Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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SmsDx70
Pharmalicencing - Nov 26 11:09 AM
SmsDx70 is a conjugate consisting of four sms-14 moieties covalently linked to a dextran molecule with preservation of the native properties of sms-14.Save to My Web

Pollutants and diabetes linked
E4: Engineering - Nov 28 4:30 PM
People exposed to high levels of persistent organochlorine pollutants (POPs), which are most likely to come from eating fatty fish such as salmon, might be at risk of developing diabetes.Save to My Web

Cataract
Manila Bulletin - Nov 28 8:08 AM
I am 65 years old. The last two years I have noticed that my vision is blurring. I went to an ophthalmologist who told me that I have cataract and that the only way to treat it is by surgery.Save to My Web

Diabetic pets need a little extra tender care
Arizona Daily Sun - Nov 28 9:06 AM
Anytime a pet's habits change abruptly - forgetting their house training...Save to My Web

Biovail Launches Glumetza to Canadian Physicians
[Press Release] Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance - Nov 29 5:30 AM
TORONTO----Nov. 29, 2005--Biovail Corporation announced today that it has officially launched Glumetza in Canada.Save to My Web

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Diabetes - diet


Diabetes - diet
HealthCentral.com - Health Diabetes diet InjuryDisease Nutrition Poison SymptomsSurgery TestSpecial TopicABCDFGHIKLMNPRSTVWZOverviewFood SourcesRecommendationsSide EffectsDiabetes dietDefinition:Text Continued Below have been developed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association to

Diet Drug Works Best With Healthy Eating, Exercise
ABCNEWS.com - MundellHealthDay Reporter Nov. 16 - Popular Diets: What's the Best Approach? National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Most obesity experts say lifestyle changes, especially improved diet and exercise, are the real keys to shedding

Lifestyle change enhances weight-loss drug effect
ABCNEWS.com - Nearly a third of Americans are considered overweight and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regards a diet pill as effective if it helps a 200-pound (90-kg) person lose at least 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a year. Reuters BOSTON - Obese patients who took the diet drug Meridia and received intensive weight-loss sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Rimonabant can lower heart disease risk factors
ABCNEWS.com - Reuters Health has previously reported that rimonabant is effective in reducing weight. of the patients were instructed to maintain a low-calorie diet. At the end of 12 months, those sugar levels that raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Latest diet pill called best yet
Chicago Sun-Times - BY JIM RITTER Health Reporter Overweight patients who took a promising new diet pill called Acomplia lost an average of 19 pounds and saw their waistlines shrink more than three inches. heart disease and diabetes improved, and Acomplia had fewer serious side effects than existing diet pills Meridia and

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Local publisher on mission to create positive images for tweens


Local publisher on mission to create positive images for tweens
Lowell Sun, MA - Nov 27, 2005 the main characters. The facts of obesity leading to Type 2 diabetes, as well as the misery of self-image problems, are addressed.

Rescuing Damaged Nerves
WOWT, NE - Nov 22, 2005 same time have trouble with the nerves that go to the heart. You don t see that as much with patients with type 2 diabetes. .

Fibrate cuts type 2 diabetes complications
AustralianDoctor.com (subscription), Australia - Nov 23, 2005 Fenofibrate (Lipidil) significantly reduces the risk of microvascular-associated complications of type 2 diabetes such as retinopathy and the need for

Diabetes Linked with Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Cancer Consultants (press release), TN - 9 minutes ago factors that are known to increase the risk of colorectal cancer (including diet, physical inactivity, and obesity) also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon May Some Day Help Lower Blood Sugar
Click 2 Houston.com, TX - Nov 25, 2005 also found that less than a half-teaspoon of cinnamon ingested daily for 40 days significantly lowered blood sugar levels among people with type 2 diabetes.

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Can a Physician be Liable to Third Parties? (Diabetes Mellitus)


Can a Physician be Liable to Third Parties?
This Day (subscription), Nigeria - Nov 21, 2005 should consider their obligations to potential third party victims of patients with such conditions as coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and other

Rail probe calls for driver checks
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia - Nov 21, 2005 The ATSB said the man was known to have non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and hypertension, with QR noting his NIDDM in 1994.

