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2010-11-10 07:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online game called HealthSeeker(TM) Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso is now available to the 10 million Latino and Hispanic(ii) users on Facebook®, with the goal of helping this population with lifestyle and nutritional tips to manage their diabetes. To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the introduction of HealthSeeker(TM) aims to provide the growing number of Latinos and Hispanics with diabetes a unique...

2010-11-10 00:00:40

The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is raising awareness of the link between diabetes and hearing loss and is urging anyone with diabetes to get their hearing checked as part of the global effort to promote World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated every year on November 14. To help in the effort, BHI has made available a free, quick, and confidential online hearing test at http://www.hearingcheck.org to help people with diabetes determine if they need a comprehensive hearing check by a hearing...

2010-11-05 15:10:00

Renewal of U.S. Government Special Diabetes Program Will Ensure Progress toward Better Treatments and a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to significant research advances in recent years, people living with type 1 diabetes have received better treatments and therapies. Scientists have made headway in uncovering the possible cause of type 1 diabetes, and in their efforts to find ways to prevent, treat, or reverse the autoimmune disease and...

2010-11-02 08:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What started a year ago as a creative way to encourage people with diabetes to stay active has grown into a global campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of moderate exercise for people with diabetes and help fund two vital diabetes charities. The Big Blue Test, an initiative started by the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) in 2009, takes place every November 14 during World Diabetes Day. People with diabetes are invited to test their...

2010-11-02 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer by modulating T cell activity, announced today that it has established a Scientific Advisory Board to help advance the company's research and clinical studies in type 1 diabetes. This Scientific Advisory Board will support the scientific advancements that underlie the company's lead drug candidate, otelixizumab, as well as guide the creation...

2010-11-01 03:30:00

Thousands of photos, stories to spell out C-U-R-E and support the Diabetes Research Institute HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, thousands of people who want to help put an end to diabetes can be part of the cure by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's online campaign at BePartoftheCure.org. Kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Be Part of the CURE campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with...

2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...

2010-10-18 12:14:44

Oct. 17 scientific program highlights, AAO-MEACO 2010 Joint Meeting At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) "“ Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degeneration, and preventing blindness in people with diabetes. The Joint Meeting is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago. The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest,...

2010-10-14 09:47:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if splurging on desert didn't just give you those extra pounds around your waist? More evidence of accumulating fat around the mid-section explains why some Americans have a higher risk of diabetes a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 18 million people have diabetes in the U.S. Researchers at the University College London, the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and RAND corporation got together to explain why...

2010-10-08 01:47:12

Patients who cannot discuss their diabetes with a doctor in their own language may have poorer health outcomes, even when interpreter services are available, according to a new study by researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. The study found that, among Latino diabetes patients with limited English skills, those seen by non-Spanish speaking doctors were nearly twice as likely to have poor control of their blood sugar than those whose doctors spoke Spanish. Findings...