Monthly Archives: May 2009

Pregnant Women with Mildly Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels at Higher Risk of Developing Type...

New research has found that even women with mild abnormalities in their blood sugar during pregnancy, are 2.5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Sleep Apnea Widely Undiagnosed Among Overweight Type 2 Diabetics

a new study finds that sleep apnea is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes - nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were never diagnosed.

Telemedicine May Improve Care for School Children with Diabetes

A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics explores the effectiveness of telemedicine in helping school nurses and children manage diabetes care.

Ground Beef Recall Due to Possible E. coli Contamination

Approximately 95,898 pounds of ground beef products may be contaminated with E. coli.

CGM Devices Also Benefit People with Type 1 Diabetes

Suggests monitors help maintain tight control and reduce long-term risks of diabetes, while lowering incidence of dangerous low blood sugar events.

Nationwide Recall of All Lots of 0.25mg Digoxin Tablets

The tablets are being recalled because they may differ in size and therefore could have more or less of the active ingredient, digoxin. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences.

Diabetics’ Heart Attack Risk Can Be Reduced, Research Finds

People with diabetes who maintain intensive, low blood sugar levels are significantly less likely to suffer heart attacks and coronary heart disease.

Triglycerides Implicated in Diabetes Nerve Loss

A common blood test for triglycerides may also for the first time allow doctors to predict which patients with diabetes are more likely to develop the serious, common complication of neuropathy.

Old Diabetes Drug Teaches Experts New Tricks

The drug most commonly used in type 2 diabetics who don't need insulin works on a much more basic level than once thought.

Popular Diabetes Treatment Could Trigger Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer

A drug widely used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have unintended effects on the pancreas that could lead to a form of low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a greater risk of pancreatic cancer in long-term users.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Retinopathy Linked in Diabetes

According to new research, patients with diabetes who have retinopathy should also be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Steelbreeze Marketing, LLC Announces the Completion of an Independent Human Clinical Study on Diametrix

Completion of human clinical study on DiaMetrix, a natural product designed to assist the body maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Recall of the ACCU-CHEK Spirit Insulin Pump

Recall applies to all ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pumps with serial numbers from SN02119552 through SN10006093 (range of SN shipped to the US).

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