Activity levels low after gestational diabetes
ABC News - Nov 22, 2005 a random sample of 226 women who had attended diabetes clinics in the past 6 to 24 months for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus, and interviewed

National Diabetes Awareness Month
Village News Network, CA - Nov 23, 2005 It used to be called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or adult onset diabetes because it usually begins in adulthood. In

Halting a silent killer
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC - Nov 21, 2005 Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone that helps the body s tissues absorb glucose (sugar) so it can

Diabetes Mellitus

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Obesity and type 2 (Diabetes Mellitus) diabetes in children, 1996-7 to 2003-4


Obesity and type 2 diabetes in children, 1996-7 to 2003-4
British Medical Journal - Medical Dr Foster's case notes Obesity and type 2 diabetes in children, 1996-7 to 2003-4 Rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents are an increasing cause

Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2006 First Quarter Results; Teleconference and Webcast Being He
PR Newswire - Efficacy study in approximately 250 ED patients with diabetes mellitus. PRODUCT REVENUE AND ROYALTIES For the quarter

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Becomes Insulin Market Leader
BioSpace - FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk , a world leader in diabetes care, has announced that for the first time the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus for the control of hyperglycemia

Heart attack: Beware
Rwanda New Times - are high blood lipid levels, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, alcoholism and family history of ischaemic

Including older people in clinical research
British Medical Journal - facing a global increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, and by 2030 it is estimated that over in developed countries will have diabetes, the mean age of participants in

Diabetes Mellitus

Friday, November 25, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Rimonabant can lower heart disease risk factors


Rimonabant can lower heart disease risk factors
ABCNEWS.com - Reuters Health has previously reported that rimonabant is effective in reducing weight. of the patients were instructed to maintain a low-calorie diet. At the end of 12 months, those sugar levels that raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Breastfeeding mums at less risk of diabetes
News-Medical.Net - that women who breastfeed longer have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to Dr her risk of diabetes. The analysis took into account diet, exercise, smoking status

• Not all diabetic kids have made poor lifestyle choices
The Free Lance-Star - 23/2005 The Free Lance-Star editorial regarding diabetes among our youth is a call to action for of insulin injections in addition to close carbohydrate counting, diet and exercise

Fat chance: New pill isn't magic
Chicago Sun-Times - Overweight patients who took a promising new diet pill called Acomplia lost an average of 19 pounds and saw their waistlines shrink more than three inches. heart disease and diabetes improved, and Acomplia had fewer serious side effects than existing diet pills Meridia and

High-sugar diet leads to type 2 diabetes in Latino kids
Food Consumer - Nearly one of four Latino children in the United States is overweight, and the problem is worsening. Increasing obesity rates parallel the growing incidence of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in overweight teens. of Southern California Nov 22, 2005, 01:37 Diet & Health : Children & Women Last Updated: Nov 22nd, 2005 - 01

High carb diet linked to diabetic hypertension
Nursing Times - A diet high in carbohydrate may contribute to hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes with type 2 diabetes participating in the study consumed each diet for 6 weeks

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Ask the Doctor: Pediatrician addresses bed-wetting issue


Ask the Doctor: Pediatrician addresses bed-wetting issue
Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN - Nov 21, 2005 Urinary tract infection, urinary tract blockage, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, increased calcium, pinworms, spinal dysraphism, small capacity of the

Halting a silent killer
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC - Nov 21, 2005 Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone that helps the body s tissues absorb glucose (sugar) so it can

Can a Physician be Liable to Third Parties?
This Day (subscription), Nigeria - Nov 21, 2005 should consider their obligations to potential third party victims of patients with such conditions as coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and other

50% of diabetics do not know they have the disease
Basque Research.com, Spain - Nov 22, 2005 Diabetes mellitus is a group of heterogeneous metabolic disorders that are characterised by the increase of glucose levels in the blood.

