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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...

2011-02-23 13:13:44

University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital says more study needed before doctors can safely rely on using hemoglobin A1c test for kids Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children. The hemoglobin A1c test has become the preferred way to diagnose diabetes among the millions of Americans who...

2011-02-13 12:00:00

New approach lowers blood sugar in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes BOSTON, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes can result from either a deficiency of insulin (type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes) or decreased sensitivity to insulin (type 2 diabetes). Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered a mechanism for normalizing blood sugar that doesn't involve insulin and could offer a new therapeutic approach to both kinds of diabetes. Reporting in Nature Medicine...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced that they have signed an agreement to fund early-stage research that could enable patients with type 1 diabetes to regenerate insulin-producing cells destroyed by the disease. "The goal of this research agreement is to understand how selected cells can be reprogrammed in order to convert them into insulin-producing cells in the...