect that a low glycemic diet may play a significant role in controlling pregnancy-related diabetes, but a recent review of evidence evaluating the effects of diet proved inconclusive.

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