Activity levels low after gestational diabetes
Reuters.uk, UK - Nov 22, 2005 a random sample of 226 women who had attended diabetes clinics in the past 6 to 24 months for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus, and interviewed

Kalam to lay foundation stone for stem cell centre
News Today, India - Nov 23, 2005 'Stem cell applications to regenerate damaged cardiac muscle and treatment of diabetes mellitus will be the important objectives of the stem cell research,' he

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Western diet may raise heart disease risk


Western diet may raise heart disease risk
Food Consumer, IL - Nov 21, 2005 from South Asia to the UK faced an increased risk of heart disease and many risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes were more often

Native Foods Nourish Again
New York Times, United States - Nov 22, 2005 ago, an elder would be lucky to find even a pound of the beans, and more than half of the adults in the tribe had the kind of diabetes attributed to poor diet.

How sweet it isn't
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA - Nov 20, 2005 This type is usually controlled with diet, but some women require insulin temporarily. This type of diabetes usually ends with the baby's birth, but women who

Meat, move over, let veggies take over
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 22 hours ago contribute to high rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. A growing body of research suggests that a diet high in plant foods

True health nuts should look no further than, well, nuts
Centre Daily Times, PA - Nov 23, 2005 Another health benefit is that nuts may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, thanks to disease and, in spite of high calories, nuts are confirmed as a diet aid.

Chew on this
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Nov 22, 2005 Thse morsels of diet info are good to keep in mind around the holidays or anytime you sit down at the table: Eating too much sugar can cause diabetes. FICTION.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Increased Duration of Breastfeeding Associated With Decreased Risk of Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus)


Increased Duration of Breastfeeding Associated With Decreased Risk of Diabetes
Doctors Guide - The disease and its complications impose a considerable burden on the health care system, absorbing $1 of every $10 spent on health care. Multiple lifestyle factors, including diet, exercise, and obesity, are associated with risk of diabetes. longer have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the November 23/30 issue of JAMA . Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects about 9 million

Detecting, Dealing With Diabetes
CBS News - series on diabetes, Senay explains that she's referring to type 2 diabetes, which is usually related to and medication if necessary. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that results

Fat, taste of crackers can drive you bonkers
Rocky Mountain News - By Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman, Universal Press Syndicate November 9, 2005 Nabisco Crackers. reduces the risk of heart disease, some cancers and Type 2 diabetes. Triscuits have always been a whole-grain they're

Breast-feeding protects moms from diabetes
MSNBC - CHICAGO - Breast-feeding is thought to protect babies from developing diabetes. During the study, 6,277 participants developed type 2 diabetes.Women who breast-fed for at least one less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never breast

Breastfeeding may reduce mothers' diabetes risk
ABCNEWS.com - Health) - Women who breastfeed longer have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows and the development of type 2 diabetes, Stuebe and her colleagues analyzed

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Monday, November 21, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Stem cell research in experimental stage: Indian medical body


Stem cell research in experimental stage: Indian medical body
India Daily - Nov 19 8:37 AM
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Friday clarified that stem cell research was still in an experimental stage and there was nothing to substantiate a Delhi clinic's claim that it had helped patients through this technique.Save to My Web

CHEST: Menopausal status not tied to asthma in black women
Medical Post Online - Nov 21 5:02 PM
MONTREAL | Obesity, not menopausal status, is linked closely to high levels of asthma among African-American women.Save to My Web

Diabetic? No worries
The Star Online - Nov 19 5:00 PM
Normalas zest for life is the first thing you notice about her, not the fact that she has type 1 diabetes.Save to My Web

FDA Approves Updated Labeling for LEXIVA
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Nov 18 6:00 AM
GlaxoSmithKline and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GSK's application to add clinical data to the prescribing information for LEXIVA , an HIV protease inhibitor .Save to My Web

Diabetes linked with cardiac death
Sydney Morning Herald - Nov 18 3:59 PM
Diabetes is a strong risk factor for sudden cardiac death, with the risk increasing with the severity of the disease, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.Save to My Web

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Takeda's ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone) Reduces Risk of Further Heart


