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2008-11-03 09:00:07

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insulet Corporation, , the global leader in patch pump technology, and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that Insulet is an official partner of IDF's World Diabetes Day (WDD) campaign. World Diabetes Day, celebrated on November 14, will raise awareness of children and adolescents with diabetes, spotlighting both the impact of the disease and access to care. "Insulet's mission is to improve the lives of people with...

2008-11-02 21:00:12

BRUSSELS, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced today that Ms Ann Keeling has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director. The International Diabetes Federation, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is an umbrella organization of over 200 diabetes associations worldwide. It is the global advocate for the more than 250 million people with diabetes, their families, and healthcare providers. Ms Keeling takes the helm of the...

2008-10-15 15:00:25

GoTrybe.com is asking families to send in their best "blue photo" in honor of World Diabetes Day, which is held on Nov. 14, worldwide. GoTrybe, the first completely interactive health and fitness Web site for young people, invites children and families to take pictures of family members, pets and friends engaged in a blue activity, and send the best photo via www.GoTrybe.com/blog anytime between now and Nov. 14. The World Diabetes Day symbol is a blue circle and was adopted in 2007 with...

2007-06-22 09:13:45

PRINCETON, N.J., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced the arrival of the Changing Diabetes Bus world tour in the United States. The Bus tour is making its U.S. debut in Chicago at Navy Pier's South Gateway Park as part of a five-continent, 18-month journey around the world to change diabetes. Long-standing diabetes advocate Chicago Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith will kick off opening day ceremonies on June 22 at 11:00 AM. Diabetes affects nearly 21 million people...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'