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2014-06-14 12:20:58

During the 1-year program, patients showed statistically significant reductions in blood glucose levels, increased belief in their ability to self-manage their diabetes and improved perceptions of support, while the community showed statistically significant increases in diabetes awareness SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation announced today that the Cities for Life program, supported by Sanofi US, helped decrease blood glucose...

2014-06-11 23:07:57

Allegheny Health Network today announced that Massimo Trucco, MD, one of the world’s foremost physician-scientists with expertise in diabetes and immunogenetics, has been recruited to lead a newly established Institute of Cellular Therapeutics based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Allegheny Health Network today announced that Massimo Trucco, MD, one of the world’s foremost physician-scientists with expertise in diabetes and immunogenetics, has...

Sharp Uptick In Pre-Diabetes Observed In England
2014-06-10 09:14:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While diabetes has been a major public health threat in the US for some time, a new report published in the journal BMJ Open has found that rates of pre-diabetes in England have risen sharply. This means that without significant interventions, the country could see a spike in diabetes within the coming years. “The rapid rise was exceptionally surprising and suggests that if something doesn’t happen, there is going to be a huge...

2014-06-06 10:04:08

Joslin Diabetes Center People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term. This finding, which may change clinical practice at many institutions for this population, was drawn from a long-term observational study led by Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D., head of Joslin Diabetes Center's Section on Genetics and Epidemiology. Running for almost...

2014-06-06 08:25:30

Emergency Department Charting Software Leader Brings ED Documentation and Care Management Solution to Urgent Care Providers WALTHAM, Mass., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forerun, Inc. (www.forerunsystems.com) announced today its launch of UrgiCare Manager(TM) documentation and care management solution. Forerun, a leader in delivering innovative electronic charting software for the emergency department is immediately offering its UrgiCare Manager solution to the expanding...

heart attack and undiagnosed diabetes
2014-06-04 05:05:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One out of every 10 individuals who have had a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Suzanne V. Arnold, an assistant professor at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studied the...

2014-05-30 12:25:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Harvard study says diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, Philanthropy North Carolina has reported. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92476 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92477 That surge reflects a rapidly growing "epidemic" that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, according to the study from Harvard Law School. Diabetes is now...

2014-05-27 12:30:35

RALEIGH, N.C., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School will release its 2014 New Carolina State Report: Providing Access to Healthy Solutions (PATHS) - The Diabetes Epidemic in North Carolina: Policies for Moving Forward. The report is funded through a grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and will be released during the CHLPI Diabetes Leadership Dinner on May 29 and Strategy Forum on May 30 in Raleigh. The report...

2014-05-20 08:34:12

Diabetes expert to advise LabStyle as it seeks to launch Dario(TM) around the world CAESAREA, Israel, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB: DRIO), developer of the Dario(TM) Diabetes Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Dr. Eberhard Standl to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Standl is an international diabetes expert whose capabilities will assist LabStyle as it seeks to make Dario(TM) available for patients around the world. Dr....

2014-05-14 08:26:57

Blood Sugar Basics Program Launches Three Easy-to-Follow "Missions" As Many Patients with Diabetes Are Not at Their A1C Goal [Despite Ongoing Efforts] NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), with support from Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, has launched the new Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals program to help educate the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes about proper blood sugar management. The...


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