Takeda's ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone) Reduces Risk of Further Heart
news aktuell (Pressemitteilung), Germany - Nov 16, 2005 In Europe, ACTOS is indicated for use as: - oral monotherapy treatment at doses up to 45mg in type-2 diabetes mellitus patients, particularly overweight

UAE: Diabetes Awareness Campaign at Abu Dhabi on Nov 22
Daijiworld.com, India - Nov 20, 2005 Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high as as result of defective insulin production, secretion, or

FDA approves updated labeling for GSK's LEXIVA
Medical News Today (press release), UK - Nov 19, 2005 Hyperglycemia, new onset or exacerbations of diabetes mellitus, and spontaneous bleeding in hemophiliacs have been reported with protease inhibitors.

Diabetes linked with risk of sudden cardiac death
NewKerala.com, India - Nov 16, 2005 ''The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in industrialized countries is rapidly increasing, and diabetes is suspected to carry a particularly high risk for sudden

The Evils Of Obesity In Pets
The Guardian - Nigeria, Nigeria - Nov 18, 2005 Also, with diabetes mellitus, obesity has a potent and destructive partnership-because of the build up of excess sugar which are not burnt up as a result of

Depomed Announces Lawsuit Against Biovail for Breach of Contract
Genetic Engineering News, NY - Nov 16, 2005 Glumetza is a once-daily extended-release formulation of metformin HCl and is intended to control diabetes mellitus -- a condition characterized by high levels

Diabetes Mellitus

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - 70 Percent of Diabetes Patients Have High Blood Pressure but Focus on Glucose Levels


70 Percent of Diabetes Patients Have High Blood Pressure but Focus on Glucose Levels
Senior Journal - Nov 14 9:49 AM
Nov. 14, 2005 Seniors citizens and others with diabetes may be focusing on the wrong thing. A new survey says 70 percent have potentially deadly high blood pressure but their primary concern is on glucose levels.Save to My Web

Preventing type 2 diabetes means getting a move on
Simcoe.com - Nov 17 8:18 AM
Probably most of us know at least one person with diabetes.Save to My Web

Local boy faces daily challenges of juvenile diabetes
Nevada Daily Mail - Nov 19 2:11 PM
Diabetes is a disorder in which the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels.Save to My Web

Fighting diabetes
Channel NewsAsia - Nov 14 3:17 PM
It seems that more children are getting type 2 diabetes these days. In the past, observed senior consultant Dr Tey Beng Hea from Alexandra Hospital's Diabetic Centre, children usually developed type 1 diabetes. But not anymore.Save to My Web

Diabetes drug mixed result
The New Zealand Herald - Nov 15 8:04 AM
Drugs that work on blood fats can cut the risk of heart attacks and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.Save to My Web

Updated guidelines
The Star Online - Nov 19 4:59 PM
Strategies for the prevention and management of diabetes continue to evolve as new evidence from landmark trials points to the ever-increasing need for very good control of blood glucose to prevent diabetes complications and the metabolic syndrome.Save to My Web

Diabetes Mellitus

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Northeast/Central (Diabetes Mellitus)


Northeast/Central
El Paso Times - Nov 18 2:13 AM
All calendar items are in El Paso unless otherwise stated. Alcoholics Anonymous, call for details. 562-4081, (505) 589-1058, 757-3327, 595-9940, and 838-6264 (Spanish).Save to My Web

S&P: Buy Analog Devices
BusinessWeek - Nov 18 12:52 PM
Plus: Analyst' opinions on Arrow Electronics and downgrades for biotech outfits Abbott Labs and ICOS Save to My Web

Health Newsletter - Five Common Diet Mistakes (and How to Correct Them!)
ThirdAge - Nov 17 1:51 PM
Five Common Diet Mistakes (and How to Correct Them!) What we eat has a lasting impact on how we look and feel, but in our quest to slim down, we often make crucial nutrition mistakes. See if you recognize any of the following diet "no-no's" as your own.Save to My Web

