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Older Diabetics Should Avoid Dementia Meds

Combo linked to higher risk for hyperglycemia hospitalization in study TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Older diabetics who take antipsychotic medications have an increased risk of ending up in the hospital with elevated blood glucose levels, or hyperglycemia, researchers say. ...

Poultry and diabetics at risk from gas gangrene bug

Gas gangrene, the notorious infectious disease of two world wars can still be a problem today. Professor Richard Titball of the University of Exeter, told the Society of General Microbiology Meeting at the International Centre, Harrogate today (Monday, 30 March) that Clostridium perfringens, the ...

Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea

Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a wake-up call to the millions of American men and women with type 2 diabetes: Snoring at night or nodding off during the day may be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially life-t...

Diabetics Spend Thousands More on Care

Tab is $4,174 more a year, but study says proper management, lifestyle changes can help TUESDAY, Nov. 25 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes spend thousands of dollars more on medical costs each year than those without the disease, and that disparity increases substantially each...

Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight

Close monitoring means type 1 patients can avoid retinopathy, study suggests FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining good control over one's blood sugar levels can help people with type 1 diabetes better avoid retinopathy, a serious disorder that damages the eye's retina, resea...

Type 2 Diabetics Studied in Low-Dose Aspirin Trial

Study highlights: - In a large primary prevention trial on low-dose aspirin in diabetics, Japanese investigators report that daily aspirin did not have a significant benefit in preventing the primary endpoints of all atherosclerotic events, although it did protect against fatal heart attack ...

Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease

Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either SUNDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two large studies released Sunday cast doubt on the cardiac benefits of either low-dose aspirin or vitamin supplements. First, Japanese researchers found that low-dose aspir...

Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate

Study suggests poor self-care partly to blame FRIDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- In a group of Medicare beneficiaries who have diabetes, being depressed was associated with a higher death rate, according to a new study. Publishing in the October issue of the Journal of General I...

New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future

Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers have developed a vaccine that may change the way the immune system responds in people who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. "By a very...

Doctor Diabetic Supply Helps Diabetics to Receive Their Testing Supplies as Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program Starts

MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor Diabetic Supply, Inc., one of the nation's leading distributors of diabetic testing supplies, announced today that it is helping diabetics to continue to receive their testing supplies under the new rules of Medicare's competitive bidding program, effective...

No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts

Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that black patients with diabetes tend to fare worse than white patients do, even if they see the same doctor. In other words, the gap can't b...

Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment

Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found MONDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics with high blood pressure have only a 50-50 chance that their doctors will change their medications as needed or offer other treatment, a new study finds. Treating high...

Zsweet(R) Improving Life for Diabetics and the Overweight

The modern world is entrenched in a love hate affair with sugar. It proliferates throughout our daily diet, we crave it, we adore it and yet it destroys our health. DUBLIN, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To view the Multimedia News Release go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/zsweet/32699 Ou...

Geisinger improves care for thousands of diabetics through use of the Electronic Health Record

DANVILLE, PA Using the Electronic Health Record to actively engage diabetes patients in their own care results in improved blood sugar and cholesterol levels, better vaccination compliance and increased tobacco cessation rates, according to a new Geisinger study. Geisinger Health System launc...

Express Screening Process Aims to Put Diabetics on the Fast Track to Better Health

Program illustrates how partnering can resolve issues, improve health PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For people with diabetes, waiting just a few weeks for an appointment with an eye specialist can lead to further complications such as blindness, macular edema and other vision disorders....

Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges

Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises SUNDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- When people with diabetes get a flu, cold or other illness, it can be a challenge to take care of their diabetes. But they need to do so or risk serious complication...

Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients using the diabetes drug Avandia faced an increased risk of heart attack, heart failure and even death, new research shows. According to the Canadi...

63 percent of diabetics risk serious foot problems by wearing the wrong-sized shoes

More than six out of ten people with diabetes are walking around in the wrong-sized shoes, exposing themselves to serious foot problems that could lead to amputation, according to research in the November issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Published to coincide with...

Heart Chocolate(TM) With CM-X(TM) is Loved by Chocolate Connoisseurs and Diabetics Alike

Rich, dark chocolate bar with innovative CM-X gives new meaning to diabetic food TORONTO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart Chocolate(TM) with CM-X(TM), recently launched by Innovative Life Sciences Corporation (ILS), is more than just another so-called diabetic food...

