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Study Evaluating Treatment for Neuropathy Pain

If you’re dealing with pain in your feet, you may be interested in participating in the Rhapsody Study, designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of clonidine hydrochloride topical gel, 0.1%, for treating pain associated with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage)…

David Spero

Good Control Now = Lifetime Benefit

Two famous studies showed that tight control of glucose did not cause a statistically significant reduction in heart attacks or early death. But roughly 20 years after the studies ended, tight control subjects are living longer and healthier than those who were in the comparison groups. What is going on?

Amy Campbell

What You Need to Know About UTIs

Burning when you urinate. A frequent urge to urinate. Pain in your back or abdomen. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? These are all symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or UTI, for short…

Diane Fennell

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk of PAD

Now, for the first time, analysis suggests that a version of the diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may reduce the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)…

Amy Campbell

Don’t Call My Liver Fat!

Isn’t there enough to contend with having diabetes? You need to take care of your eyes, feet, heart… Now you have to worry about your liver? Well, yes…

Diane Fennell

Neuropathy Common in Young Adults

New research published in the journal Diabetes Care suggests that roughly a quarter of young people with Type 2 diabetes have the condition…

Jan Chait

Isn’t It Time for the Snow to Melt?

Diane Fennell

Mouse Study Sheds Light on Cause of Neuropathy Pain

Diane Fennell

Nerve Damage and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Jan Chait

Doctors, Doctors Everywhere — and We Need Them

Web Team

Peripheral Neuropathy Trial Now Enrolling

Amy Campbell

Being Kind to Your Kidneys: Preventing Problems

Amy Campbell

Being Kind to Your Kidneys: Kidney Function Tests

Amy Campbell

Being Kind to Your Kidneys (Part 1)

Diane Fennell

Acupuncture Improves Diabetic Gastroparesis

Jan Chait

Did Type 2 Diabetes Have Anything to Do With Taking My Father Away?

Web Team

Webinar on Dealing With Diabetic Neuropathy

Diane Fennell

Exercise May Slow Development of Neuropathy Pain

Amy Campbell

The Nose Knows: Smell Disorders

David Spero

Self-Care for Pain

Scott Coulter

It’s a Hurricane!

David Spero

Drugs for Diabetes Pain

Diane Fennell

Simple Steps Can Reduce Amputation Rate by Half

David Spero

Does Diabetes Hurt?

Diane Fennell

Heart Risk Factors and Peripheral Arterial Disease

David Spero

Diabetes and Your Eyes — More Than Retinopathy

David Spero

Glucose — How High is Too High?

Diane Fennell

Low HDL Cholesterol Linked to Diabetic Kidney Disease

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and GERD: The Role of Food

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and GERD: Lifestyle Treatment

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and GERD: Diagnosis and Treatments

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and GERD: Are They Linked? (Part 1)

Diane Fennell

Headlines From the ADA Scientific Sessions

David Spero

Diabetes Complications Dropping

Web Team

Study Suggests Yet Another Benefit of Metformin

David Spero

Put Out the Fire of Diabetes Inflammation

Web Team

Pain Expert to Discuss Neuropathy on Radio Show

Web Team

National Kidney Disease Awareness Month

Jan Chait

Aching Joints Aside, Things are Looking Up

Diane Fennell

Peripheral Arterial Disease Underrecognized in Women

Jan Chait

Do I Know How to Celebrate or What?

David Spero

Recovering From Diabetes Fatigue

David Spero

Stress and Fatigue

Jan Chait

Walking Over Shark-Infested Waters

Diane Fennell

Decaf Coffee May Improve Memory in Type 2s

David Spero

Fatigued? More Sleep May Help

David Spero

What Causes Diabetes Fatigue?

Amy Campbell

Listen to Your Heart (Part 1)

Diane Fennell

Effective Neuropathy Screening Tool Often Overlooked

Amy Campbell

At Risk for Stroke? Diet Can Help

Diane Fennell

Study Links Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment in Elderly

Jan Chait

More Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

Diane Fennell

New Guidelines for Treating Neuropathy Pain

Web Team

What We’re Reading: National Neuropathy Week

David Spero

Why Stop Smoking?

Web Team

What We’re Reading: “Talk Neuropathy” Questions

David Spero

Immune From Diabetes Complications

Diane Fennell

Many Not Aware That Diabetes Can Affect Kidneys

David Spero

Diabetes and Your Hands

Diane Fennell

Smoking Common in Young People With Diabetes

Jan Chait

Greetings From Rehab

David Spero

Why We Spend So Much On Medicines

Jan Chait

Gaining the Tools to Venture Out

Diane Fennell

Another Benefit of Fish Oil

Jan Chait

And That’s the Way It (Really) Is

Jan Chait

’Twas the Day Before Surgery and Jan Is Too Busy to Think of Anything That Rhymes

Jan Chait

Jan Obsesses, But Not About the Amputation. What Could It Be?

