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2010-05-06 11:55:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Most women with gestational diabetes know that taking steps to manage the disease during pregnancy is critical for the health of both mother and child. What many women don't realize is that those steps need to continue even after the baby is born. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for developing diabetes in the future, and their child is also at increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The National Institute of...

2010-05-05 09:45:42

In people with insulin resistance or full-blown diabetes, an inability to keep blood sugar levels under control isn't the only problem by far. A new report in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, shows that our arteries suffer the effects of insulin resistance, too, just for entirely different reasons. "We think about insulin resistance in liver, muscle, and fat, but insulin also works on vascular cells," said Christian Rask-Madsen of the Joslin Diabetes Center in...

2010-04-28 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes affects more than 23 million people in the United States today and another 54 million people have pre-diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, while nearly 60 percent of Americans are concerned about developing diabetes, many aren't taking the necessary steps to protect their health, according to a recent study by the International Diabetes Center and Abbott (NYSE: ABT). Just slightly more than...

2010-04-21 06:49:30

A study published in PLoS Medicine this week finds that precursors of higher risk of diabetes in South Asian and African-Caribbean adults in the UK are increased in healthy children from these ethnic groups. Peter Whincup of St George's, University of London, and colleagues investigated whether ethnic differences in type 2 diabetes precursors could also be seen in 9 and 10 year old children in the United Kingdom. South Asian adults in the UK have approximately three times the risk of...

2010-03-24 15:16:40

A team of researchers, led by a UC Davis veterinary endocrinologist, has shown for the first time that a surgical procedure in rats that is similar to bariatric surgery in humans can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The researchers also have identified biochemical changes caused by the surgeries that may be responsible for that delay. Findings from the study, published online in the journal Gastroenterology, should help researchers identify strategies for preventing and treating type 2...

2010-03-23 15:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SEIU ULTCW - the United Long Term Care Workers' Union - would like to encourage Californians to participate in the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day today by simply taking the free Diabetes Risk Test that helps assess the potential for developing type 2 diabetes. The one-day, nationwide "wake-up" call is intended to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and draw attention to the fact that there are currently...

2010-03-23 10:04:00

DALLAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue its ongoing commitment of fighting diabetes with fitness, Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, is proudly supporting the American Diabetes Association "Alert Day®." The company is offering the public a free "Getting Fit 101" guide on starting an exercise program, which is a key lifestyle activity that can assist in the prevention and management of diabetes. In addition, the company is officially...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

Program Focuses on Beta Cell Replication and Regeneration NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin a diabetes research collaboration with Pfizer, Hadassah Medical Organization, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on drugs to replicate and regenerate insulin-producing cells in people with type 1 diabetes. The program, under the direction of...

2010-03-11 08:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new online survey of more than 300 practicing endocrinologists and family medicine physicians(1) show that a large majority of physicians (83 percent)(1) indicated that using a team of specialists early in the course of type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment can help prevent serious T2D-related complications. However, more than nine out of 10 physicians (93 percent)(1) surveyed do not believe their peers are using this team approach. The...

2010-02-26 09:54:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 1, the first eye patients will enter an innovative new $132 million facility that expands the University of Michigan Health System's capacity for eye care, research and education, and unites diabetes researchers as they work to accelerate the search for a cure and prevention of diabetes. The Brehm Tower at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center Complex includes 230,000 square feet spanning eight stories and makes a striking addition to...