Fighting diabetes
Channel NewsAsia - Nov 14 3:17 PM
It seems that more children are getting type 2 diabetes these days. In the past, observed senior consultant Dr Tey Beng Hea from Alexandra Hospital's Diabetic Centre, children usually developed type 1 diabetes. But not anymore.Save to My Web

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Honors Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Nov 18 9:42 AM
On November 10, 2005 the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University honored Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. in recognition of its gluten-free program.Save to My Web

Diabetes Mellitus

Friday, November 18, 2005

Atlantic Medical Supports Cancer Society & Diabetic (Diabetes Mellitus)


Atlantic Medical Supports Cancer Society & Diabetic
The Bahama Journal, Bahamas - Nov 16, 2005 diagnosed with diabetes and cancer we feel it is very important to continue educating Bahamians about lifestyle choices and treatment options, therefore, we

Diabetes on the increase - IDF reports
Accra Daily Mail, Ghana - Nov 15, 2005 a press conference to climax the World Diabetes Day celebrations, called for intensified education and support for the care and treatment of diabetes in the

Weight loss for obese adults, lifestyle change plus medication
Medical News Today (press release), UK - 1 hour ago in significantly greater weight loss among obese adults than treatment with the Medicine and was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

'Stem cell therapy is my only chance'
BBC News, UK - Nov 17, 2005 people still suffer its effects, with conditions ranging from diabetes to blood of stem cell therapy but other countries consider the treatment controversial.

Pioglitazone Treatment Reduces Risk of Second Heart Attack in
DG News - 2 hours ago Updated results of one of the largest clinical trials of type 2 diabetics with cardiovascular disease shows that use of the anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone

CDT test cuts care costs for chronically ill patients
Xagena.it, Italy - 53 minutes ago Heavy drinking can worsen illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart is especially helpful when a patient has received proper treatment and made

Diabetes Mellitus

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Diabetes and diet - the basics


Diabetes and diet - the basics
Health24.com, South Africa - Nov 13, 2005 Diabetes mellitus is one of the so-called diseases of lifestyle that is starting to occur more and more frequently in South Africa.

StaphVAX Reduces Recurrent Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteraemia in
DG News - Nov 14, 2005 While diabetes mellitus, S. Aureus nasal carriage, prior haemodialysis infections, and age greater than 55 years were all previously proven to be risk factors

Tooth loss from gum disease: are you at risk?
Reuters.uk, UK - Nov 14, 2005 Patients with rheumatoid arthritis had a four-fold increased risk of losing a tooth because of periodontal disease, while those with diabetes mellitus had a

The recent finding that tissue factor is produced by the
HeartZine, UK - Nov 11, 2005 Approximately 70% of the patients admitted to the hospital with an acute myocardial infarction have type 2 diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT

The evaluation of aortic atherosclerosis and distensibility in
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Nov 11, 2005 2 Furthermore, another TEE study verified that, neither age, gender, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolaemia nor coronary flow velocity

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Patient choice should reduce (Diabetes Mellitus) health inequalities


Patient choice should reduce health inequalities
eGov Monitor - The report recommends a set of measures to make health care choices effective for the worst off social groups. that is additional to medical treatment - so that GPs can target advice for example, in diabetes or older people's health and widen options for treatment outside hospitals; budgets

AUTO INDUSTRY REPORT: Honda recalls Civics
The Detroit Free Press - for clinical trials of a promising new treatment for diabetes. Today, DaimlerChrysler AG Iacocca, who retired his campaign to find a cure for diabetes. Chrysler paid Iacocca $1.5

Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) Announces Lawsuit Against Biovail Corporation (BVF) For Breach Of Contract
BioSpace - of metformin approved for the treatment of Type II diabetes. The complaint asserts breach of and is intended to control diabetes mellitus -- a condition characterized by high

UPDATE 1-Merck antibiotic also approved for foot infection
Reuters - its injectable antibiotic Invanz as a treatment for foot infections associated with diabetes. The drug was approved to

Chrysler Vows Funds for Iacocca Foundation
AP via Newsday - DETROIT -- Former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca just got a lot closer to his goal of raising $11.5 million for clinical trials of a promising new treatment for diabetes. his campaign to find a cure for diabetes. Chrysler paid Iacocca $1.5

The Early Show devotes airtime to diabetes treatment and prevention
NewsTarget - The Early Show devotes airtime to diabetes treatment and prevention CBS's morning program, 'The Early Show,' has devoted two episodes to the topic of diabetes, as medical correspondent Dr.

