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2012-11-14 12:26:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Partnership are urging Pennsylvanians to take control of their health by being screened for diabetes, an often preventable disease and Pennsylvania's seventh-leading cause of death. The two organizations came together to host a World Diabetes Day event in the capitol today, along with PinnacleHealth. The Department of Health staff offered awareness activities...

2012-11-12 12:26:20

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, LifeScan, Inc. announced today support of the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Life for a Child program with a donation of one million OneTouch® Brand test strips to children with diabetes in seven developing countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala). This donation represents the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies'...

2012-11-05 04:21:53

SOUTHAMPTON, England, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KalVista Pharmaceuticals ("KalVista") today announces it has won a GBP2.4 million grant from the Technology Strategy Board under the UK Government's GBP180 million Biomedical Catalyst funding initiative for research and development in the life sciences. KalVista will use the new funding to accelerate the development of an oral plasma kallikrein inhibitor for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), the leading cause of...

2012-11-01 11:27:40

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that November is American Diabetes Month? It is a time for everyone affected by the disease to come together and raise awareness of the rapidly growing epidemic facing our world. The Diabetic Shoes HuB is proud to announce that in honor of American Diabetes Month, we will be raising funds to donate to the American Diabetes Association. We need your help though, so join us in the fight to stop diabetes. Throughout November, the...

2012-10-11 07:28:38

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue, Florida's Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, received an award today from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), under funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make an effective program to help prevent type 2 diabetes available to Florida Blue beneficiaries in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) This 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund cooperative...

2012-10-10 11:25:22

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to offer an effective program to prevent type 2 diabetes in New York City. The 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund cooperative agreement is part of a national effort to reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes through the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The CDC awarded $6.7 million to six organizations to...

2012-10-03 10:17:22

Strategies implemented in high-income countries to improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes and so reduce complications, such as heart attacks, strokes, and early death, are working, but there is much need for further improvement, according to a study from Scotland published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Using information from national databases representing over 20 000 patients from 2005 to 2008, Scottish researchers led by Helen Colhoun from the University of Dundee,...

2012-09-25 02:28:30

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, and WorldOne, the global leader in healthcare insights and intelligence, today released the results of their recent comparative outlook survey at Joslin's Diabetes Innovation 2012 conference. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120828/NE60200LOGO)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/NE77237LOGO) The twin survey effort...

2012-09-20 06:31:30

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and Insulin Nation, the first all-digital, interactive diabetes publication, are partnering to bring news about research toward a cure to the millions now living with this disease. Beginning this month, Insulin Nation will include an ongoing feature titled "Cure Insight" that highlights the cure-focused research underway at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami and...

2012-09-20 02:30:04

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Kaufman, PhD, General Manager of dLife Healthcare Solutions, will discuss digital innovations used to support diabetes self-management programs during a panel at Diabetes Innovation 2012 on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The panel will discuss tailoring health applications to patients and the effects of social connections through technology on health status. "Diabetes Innovation 2012 provides the opportunity...