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Strict Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery May Not Be Necessary

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery

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Only Half of U.S. Adults Over 45 Are Screened for Diabetes

A new cross-sectional study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that only half of adults in the U.S. were screened for diabetes within the last three years, less than what is recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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Diabetes Researchers Urge for New Screening and Management Approach

Doctors at three leading research institutions and the American Diabetes Association report that treating patients with prediabetes as if they had diabetes could help prevent or delay the most severe complications associated with this chronic disease.

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Rate of Diabetes in U.S. May Be Leveling Off

Following a doubling of the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. from 1990-2008, new data suggest a plateauing of the rate between 2008 and 2012 for adults, however the incidence continued to increase in Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adults, according to a study in the September 24 issue of JAMA.

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Diabetes: Complexity Lost

Extracting information from the largely-ignored instantaneous dynamics of the small ups and downs of blood sugar may illuminate some of the poorly understood frontiers of human physiology and possibly suggest new ways to monitor and treat diabetes based on maintaining and restoring the complexity of the overall control system, a notion they dub using the “system as target.”

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Rutgers Student Tackles the Prevalence of Diabetes in South Asian Population

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Sairaman Nagarajan, a Rutgers School of Public Health graduate student, uses his medical training and cultural background to educate New Jersey’s South Asian communities on diet and lifestyle changes

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First Diabetes Summit Gathers Global Experts to Address Quality of Care

Inaugural event to educate healthcare providers on diabetes treatment as rates soar.

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In Joslin Trial, Asian Americans Lower Insulin Resistance on Traditional Diet

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Why are Asian Americans at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights? One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which may pose extra risks for those of Asian heritage, says George King, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center and the senior author of the study.

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A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Clinical Trial to Test Safety of Stem Cell-Derived Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with ViaCyte, Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology firm specializing in regenerative medicine, have launched the first-ever human Phase I/II clinical trial of a stem cell-derived therapy for patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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