Diabetes Mellitus

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Diabetes Mellitus - Walking all over diabetes


Walking all over diabetes
News 8 Austin, TX - Nov 12, 2005 Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Pacific Islanders than in Caucasians.

Warning signs of unsafe driving
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC - 17 minutes ago risk of crashes. But those with the far more common type 2 diabetes do not, even if they are taking insulin. Still, all people with

World's Largest Type 2 Diabetes Intervention Trial Provides
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Nov 14, 2005 Nov 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the largest intervention study to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease events in people with type 2 diabetes show that

DRUGS IN DEVELOPMENT
PharmaLive.com (press release), PA - 14 hours ago applications, today announced the launch of clinical trials to test for skin sensitivity to its U-Strip(TM) Insulin Patch on patients with Type-2 diabetes.

Diabetes, carbs can get along
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - Nov 16, 2005 (November 16, 2005) Question: I have type 2 diabetes. Physical activity is as important as healthful eating when it comes to controlling type 2 diabetes.

NAVIGATOR data presented at American Heart Association's
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 20 hours ago and metabolic risk factors linked with marker for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - Results show over 9,000 with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and nearly

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Results of the largest clinical trial in type 2 diabetes patients


Wednesday, November 16th 2005
Virgin Islands Daily News, U.S. Virgin Islands - 2 hours ago Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Results of the largest clinical trial in type 2 diabetes patients
Medical News Today (press release), UK - Nov 14, 2005 People with type 2 diabetes have been well represented in other landmark trials of lipid-lowering treatment for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular

Best foot forward
West Sussex Observer, UK - 12 hours ago the grounds of Leechpool Primary School in Leechpool Lane, joined in the walk which helped promote increased awareness around Diabetes, its treatment and the

Abbot misses mark, Lilly/Takeda may help
CNN - 5 hours ago benefits of levosimendan were stronger towards the beginning of treatment, said Mebazza patients with type 2, the most common type of diabetes, affecting more

China ranks second in diabetes
Press Trust of India, India - Nov 14, 2005 The key to cure diabetes is to get early treatment and curb the rise of blood sugar rate, said Prof. Wang Heng, an expert of incretion

Medtronic Reports Second Quarter Revenue Growth of 15% and 23%
Genetic Engineering News, NY - 3 hours ago Diabetes patients can now intervene earlier to maintain healthy glucose control, and print AneuRx(R) and Talent(TM) Stent Grafts for the treatment of abdominal

Diabetes Mellitus

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Low-carb diet better than low-fat diet at improving metabolic syndrome (Diabetes Mellitus)


Low-carb diet better than low-fat diet at improving metabolic syndrome
Alpha Galileo - carbohydrate diet improves metabolic syndrome and may therefore decrease the risk of developing diabetes and by reducing carbohydrates in the diet. Metabolic syndrome

Bad eating habits costing UK health service GBP6 billion every year
Medical News Today - disease, cancer, and diabetes account for most of this. Clearly, diet is not responsible for all cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, which account for 28

Diabetes on the Nerves
CBS 10 KZTV - What causes this condition, and how do you recognize the symptoms? Listen to leading experts explain. Diabetes - How Diabetes Gets On Your Nerves www.cbs10kztv.com + ' ') + ', ') Select Cancer Contraception Dental Health Diabetes Diet & Weight Loss Endocrine Disorders Epilepsy

A local anti-aging treatment that might be your fountain of youth
Bay News 9 - fat, but there was also a disturbing increase in diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions among the men just from hormone replacement therapy, but my diet. I noticed that immediately

