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2012-03-22 06:25:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Pennsylvania market of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Capital BlueCross are launching a program to urge people to test and find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A kickoff press conference will take place 11-11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Hamilton Health Center's 1821 Fulton Street location in Harrisburg. This event leads up to the ADA's national Alert!Day on March 27, themed...

2012-03-22 06:25:24

GREENVILLE, N.C., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 8 percent of U.S. adults have diabetes. In North Carolina, the rate is even higher, at 9.6 percent. Among the state's African American adults, the rate is a staggering 15.6 percent.[1] In rural eastern North Carolina, the toll is even greater: the adjusted mortality rate from diabetes is 42 times higher than in other areas. Ten years ago, a small group of clinicians, diabetes educators and practice managers from...

2012-02-22 10:41:00

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating efforts to improve and expand access to high quality care, Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well(TM) today announced their intent to collaborate in order to bring telehealth services to patients nationwide, powered by American Well's Online Care technology. Joslin Diabetes Center has begun a technology initiative which will improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications through innovative care, education and research....

2012-02-17 13:53:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Healthcare has earned Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes from The Joint Commission for its comprehensive diabetes treatment program, establishing it as Washington state's only program to currently hold the distinction. The designation is awarded to hospitals that implement evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, incorporate nationally established best practices for successful models of care and use an interdisciplinary...

2012-02-16 11:17:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance(TM) (DAA) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services for approving $10 million in funding for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), an initiative that provides local communities with lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes. "We are very pleased by the $10 million that HHS approved for this highly successful approach to reducing the...

2012-02-03 08:10:00

Diabetes Support Supplements by ProactiveLife combines Diet, Exercise and Natural Supplements to assist the 100 million Americans with Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Obesity is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes. A report titled, How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that in 2011 adult obesity rates increased in 16 states over the...

2012-01-26 15:50:00

Proceeds benefit the Diabetes Research Institute HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin McGurgan, who is the British Consul-General in Miami and a father of a child with type 1 diabetes, will begin his mission to run 12 in 2012 in an effort to help the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) find a cure. His first race will be the Publix Tropical 5K (part of the ING Miami Marathon) on Saturday, January 28, and following races will take place throughout Florida...

2012-01-23 11:33:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) announced today that the company will establish a type 1 diabetes research and development center in Seattle, Wash., U.S. The new center will combine Novo Nordisk's history of innovation and leadership in diabetes treatment with the company's growing expertise in immunotherapy. "Novo Nordisk has been passionate about helping people fight diabetes since the company was founded, and it is part of our mission to...

2012-01-20 10:44:03

TNF receptor levels in the blood warn of kidney problems for individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Highlights     High levels of TNF receptors in the blood increased diabetes patients' risk of developing kidney problems by three- to five-fold a decade later.     Measuring blood levels of TNF receptors may help predict which patients' kidneys are in jeopardy, and targeting TNF receptors may help protect them.     Half a million people...

2012-01-20 10:41:09

Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified two novel markers that, when elevated in the blood stream, can predict accurately the risk of renal (kidney) failure in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The findings have immediate diagnostic implications and can be used for the development of new therapies to prevent or postpone the progression of renal disease in diabetes. In two studies published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the Joslin researchers...