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Group releases manual to help diabetics avoid foot problems
Individuals who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes often have difficulty with their feet. In the extreme, these issues can force them to have their feet or lower legs amputated. In fact, the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society estimates that diabetes is the cause of more than 60,000 lower extremity amputations each year.
Avandia Safety
Avandia (a Type 2 Diabetes Medication) Update
Dealing with Diabetes in the Summer Heat
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics may develop diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) which makes it difficult to cope with the summer heat. A large number of people with diabetes have neuropathy (between 60% and 70%), which may affect the ability to sweat and therefore cool the body.
A New Way to Check Blood Glucose Levels?
No More Pricking Fingers? We start out this week's diabetes news and research review with news about a new continuous glucose monitor which does not rely on pricking fingers for blood samples.
Does Diabetes Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
Diabetes and Cancer:  Are Diabetes Risk Factors and Treatments Linked to Cancer? We begin this week’s headlines with news from the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association which has published a review of literature that suggests that diabetes risk factors and treatments may be associated with cancer.
Gestational Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
Insulin Therapy and Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes
Can Tequila Treat Diabetes?
Tequila Treats Diabetes?
The Economic Burden of Diabetes
Medications Put an Economic Burden on People with Diabetes Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice’s March 2010 issue brings to us an interesting article titled “Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus on prescription medication burden and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.”   The researchers assessed the economic burden of d
How Diabetes Affects the Heart
ACCORD Trials Update: Studying Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes
Avandia and Heart Attack Risk
March brings the beginning of spring, so get your gardening clothes ready. If you are not sure about the exercise value of gardening, please read this article. Make sure that you drink lots of fresh water if the weather is hot and place your glucometer in your pocket, along with glucose tablets.
Depression and Diabetes
February is National Heart Awareness Month. Please make sure you know the symptoms of heart attacks, and talk your healthcare team about your cholesterol and lipid profiles. If you're not already, make this the year to become heart healthy.
A1c Control for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Preventing Night-time Hypoglycemic Events There was an article in the February 5, 2010, issue of the Lancet titled "Manual closed-loop insulin delivery in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a phase 2 randomized crossover trial." The study was done by Dr. Roman Hovorka, PhD et al.
New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research
Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Research Headlines this week start with a DNA sweep which found new links to type 2 diabetes. Two studies published online in the journal Nature Genetics this week were the results of hundreds of scientists sifting through genetic data from 122,000 people.

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