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Warning: Patients Receiving Extraneal (icodextrin) for Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy May Have Falsely Elevated Blood...

Patients receiving EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) for peritoneal dialysis therapy may have falsely elevated blood glucose results when using certain blood glucose monitoring systems.
Reducing Low Blood Sugar Danger for Hospitalized Patients

Hospital Study: Low Blood Sugar Levels Can Be Deadly

According to a new study, low blood glucose levels in hospitalized patients is linked to increased mortality risk, but a new guide has...

Researchers Discover Link That Could Aid In Treatment Of Kidney Cyst Diseases

Researchers have uncovered a link between two cyst-forming diseases that affect the kidneys.

Connection Between Heart Disease and Blood Sugar Levels in Men Studied

Men with cardiovascular disease may be at considerably increased risk for death even when their blood sugar level remains in the normal range.

APOE Genotype Identified As Risk Factor for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

A cross-sectional study has convinced some researchers that the APOE genotype is a risk factor for diabetic neuropathy severity equal to having 15 extra years of age or diabetes duration.

Gelatin Particles Show Promise for Delivering Therapeutic Genes

Researchers have successfully tested micro-sized gelatin particles that may one day deliver therapeutic genes to treat a type of kidney disease.
Diabetic Retinopathy - New Target Found

New Treatment Target for Diabetic Retinopathy

New target for reducing dysfunctional blood vessel development in the eye in a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, has been found.

Aerobically Unfit Young Adults on Road to Diabetes in Middle Age

Young adults (18 to 30 years old) with low aerobic fitness levels - as measured by a treadmill test - are two to three times more likely to develop diabetes in 20 years than those who are fit.
Women Excluded from Clinical Trials

Women Being Excluded from Type 2 Diabetes Trials Unnecessarily

Researchers have found that women are being excluded from clinical trials for type 2 diabetes drugs without good cause, which can provide incomplete data...

Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective

At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, according to the findings of a major clinical trial.

New Gene Associated With Type 1 Diabetes

A new gene mutation identified by researchers is part of the constellation of genes associated with susceptibility to developing type 1 diabetes.

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.

Study: Cholesterol Drug Slashes Heart and Stroke Risks by 30% In Diabetic Women

A cholesterol-lowering drug cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30-percent in women with type-2 diabetes.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and Januvia

Disappointing Data for Diabetes Drug and Liver Disease

Promising initial results regarding sitagliptin, which is currently used to treat diabetes under the brand name Januvia, and it's positive effect on liver disease...
Diabetic Retinopathy and Depression

Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Higher Depression Risk

Study details the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes. In a...

Type of Weight Loss Surgery More Effective at Reducing Insulin Resistance

Bariatric surgery for severely obese patients leads to weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity. Study finds that the degree of improvement depends on the surgical technique used, comparing biliopancreatic diversion to gastric bypass.

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