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Disability Risk Is Higher in Diabetes Patients

A new report found patients with diabetes had a twofold increased risk of having a disability and were nearly three times as likely to develop a severe or profound disability compared with those without the disease. Researchers also found 40% of diabetes patients with a disability reported being permanently unable ...

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Diabetic Women Have Higher CAD Rates But Not Men

A review of three major studies that looked at 11,000 patients younger than 60 who had coronary artery disease showed that the rate of coronary artery disease was four to five times higher in women with diabetes compared with their healthier peers. However, diabetes had little or no impact on ...

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New Clinical Guidelines for PCOS

Women with at least two of the three cardinal features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) should be considered to have the disorder, according to clinical practice guidelines released by the Endocrine Society. The new guidelines endorse the Rotterdam criteria for diagnosing PCOS, which identifies excess androgen production, ovulatory dysfunction, and ...

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Bone Scores Can Explain Fracture Risk in Type 2s

Data presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research meeting showed older women with type 2 diabetes had lower trabecular bone score and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and higher bone alkaline phosphatase levels compared with controls. "We found that the trabecular bone score was worse in the patients with ...

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Lifestyle Advice for Who?

There should be little difference between the lifestyle advice given to diabetics and that given to the general public, results of a large, prospective study suggested. Although diabetics in the study had a 62% higher risk of dying than people without a diabetes diagnosis, diabetes status did not substantially influence ...

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Long-Term Type 1’s Still Have Working Betacells

Recently developed ultrasensitive assays capable of detecting C-peptide under 5 pmol/l now allow very low levels of C-peptide to be detected in patients with long-standing type 1 diabetes. Most patients with long-duration type 1 diabetes continue to secrete very low levels of endogenous insulin, which increase after meals. This is consistent ...

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Lower Cancer Relapse Rates for Women with Diabetes

Dutch researchers found nonmetastatic breast cancer patients who had diabetes were 23% less likely than those without diabetes to suffer cancer recurrence, and those in the oldest age group had a 33% reduced risk of relapse. However, patients with or without diabetes but who had other comorbidities showed worse overall ...

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Dessert Used as Snacks

Thirty-six percent of Americans indulged in dessert at least twice a week in 2010 but now the number is over 40% according to a new report. The report also revealed that more Americans are eating desserts during morning and afternoon hours as snacks or post-meal treats. "Consumers aren’t holding off ...

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