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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...

2011-03-16 08:00:00

Opportunity for children to gain confidence and learn critical diabetes management skills in traditional summer camp settings INDIANAPOLIS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Lilly Diabetes announced it will help children with diabetes attend summer camp by donating 88 scholarships to the American Diabetes Association's (Association) 2011 campership program - one scholarship for each year Lilly Diabetes has supported the needs of those living with...

2011-03-11 20:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is highlighting the connection between diabetes and hearing health and is urging all Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test and the Across America Hearing Check Challenge on American Diabetes Association Alert Day(SM). This year, Diabetes Alert Day is on March 22 and kicks off the "Join the Million Challenge" -- a month-long effort to rally one million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test by April 22...

2011-03-10 07:17:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the 1960's, public health authorities recognized 11 states in the southeastern United States for having an unusually high incidence of stroke and cardiovascular disease.  They coined the term "stroke belt" for these states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality.  Until recently, researchers never added another notch to the belt; but with diabetes affecting 8 percent of the U.S. population (23.6 million), scientists were able to indentify clustered high...

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2011-03-08 14:22:02

According to new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine In the 1960s, a group of U.S. states with high age-adjusted stroke mortality defined a "stroke belt." Until recently, geographic patterns of diabetes had not been specifically characterized in the same manner. In an article published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers were able to identify clustered high prevalence areas, or a "diabetes belt" of 644 counties in 15 mostly...

2011-03-02 11:30:00

DETROIT, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association Inc. (AARDA) has unveiled a multi-media public service/awareness campaign titled "We are 50 Million" to herald March 2011 as National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month. The campaign is designed to educate the general public about the magnitude of autoimmune disease and its impact on patients, families and the U.S. health care system. It spotlights the more than 100 known autoimmune...

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2011-02-25 08:33:16

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego say an evolutionary gene mutation that occurred in humans millions of years ago and our subsequent inability to produce a specific kind of sialic acid molecule appears to make people more vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes, especially if they're overweight. The findings are published in the Feb. 24 online edition of The FASEB Journal, a publication of the Federation of...

2011-02-24 19:10:18

A simple home urine test has been developed which can measure if patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin. The urine test, from Professor Andrew Hattersley's Exeter-based team at the Peninsula Medical School, replaces multiple blood tests in hospital and can be sent by post as it is stable for up to three days at room temperature. Avoiding blood tests will be a particular advantage for children. The urine test measures if patients are still making their own...


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