Diabetes News

Updated Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes Management Just this month Diabetes Care published updated management protocols stressing the importance of individualized, patient centered diabetic management.  The biggest take home point from this publication is the emphasis that is being placed on treating each diabetic patient as an individual and remembering that not all patients will […]

Colon Cancer Prevention & Diabetes Treatment Colon cancer is the second deadiest cancer in the United States.  According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology diabetic patients have a 38% higher risk of developing colon cancer than the average person.  Diabetics are already at significantly elevated risk for numerous health complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure […]

Hepatitis B Vaccine For Diabetics The Centers for Disease Controls Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has updated their recommendations for the vaccination schedule for 2012 and diabetics should take notice because there are new recommendations for patients with diabetes.  It continues to be recommended that all diabetic patients remain up to date on standard childhood vaccinations, […]

Actos and Bladder Cancer Bladder cancer is fourth most common type of cancer.  There are many different potential causes of bladder cancer that include smoking, chemical exposure, recurrent urinary tract infections and medications. Recently the diabetes medication pioglitazone, also known as Actos, has been investigated for a possible link to bladder cancer.