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Monday, June 30, 2008

Risk of Fatal Stroke Rises with Each 18 mg/dl Rise in 2 hr GTT

Page Changed: Research Connecting Organ Damage with Blood Sugar Level

Added citation to newly published study lasting 38 years which found that over the 38 years, with each 18 mg/dl (1 mmol/L) rise in the 2 hour GTT result over 83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) the risk of having a fatal stroke over this period rose 27%. The GTT used 50 grams of glucose, not the 75 that is now standard.

Even after adjustment for other factors that might contribute to stroke the rise in the 2 hour GTT was significantly related to the risk of a fatal stroke.

This is a strong pointer to the idea that 83 mg/dl at 2 hours after eating is true normal.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Study Confirms Longer Term Use of Actos and Avandia Cause Fractures

Page changed: Avandia and Actos: Dangerous Diabetes Drugs

Added citation to large analysis of 10 years of data from UK patient records published in Annals of Internal Medicine showing increased hip and wrist fractures in patients taking Avandia or Actos.