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2011-04-25 14:07:56

Decreasing blood levels of a protein that helps control inflammation may be a red flag that could help children avoid type 1 diabetes, researchers say. Georgia Health Sciences University researchers are looking at blood levels of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, or IL-1ra, in children being closely followed because their genes put them at risk for type 1 diabetes. They also are looking at diabetic mice missing IL-1ra to see how the protein deficiency affects immune function and destruction...

2011-04-20 14:15:00

ITASCA, Ill., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and an estimated 79 million have pre-diabetes(1), JEWEL-OSCO, part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® INC. (NYSE: SVU) family of grocery stores, is announcing its "Eating Healthy with my Diabetes(TM)" in-store tours for 2011. The free educational tours are designed to help customers learn to choose better-for-you foods and eat healthfully, while incorporating foods they love...

2011-04-18 21:20:02

A new study of older diabetes patients has found that well-controlled blood sugar levels were associated with a lower risk of major complications such as heart attacks, amputation and kidney disease, but the very lowest blood sugar levels were associated with a small but significant increased risk of death. The study published in the June 2011 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, followed more than 70,000 type 2 diabetes patients from Kaiser Permanente who were over 60 years of age for four...

2011-04-18 07:20:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Any clinician knows that there's a massive amount of new diabetes research and clinical information released daily, which makes keeping pace with best practices almost a full-time job. But Diabetes in Control (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com), an e-newsletter dedicated to helping clinicians stay current and achieve the best possible health outcomes, provides its readers with concise, timely, crucial information to improve outcomes and...

2011-04-07 05:30:00

SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profil(TM) Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a company leading the industry in early phase clinical trials for diabetes and obesity, announced today that the American Diabetes Association's CEO Larry Hausner visited Profil Institute's office to acknowledge the contributions that the company has made to support the Association at a national and local level. "While Profil Institute is globally known for their contributions to the scientific...

2011-03-24 14:14:42

Finding has implications for 79 million Americans A pill taken once a day in the morning prevented type 2 diabetes in more than 70 percent of individuals whose obesity, ethnicity and other markers put them at highest risk for the disease, U.S. scientists reported today. The team also noted a 31 percent decrease in the rate of thickening of the carotid artery, the major vessel that supplies blood to the brain. The study, which enrolled 602 participants through The University of Texas Health...

2011-03-22 14:07:00

NASHVILLE, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes is often called the "silent killer" because people who have it are often unaware they are affected. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 26 million people - including children - in the United States. Approximately one-quarter of those people do not know they're living with the disease. "Many people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can have serious effects on a person's eyesight," said Dr. Mark...

2011-03-22 11:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (IBC) joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to spread the word that today is Diabetes Alert Day and challenge area residents to take steps to fight America's fastest growing disease. Also, in recognition of this day, IBC announces its fourth year presenting sponsorship of the ADA's Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes in Philadelphia, scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2011. Diabetes takes a devastating toll on the...

2011-03-21 10:00:00

March 22 is National Diabetes Alert Day HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knowing your risk of diabetes and taking steps to prevent or manage the disease can improve your health and even extend your life, acting Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila said today. Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke....

2011-03-17 11:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Eagle®, the region's leading food and fuel retailer, has received the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) prestigious Chairman's Citation Award. Giant Eagle is the second ever recipient of the Award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, corporations, institutions and organizations who have demonstrated significant dedication and commitment and have had a positive impact in advancing the...