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2011-05-25 21:02:05

A widely used combination of two common medications may cause unexpected increases in blood glucose levels, according to a study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School. Researchers were surprised at the finding because neither of the two drugs "” one, an antidepressant marketed as Paxil, and the other, a cholesterol-lowering medication called Pravachol "” has a similar effect alone. The increase is more pronounced...

2011-04-18 21:20:02

A new study of older diabetes patients has found that well-controlled blood sugar levels were associated with a lower risk of major complications such as heart attacks, amputation and kidney disease, but the very lowest blood sugar levels were associated with a small but significant increased risk of death. The study published in the June 2011 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, followed more than 70,000 type 2 diabetes patients from Kaiser Permanente who were over 60 years of age for four...

2011-04-18 07:20:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Any clinician knows that there's a massive amount of new diabetes research and clinical information released daily, which makes keeping pace with best practices almost a full-time job. But Diabetes in Control (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com), an e-newsletter dedicated to helping clinicians stay current and achieve the best possible health outcomes, provides its readers with concise, timely, crucial information to improve outcomes and...

2011-03-29 20:15:37

Study of Joslin Medalists shows that some patients are protected against long-term diabetic complications and highlights the role of AGE proteins in vascular damage Over time, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body's eyes, cardiovascular system, kidneys and nerves. A major study by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers, however, has found that some people who have survived diabetes for many decades exhibit remarkably few complications"”a discovery that points toward the presence of...

2011-02-15 14:39:11

Individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The high blood glucose levels accompanying diabetes are known to be associated with microvascular complications, including the eye condition retinopathy, according to background information in the article. "However, some...

2011-02-13 12:00:00

New approach lowers blood sugar in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes can result from either a deficiency of insulin (type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes) or decreased sensitivity to insulin (type 2 diabetes). Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a mechanism for normalizing blood sugar that doesn't involve insulin and could offer a new therapeutic approach to both kinds of diabetes. Reporting in Nature Medicine...

2011-01-24 15:12:59

Finding may lead the way toward treatments that minimize adverse outcomes Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those that involve intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) are especially deadly, and there are no effective treatments to control such bleeding. Moreover, diabetes and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) are associated with increases in bleeding during hemorrhagic stroke and worse clinical outcomes. But Joslin Diabetes Center researchers now...

2010-12-22 12:05:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Diabetes Care today announced that it has initiated a recall of 359 lots (approximately 359 million strips) of Precision Xtra®, Precision Xceed Pro®, MediSense® Optium(TM), Optium(TM), OptiumEZ and ReliOn® Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States and Puerto Rico. The test strips are used with Abbott's Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense...

2010-09-21 06:30:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Paul Sorvino, living with type 2 diabetes, and his daughter, Academy-award winning actress Mira Sorvino, have teamed up with sanofi-aventis U.S. to launch "Diabetes Co-Stars," an awareness program aimed to help people living with diabetes and those who support them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sanofi-aventis/45550/ "'Diabetes Co-Stars' will help inspire...

2010-09-20 23:16:14

High blood glucose levels after surgery may be an important risk factor for infection at the surgical site in patients having general surgery, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Surgical site infection accounts for 14 percent to 17 percent of hospital-acquired infections, making it the third most common type of infection acquired at health-care facilities and the most common among patients having surgery, according to...


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