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Long-Acting Insulin Unaffected by Exercise

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In people with insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes, exercise does not appear to increase the rate of absorption of insulin glargine (Lantus), a long-acting insulin analog, according to study findings.

"This study suggests that insulin glargine can be safely and effectively administered without a dose change during exercise," Dr. David R. Owens, of Llandough Hospital, South Glamorgan, Wales, and colleagues report in the journal Diabetes Care.

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Diabetes Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

Tue Jan 18, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with type 2 diabetes seem to be less likely to develop prostate cancer, overall, a new study indicates.

"One previous study has suggested that diabetes may decrease risk of prostate cancer but only several years after diagnosis of diabetes," Dr. Carmen Rodriguez and colleagues from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The researchers examined the relationship between the time of diabetes diagn

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Eating Disorder, Type 1 Diabetes a Dangerous Mix

Thu Jan 13, 2005

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the importance of nutrition in managing type 1 diabetes, eating disorders and unhealthy weight-control tactics are not uncommon in young women with the disease -- and the combination can lead to serious complications, a new study shows.

UK researchers found that among 87 teenage girls and young women with type 1 diabetes who were followed over roughly a decade, 15 percent had a probable eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia, at some point during the study.

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Carnitine Compound Eases Diabetic Nerve Pain

Fri Jan 14, 2005

By Megan Rauscher

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes-related nerve damage may find pain is relieved by taking a compound related to the popular supplement L-carnitine -- provided the treatment is started early -- according to a re-analysis of data from two large clinical trials.

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Aspirin Underused by People with Diabetes

Wed Dec 22, 2004

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Daily aspirin is usually recommended for people at increased risk for heart disease, and people with diabetes come into that category. While the proportion of diabetic patients who take aspirin has increased in recent years in the US, new research indicates that some are still not doing so.

Women and adults younger than 50 years of age with diabetes are under using this effective and inexpensive strategy to ward of a heart attack, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Brain Enzyme Links Diabetes to Alzheimer's

Tue Dec 7, 2004

By Karla Gale

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of Alzheimer's disease is increased in people with diabetes, who are "resistant" to the effects of insulin and therefore develop high blood glucose levels.

New research suggests that a decreased level of an enzyme that breaks down insulin -- insulin-degrading enzyme (IDE) -- in brain tissue is the missing link between the two disorders, according to research at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Officials: More Than Half of Adult Diabetics Obese

Thu Nov 18, 2004

By Paul Simao

ATLANTA (Reuters) - An increasing number of American adults diagnosed with diabetes are obese, making it more likely they will suffer heart disease, vision damage and other health problems, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54.8 percent of diabetics over the age of 19 were obese between 1999 and 2002. That compared with 45.7 percent in the same age group between 1988 and 1994.

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Soda-Swillers

Sunday, August 29, 2004

MANY STUDIES HAVE linked the consumption of non-diet soda and fruit juices with added sugars to obesity and attendant risks of diabetes. But now a new study of more than 50,000 U.S. nurses dramatically points up these connections and should encourage the efforts of groups seeking to ban in-school sales of such drinks. As in the past, the sugar and soft-drink industries are in a swirl, arguing that all sorts of other factors are contributing to obesity and diabetes.

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Exercise Curbs Diabetes More for Some Than Others

Mon Nov 8, 2004

By Martha Kerr

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters Health) - Despite similar levels of physical activity, white women appear to have a greater reduction in their risk of developing diabetes than women of other races.

The latest findings of the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study were announced here Sunday at the American Heart Association's meeting.

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Red, Processed Meats Up Diabetes Risk

Mon Nov 8, 2004

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Red meats and processed meats such as hot dogs appear to increase the risk of diabetes, as does a heavily "Western" diet, according to new research released Monday.

U.S. investigators found that people that ate mostly Western foods - including sweets, French fries, refined grains such as white bread, and red and processed meats - were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop diabetes over a 14-year period than people who ate minimal amounts of Western-type foods.

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