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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...

2009-11-24 16:08:30

Consensus statement recognizes the legitimacy of surgery as a dedicated treatment for type 2 diabetes in carefully selected patients A first-of-its-kind consensus statement on diabetes surgery is published online today in the Annals of Surgery. The report illustrates the findings of the first international consensus conference -- Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS) -- where an international group of more than 50 scientific and medical experts agreed on a set of evidence-based guidelines and...

2009-11-19 14:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBC received one of the top corporate team awards from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) after mobilizing a team of nearly 400 walkers who raised $36,000 through donations and its corporate matching gift program for the ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes presented by Independence Blue Cross (IBC). This fall, more than 3,500 people gathered to participate in the ADA's signature fundraising walk that takes place in 160 cities across the...

2009-11-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has launched a new Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Pilot Program in five states in an effort to help reduce childhood obesity and prevent future cases of diabetes. The pilot program consists of an easy-to-use obesity and diabetes prevention toolkit designed for physicians that has convenient physician reference materials, as well as educational and behavior changing tools to share...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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