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Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that results in too much sugar in the blood. The CDC reports that over 29 million Americans are suffering from diabetes, and as many as one in four remain undiagnosed. Informed and appropriate treatment is then necessary to mitigate the damage that this disease can cause. Below are articles discussing research into the causes, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

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Comparative Efficacy and Safety of Blood Pressure-lowering Agents in Adults with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

SYNOPSIS: This meta-analysis demonstrates that despite no strategy to alleviate blood pressure actually prolonging the lives of diabetic patients with kidney disease, angiotensin-receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme, whether administered alone or in some combination, appear to be the most efficacious strategies in the prevention of end-stage renal disease.


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Chocoholics Rejoice

SYNOPSIS: This study shows that consumption of chocolate can potentially improve liver enzymes, guarding against insulin resistance and diabetes onset.


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Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

SYNOPSIS: A retrospective data analysis from the UK clinical practice research datalink finds that hypoglycemia in patients treated for diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.


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