Latest Diabetes mellitus type 2 Stories

2012-04-11 11:24:33

Although the drug metformin is considered the gold standard in the management of type 2 diabetes, a study by a group of French researchers published in this week's PLoS Medicine suggests that the long-term benefits of this drug compared with the risks are not clearly established–an important finding given that currently, thousands of people around the world are regularly taking metformin to help control their blood sugar levels in the belief that it also has long-lasting health...

2012-04-09 13:32:23

Lowering glucose levels for people with diabetes is normally critical to improving health outcomes. But for those with heart failure, that might not always be the case, say UCLA researchers. A new study found that for advanced heart failure patients with diabetes, having higher blood glucose levels may actually help improve survival rates. Currently published online in the American Journal of Cardiology, UCLA researchers compared levels of a marker used to track glucose levels called...

2012-04-02 23:03:25

Weightloss Surgery Can Effectively Treat Type 2 Diabetes, High-Blood Pressure, and Sleep Apnea Mt. Kisco, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has designated Northern Westchester Hospital a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. The program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective,...

Bariatric Surgery Best Option For Treating Type 2 Diabetes
2012-03-27 05:36:54

A new study, the first of its kind, shows bariatric surgery dramatically outperforms standard medical practices when treating Type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the Catholic University/Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center conducted the study and published their findings Monday in an advanced online edition of the New England Journal Medicine (NEJM). The study reports a majority of the patients who received bariatric surgery were all to...

2012-03-27 00:53:28

First-of-its-kind study also shows surgery results in fewer medications, greater weight loss after 1 year Bariatric or "metabolic" surgery is more effective than intensive medical management alone when it comes to managing uncontrolled type 2 diabetes in overweight or obese patients after one year, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings...

2012-03-23 09:39:06

Programs to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk adults would result in fewer people developing diabetes and lower health care costs over time, researchers conclude in a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Prevention programs that apply interventions tested in the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial would also improve quality of life for people who would otherwise develop type 2 diabetes. The analysis of costs and outcomes in the DPP and...

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