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2009-12-17 09:35:00

-- Program Focuses on Discovery and Development of Drugs to Promote Beta Cell Survival and Function in Diabetes -- NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin working with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology, and its affiliates, to speed the development of drug targets and pathways to promote the survival and function of...

2009-11-18 10:09:00

PARK CITY, Utah, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that 5.7 million people are unaware that they have diabetes? Symptoms can be as innocuous as excessive thirst and weight loss, frequent urination, weakness and fatigue. KeyVive.com, a new online lifestyle community for people affected by diabetes launches today with a first-of-its-kind offer of a free blood glucose meter to help people get diagnosed early and give support to individuals with pre-diabetes and those unaware of the...

2009-11-09 13:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The award-winning documentary Life for a Child will make its world television debut on the Sundance Channel on World Diabetes Day - Nov. 14, 2009, at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Edward Lachman, the film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes amid the verdant mountains and swarming streets of Nepal, one the world's poorest countries. The children are supported with life-saving medication and...

2009-10-30 13:51:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to support research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) will raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) throughout November as part of National Diabetes Awareness Month. Donations received through the point of sale PIN pad device will be directed by the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation directly to JDRF chapters. Chapters in participating Build-a-Bear locations will receive credit for...

2009-10-20 08:31:33

International Diabetes Federation says epidemic out of control The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released new data Oct 19 showing that a staggering 285 million people worldwide have diabetes. The latest figures from the IDF Diabetes Atlas indicate that people in low and middle-income countries (LMCs) are bearing the brunt of the epidemic, and that the disease is affecting far more people of working age than previously believed. In 1985, the best data available suggested...

2009-09-17 20:23:00

CONCORD, N.C., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III has always said he's just an all American kid driving an all American hot rod. During this weekend's NHRA event, his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang will certainly reflect that statement. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090917/DE77993) After six weeks of voting and more than 300 designs submitted, Liam Flanagan, an eight-year-old resident of Williamstown, NJ, was selected as the winning...

2009-09-16 07:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF), the leader in research leading to better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications, will be able to better coordinate the efforts of its extensive network of employees, volunteers, advocates and corporate partners -- thanks to an advanced Verizon Business communications and collaboration platform. Under a new three-year agreement, Verizon Business' small- to...

2009-09-10 15:04:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Exsulin Corporation today announced the start of a phase II human clinical trial of Exsulin(TM), a peptide drug product aimed at restoring insulin production in people with diabetes mellitus. The randomized, controlled 12-week trial in patients with established Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) will be co-led by Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada. First results are expected to be available in Q2 2010. The...

2009-09-09 09:39:40

Studies link improvements in diabetes control to frequency of use and demonstrate continued improvements 12 months after use, with 'remarkably low' occurrence of severe hypoglycemia The latest data from groundbreaking human clinical trials of the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) show that the primary determinant of improvements in achieving better diabetes control is regular use of monitors "“ six days per week or more "“ rather than the age of patients, and that...

2009-08-27 07:03:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For Laura Putnam and her children, this past Saturday night will be one to remember for a very long time. Thanks to the efforts of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA), a family from Columbus, GA had a brush with fame - an in-person meet-and-greet with the Jonas Brothers in Atlanta. Putnam, a BCBSGA employee with two of her three children (Tommy, 11 and Lauren, 14) diagnosed and living with type...


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