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2011-06-03 09:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States are offering a free comprehensive diabetes monitoring package this summer. The complimentary monitoring package administered by a MinuteClinic practitioner includes: hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose test, blood pressure check, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol test, comprehensive foot exam, and microalbumin test (kidney function check). The...

2011-05-31 12:23:00

Film follows the inspiring journeys of children with diabetes in the developing world NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life for a Child, the inspirational documentary produced by Lilly Diabetes is now available for free download on the video sharing site Hulu.com. Visitors to Hulu can view the entire 28-minute film, which brings to light the life-or-death plight of children with diabetes in the developing world. (Logo:...

2011-05-26 13:52:00

BERKELEY, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) announced today that it is the recipient of two Telly Awards for the diabetes awareness video Big Blue Test (BigBlueTest.org). "We are proud and thrilled that our grassroots online video effort to raise awareness of diabetes has earned this recognition," said Manny Hernandez, president of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) and founder of TuDiabetes.org, a social network of people touched by diabetes. DHF...

2011-05-24 18:21:41

People with diabetes have a three to five times higher risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) than non-diabetics, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the study, which included 233 patients with TB who live in Texas and Mexico along the border, are published in the May issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health. "With the increase in diabetes patients in...

2011-05-16 18:22:25

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists identify promising candidate for drugs treating type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease The road to type 2 diabetes is paved with insulin resistance, a condition often associated with obesity in which the hormone begins to fail at its job helping to convert sugars to energy. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have now identified an enzyme called PKC-delta as an important molecular modifier for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver in...

2011-05-03 09:23:00

Capitol Hill Briefing Set For May 10 WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By 2025, the number of people with diabetes will swell by 64% to more than 50 million Americans in all, according to projections by the Institute for Alternative Futures. The costs will swamp the health care system, with a price tag of almost $514 billion--an amount comparable to the total budget of today's Medicare program and a 72% increase from 2010. In an effort to raise awareness about this...

2011-05-03 07:00:00

BOSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is launching a landmark Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI CME) research initiative to establish accuracy and predictive value of current assessment methodologies for CME in order to inform ongoing efforts to improve diabetes care. The research, already partially funded with a grant from Pfizer, will measure the impact of educational and non-educational...

2011-05-02 19:13:52

More than two-thirds of high-risk patients missed if recommended hemoglobin A1C test used alone  A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds of children at high-risk for the condition. Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics found that performing two tests "“ both the recommended hemoglobin A1C test and an oral glucose tolerance test "“ could dramatically...

2011-05-02 07:45:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study found that the recommended blood test may not be enough to catch type 2 diabetes in overweight children, missing more than two-thirds of children at high-risk for the condition. Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics found that performing two tests - both the recommended hemoglobin A1C test and an oral glucose tolerance test - could dramatically reduce the risk of delayed diagnosis in overweight children. The...

2011-04-27 15:45:00

CDC study finds annual cost of care is six times higher than for young people without diabetes ATLANTA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people with diabetes face substantially higher medical costs than children and teens without the disease, according to a CDC study published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes Care. The study found annual medical expenses for youth with diabetes are $9,061, compared to $1,468 for youth without the disease. Much of the extra medical...


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