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2011-05-13 06:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical medicine, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and other pharmaceuticals today announced that TPI has received the China's SFDA's approval for its anti-diabetic drug Gliclazide Tablets (80 mg formulation). Gliclazide is an oral anti-diabetic drug that is used for the control of...

2011-05-02 23:43:55

Higher blood glucose and insulin levels seen in poor sleepers In the largest study of it kind to establish a link between sleep and diabetes, researchers found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease. The findings, published in the June issue of Diabetes Care, suggest that poor sleep may contribute to worse outcomes in people with diabetes. "Poor sleep quality in people with diabetes was associated with worse control...

2011-04-27 15:45:00

CDC study finds annual cost of care is six times higher than for young people without diabetes ATLANTA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people with diabetes face substantially higher medical costs than children and teens without the disease, according to a CDC study published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes Care. The study found annual medical expenses for youth with diabetes are $9,061, compared to $1,468 for youth without the disease. Much of the extra medical...

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...


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