Latest Joslin Diabetes Center Stories

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...

2012-01-20 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...

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