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Pycnogenol’s Latest Bragging Rights
Pycnogenol’s Latest Bragging Rights

Upcoming research in the Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reveals that Pycnogenol (pik-naw-jin-all) that many-talented extract of pine tree, is 190 times more effective than the prescription medicine acarbose (Precose) in slowing uptake of glucose after a meal, thereby preventing after-meal glucose spikes.

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Diabetes Alert Day is March 27, 2007: Joslin Diabetes Center Reminds People with Diabetes to Schedule Annual Eye Exams to Preserve Vision
Diabetes Alert Day is March 27, 2007: Joslin Diabetes Center Reminds People with Diabetes to Schedule Annual Eye Exams to Preserve Vision

BOSTON - March 23, 2007 - Did you know that diabetes is the number one cause of preventable vision loss and blindness? Did you also know that an annual eye exam can lead to early detection of diabetic retinopathy and other eye disease, a frequent complication of diabetes?

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You Might Be a Type 2 Diabetic If…
You Might Be a Type 2 Diabetic If…

Are you among the six million Americans who have type 2 diabetes and don’t realize it? Take heed: March 27 is the 19th Annual Diabetes Alert Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association as a wake-up call to people who are completely in the dark about the fact that they are living with diabetes.

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Oral Meds Research

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Retinopathy Drug in the Works

On April 20, 2006, Eli Lilly & Co. told Diabetes Health that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review status for Arxxant, its potential “first-in-class treatment” for diabetic retinopathy.

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Overweight Type 1s More Susceptible to Complications Than Normal-Weight Type 1s

Diabetes duration and A1C remain the gold standard for determining whether you may develop retinopathy and neuropathy. However, if you are a type 1 with a weight problem, you may not be slowing down the progression to these microvascular complications.

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Linking the Eyes and the Heart
Linking the Eyes and the Heart

People with retinopathy have a higher rate of congestive heart failure (CHF), even those without preexisting coronary heart disease, diabetes or hypertension.

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For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only

I am devoting this month’s column to the most important sight-saving information that you should know as a person living with diabetes.

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Blood Fructose Levels Studied in Type 2s
Blood Fructose Levels Studied in Type 2s

A Japanese study shows that elevated after-meal plasma fructose levels are linked to proliferative retinopathy in type 2 diabetics.

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Did You Get That Eye Exam?

Only 50 to 60 percent of people with diabetes receive annual eye exams from their optometrists, ophthalmologists, or other providers of eye care within 15 months of diagnosis.

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