Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. “Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes, but stress may be as important in this […]

Liver Tumors Associated With Metabolic Syndrome Differ From Other Tumors

Liver cancer in patients whose only risk factor is metabolic syndrome has distinct forms and structures compared to other liver tumors. These findings are in the March issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The article is also […]

HIV/AIDS Experts, Doctors Voice Concerns About Health Problems Seen Among Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing “prematur[e]” or “disproportionate numbers” of ailments associated with aging, the New York Times reports. CDC estimates show that the number of people ages 50 and older living with HIV increased by […]

Big Ambitions For Diabetes Research, UK

Diabetes UK is delighted to announce that the cap on research grants considered by the Research Committee has been removed. Diabetes UK has invested substantially in its research programme through the support of its Board of Trustees. The research budget has increased steadily from £4.5 million in 2000 to £7.38 million in 2008. Major funder […]

Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes May Be Increased By Lack Of Deep Sleep

Suppression of slow-wave sleep in healthy young adults significantly decreases their ability to regulate blood-sugar levels and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, report researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the “Early Edition” of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, available online. Deep sleep, also called “slow-wave sleep,” is […]

New Research On Resveratrol Reveals Benefit In Curbing Insulin Resistance

Baywood International, Inc. (OTCBB:BYWD) announced that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, may counter type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, according to a new study. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. Insulin resistance occurs when the body becomes less sensitive to insulin. This condition can lead to type 2 diabetes. Chinese scientists […]

Diabetes Management Is Focus Of ‘The Diabetes Educator’

Each systematic review offers a critical appraisal of published research exploring the benefits of patients adhering to each of the seven behaviors (also known as the AADE7™) listed below: * healthy eating habits * physical activity * glucose monitoring * medication compliance * problem solving * healthful coping * reducing risk “Studies of various study […]

Diabetes Forecast Publishes Special Annual Resource Guide

Diabetes Forecast, America’s leading diabetes magazine, begins its 60th year of publication with the release of the 2008 Resource Guide. The Resource Guide, a popular annual supplement to Diabetes Forecast, provides readers with a comprehensive overview of new and established products and services to help them get the most out of their diabetes care. Sections […]

Taxus™ Liberté™ Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent System Receives Ce Mark For Use In Diabetic Patients

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced that its TAXUS™ Liberté™ paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system has received European CE Mark approval for use in patients with diabetes.1 Boston Scientific submitted data showing the TAXUS Liberté stent has benefited diabetic patients with coronary artery disease, both in clinical trials and real-world registries. This approval means the TAXUS […]

Inhaled Insulin – ‘Transition’ Programme Put In Place, UK

Following talks with Diabetes UK, Pfizer has announced that it is putting in place an extended ‘transition’ programme to supply Exubera (inhaled insulin) for a up to 12 further months, depending on existing stock levels and expiry dates. The product will be officially withdrawn from the market from 16 January 2008, but it is hoped […]