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pers, magazines and journals for articles
grow into our new, larger business office
of particular interest to diabetics, espe-
contact information for all future corre-
these articles. Of course, we cannot guar-antee their accuracy, and all too often,
If you are interested in testing the Free-
ity. That being said, it’s still great to
provide such information with that spirit
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED Chris Gray BETA TEST BEGINNING HOW WE EAT
testing. We are very excited to test this
There will be plenty of snacks and bever-
ages, since many of you will be comingdirectly from work. Our reception begins
this software will be integrated is a state-
5:45p, we’ll have a brief presentation of
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Care. It requires less blood for sampling
tion is in the Flood Building, 870 Market
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interface will provide complete access to
Diabetes Pill Tied to Heart Risks 2
every feature of the meter and will allow
the user to review log data as well. Com-
stress. If exercising alone is boring, enter
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cancer research, teen suicide prevention,
around internal organs. And this visceral
fat may be linked to increased risk of dia-
out what condition your condition is in.
If you have not done this in a while, you
Prior to reading that email, I was moving
you live. Announce sincerely that dessert
parties are not part of your life anymore.
It’s best to hold this announcement until
vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll
the dough into balls the size of walnuts.
Get happy. Find out what is eating you.
Morose individuals may have a difficulttime maintaining a new eating regimen
or exercise program. Attitude is crucial.
less talk shows, I do know what to do.
And I’m finding that abject fear is a pow-
DIABETES PILL TIED TO HEART RISKS Marilyn Marchione
Here is my recipe for urban survival dur-
Read menus at restaurants thoroughly.
ing these trying times of hidden belly fat
It’s OK to ask the chef to substitute a
A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk
to have salad dressing served on the side,
ine what resources are available to you.
other choices are available on the menu.
Visit the restaurant’s Web site or stop by
your visit. Even with eating restrictions,
hot food from the deli will have a list of
ingredients, although you usually have to
3] Drink plenty of water each day. 4] Dance, alone or with others.
cent higher risk of heart attack for those
"This analysis is just scratching the sur-
face of what may be there. It needs to be
nal and has no financial ties to any diabe-
Avandia, or rosiglitazone, helps sensitize
two-thirds of diabetics die of heart prob-
The situation "reflects very badly on the
lems, so a drug that boosts this possibil-
FDA and on Glaxo," Nathan said. "It's
ity is especially hazardous for them.
one other drug like it - pioglitazone, sold
Still, the actual risks to any single patient
The drug "represents a major failure of
cesses in the United States," Drs. Bruce
Avandia had total U.S. sales of $2.2 bil-
lion in 2006, slightly trailing $2.6 billion
filled in the U.S. last year. A one-month
increased risk - information it gave last
of its benefits were "at best mixed,"
studies did not confirm excess risk.
those at high risk of it, and, in separate
cess and its conduct involving Vioxx.
studies, to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
However, the new analysis casts a pall on
sible heart failure and other heart prob-
effect warnings on the drug's packaging.
fees for consulting for any drug makers.
role. On the Senate floor, Charles Grass-
Avandia users, the 43 percent excess risk
ley, R-Iowa, criticized the agency for not
"We remain very confident in the safety
"Do we have another Vioxx on our hands
ber: Heart attack risks are lowered about
with Avandia? I am not sure, but I intend
25 percent by cholesterol-reducing statin
to find out," he said, referring to the
drugs - ample reason to prescribe them.
2004 because of safety problems. "Tens
were not designed to look for heart risks
information about risks is not clear-cut.
appear over the longer term, he said.
"We've tried to weigh the risks of goingforward with an uncertain message .
Avandia is used to treat Type 2 diabetes,
which is linked to obesity and afflicts 18
Glaxo's shares trading in the UnitedStates closed down $4.53, or 7.9 percent,at $53.18.
Nissen used publicly available informa-tion from an earlier $2.5 million Glaxosettlement with the state of New York todo his study. He also led earlier researchthat derailed a similar diabetes drug, Par-gluva, that seemed headed for FDAapproval until safety issues emerged. Afourth drug in the same class, Rezulin,was withdrawn in 2000 after it waslinked to liver problems.
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