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Insulin and CVD Risk – Myth Busted!

September 4, 2012 in News

Any time you are prescribed a new medicine, it is normal and healthy to be concerned about potential side effects – especially if it is something you are likely to be taking long-term.

If you’ve been prescribed insulin, or have looked into the possibility, you may have heard that one of the potential side effects dicussed in the media is an increased risk of heart attack. It is true that experts have been concerned about the long term effects insulin injections may or may not have over the long term, but there has been little conclusive evidence for these effects. Read the rest of this entry →

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Finding the right age to start regular colonoscopies

September 4, 2012 in News

Preliminary results from a small study suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes may need to begin regular colonoscopies sooner than their peers.

In a colonoscopy, a doctor uses a camera attached to the end of a long, thin, flexible tube to examine the walls of the large intestine. During this procedure, any polyps (small outgrowths of cells) are removed and biopsied. Currently, it is recommended that individuals have their first colonoscopy at age 50. Read the rest of this entry →