Latest Joslin Diabetes Center Stories

2011-03-11 20:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is highlighting the connection between diabetes and hearing health and is urging all Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test and the Across America Hearing Check Challenge on American Diabetes Association Alert Day(SM). This year, Diabetes Alert Day is on March 22 and kicks off the "Join the Million Challenge" -- a month-long effort to rally one million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test by April 22...

2011-03-10 11:00:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) has announced the release of Volume 14, Issue 1 of the Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM). The peer-reviewed quarterly journal, which has an Editorial Review Board of medical directors from purchasers, health plans and provider systems, is sent to over 13,000 healthcare professionals, including medical directors, nurse case managers and administrators. JMCM is the official...

2011-03-03 09:30:00

New research organized by the University of Cambridge in Britain suggests that having diabetes at 50 may reduce a person's life expectancy by an average of six years. The large international study to measure diabetes' toll found the disease also raises the risk of dying prematurely from other serious ailments, including heart disease, breast cancer and pneumonia. The research, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), underlines the importance of preventing diabetes, which affects more...

2011-03-02 09:12:00

BOSTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center has launched a groundbreaking initiative for primary care physicians to improve diabetes care. Joslin, with technology from Forward Health Group, Inc., is providing qualifying primary care practices in the United States with the critical capability to extract usefulness out of existing clinical data at the individual patient level, and to combine this information with practice improvement support and education. The initiative is...

2011-02-25 12:56:02

Type 1 diabetes patients with kidney dysfunction still face high risks of kidney failure and heart-related death Despite significant advances in kidney care over the past 20 years, efforts to improve therapy for type 1 diabetes patients with kidney dysfunction remain unsuccessful, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that more effective therapies are needed for these patients. One in three patients...

2011-02-14 22:15:24

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Medical College of Wisconsin researchers at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin discovered the early signs of cardiovascular disease are likely to manifest before the onset of puberty in many children with diabetes. Those findings are published in the February 2, 2011 online...

2011-02-14 16:06:59

Joslin Diabetes Center researchers pinpoint molecular pathway activated years before people develop type 2 diabetes Once people develop type 2 diabetes, high blood glucose levels alter their metabolism so much that it becomes difficult to sift through all the clues to find what might enable the disease. "To identify factors that play a primary role in disease susceptibility, we want to investigate people before they get to that point," says Mary-Elizabeth Patti, M.D. of Joslin Diabetes...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced that they have signed an agreement to fund early-stage research that could enable patients with type 1 diabetes to regenerate insulin-producing cells destroyed by the disease. "The goal of this research agreement is to understand how selected cells can be reprogrammed in order to convert them into insulin-producing cells in the...

2011-02-01 08:15:46

Gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that may strike during pregnancy, may disappear after birth, but it remains a potential problem for the future of the mother's health -- a warning that many seem to be missing. Nearly half of women who have had that form of diabetes -- considered the pregnancy kind -- go on to develop Type 2 diabetes in months to years after giving childbirth. Yet new research into the issue, conducted by Quest Diagnostics, shows that fewer than 20 percent of those...

2011-01-27 06:00:00

The number of diabetics in the United States has grown to almost 26 million, an increase of 10 percent since 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whom expressed concern about the negative trend. In addition, nearly 79 million US adults have prediabetes -- a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes raises a person's risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The CDC...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'