Poor diet 'costs NHS GBP6bn a year'
BBC - Poor diets can cause heart disease, cancer and diabetes Poor diets cost the NHS 6bn a year in ill-health - three times as much as smoking, a study suggests. shown that bad diet can cause heart disease, cancer, tooth decay and diabetes. The cost of

Canadian Diabetes Association and Sobeys team up to present Ontarians with Smart Options
Stockhouse Canada - Today, the Canadian Diabetes Association and Sobeys Inc. officially launch Smart Options - an in-store offering that features diabetes-friendly foods. to healthy diet, healthy weight and regular exercise.' ' Sobeys and the Canadian Diabetes Association have teamed

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Diabetes and the Preventive Power of Coffee!

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is one of the most rapidly accelerating diseases today in terms of number of people afflicted. Theories abound as to why this is the case; however, scientists are now looking at new ways to improve the overall health of those both at risk for and suffering from this disease. Many of these scientists have found that drinking coffees can significantly reduce the risk and effects of the disease. In a recent study done at the Channing Laboratory of the Harvard School of Public Health, at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, researchers explored the link between long-term coffees consumption and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study followed over 120,000 men and women for eighteen years. The researchers found that long-term coffees consumption actually reduced insulin resistance, which is the key factor in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. They were able to conclude that long-term coffees consumption significantly reduces the risk for Type 2 diabetes mellitus in both men and women and therefore benefits the health of the coffees drinker. The results of this study were affirmed in another student by the Department of Molecular Medicine, of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Although this study was of a lower scale (7949 subjects), it found similar results. If the patient came into the study already suffering from Type 2 diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance (also known as insulin resistance or pre-diabetes), drinking at least 5 cups of coffees a day reduced their insulin resistance. This was particularly true for women, who statistically suffer from a larger risk of insulin resistance than men. The health of those who drank coffees also benefited from enhanced insulin response. The Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion of the National Public Health Institute; at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland, also did a study of over 14,000 middle-aged patients to see if there is a relationship between coffees consumption and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study was particularly interesting because the Finnish people have the highest coffees consumption in the world. This study again found that the incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus decreased as the coffees consumption increased. In doing this study, the researchers found that this relationship existed even when the results were statistically adjusted to account for other risk factors, such as age, smoking, weight, alcohol consumption, and filtered/non-filtered coffees. As mentioned previously, women have a higher incidence of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes mellitus than men. That may be why the Department of Medicine at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Ostra in Goteborg, Sweden, concentrated their study on women exclusively. When they studied 1361 women with no previous incidence of heart disease or diabetes over a period of twenty years, they found that the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes mellitus for women who consumed five or more cups of coffees daily was almost half of that of women who drank three to four cups each day. The study also found that it's possible that the coffees had an affect on the women's cholesterol levels, further benefiting their overall health. Finally, the Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety at the School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the University of Surrey in Guildford, United Kingdom, again confirmed the benefit of drinking coffees with regards to reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study focused on the coffees effects on the gastrointestinal hormones that help regulate insulin secretion. The study found that caffeinated coffees actually lowered the absorption rate of the glucose, thereby reducing the effects of the Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Overall, these studies suggest that drinking caffeinated coffees can be beneficial to those looking to reduce their risk of developing or worsening Type 2 diabetes mellitus. © Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

by Randy Wilson
About the Author
Randy has more articles on coffee and coffee beans at Ultimate Coffees Info such as Are Coffee Enemas the Real Thing?.

