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2011-06-29 17:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, Novo Nordisk awarded sponsorships totaling $85,000 to four Philadelphia-based community organizations to educate local communities and raise awareness of diabetes to reduce the risk for long-term diabetes related complications. The sponsorships are part of the Novo Nordisk Community Care program, which aims to partner with local organizations to promote enduring, sustainable change at the local level for people living with...

2011-06-28 08:00:00

Teams with MyCareTeam to connect patients and care providers through remote patient monitoring linked to Allscripts EHR WORCESTER, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UMass Memorial Health Care is aiming to improve and lower the cost of diabetes care using a new approach that allows patients and their care team to better manage their health remotely. UMass Memorial, clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the first health care provider in the...

2011-06-27 12:23:53

New research shows that adolescents and young adults with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes have thicker and stiffer carotid arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, a risk factor for heart attack and stroke in adults. This research is believed to be the first to examine whether type 1 diabetes has a measurable effect on carotid arteries in this age group. The research is part of The SEARCH CVD Study, a collaborative effort between investigators at the Colorado School of Public Health and the...

2011-06-23 15:29:51

Joslin study shows improvements in animals with amino acid in diet A study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center suggests that adding the amino acid leucine to their diets may help those with pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome. In an animal study, published in the journal PloS One, mice who had been on a high-fat diet and who also received twice the usual intake of leucine, an amino acid found in protein, showed reductions in their prediabetic conditions with lower blood sugars and...

2011-06-21 21:47:56

Better glucose, lipid and blood pressure control in the diabetic population has not reduced the incidence of kidney damage Diabetic kidney disease has become more prevalent in the United States over the past 20 years, despite a substantial increase in the use of medications for the treatment of people with diabetes, according to a study to be published June 22 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. These medications include drugs that lower glucose, blood pressure and...

2011-06-20 18:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, actor Kevin Kline and children with type 1 diabetes from all over the country will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to thank Congress for its renewal last December of the Special Diabetes Program and highlight the importance of the federal government's commitment in helping to advance type 1 diabetes research. They will also urge federal officials to take immediate action to...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cebix Incorporated announced today it is advancing the development of modified C-peptide for the treatment of complications of diabetes. The biopharmaceutical company has initiated a Phase 1b clinical trial to evaluate Ersatta(TM), its proprietary long-acting form of C-peptide, in patients with type 1 diabetes who, because of their disease, lack this endogenous peptide. Following the successful completion of this study, the company is...

2011-06-16 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil® Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company leading the industry in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today the appointment of Dr. Andrew Krentz as Senior Director of Scientific Services. Dr. Krentz, who is currently a senior scientific consultant for Profil Institute, will take on his new position in October following his relocation from the UK to San Diego. In his new role he will oversee...

2011-06-08 18:05:00

BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Schepens Eye Research Institute announced today that they are combining forces to create the world's largest and most robust basic and clinical ophthalmology research enterprise with full spectrum bench-to-bedside research that will translate more quickly into better treatment for blinding diseases and ultimately cures. Effective June 30, Schepens Eye Research Institute, the largest independent ophthalmology...

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...


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