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).
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.
First implantation of an artificial pancreas prototype in man
The Glucowatch is there. The long awaited continuous blood
glucose measuring system.
Change of behavior to delay the onset of diabetes
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.
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.