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Latest Complications of diabetes mellitus Stories

2013-10-02 10:50:34

Findings prompt call for tighter glucose control during surgery in high-risk diabetic patients A new study released today shows that among patients undergoing surgery for chronic wounds related to diabetes, the risk of wound-related complications is affected by how well the patient's blood sugar levels are controlled before surgery. These findings appear in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...

2013-06-11 11:33:07

A study of older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM) suggests a bidirectional association between hypoglycemic (low blood glucose) events and dementia, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. There is a growing body of evidence that DM may increase the risk for developing cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia, and there is research interest in whether DM treatment can prevent cognitive decline....

2013-06-05 13:17:04

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals. It is well known that high blood sugar levels significantly raise the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is unclear, however, why this happens. An important part of the explanation may be NFAT, a protein activated when blood sugar is raised and which starts a chain of events that damage the blood vessels and accelerate the...

2013-02-22 23:01:47

Rosalyn Summerville Whitaker details her life-threatening experience with diabetes, which includes numerous surgeries over the past year, in her soon-to-be-released first book, Diabetes, Don´t Lose Sight due out March 2013. Stafford, TX (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Rosalyn Summerville Whitaker, a Houston area trucking and logistics professional, has written a book detailing her life-threatening experience with diabetes, which included numerous surgeries. As a warning, and to motivate...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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