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2011-02-07 15:04:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $1.842 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010, representing a decrease of 1.4 percent from the prior-year period. On a foreign currency-neutral basis, revenue decreased 1.5 percent. The revenue decline reflects an unfavorable comparison to the prior year of about 4 percentage points due...

2011-02-01 10:29:00

MANNHEIM, Germany, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative diabetes management concept including structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), data visualization, pattern analysis and derived therapy adjustments can significantly reduce HbA1c values, improve glycemic control and enhance patients' quality of life. These are the key findings of the 12-month data from the Structured Testing Protocol (STeP) Study, newly published in Diabetes Care.(1) Self-monitoring of blood glucose...

2011-01-20 06:58:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For a third consecutive year, Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on diabetes care, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's prestigious "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2011. Novo Nordisk is ranked 47th in the overall list and is only one of three pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies so honored. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020404/NVOLOGO ) "We are extremely honored to be recognized by FORTUNE as one...

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2011-01-16 06:35:00

A new study said that portable meters used to gauge blood sugar levels in pregnant women with diabetes gave readings that differed from lab tests by up to 16 percent. Researchers say that this kind of inaccuracy is concerning because small differences in blood sugar during pregnancy can have potentially serious consequences for the mother and baby. However, Dr. David Sacks, who heads the clinical chemistry lab at the National Institutes of Health, told Reuters that women should pay more...

2011-01-13 08:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, has launched a comprehensive, highly customizable online support program for people living with diabetes called Cornerstones4Care(TM). Through advanced information management technology, Cornerstones4Care will be a one-stop source to learn about diabetes and innovative Novo Nordisk treatment options and delivery device systems. People can also receive recipes, look up food nutritional values,...

2011-01-03 10:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company focusing on diabetes care, today announced the appointment of Anne Phillips, M.D., as vice president, Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory Affairs for North America. Dr. Phillips reports directly to Jerzy Gruhn, president, Novo Nordisk Inc., the company's U.S. Affiliate, and senior vice president for Novo Nordisk A/S North America. She will serve as a member of the U.S. Executive Team. (Logo:...

2010-12-22 12:05:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Diabetes Care today announced that it has initiated a recall of 359 lots (approximately 359 million strips) of Precision Xtra®, Precision Xceed Pro®, MediSense® Optium(TM), Optium(TM), OptiumEZ and ReliOn® Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States and Puerto Rico. The test strips are used with Abbott's Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense...

2010-12-22 12:00:00

Strips sold in retail stores, online and used in health care facilities SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the agency is working with Abbott Diabetes Care to recall 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names: Precision Xceed Pro; Precision Xtra; Medisense Optium; Optium; OptiumEZ; and ReliOn Ultima. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) These...

2010-12-21 15:33:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlotte Business Journal has named Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC (PDC) - an affiliate of Diagnostic Devices Inc. - one of the Charlotte region's fastest growing privately held companies at an awards luncheon held at the Charlotte Convention Center this month. The Fast 50 award recognizes Charlotte area companies for their leadership, entrepreneurial excellence, and best business practices. PDC received honors for being the seventh fastest...

2010-12-13 21:03:44

Disease-management programs, which may include patient education, psychological intervention, dietary education, self-monitoring and telemedicine, can improve diabetes care, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091786.pdf. The study, by French researchers, included 41 randomized controlled trials published between 1990 and 2009 with a total of 7013 patients. The findings showed that disease-management programs...


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Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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cenobite
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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