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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...

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...


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