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Patches, Pills, Sprays Could Replace Insulin Shots

Mon Jun 17, 2002 

By Melissa Schorr

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - Diabetics may eventually be able to throw away their syringes in favor of newer methods of taking their insulin, researchers reported here Saturday at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting.

Around one in five of the 17 million diabetics in the United States rely on insulin injections to control their disease, which is caused by the inability to


Inflammation May Predict Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Mon Jun 17, 2002

By Melissa Schorr

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - Evidence is accumulating that mild, chronic inflammation is somehow associated with the development of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, researchers reported here Saturday at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting.

"We have demonstrated that markers of inflammation proceed and predict development of diabetes," said Dr.


Night-Light May Prevent Diabetic Eye Damage: Study

Fri Jun 28, 2002

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research supports the theory that hours of complete darkness increases retinal damage from diabetes--and that sleeping with some lights on could help counter the effect.

However, it's too soon to recommend diabetics keep the bedroom lights on every night to cut their risk of the eye damage--known as diabetic retinopathy.


Many Diabetics Unaware of Their Heart Disease Risk

Tue Jun 18, 2002

By Melissa Schorr

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Health) - Doctors warn their diabetic patients that they have an increased risk of heart disease, but patients may not be getting the message, according to results from a new survey presented here Monday at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting.


Mom's Own Birth Weight Linked to Pregnancy Diabetes

Wed May 15, 2002Submit and Upload Articles

By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who weighed less than 5 pounds at birth have twice the risk of developing gestational diabetes during their own pregnancies, researchers have found.

The finding adds to the growing evidence that factors encountered in the womb may affect future health.


Special Shoes Don't Prevent Diabetics' Foot Ulcers

Tue May 14, 2002

By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although therapeutic footwear may be appropriate for some people with diabetes, the results of a new study suggest that careful foot care is more important than special shoes and inserts for preventing diabetic foot ulcers.

In the study of 400 diabetic patients who had been treated for a foot ulcer, those who wore therapeutic footwear were no less likely to develop ulcers again than those who wore their normal shoe



Preventing Blindness Through Nutritional Intervention

1.  Alpha Lipoic Acid can significantly reduce diabetic cataract formation, as well as neuropathy, and would seem to be an ideal neuroprotective substance in the treatment of all oxidative brain and neural disorders involving free radical processes.  Packer, L., Ann N Y Acad Sci 1994 Nov 17;738:257-64&n


Whole Grains May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Tue May 7, 2002

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consuming a diet rich in whole grains may help overweight adults to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent report.

The study found that insulin sensitivity improved in a group of overweight and obese adults when they consumed a diet rich in whole-grain foods such as brown rice, oats, corn and barley.