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| Mar 27, 2014 | news
One of the last things we want to hear in a society where most of us work seated at a desk or table is our style of work may be a contributor to the current epidemic obesity.
| Mar 26, 2014 | news
KANSAS CITY, Kan., PRNewswire/ -- Two Kansas women who took Lipitor to reduce their cholesterol levels and later developed type 2 diabetes have filed lawsuits against Lipitor's maker, Pfizer. The announcement was made by the attorney filing the suit, Robert K. Jenner, who is with the Kansas City, Kan.-based firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC.
| Mar 25, 2014 | news
Today is the American Diabetes Association's 26th Annual Alert Day, when the association reaches out to inform Americans about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
| Mar 24, 2014 | news
Damage to hands is not commonly associated with type 2 diabetes. We tend to think of the harm the disease does to feet and legs. But new research from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance found impairments in dexterity and sensory function in the hands of type 2 diabetes patients. The study marks the first time such results have been documented in that population.
| Mar 23, 2014 | news
The FDA will delay allowing the type 2 drug empagliflozin to enter the U.S. market until "previously observed deficiencies" at the plant where it is manufactured are fixed.
| Mar 22, 2014 | blog
Ten years ago, I was asked by my endocrinologist to begin using statins to lower my cholesterol. I was barely over 20 years of age and was afraid of possible side or long-term effects. I was nervous about adding yet another drug to my list of daily medications, so I told him I would consider it and went home feeling like a medical disaster. Hello, diabetes complications: We meet again.
| Mar 21, 2014 | news
Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported on by The New York Times, says that sugary foods and excess carbohydrates, not saturated fat, are the main culprits in the build-up of artery-clogging particles.
| Mar 20, 2014 | news
An interesting study out of Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston ties poor glycemic control--defined as an A1c of 8% or more--to longer hospital stays for non-cardiac surgery.
| Mar 19, 2014 | news
NEW YORK, PRNewswire--Weight Watchers International, Inc. has announced Weight Watchers for Diabetes, a new program that serves the unique needs of employees with type 2 diabetes by integrating personalized coaching from a certified diabetes educator into Weight Watchers' approach to weight loss and management.
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