Monthly Archives: May 2010

Overtime Work is Bad for the Heart

Working overtime is bad for the heart according to results from a long-running study.

Treatment of Gum Disease May Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

A study suggests that the treatment of serious gum disease in diabetics with Type 2 diabetes may lower their blood sugar levels.

Computers Can Effectively Detect Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

Diabetics have an increased risk of blindness. It appears that cost-effective computerized systems to detect early eye problems related to diabetes can help meet the screening need.

Eating Processed Meats, But Not Unprocessed Red Meats, May Raise Risk of Heart Disease...

Researchers have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

Environmental Factors in Diabetes Being Studied

Researchers present an environment-wide association study to examine the contributions of hundreds of factors in the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Recall: Freshway Foods Voluntary Recall of Lettuce

Freshway Foods is voluntarily recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria (E. coli O145).

Your Arteries May Be Suffering Insulin Resistance, Too

In people with insulin resistance or full-blown diabetes, an inability to keep blood sugar levels under control isn't the only problem by far.

Popular Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Thought

The popular diabetes medication metformin works in different fashion than the current widely accepted view. This new finding could lead to wider use of the drug, particularly in people with cancer and diseases linked to TSC deficiency like tuberous sclerosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Definitive Diabetes Indicator Deceptively High in African-American Children

Researchers have found that there is a major difference in the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose between African-American and Caucasian children with diabetes.

One Sleepless Night Can Induce Insulin Resistance in Healthy People

Just one night of short sleep duration can induce insulin resistance, a component of type 2 diabetes.

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