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Depressed Older People With Diabetes Live Longer If They Are Treated

A five-year medical study in three eastern U.S. cities confirms what common sense would tell you: Depressed older people with diabetes live longer if they are treated for their depression.

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Is Alzheimer's a Form of Diabetes?

Insulin resistance specifically in the brain is being proposed as the reason for the memory loss that characterizes Alzheimer's disease. Because Alzheimer's may be caused by insulin-related dysfunction, some scientists are calling Alzheimer's by a new name: type 3 diabetes.

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Q and A: Can My Father Avoid Amputation?

Q: Dear Diabetes Health, My 82-year-old father is a type 2 diabetic. He is in extreme pain due to an ulcer on his toe and is at risk of amputation of his foot. Here in Canada, the doctors are quick to amputate.

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A Low-GI Diet Better for Avoiding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A study of 4,099 non-diabetic elderly patients has found that a low-glycemic index diet reduces the incidence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible blindness.

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More Evidence Linking Insulin Resistance to Alzheimer's Disease

Diabetes and pre-diabetes are associated with a seventy-five percent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. Research has already shown that insulin resistance, with its accompanying high levels of circulating insulin, increases brain and spinal cord inflammation markers and neurotoxic peptides (molecules that cause brain and nervous system damage), just like early Alzheimer's.

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Diabetes a Risk Factor for Failing Memory in Elders
Diabetes a Risk Factor for Failing Memory in Elders

Research has already linked diabetes to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease, possibly because diabetes contributes to the build-up of plaques in the brain and to cerebrovascular disease, which reduces the brain’s blood supply. Now a new study has implicated diabetes in the development of mild amnestic cognitive impairment, characterized by mild problems with memory and recognition.

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ACE Inhibitors Beneficial in Hypertensive Type 2

Patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes benefit from taking an angiotensin-convertingenzyme (ACE) inhibitor to lower blood pressure—even if they have no evidence of kidney or heart disease.

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Insulin Doser Called Easier to Use Than Vial

A Novo Nordisk-sponsored study demonstrated that eight out of 10 elderly people with diabetes who have visual and motor difficulties preferred the Novolin Innolet doser to vials and syringes.

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Diabetes Care Better Served on Older People

People with diabetes aged 65 and older receive better diabetes care than do younger patients.

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Insulin Treatment Risk?

Older women who take insulin are more likely to fall than women who don't have diabetes or women who take oral medications to treat their diabetes, according to a multicenter prospective study of 1,640 women ages 67 and older.

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