Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Medication Metformin Also Effective Diet and Exercise Dramatically Delay
At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise, according to the findings of a major clinical trial announced by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Diet, exercise can slash diabetes risk
A report released by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson found a 58 percent risk reduction among those who adapted so-called intensive lifestyle changes. Risk reduction hit a dramatic 71 percent in people age 60 and older who used diet and exercise to delay the onset of diabetes.
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Glucowatch
The Glucowatch is there. The long awaited continuous blood glucose measuring system.
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First implantation of an artificial pancreas prototype in man
For the first time in France, a continous blood glucose detector and a pump delivering insulin were implanted in a diabetic patient, in the superior vena cava and abdomen, respectively.
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Change of behavior to delay the onset of diabetes
A very encouraging study from the Finnish team of J. Tuomilheto et al. shows that it is possible to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes type 2 in persons who are obese and glucose intolerant (the intermediate step between normal functioning and diabetes), by modifying lifestyle.
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