More than 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes from an integrated U.S. national managed care database found that the initiation of insulin therapy with insulin glargine was associated with a lower incidence rate of subsequent myocardial infarct.
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Haptoglobin Type Predicts Effectiveness Of Tight Glycemic Control On Cardiovascular Outcomes In Patients With Diabetes
Synvista Therapeutics announced results from a study demonstrating the important role of Haptoglobin (Hp) typing in determining the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes. Presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007, the data show that tight glycemic control in patients with diabetes appears most effective in reducing cardiovascular events in patients who possess the Hp2-2 phenotype.
All diabetic men experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) encouraged to ask their doctor about being screened for cardiovascular disease.
According to American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4 Americans has diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Few patients or care providers know about the limb-threatening diabetes foot condition, or its warning signs. The following was released by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons:
Medical professionals across the nation are beginning to bone up on culturally competent health care, in particular with diabetes.
Rite Aid has announced the launch of a 360 degrees/365 Day Diabetes Alliance with dLife, the only integrated multimedia education platform solely for the diabetes community.
Sisters Leda Scott and Laura Cleland are waging a battle against diabetes on the Navajo Nation.
National Business Coalition on Health site hosts evidence-based cost calculators for employers, allowing them to quantify the return on investments in better care for employees with diabetes.
Botched production of insulin molecule may kill pancreas cells and lead to diabetes.
Many patients with diabetes say that the inconvenience and discomfort of constant therapeutic vigilance has as much impact on their quality of life as the burden of intermediate complications.
American Diabetes Association unveiled a new web-based diabetes tool that makes it easier for people with diabetes to share and organize important health information.
Kmart has reinforced its commitment to American Diabetes Association and elevated its support for the diabetes community by becoming a National Strategic Partner. As a National Strategic Partner, Kmart will raise at least $1 million to support ADA's mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Increasing patient and clinician awareness and improving access to health care can encourage people with diabetes to seek annual eye exams.
Diabco Life Sciences has introduced a new clinically tested nutraceutical product for consumers concerned about the growing health risks associated with diabetes. This new product, Diabatrol, is a nutrient dense, fiber and antioxidant-rich dietary supplement that has been scientifically proven to stabilize blood sugar spiking and reduce insulin resistance, two conditions that most often lead to Type II diabetes.
Diabetes Risk Rising in the U.S.
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world. One in four Americans has diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Every week during American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will highlight these "Many Faces of Diabetes."
-- Caregivers: (November 1-3) Supporting a loved one with diabetes can present its own unique challenges.
DiObex has begun dosing patients in a Phase 2b clinical trial of DIO-902, a novel cortisol synthesis inhibitor being studied for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Blacks had worse medication adherence than whites, while Hispanics were more likely to experience diabetes-specific emotional distress.
Preliminary research suggests that in children at increased risk for type 1 diabetes, dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic islet autoimmunity, which is linked to the development of diabetes.
Wal-Mart and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) joined forces to launch a diabetes awareness program in Wal-Mart stores
Mutations in the insulin gene can cause permanent neonatal diabetes, an unusual form of diabetes that affects very young children and results in lifelong dependence on insulin injections.
A drug widely used to treat type 2 diabetes has been found to reduce the risk of death, heart attack or stroke when used alone or in combination with other therapies for diabetes.
People with diabetes should have their blood glucose levels closely monitored after meals.
One can do better diabetes care and improve blood sugar control by doing aerobic and resistance exercise.
The Department of Health was notified by FDA about a worldwide medical device alert on a type of blood glucose meters, the display screen of which may not work properly when dropped onto a hard surface.
In cases of Type 2 diabetes, the body's cells fail to appropriately regulate blood glucose levels. Research has suggested that this results from two simultaneous problems: the improper functioning of pancreatic beta cells and the impairment of insulin's actions on target tissues, including the liver, fat and muscles.
More than 20 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes and are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But there are steps that they can take to reduce the complications associated with these two diseases. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has launched Control Your Diabetes. For Life., a national campaign that will reach out through a network of 200 partners to health care professionals and their patients to emphasize the importance of comprehensive control of diabetes and CVD.
Levels of hemoglobin A1c or HbA1c in healthy middle-aged and older women can be an independent predictor of type 2 diabetes.