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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.


Diabetes May Alter Heart's Internal Clock: Study

Mon Apr 22, 2002

By E. J. Mundell

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters Health) - The cells that drive the human heart appear to have their own internal clock, helping them to anticipate periods of activity and rest. Now, researchers are beginning to learn that chronic illnesses like diabetes may set that clock off-kilter, potentially raising the risk of a heart attack.


Digestive Ills Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

Fri Apr 19, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn and stomach pain are common in people with diabetes, and Australian researchers report that these problems may be linked to poor blood sugar control.

The investigators found that diabetic patients who had digestive problems were also more likely to have a type of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy, and suggest that damage to nerves controlling the gastrointestinal system in diabetics might be responsible for their stomach ills.


Major Lifestyle Changes Needed to Prevent Diabetes

Mon Apr 1, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intensive lifestyle changes can help people at risk of developing diabetes to ward off the disease, according to a report. But more modest efforts to boost exercise and improve diet may not be successful.

Insulin resistance occurs when a person begins to lose the ability to respond to the effects of this blood sugar-regulating hormone. People with insulin resistance are at risk of going on to develop full-fledged diabetes.