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2012-05-30 06:25:37

Aiming for & incentivizing strict BP control for all patients means some are being over-treated -- but an individualized approach could help ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off - perhaps too well, according to a new study. The research shows that there have been dramatic improvements in blood pressure control among patients with diabetes in the U.S. Department of Veterans...

2012-05-23 02:24:50

PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan, developed by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), with support from Merck (NYSE:MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), is kicking off to help the nearly 26 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes find new ways to help manage their disease. The interactive, user-friendly program breaks down diabetes management into four easy-to-understand "goals" to help people with type 2 diabetes take...

2012-05-22 10:24:36

Heart disease and stroke deaths drop significantly for people with diabetes Healthier lifestyles, better disease management are helping people live longer ATLANTA, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Deaths from all causes declined by 23...

2012-05-21 18:49:34

For the first time, scientists at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have shown that an experimental bariatric surgery can lower blood sugar levels in rats with type 1 diabetes. A team led by Dr. Tony Lam and Dr. Danna Breen, a post- doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Lam, used a rat model to study novel nutrient-sensing signals in the jejunum, located in the middle of the intestine. Dr. Lam and his team demonstrate that duodenal-jejunal bypass surgery activates novel...

2012-05-08 23:58:07

As the diabetes epidemic spreads worldwide, there is growing concern for Asian American populations, who are nearly twice as likely to develop diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes. Compounding the problem, many of the standard ways to detect diabetes fail in people of Asian descent. "The medical profession needs to be aware of and address the unique characteristics of this population," said George L. King, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of...

2012-05-03 02:31:16

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today that an independent, non-profit organization will provide funding to support the Phase 2 development of LX4211 in type 1 diabetes. LX4211, a dual inhibitor of sodium glucose transporter 1 and 2 (SGLT1 and SGLT2), was designed to improve control of blood glucose through mechanisms that do not require the pancreas to produce insulin. In type 1 diabetes, also called...

2012-05-02 21:25:13

Survival rates strong even for patients who reside in nursing homes or who have multiple health issues that make self-management difficult Middle-aged and older adults with diabetes showed substantial survival rates in a new University of Michigan Health System study of retirees. Survival rates were strong even for adults living in nursing homes or who have multiple health issues like dementia and disabilities that make self-managed care for diabetes difficult. The findings were...

2012-04-27 21:39:40

Benefits are not sustained over 3 years Research: Effectiveness of a diabetes education and self management program (DESMOND) for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: Three year follow-up of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care. The benefits of a one-off group education program for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are not sustained over the long term, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. Type 2 diabetes is a serious and...

2012-04-21 23:00:55

Diabetes Supplies Company Honors Oldest Member of 180,000 Diabetes Patients Served Miramar, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 BrightSky announced today that their oldest diabetes member, Romaine Suffrant, has turned 105 years old. Suffrant, a Haitian American, is celebrating this special occasion at home with her daughter, granddaughter, and extended family. BrightSky is letting her have her cake and eat it too, sugar-free cake that is, because Suffrant is a person with diabetes and manages her...

2012-04-03 02:24:36

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) today announced that GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2003, is using his personal experience to help others with type 2 diabetes understand the serious complications, including heart disease. Jackson is touring the country with Merck for the Taking Diabetes to Heart program to...