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Post image for Wireless sensor watches blood sugar for diabetics

(Reuters) – Researchers have developed an implantable sensor that measures blood sugar continuously and transmits the information without wires – a milestone, they said, in diabetes treatment.
The device worked in one pig for more than a year and in another for nearly 10 months with no trouble, they reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
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Post image for A1c diabetes test good predictor of cardiovascular disease

By Aaron Melius
Health Technology Network
Diabetes has fast become one of the most widely diagnosed conditions in the US.  As of 2007, the American Diabetes Association through the National Diabetes Fact Sheet reported the 23.6 million children and adults in the US have diabetes.  That’s a stunning 7.8% of the total population.  1.6 million new cases […]

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Post image for Resveratrol may prevent eye disease, blindness

(NaturalNews) Resveratrol — a natural compound found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants — has been found to promote longevity and health in a variety of ways. For example, scientists have found evidence it prevents heart disease, helps keep weight under control, normalizes cholesterol levels and may prevent diabetes (click here for […]

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Post image for Intensive diabetes treatments give mixed results

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Aggressive drug treatment to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in diabetics does little to prevent heart disease and strokes, but it does help prevent diabetic eye disease, nerve and kidney disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
The five-year, U.S. government-backed study, presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting on […]

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Post image for Adding fat-lowering drug no help for diabetic hearts

By Bill Berkrot and Debra Sherman
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Adding a drug that lowers blood fats known as triglycerides to cholesterol-fighting statins provided no additional protection from heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease in patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to data from a large study.
The study run by the National Institutes of Health, […]

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