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Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...

IOF Warns of Fracture Risk in Diabetics, Urges Early Evaluation

New review summarizes current knowledge on the mechanisms, evaluation and management of bone fragility in type 1 diabetes, who suffer from an almost 6-fold...

Study Finds Increasing Rates of Diabetes Among Older Americans

The annual number of Americans older than 65 newly diagnosed with diabetes increased by 23 percent between 1994 to 1995 and 2003 to 2004, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Cultural Values May Explain Low Vaccination Rates For Diabetic Minorities

Minorities with diabetes are less likely to be vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia than whites are - even when they have equal healthcare access, insurance and socioeconomic status.

Researchers Find Promising Drug For Preventing Serious Complications of Diabetes

Researchers have shown that a drug can simultaneously block three of the major biochemical pathways responsible for the blood-vessel damage that causes serious diabetic complications.
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Diabetes and CABG Surgery: Arteries Lead to Better Outcomes

More diabetic patients survive when only arteries are used for bypasses during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, according to new findings. Diabetic patients who undergo...

Animal Study: Gastric Bypass Improves Insulin Secretion

The majority of gastric bypass patients mysteriously recover from their type 2 diabetes within days, before any weight loss has taken place. A study has now shown that the insulin-producing beta cells increase in number and performance after the surgery.

Type 1 Diabetes may be Predicted by Skin Cell Response to Environmental Stimuli Like...

Researchers discovered that skin cells from patients with type 1 diabetes display abnormal activity triggered by immune response mechanisms to environmental stimuli like a viral infection.

Tailoring Treatment Leads to Dramatic Results for Older Diabetics

More than 1/4 of type 2 diabetics over 70 could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed.
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Diabetes Perceptions Vary According to Risk Factors

Compared to those who had a first-degree relative with diabetes, those who did not were less concerned that they might have diabetes, reported a...

Research Finds That Diabetes Disease-Management Programs Improve Quality of Care; But Patients’ Health Outcomes...

With diabetes disease-management programs becoming more commonly used among physician groups, the question arises: Just how effective are they at improving patient care?

Researchers Use Novel Nanoparticle Vaccine to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.

Study: Obesity a Major Factor in the Diabetes Epidemic

Researchers conclude that obesity is a major factor in the recent increase of newly diagnosed diabetes.

Overweight Kids Can Bounce Back To Normal Blood Pressure

Overweight children who can shed their puppy fat by age 14 can expect lower blood pressure, according to a University of Queensland study.

Strong Link Between Depression and Early Death Among Diabetic Seniors

Studies have shown that diabetics have about twice the odds of suffering from depression, which further increases the risk of premature death and mortality risk.

Amputations Among Diabetics can be Reduced by 50-Percent

Every 30-seconds, somebody in the world is amputated due to a diabetes-related foot complication. A new study confirmes that some simple interventions can reduce the number of amputations by more than 50-percent.

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