Jan Chait

At a Crossroads: Update

Jan Chait

At a Crossroads

David Spero

Beyond Diet and Exercise

Diane Fennell

Two Treatments Found to Slow Eye Disease Progression

Diane Fennell

Study Links High-Dose B Vitamins With Kidney Decline in People With Kidney Disease

Eric Lagergren

Part 2 Fizzles, Ultrasounds Reign

Diane Fennell

Breakthrough in Treating Diabetic Eye Disease

Eric Lagergren

Of Voice, Pills, and Podiatry

Diane Fennell

Screening the Legs for a Serious Condition

Eric Lagergren

Post-Biopsy Reflections: Patients Can’t Be Passive

Diane Fennell

Cardiovascular Risk Decreased by Intensive Lifestyle Intervention

Diane Fennell

Exercise Wards Off Dangerous Form of Fat

Jan Chait

It’s Not Over ’til Somebody Sings

Diane Fennell

Study Links Depression and Early Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Jan Chait

Changes in OR Protocol Ease My Mind

Eric Lagergren

Maybe It’s (Diabetic) Complacency

David Spero

The Double Whammy

Diane Fennell

Affordable Drug Combo Slashes Heart Risk by As Much As 80%

Eric Lagergren

My Cholesterol, My LDL, and That Statin Dose

Jan Chait

Looking Forward (?) to More Surgery. Will the Fourth Time Be the “Charm”?

Diane Fennell

Weight Loss Dramatically Improves Sleep Apnea

Jan Chait

Shake a Leg!

Diane Fennell

Staving Off Kidney Stones

David Spero

Illness and Fear

Diane Fennell

Tight Control Halves Complication Rates

Jan Chait

There’s a Hospital Stay in My Future. Yikes!

David Spero

Bariatric Surgery News

David Spero

Is Weight Good for You?

Diane Fennell

Vitamin C to Prevent Diabetes Damage?

David Spero

Tight Control OK if You Want It

Jan Chait

Now How Did That Happen?

Diane Fennell

Research on Rosiglitazone

David Spero

News Roundup

Diane Fennell

New Findings on Cardiovascular Risk

Jan Chait

Anticipation Ends in Disappointment

Diane Fennell

A Triglyceride–Neuropathy Connection?

Diane Fennell

Does DASH Prevent Heart Failure?

Jan Chait

Sometimes Things Really Do Suck

Tara Dairman

Stronger Warning For Gastroparesis Drug

Eric Lagergren

A Smattering of Diabetes Oversharing

Eric Lagergren

A Rather Pedestrian Topic

Tara Dairman

Getting Screened for Glaucoma

Amy Campbell

Are You Doing Your Part for Your Heart?

Amy Campbell

Osteoporosis: Yet another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 3)

Amy Campbell

Osteoporosis: Yet another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Osteoporosis: Yet Another Complication of Diabetes? (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

Fighting Fatty Liver With Exercise

Eric Lagergren

When the Paranoia Subsides

Amy Campbell

Fight Flu and Pneumonia: Get Vaccinated!

Eric Lagergren

The Paranoid Moments

Amy Campbell

Gastroparesis: That Gut Feeling (Part 3)

Amy Campbell

Gastroparesis: That Gut Feeling (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Gastroparesis: That Gut Feeling (Part 1)

David Spero

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 3): Medications and Groups

Tara Dairman

Early Blood Glucose Control Protects Years Later

David Spero

Mind Over Pain?

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 3)

David Spero

Self-Managing Chronic Pain (Part 1)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 2)

David Spero

The Mysteries of Pain

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 1)

Tara Dairman

Byetta and Pancreatitis: What You Should Know

David Spero

An Epidemic of Pain

Tara Dairman

Kidney Disease: Learn the Symptoms

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Treatment and Alzheimer Disease

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Linked to Hearing Loss

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE

David Spero

Power Naps, Health Naps

Jan Chait

Parents Charged in Diabetes Death

Tara Dairman

Foot Ulcer Treatment Linked to Death from Cancer

Tara Dairman

Exubera May Be Linked to Lung Cancer

David Spero

Diabetes and the Brain

Jan Chait

Exploring the Gluten-Free World

Tara Dairman

Kidney Fund Contest Opens to Young Artists

David Spero

Love Your Feet

Jan Chait

There’s More Than One Way to Answer a Prayer

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Podcast on Kidney Disease

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care: Nutrition (Part 2)

Web Team

What We’re Reading: National Kidney Month

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care: Nutrition (Part 1)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Skin Care (Part 1)

Jan Chait

Medicine Doesn’t Offer Any Guarantees

Tara Dairman

If the Shoe Fits…

Jan Chait

Your Treatment…Or Your Life?

Eric Lagergren

Addicted to Your Self-Management?

Jan Chait

The "Heart" of Diabetes: More Than Just Blood Glucose

David Spero

Sicker Than Sicko

Jan Chait

Adventures in Scooterland

Tara Dairman

Lipid-lowering Drugs Help Avert Neuropathy, Stroke

Jan Chait

Fatal Distraction

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Preventing Coronary Heart Disease

Amy Campbell

The Power of Potassium

Tara Dairman

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Increased Parkinson Risk

Joe Nelson

The “Terrorism” of Diabetes

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Urinary Incontinence

Jan Chait

Scared Trait. Is It Helpful?

Jan Chait

Will They Ever Learn?

Jan Chait

Lousy Beat and the Lyrics Are Rotten. I’ll Give It a Zero.

Jan Chait

Sleepless (But Not in Seattle)

Tara Dairman

Antioxidant ALA Eases Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Avoiding Eye Complications

Tara Dairman

Joslin Launches Free Online Diabetes Videos

Katharine Davis

Raising PAD Awareness

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