Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor Program Makes a Difference in Diabetes Prevention

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Laredosun.us: September 22, 2012 Healthy Living/Viviendo Mejor (HLVM) is a disease self management and family support program of the City of Laredo Health Department (CLHD) that has made a difference in diabetes disease self management by focusing on diabetes prevention. Saturday, September 22, 2012 By: Special to The Laredo Sun LAREDO, TEXAS — “We have conducted four cycles […]

The 40-Year-Old Startup

Huffingtonpost.com: 09/20/2012 On July 16th, 2012, n4a Diabetes Care Center received $100,000 as the winner of the 2012 Data Design Diabetes™ Innovation Challenge. The challenge, in its second year and sponsored by Sanofi US, encourages innovation in addressing diabetes. Several dozen startups applied for the challenge with five finalists, including n4a, receiving $20,000 each. n4a Diabetes Care […]

Unwalkable Neighborhoods, Poverty, and the Risk of Diabetes Among Recent Immigrants to Canada Compared With Long-Term Residents

Diabetes Care: September 17, 2012 This study was designed to examine whether residents living in neighborhoods that are less conducive to walking or other physical activities are more likely to develop diabetes and, if so, whether recent immigrants are particularly susceptible to such effects. METHODS We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort study to assess the impact of […]

Hip circumference, height and risk of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Onlinelibrary.wiley.com: SEP 3, 2012 Although several epidemiological studies have investigated the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hip circumference or height, the results are inconsistent. The present systematic review and meta-analysis of published observational studies was conducted to assess the effects of hip circumference and height on diabetes risk. Online databases were searched through […]

Joint Effects of Obesity and Vitamin D Insufficiency on Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes

Results from the NHANES 2001–2006 Diabetes Care: October 26, 2012 OBJECTIVE The possible interaction of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and obesity in regard to type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance has not been well studied. To explore the effect modification of obesity on the association between 25(OH)D and insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes, data were examined from a […]

Dysfunctional Adiposity and the Risk of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Adults

American Medical Association: September 19, 2012 The risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus is heterogeneous among obese individuals. Factors that discriminate prediabetes or diabetes risk within this population have not been well characterized. A dysfunctional adiposity phenotype, characterized by excess visceral fat and insulin resistance, may contribute to diabetes development in those with obesity. Objective  To […]

Cognitive Mapping in Persons Newly Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

American Association of Diabetes Educators; Published by SAGE Publications: 9/17/12 Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine the issues and perceptions of persons newly diagnosed (within last 3 months) with type 2 diabetes. Methods In this qualitative study, 16 adults newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were recruited, who completed a demographic, lifestyle, and diabetes management […]

Post-menopausal women with diabetes at greater risk of breast cancer

British Journal of Cancer Press Release: Friday 14 September 2012 Women with type II diabetes are nearly 30 per cent more likely to getbreast cancer, according to results of a comprehensive review published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Friday). The study, by researchers at the International Prevention Research Institute (i-PRI), Lyon, analysed the results of 40 separate […]

Surgical vs Lifestyle Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

American Medical Association: September 12, 2012 Recent clinical trials have reported that substantially more weight loss and greater likelihood of diabetes remission occur following bariatric surgery compared with medical therapy,1 leading to calls for earlier consideration of surgery in the treatment of this obesity-related metabolic disease. Although these studies demonstrate the lack of efficacy of conventional practices, […]

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Women ONLINE FIRST

American College of Cardiology Foundation: September 2012 The purpose of this study was to assess whether changes of major atrial fibrillation (AF) risk factors and/or intercurrent cardiovascular events could explain the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and incident AF. Background  Previous studies found an increased risk of incident AF among individuals with T2D, but few, […]

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