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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...

2011-04-25 08:15:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Depression and diabetes often go hand in hand. Now, researchers say patients with diabetes can improve their health by addressing their depression. Investigators from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Health System evaluated a one-year program that included behavioral therapy sessions over the telephone and a walking program. The researchers studied 291 patients with type 2 diabetes who also experienced depressive symptoms. Results showed...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center has appointed John L. Brooks, III, a well-known leader in the life sciences industry, as President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110331/NE74636 ) "Having seen John in action and worked closely with him, I know he will bring exceptional talents and experience to the role of Joslin chief executive," said Ralph James, interim Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "He has been a very...

2011-03-29 20:15:37

Study of Joslin Medalists shows that some patients are protected against long-term diabetic complications and highlights the role of AGE proteins in vascular damage Over time, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body's eyes, cardiovascular system, kidneys and nerves. A major study by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers, however, has found that some people who have survived diabetes for many decades exhibit remarkably few complications"”a discovery that points toward the presence of...

2011-03-23 20:31:32

Joslin Diabetes Center research may point toward new ways to diagnose and treat heart disease in people with type 1 diabetes People with type 1 diabetes, whose insulin-producing cells have been destroyed by the body's own immune system, are particularly vulnerable to a form of inflammatory heart disease (myocarditis) caused by a different autoimmune reaction. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed the exact target of this other onslaught, taking a large step toward potential...


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