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BODYLESSONS: The road to type 2 diabetes --- what you can do to change course

Jewish World Review Feb. 14, 2003 / 12 Adar I, 5763

By Judi Sheppard Missett | The rise in cases of Type 2 diabetes is big news. One out of every 10 Americans is estimated to have the disease. Yet we know the single greatest reason for the alarming increase is obesity. And that's actually good news because each of us has the power to alter the course of the disease by making lifestyle changes.


Diabetics Need Better High Blood Pressure Control

Mon Jan 27, 2003

By Charnicia E. Huggins

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with diabetes do not meet national recommendations for keeping their blood pressure under control, and new research may help explain why. Doctors may not be aggressive enough in treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, in people with diabetes, the results of a new study suggest.


Foods Cooked at High Heat Linked to Inflammation

Mon Nov 11,  2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may be able to lower their risk of heart disease by consuming cool foods, or dishes cooked at relatively low temperatures, such as salads and tuna fish, preliminary research suggests.

According to the study, foods cooked at high temperatures spurred the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), compounds in the blood that stimulate cells to produce inflammation-causing proteins, in a group of adults with diabetes.


Type 2 Diabetes

Did You Know... that more than one-fifth of US adults -- roughly 47 million

Americans -- are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and death?

A study which included nearly 9,000 adult men and women living in the
US between 1988 and 1994, found that 22%... ages 20 to 79 had at least
three symptoms that characterize metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a condition associated with an elevated risk of
diabetes and heart disease. These symptoms include abdominal obesity


Global presence of Diabetes mellitus now epidemic,

Diabetes mellitus responsible for enormous world economic burden

A December supplement to the British Diabetic Association journal, Diabetic Medicine, warned that the prevalence of diabetes worldwide is expected to nearly double in the next twelve years. Dr. Paul Zimmet and colleagues for the International Diabetes Institute and the World Health Organization report that diabetes mellitus "appears to be epidemic in many regions of the world" and will double and could even triple by the year 2010.


A New Approach to Managing Diabetes

Fri Oct 4, 2002

By Amanda Gardner
HealthScoutNews Reporter

FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthScoutNews) -- With some basic training in math and carbohydrate counting, people with Type I diabetes can follow a more flexible eating plan without losing control of their glucose levels or quality of life.

That's the conclusion of a study appearing in tomorrow's British Medical Journal that tested the Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) program among patients in the United Kingdom. The regimen was originally developed by clinicians in Germany.


Tailoring Insulin to Diet Boosts Diabetics' Health

Fri Oct 4, 2002

LONDON (Reuters Health) - A week-long course that teaches diabetics to adjust their insulin intake to match their normal food consumption improves their glycaemic control and reduces the impact of the disease on their lives, British researchers said on Friday.

The technique "provides patients with the ability to fit diabetes into their lives, rather than their lives into diabetes" and could allow more people with type 1 diabetes to adopt intensive insulin treatment, write Dr. Simon Heller, from Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, and colleagues.


Drugs Could Avert Many Diabetes-Linked Amputations

Tue Sep 24, 2002

By Ned Stafford

FRANKFURT (Reuters Health) - A significant percentage of amputations stemming from complications of diabetes could be avoided by early and proper treatment with antibiotics, according to a German researcher.

Foot ulcers are a common problem for people with diabetes, whose poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet can lead to difficult-to-heal ulcers. Such ulcers can cause foot deformities or even lead to amputation.


Early Test for Diabetes in Pregnancy Found Reliable

Tue Aug 27, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening women for gestational diabetes in the second trimester of pregnancy can accurately spot the condition, a new report suggests.

Researchers say such early screening could lead to earlier treatment and, potentially, a lower risk of medical complications for both mother and baby.