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2013-04-23 10:33:09

Findings open new possibilities for research and testing treatments to combat obesity Joslin scientists report significant findings about the location, genetic expression and function of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) and the generation of new BAT cells. These findings, which appear in the April 2013 issue of Nature Medicine, may contribute to further study of BAT's role in human metabolism and developing treatments that use BAT to promote weight loss. Two types of adipose (fat)...

2013-04-08 08:30:02

New recommendations enable personalized treatment approach for more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association today released its 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (the Guidelines) that aim to improve prevention strategies and the quality of care for those living with the disease. The importance of these Guidelines is highlighted by the fact...

2013-03-28 08:25:31

With Seven Out of Ten Diabetics Suffering With Complications From the Disease, Non-Profit Launches Six Titles in Health Education Series MADEIRA BEACH, Fla., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is a life-altering and life-threatening disease. Unfortunately, everyone with diabetes is at greater risk for complications, including: heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, amputations, Alzheimer's disease, dental (oral) problems and more. Seven out of 10 people with diabetes...

2013-03-25 12:27:00

Supplement to American Journal of Preventive Medicine Furthers Prevention Initiative Begun With National Summit BOSTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its groundbreaking initiative to advance the prevention of type 2 diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center has gathered 15 articles on diabetes prevention in a supplement to the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Entitled "Advancing the Science and Practice of Diabetes Prevention," the supplement includes...

2013-03-14 08:28:59

Need for new treatment options and lack of patient awareness of disease impact on heart, kidneys, and pancreas among major challenges RARITAN, N.J., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, national survey revealed physicians feel type 2 diabetes patients could better manage their disease by appreciating the benefits of "small successes" - such as walking instead of driving short distances - rather than focusing on drastic changes. In fact, 97 percent of physicians said type 2 diabetes...

2013-02-28 08:29:30

PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The clinical trial was performed in three academic centers: the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, the University Children's Hospital in Slovenia and the Kinderkrankenhaus AUF DER BULT in Germany. A publication in the February 28th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports results of a clinical study with an automated artificial pancreas performed for the first...

2013-02-19 12:17:49

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, involving 104 patients who were operated on despite their BMI being "too low". As a result, the risk of developing diabetes was reduced by 67 percent. In order to meet the current selection criteria for...

Diabetes Control Rates Up Amongst U.S. Residents
2013-02-16 09:58:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Americans, as a whole, are doing a better job of controlling their diabetes, but there is still room for improvement amongst young people and some minority groups, federal health officials claim in a new study. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed health-related survey data and discovered the number of patients who were able to meet or...

2013-02-12 16:23:20

BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roses have a new meaning this Valentine's Day for people touched by diabetes around the world. A group of diabetes advocates are harnessing the power of social media to encourage donations via their "Spare a Rose, Save a Child" initiative in support of the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Life for a Child program, which provides life-saving diabetes supplies to children in developing countries. The initiative asks people to consider sharing...

2013-02-11 15:32:01

Researchers who conducted a clinical trial in American Samoa to test whether community health workers could help adults with type 2 diabetes found that the patients who received the intervention were twice as likely to make a clinically meaningful improvement as those who remained with care only in the clinic. The results appear in the journal Diabetes Care. Newly published results from a randomized controlled clinical trial in the Pacific U.S. territory of American Samoa add clear...