Diabetic patients high chances to have cardiovascular diseases

heart diseaseThere is a clear cut relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Studies indicate that there is a two to three fold increase in the incidence of heart disease in patients with diabetes as compared to those without diabetes.

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$1.2 million to study hormonal influence on diabetes

ADAA promising research work. Hats off to American Diabetes Association & Novo Novo-NordiskNordisk . Well they would fund the study. The Association, from its very inception is fighting against this deadly, life-threatening, chronic disorder and has invested more than $500 million to fund different diabetes research projects.

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New study to test the efficacy of arthritis drug in the treatment of diabetes

salsalateDiabetes, characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels, is a chronic disorder leading to several complications like cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney disease, amputations etc. People with diabetes die at rates two to four times higher than those who do not have it.

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Diabetes may add CAD chances

Type 2 diabetes is always associated with diseases like the cardiovascular. Now researchers believe patients with type 2 diabetes along with a genetic variation have an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).

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Belly fat may lead to diabetes and even death

Finally its a wake up call for those living with a fat belly. And also for those who consider obesity as merely a cosmetic problem. A German study has found fat belly can be proved fatal as it can lead to diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes including premature death.

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FDA To Discuss The Diabetes Drug Standard In Two Day Meeting

A prominent medical expert, Cardiologist Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to raise its standards for approving diabetes drugs on Tuesday. Nissen said that companies need to prove new drugs don’t increase cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of diabetics. Nissen suggested that, in addition to requiring more pre-approval studies, companies should have large, long-term studies in place when a drug is approved to monitor whether the drug increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. He discussed the issue of diabetes drugs standards as a part of a two-day meeting starting Tuesday.

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Traditional Mediterranean Diet Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Here is a good news for those diabetes patients who love to eat. According to a Spanish study published in the British Medical Journal, the traditional Mediterranean diet can reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes by 83%. The university of Navarra researchers who conducted the study, said that the Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and fish, but low in meat, dairy products and alcohol. It can be a effective protection for the type 2 diabetes patients.

Study reveals that the diet rich in fiber and vegetable fat, can protect the cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Also the researchers suggest to use virgin oil and olive oil for blood glucose control and inflammation reduction.

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Cocoa Healthy For Diabetics & Heart Patients

RWTH-Aachen-Aachen-University-Of-TechnologyAccording to the doctors of cardiology, pulmonology and vascular medicine at the University Hospital Aachen and the Technical University Aachen, in Aachen, Germany, Cocoa can help blood vessels function better.

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Insulin Therapy Responsible for Higher Mortality in Older Diabetic Patients Than Oral Hypoglycemic Agents

A group of researchers have come to the conclusion that Diabetes mellitus (DM) mortality risk is relatively higher among the older adults and women. Especially the women treated with insulin therapy recorded a significantly higher risk of mortality.

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