Latest Joslin Diabetes Center Stories

2013-09-24 23:25:26

Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance finds major diabetes nonprofits use cure as the main message in 90 percent of events, while only 18 percent of funds raised go to cure research New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Less than 20 percent of the donations raised at popular diabetes “cure” fundraising events actually goes toward type 1 cure research, according to a new report from the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance. In its third annual report on diabetes charity fundraising, the JDCA...

2013-09-13 11:06:43

Finding may help explain why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure A genetic variant on chromosome 2 is strongly linked with kidney failure in diabetic women but not in men, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings may help explain gender-specific differences in kidney failure, as well as why some diabetic women are prone to develop kidney failure. Worldwide, more than 370 million...

Genetic Variant Leads To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Heart Disease In Type 2 Diabetics
2013-08-28 15:26:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetic patients. This discovery, published in JAMA, could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for CHD in diabetic patients. More than 370 million people around the globe have type 2 diabetes, and CHD is the leading cause of death among diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetic patients have a two- to...

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