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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...

2011-01-25 00:02:22

Parents and Clinicians to Learn About the Challenges and Opportunities of Raising a Child With Type 1 Diabetes at Free Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Summit Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 24, 2011 On Saturday, January 29th, hundreds of parents and clinicians from up and down the East Cost will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from some of the country's most prominent researchers about the latest developments in the prevention, management and cure of type 1 diabetes. The Type 1...

2011-01-24 15:12:59

Finding may lead the way toward treatments that minimize adverse outcomes Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those that involve intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) are especially deadly, and there are no effective treatments to control such bleeding. Moreover, diabetes and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) are associated with increases in bleeding during hemorrhagic stroke and worse clinical outcomes. But Joslin Diabetes Center researchers now...

2011-01-06 13:59:49

A simpler form of testing individuals with risk factors for diabetes could improve diabetes prevention efforts by substantially increasing the number of individuals who complete testing and learn whether or not they are likely to develop diabetes. Approximately 60 million Americans, one-third of the adult population, are pre-diabetic. Thirty percent of these individuals will develop Type 2 diabetes in less than a decade, yet most don't know they are at high risk for the disease. A study...

2010-12-20 18:57:24

In a step toward novel weight-loss therapies, Joslin Diabetes Center scientists identify cells in mice that can be triggered to transform into energy-burning brown fat In some adults, the white fat cells that we all stockpile so readily are supplemented by a very different form of fat"”brown fat cells, which can offer the neat trick of burning energy rather than storing it. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, which last year led the way in demonstrating an active role for brown fat...

2010-12-09 15:28:00

A Statement from JDRF President and CEO, Jeffrey Brewer NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today Congress passed a multi-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), ensuring that studies on promising diabetes treatments and avenues toward a cure continue uninterrupted. As the father of a son living with type 1 diabetes, and as CEO of JDRF, one of the leading advocates for the renewal of this program, I applaud the U.S. government for its continued commitment to end...

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2010-11-30 14:23:41

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that diabetes is able to affect how much cholesterol the brain is able to produce. Scientists have discovered that brain cholesterol synthesis, which is the only source of cholesterol for the brain, dropped in several mouse models of diabetes.  "Since cholesterol is required by neurons to form synapses (connections) with other cells, this decrease in cholesterol could affect how nerves function for appetite regulation, behavior,...

2010-11-12 15:24:00

Makes Promise to Cure Millions Living with Diabetes MIAMI, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diabetes Research Institute is joining the International Diabetes Federation, the United Nations and millions of concerned people around the world this Sunday, November 14, 2010, to recognize World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign for diabetes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101112/DC00803) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101112/DC00803)...

2010-11-11 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its sponsorship of "World Diabetes Day" for the third year in a row. The campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and represents its primary global awareness initiative in the fight against diabetes. IDF is a worldwide alliance of more than 220 diabetes associations in 160 countries who share a mission of enhancing the lives of people with diabetes. It promotes diabetes...

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...


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