Latest Joslin Diabetes Center Stories

2013-01-29 23:03:57

FirstVitals Health and Wellness Inc., of California, a technology-enabled service company focused on reducing complications of diabetes related to neuropathy and foot ulcers/amputation, announced that it has received a donation from NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NURO) to supplement its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Grant project in Hawaii. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 NeuroMetrix, a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological...

2013-01-07 11:01:50

Finding may lead to new treatments for obesity As part of their ongoing research on the physiologic factors that contribute to the development of obesity, Joslin Diabetes Center scientists have identified a cell cycle transcriptional co-regulator — TRIP-Br2 — that plays a major role in energy metabolism and fat storage. This finding has the potential to lead to new treatments for obesity. The study is being published today ahead of print by Nature Medicine. Transcriptional...

2012-12-13 05:02:00

Diabetes Medical ID Program Provides Peace of Mind to Over 20,000 People Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 American Medical ID stepped up to provide more than twenty thousand people with diabetes a free medical ID bracelet during the month of November to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month. This program was completely free to the public and was created to not only show support to the diabetes community, but to help provide a simple, potentially life-saving tool to those who otherwise...

Diabetes 101 For World Diabetes Day
2012-11-14 13:54:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What is diabetes? According to the National Institutes of Health, diabetes is a chronic issue where an individual has higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes can be due to limited amounts of insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both. Produced by the body´s pancreas, insulin is a hormone that helps control the blood sugar. As well, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes the effect...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'