Monthly Archives: May 2004

ALERT: Medtronic Recalls Quick-Set Plus Infusion Sets

Nationwide recall of Quick-set Plus infusion sets because of problems that can interrupt insulin flow to diabetics who use them.

Diabetes Linked To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s In Long-Term Study

Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study.

Mechanism Found That May Protect Kidneys In Early Stages Of Diabetes

Researchers have identified what they believe is a built-in biological mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes.

ACP Says That Many Diabetics Should Be Taking Statins

ACP: All people with type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease, and all people with diabetes and any other risk for cardiovascular disease, should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

Weight Loss From a Fat Cell Hormone?

Researchers have established in an animal model that a hormone secreted by fat tissue acts in the brain to reduce body weight.

Revised Definition Means Millions More Have Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes - a condition that raises a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke - is far more common in America than previously believed.

Families Working Together Improves Diabetes Management For Low-Income Type 1 Kids

When kids with diabetes approach the teenage years, their diabetes management tends to become more challenging. It's even more difficult for economically disadvantaged kids.

Insulin Pump Benefits Preschoolers With Diabetes

Adults and older kids with diabetes who use a pump to deliver insulin have better control of their diabetes and more flexibility during mealtimes than when they relied on daily insulin shots.

Eating Habits As Important As Meds For Diabetic Blood Sugar Control

For those with type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent kind, a person's eating habits, their basic eating practices matter as much or more as medicine for maintaining blood sugar control

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