This blog tracks updates to the Blood Sugar 101 Web site.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

JAMA: Higher Arsenic Concentration in Urine Correlates with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Added reference to study published in JAMA which analyzed NHANES data and found a striking correlation between the concentration of arsenic in urine and the risk of diabetes.

Cited NYTimes coverage of this story that explained the sources of trace arsenic.

This study raises the possibility that industrial pollution is linked to the so-called "diabetes epidemic".

Monday, August 18, 2008

FDA Considers Black Box Warning for Byetta: Pancreatitis

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Added link to news item explaining that the FDA is considering adding a black box warning to Byetta as a result of more reported deaths due to pancreatitis possibly associated with the drug.