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2010-06-10 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is coming, and it's the perfect time to take advantage of all the outdoor activities this season has to offer. From baseball games and pool parties to barbeques and bike rides, the summer months are an ideal time to get outdoors and participate in the activities you love. Unfortunately, for people living with diabetes, common disease complications such as painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN) may keep them from doing many of the things they...

2010-06-07 07:00:00

The new Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute is being called a new possible model for the care of diabetes nationwide DALLAS, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System announced today the opening of a new Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute in an underserved community in South Dallas that it believes will ultimately influence the way diabetes is treated and prevented around the country. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100607/DC15583) The Institute...

2010-05-17 08:46:00

ATLANTA, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Bode announced today that he is now recruiting adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for Protege Encore, a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial. This is the second of two Phase III studies testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug called teplizumab. The first study, known as Protege, has completed enrollment of more than 530 subjects with type 1 diabetes. There is currently no approved therapy...

2010-05-13 08:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2020, new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children younger than five are expected to double if current trends continue, according to a study published in The Lancet. Diabetes is an epidemic, with numbers of those suffering from diabetes and its complications increasing worldwide. The International Diabetes Foundation estimates there are 246 million adults worldwide suffering from diabetes today; by 2025, the figure is expected to reach 380 million....

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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