Determining Insulin Pump Need for Diabetics

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- All doctors recommend diabetic patients control their glucose level, but how can they do this while preserving a normal lifestyle? By using an insulin pump and carbohydrate counting, a diabetic can maintain precise glycemic control and le...

Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

Hypoglycemia likely a sign of additional illness, suggest experts,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Being a diabetic and having just one episode of low blood sugar during a hospital stay was associated with a significantly increased risk of dying, both in the hospital and up to a y...

Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases SUNDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs should be the first line of treatment for diabetics who are also battling heart disease, a new study finds. Only if further steps are deemed necessary shou...

Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having to have a limb amputated because of diabetes were reduced by 36 percent when people with type 2 diabetes were given the drug fenofibrate to lower their blood fat...

Strict Blood Sugar Control Lowers Heart Risks in Diabetics

It prevents many complications of chronic disease, experts say,,,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) --Diabetics who strictly control their blood sugar levels also reduce their risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease, British researchers report. There have been several confl...

Glucose Control Pays Long-Term Benefits for Diabetics

Analysis shows even small improvements may prevent eye, kidney and nerve damage WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- For diabetics, the key to managing their disease is keeping their blood glucose levels at a normal, low level. But new studies show just how important this is when ...

Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Those who chuckled daily had better 'good' cholesterol than those who didn't, study shows FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Setting aside time each day for some good, hearty laughter could help diabetics improve their cholesterol levels and possibly lower their risk of heart attack,...

Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for coronary artery disease is of no value for adults with diabetes who have no symptoms of heart problems, a new study finds. Screening is expensive, a...

Stem Cells Buy Freedom From Insulin for Type 1 Diabetics

In small study, most of patients got temporary reprieve from daily injections TUESDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- A particular type of stem cell transplantation using the patient's own cells led to short-term freedom from insulin injections in 20 of 23 patients newly diagnosed with ...

Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics

Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- In people with diabetes, there's a strong association between abnormal heart rhythm, or atrial fibrillation, and increased risk of other heart-related problems a...

Drug-Eluting Stents Beat Bare Metal Stents in Diabetics

Study highlights: -- Drug-eluting stents showed improved outcomes as compared with bare metal stents in diabetics. -- No excess adverse events were found with drug-eluting stents in diabetic patients. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug-eluting stents reduced the risk of...

Research shows aerobic exercise combined with resistance training improves glucose control in diabetics

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 31, 2008---Patients with diabetes who participate in a program combining aerobic and high-force eccentric resistance exercise demonstrate improvements in glucose control, physical performance, and body fat composition, according to a study published in the November 2008 iss...

Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics

Study finds antioxidants lower inflammation caused by high blood sugar FRIDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Spices may do more than flavor your food: New research suggests a shake of this and a pinch of that could also boost the health of diabetics. Researchers bought 24 herbs and sp...

Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics

Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors SUNDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers a possible alternative to heart patients and diabetics who need to keep their blood pressure under control but who cannot tolerate the standard ...

UT Southwestern scientists discover leptin can also aid type 1 diabetics

DALLAS Aug. 25, 2008 Terminally ill rodents with type 1 diabetes have been restored to full health with a single injection of a substance other than insulin by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since the discovery of insulin in 1922, type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes) i...

Weekly Drug Helps Type 2 Diabetics

Longer-lasting exenatide maintained glucose levels, helped patients lose weight, study reports TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics getting weekly injections of an experimental long-lasting version of the drug exenatide lowered their glucose levels and lost weight over the ...

Study shows pine bark naturally reduces cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics

A new study published in the May 2008 (volume 8, issue 25) edition of the journal of Nutrition Research shows Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, reduces blood sugar in type II diabetes patients, allows people to lower their an...

Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetics

Pycnogenol(R) improved diabetes control and reduced antihypertensive medications HOBOKEN, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the May 2008 (volume 8, issue 25) edition of the journal of Nutrition Research shows Pycnogenol(R) (pic-noj-en-all), an...

Enriched Cocoa Improves Blood Flow in Diabetics

Natural compounds called flavanols may be responsible for the benefit, study says TUESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- All the talk about chocolate being good for your health is starting to get serious. Mars Inc., of chocolate bar fame, has established a scientific division. And a gr...

Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to kidney transplantation alone, a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant improves the likelihood of long-term survival in patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage ...

Islet Cell Transplants Aid Type 1 Diabetics

Study participants lived insulin-free for at least a year or two,,,, FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Transplanted islet cells help people with type 1 diabetes live insulin-free for at least a year or two, and appear to provide longer-term improved metabolic control even after people...
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