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Dementia Risk Higher in Older Native American, Black Patients with Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 27, 13, 10:24 AM 0 Comment

December 27, 2013 (Healio) - Older Native American and black patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for developing dementia, according to study results published in Diabetes Care.

Researchers surveyed 22,171 patients with diabetes who were aged at least 60 years (66% non-Hispanic white, 11% black, 11% Hispanic, 10% Asian and 2% Native American).

The mean

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Duration of Diabetes and Advancing Age Independently Predict Diabetes Complications, Risk of Death

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 20, 13, 01:15 PM 0 Comment

December 20, 2013 (EurekAlert!) - The duration of diabetes and advancing age independently predict diabetes severity and risk of death in older adults with type 2 diabetes according to a study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of Chicago currently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

In the study led by Kaiser Permanente and the University of Chicago, researchers investigated contemporary rates of diabetes complications and risk of death then contrasted them

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Liver Transplant Patients Have High Rates of Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by dlife on Thu, Aug 15, 13, 10:20 AM 0 Comment

August 6, 2013 (Newswise) — Nearly 59 percent of liver transplant patients experience metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a study lead by liver specialist Eric R. Kallwitz, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center.

But despite this high risk, exercise might b

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Insulin Resistance Linked to Weaker Bones

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 18, 13, 02:31 PM 0 Comment

June 14, 2013 (Newswise) — Reduced effectiveness of the hormone insulin, or insulin resistance, is associated with weakened bones, a clinical study shows. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

In the United States, the incidence of diabetes is quickly mounting. Between the years

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Association Between Hypoglycemia, Dementia in Older Adults With Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 11, 13, 09:17 AM 0 Comment

June 7, 2013 (Newswise) — A study of older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM) suggests a bidirectional association between hypoglycemic (low blood glucose) events and dementia, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

There is a growing body of evidence

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