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2010-02-23 09:34:00

Once you know you are pre-diabetic, making improvements in diet and exercise can reduce your risk of getting the disease by 58% A1C lab test alerts you -- does not require fasting WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 57 million Americans are on the brink of diabetes. Yet research tells us that there is much we can do to keep it from progressing to full-blown diabetes. Lab tests can help us get a grip on the disease, says the American Clinical Laboratory...

2010-02-08 10:47:00

BOSTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joslin Professional Education Continuum (JPEC(TM)) is inviting primary care physicians, dentists and oral health professionals to participate and engage in a new world-class professional education and performance improvement platform to explore the interrelationships between diabetes and oral health. The JPEC(TM) mission is to be the premier professional education resource for diabetes and related conditions, and help improve treatment knowledge, skills,...

2010-02-08 05:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- InteKrin Therapeutics Inc announced today that the Company's co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, Christos Mantzoros, M.D., DSc., FACP, FACE, has been appointed Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mantzoros is a member of Harvard's Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, and is an acknowledged expert in the fields of insulin...

2010-01-29 14:00:00

New collaboration leverages Joslin's deep clinical and research expertise and dLife's community and lifestyle approach to managing diabetes. BOSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joslin.org, the Internet site for Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, and dLife.com, the leading online community for people living with diabetes, today announced a new online partnership. dLife will host a resource page on its...

2010-01-12 23:01:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis found that the cost of diabetes and pre-diabetes reached $218 billion in 2007, with the exploding number of cases of type 2 diabetes responsible for the majority of the costs. The National Changing Diabetes® Program (NCDP), a program of Novo Nordisk, commissioned the analysis, published online as a Web First article today in Health Affairs and performed by researchers at The Lewin Group. According to the study,...

2010-01-08 08:00:00

Convenience of non-fasting diabetes test could encourage testing WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association's Results for Life Campaign today applauded the American Diabetes Association for its decision to recommend the hemoglobin A1C laboratory test as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes. The new ADA clinical practice recommendation was published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care. "This...

2010-01-04 13:32:05

New research in the FASEB Journal reports that the G6PD protein, which produces the essential antioxidant NAPDH, could prevent the death of pancreatic beta cells, the root cause of diabetes A new research discovery published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) may change the perception and treatment of diabetes. That's because scientists have moved closer toward correcting the root cause of the disease rather than managing its symptoms. Specifically researchers identified a...

2009-12-17 09:35:00

-- Program Focuses on Discovery and Development of Drugs to Promote Beta Cell Survival and Function in Diabetes -- NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin working with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology, and its affiliates, to speed the development of drug targets and pathways to promote the survival and function of...

2009-12-08 11:28:00

According to new study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, parents most concerned about access to their child's healthcare provider BOSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, new data revealed that parents of children with diabetes were receptive to using novel health technology - such as a mobile phone that could collect and transmit the child's blood sugar readings to a doctor -...

2009-12-03 15:06:58

Breastfeeding a child may protect women from metabolic syndrome, a condition linked to diabetes and heart disease in women Breastfeeding a child may lower a woman's risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes in women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study that was published today online ahead of print and will appear in the February issue of Diabetes, a journal of the American Diabetes Association (link: http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/db09-1197). The...