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Metabolic syndrome may be warning sign for other serious medical conditions.

The Sacramento Bee (10/19, McManis) reported that "metabolic syndrome is an accumulation of risk factors that include high blood-sugar leve…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

5 Oct 22, 2008
Reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

Patients with diabetes should have their blood pressure checked regularly, researchers say.

HealthDay (10/17, Mozes) reported, "To protect long-term heart health, children as young as three and diabetics should have their blood pre…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

1 Oct 20, 2008
Reply by Megan S

Today Show - Diabetes

6-year-old stands up to diabetes Diabetes testing, nutrition, exercise Did anyone else see on the "Today" show this morning, that they w…

Started by Katherine

7 Oct 11, 2008
Reply by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

Immune system therapy may preserve some insulin production in children with type 1 diabetes, researchers say.

Bloomberg News (10/8, Kelley) reported, "An experimental immune system therapy may help preserve some cells crucial to insulin production i…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

2 Oct 9, 2008
Reply by Jenny

Brain pathway activated by poor diet may increase risk of obesity, diabetes.

Wisconsin's Capital Times (10/2, Doherty) reported that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison "identified a breakdown in the b…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

3 Oct 4, 2008
Reply by tmana

Study suggests high rates of severe hypoglycemia may not impact cognitive function in teens with diabetes.

Medscape (10/2, Barclay) reported that "despite relatively high rates of severe hypoglycemia, cognitive function did not decline during 18…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

3 Oct 4, 2008
Reply by Nina

Healthy diet, metformin may delay, prevent diabetes in women with history of GDM, study indicates.

Medscape (10/2, Barclay) reported, "Following a healthy diet or taking metformin may help to delay or prevent diabetes in women with a hist…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

0 Oct 3, 2008

Free Educational Website Created By UCSF Diabetes Teaching Center

I received this from the folks @ UCSF. It is a great resource for all of us, and best of all: it's free! :) 80 MILLION AMERICANS CAN BENE…

Started by Manny Hernandez

0 Oct 3, 2008

Endocrine Daily Briefing

1-- California law led to high levels of exposure to toxic flame retardants that cause thyroid disruption. UPI (10/1) reported, "Residents…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

0 Oct 2, 2008

Massage, supportive touch may lower stress hormones, blood pressure, study suggests.

USA Today (9/29, Jayson) reports that "warm touch - the non-sexual, supportive kind - tempers stress and blood pressure, adding to a growin…

Started by Sohair Abdel-Rahman

5 Sep 30, 2008
Reply by Gerri




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