Use of Alternative Medicine High in People with Type 2 Diabetes

The use of complementary and alternative medicine is higher than the national average in people with type 2 diabetes, say researchers from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who presented data at the June 2002 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. In a survey of 138 people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, with an average age of 63, 88 percent reported that they used complementary and

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Like Father Like Son: Researchers Find Connection In Families With Type 2 Diabetes

According to a recent issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, type 2 children usually have a parent who is also type 2. Researchers at The Children’s Hospital in Denver concluded that families with a type 2 child are more likely to have a parent that is obese, does not eat well and exercises very rarely. Dr. Philip Scot Zeitler and colleagues at The

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Type 1s at Greater Risk for Osteoporosis Than Type 2s

Patients with type 1 diabetes have lower bone mineral density (BMD) values than patients with type 2 diabetes, and may be at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures. According to research published in the July issue of Diabetes Care, the specific causes of low BMD in patients with type 1 diabetes are unknown. In a study conducted at the Turku

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Eighteen Percent of Type 2 Patients are Depressed, and it Costs More

Gregory Nichols presented a study at the American Diabetes Association’s scientific sessions in June, which found that 18.5 percent of type 2s are depressed. He also says that depression in diabetes produces greater cost per patient. For the study, conducted at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, 5059 type 2 patients were matched with non-diabetic controls to compare depression prevalence. Depression was found to be more prevalent in

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Regular Insulin Lowers BGs Without Causing Weight Gain In Type 2s

German researchers say that using Regular insulin prior to every meal improves blood glucose control without causing weight gain in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Their research was presented at the American Diabetes Association’s scientific sessions in June. For the one-year study, two groups of type 2s, comparable in age, body weight, diabetes duration and gender, were tested. The Regular insulin group took an

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