Combination of Thiazide-Type Diuretic and Beta-Blocker may Cause Diabetes

Clinical Question: In patients with hypertension is it safe to combine thiazide-type diuretic and beta-blocker?
Bottom Line: Studies suggest that the routine combined use of a thiazide with a beta-blocker should be questioned in the early management of hypertension, particularly in patients who are at increased risk of developing new-onset diabetes. In such patients, the increased risk of developing diabetes may exceed the benefit of blood pressure lowering.
Reference: J Hypertens. 2005 Oct;23(10):1777-1781
Study Design: Retrieve randomized control trials and meta-analysis
Synopsis: Recently published trials addressing the pharmacological management of hypertension have reported an increase in new-onset diabetes mellitus when comparing certain older and newer treatment regimens. Thiazide-type diuretics (thiazides) and beta-blockers have been individually implicated, but these drugs are frequently combined, and the magnitude of risk associated with their combined use has not been quantified. So randomized control trials were retrieved that: (i) featured stepped treatment to manage hypertension; (ii) compared initial treatment using a thiazide or beta-blocker (older drug) with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker or calcium antagonist (newer drug); (iii) assessed cardiovascular outcomes; (iv) reported new-onset diabetes; and (v) provided at least 1-year follow-up. A meta-analysis of available trials indicated that patients exposed to treatment regimens combining thiazides and beta-blockers are at greater risk of developing diabetes than regimens avoiding this combination of drugs (risk ratio for alternative therapy 0.81, 95% confidence interval 0.77-0.86). Current data cannot inform reliably about the risks associated with individual older drugs because of similar overall exposures in patients starting on newer and older drugs.

by Rodolfo T. Rafael,M.D.
About the Author
A Certified Family Physician of the Philippine Academy of Family Physician and continue to complete the requirements for Continuing Medical Education in Family Practice. Also a member of the Philippine Medical Informatics Society, Philippine Occupational Health and Safety Inc., and Pangasinan Medical Society. Faculty Department of Physiology (Medicine) Lyseum- Northwestern University, Dagupan, Pangasinan, Faculty Medical Informatics Lyseu

Friday, November 11, 2005

Brief Overview Of Diabetes And Diet

Diabetes has been around for centuries. There are presently sixteen millions diabetics in America, but eight million do not know that they have the disease. Today, diabetes is in third place as the cause of mortality, behind cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Diabetes is caused by a disruption in insulin production in the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas when the level of blood sugar, glucose, increases - after a meal, most commonly. With the help of insulin, glucose moves from the blood into the cells. The cellular components turn the glucose into energy. When glucose does not enter cells, it stays in the blood and is filtered by kidneys which later eliminate it from the bloodstream.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when insulin in the body does not work as it should. Main symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive appetite, fatigue, blurred vision, frequent and slow-healing infections including bladder, vaginal and skin. In men, diabetes may be accompanied by such symptoms as erectile dysfunction.
In order to timely recognize diabetes, everyone should be familiar with the different types of diabetes as well as with main symptoms of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening condition which is less common. Those suffering with this type of diabetes need complete insulin replacement because the body does not make sufficient amounts of this essential hormone.
The most common type of diabetes is type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. 90% of all diabetes cases in the US are diagnosed as Type 2.
There is also gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy due to specific hormonal changes in the body of the expectant mother.
Diabetes is often accompanied by obesity and high cholesterol and is a disease that often runs in families, so if one of your family members has it, you have a higher risk of developing diabetes too. Lack of activity, a diet rich in fats and processed products and obesity significantly increase your risk for diabetes.
Diabetes can be prevented and controlled by amending your diet. When we eat a product that is rich in sugar, the pancreas starts to produce more insulin to turn the sugar into energy. Saturated fat is transformed by the liver into sugar, which triggers the same response of pancreas - more insulin, more energy.
When the body doesn't use this energy, it stores it as fat in the liver, on the stomach and hips. The more sugar and fat we eat, the more "storage space" our body requires.
However, when you switch to eating vegetables, cereals and other fiber-rich products cooked or seasoned with olive or grape seed oil, the pancreas does not need to produce any extra insulin. As a result, fat is not deposited in the body and the blood sugar levels remain stable. By avoiding sweet and fat-rich foods, blood sugar levels remains balanced which can delay the onset of diabetes and for those already diagnosed as diabetic can help them manage the condition.

by Kathryn Whittaker
About the Author
Kathryn writes articles on a number of different topics. For more information on Diabetes please visit http://www.understandingdiabetes.info and for additional articles on Diabetes http://www.understandingdiabetes.info/understandingdiabetes-articles/

Thursday, November 10, 2005

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