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Grace Century and Provia Labs open alliances with diabetes community to promote stem cell therapy possibilities and the opportunity of bio-banking | Grace Century

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Grace Century joined hands with Provia to educate people across the spectrum on advancement in potential stem cell therapies, and specifically the benefit of banking Dental Stem Cells for future use. Recently, Provia showcased at the "Children's with Diabetes " Conference in Orlando, Florida in July. With another conference in August. The Type 1 Diabetes community is uniquely applicable to dental stem cell storage.

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Encounter at Joslin camp dance led to marriage proposal

Encounter at Joslin camp dance led to marriage proposal | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
One of the lessons taught at the Barton and Joslin camps for children with diabetes is that anything is possible. A couple who started as campers, returned as counselors and now are engaged drove that lesson home.
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Camel milk may help control diabetes, researchers say

Camel milk may help control diabetes, researchers say | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Camels from Sudan and Somalia are led across Egypt’s deserts, where they are sold for meat or pressed into service hauling tourists around ancient tombs and temples.
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Having It All Or Having Enough?

Having a child with a disability changes the basis of the daily juggle between work and family.
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Sensor a snug fit for glucose | Chemistry World

Sensor a snug fit for glucose | Chemistry World | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

A simple approach to making sugar-binding molecules provides a route towards practical glucose-sensing devices. UK researchers say their sensors could one day be used in cutting edge medical implants to give continuous blood sugar level readings.

Well established tests can gauge the sugar level in a sample of blood from a diabetic. However, continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels inside the body is challenging. Researchers have been searching for highly specific sugar-sensing molecules that can tightly bind glucose, emulating the performance of sugar binding lectin proteins. The problem is that carbohydrate molecules like glucose are hard to pick out – their hydroxyl groups are almost indistinguishable from those of water molecules.

Hydrophobic anthracenes complement the top and bottom surfaces of glucose. Credit: NPGAnthony Davis and colleagues at the University of Bristol created a snug fit for glucose by synthesising a lectin-like molecule in just five steps, from commercially available starting materials. Instead of targeting the well-disguised –OH groups of glucose, the team focused on its hydrophobic –CH groups. ‘Our idea was to create a cavity where you have hydrophobic patches top and bottom, which are complementary to hydrophobic patches on the glucose,’ says Davis. ‘We think that those interactions are really where most of the binding comes from.’
Despite being easier to make, the sensors match the performance of other lectin mimics and work at body temperature. Aromatic units provide a built-in glucose tracking system – they fluoresce under UV .....

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Mixing fun and learning at Barton Center for Diabetes Education

Mixing fun and learning at Barton Center for Diabetes Education | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Like other kids at summer camp, Hannah Murray has been enjoying herself riding horses, swimming and playing Quidditch with friends.
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St. Rita's patients, nurses wowed by @CrystalBowersox visit

St. Rita's patients, nurses wowed by @CrystalBowersox visit | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
LIMA— Down-to-earth. That is one word to describe Crystal Bowersox, a previous American Idol runner-up, a northwest Ohio native, and an advocate for the prevention of diabetes.
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Laden with supplies for those in need

Laden with supplies for those in need | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Their logo represents life, medicine, and dragonflies. They are five students about to set out on a journey to Nicaragua laden with medical supplies to treat diabetes.
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PharmaLive: Markey, House Dems Introduce Bill to Protect Human Subjects in Clinical Trials

Markey, House Dems Introduce Bill to Protect Human Subjects in Clinical Trials

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TEST Act ensures disclosure of critical information about clinical trials and complete information about products on market

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 2, 2012– Despite containing valuable information that could benefit patients and protect additional ones from risk, many clinical trials involving human subjects are not registered in a publicly-accessible federal database and are not reporting critical study results. Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced H.R. 6272, the Trial and Experimental Studies Transparency (TEST) Act of 2012 to close these clinical trial loopholes and bring certainty and transparency to life-saving research studies. One of these loopholes results in registered trials never reporting study results, putting future human participants at risk if a different company decides to develop the same drug, but without important safety information from the previous study. The TEST Act updates and expands the clinical trial registry data bank – clinicaltrials.gov – with stronger reporting requirements, and requires that all foreign clinical studies meet the same requirements as domestic trials if they are used to support an application for marketing in the United States. Eighty percent of the drugs entering the U.S. market in 2008 were clinically tested overseas and a growing number of device trials are also moving abroad. Many of these trials are not required to be registered with the clinical trials database. The TEST Act is co-sponsored by Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)....

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Camp boosted morale of son with type 1 #diabetes

To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank all the members of the Baldwinsville Lions Club for the wonderful time my son had at Lions Camp Hickory for children with Type 1 diabetes.
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Israel planning to slap special tax on junk food to curb ballooning obesity

Israel planning to slap special tax on junk food to curb ballooning obesity | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Health Ministry also endorses a plan that will permit special labeling of healthy foods and require restaurants to disclose calorie counts.

The Israeli government is taking concrete steps to help Israelis eat right, with the help of the Tax Authority.

The Tax Authority agrees to support a special tax on unhealthy foods, ....

A tax on unhealthy food, Yaakov said, should be part of an effort to curb the consumption of sugar and salt in foods and also address the kinds of food children get in school. "It's all a matter of education," he said, "which needs to be promoted through the schools." ...

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Announcing the 2012 DHF Seeds Grant recipients | Diabetes Hands Foundation

Announcing the 2012 DHF Seeds Grant recipients | Diabetes Hands Foundation | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes Hands Foundation connects people touched by diabetes and raises diabetes awareness.

2012 DHF Seeds Grant Recipients
Today we are happy to announce the nine innovative diabetes advocacy projects selected to receive DHF Seeds grant funding for 2012. Each of these projects, aimed at connecting, educating or empowering people touched by diabetes, will receive US$2000.“Our goal is to support promising projects and help advocates through grants that assist them in taking their projects to the next level,” explains Manny Hernandez, president and founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

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Gluten Danger Puts Schools to the Test

Gluten Danger Puts Schools to the Test | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are expanding their efforts to meet the dietary needs of a small but growing number of students who can't tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.
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Life Expectancy Has Improved With Childhood Type 1 Diabetes --Doctors Lounge

Life Expectancy Has Improved With Childhood Type 1 Diabetes --Doctors Lounge | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

For children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, life expectancy has increased, with about a 15-year improvement seen from a 1950-1964 subcohort to a 1965-1980 subcohort, according to a study published online July 30 in Diabetes.
FRIDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- For children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, life expectancy has increased, with about a 15-year improvement seen from a 1950-1964 subcohort to a 1965-1980 subcohort, according to a study published online July 30 in Diabetes....

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Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
While nations and athletes compete briefly on a world stage for Olympic gold, three recent articles in the BMJ remind us that pharmaceutical companies compete across ...
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The Beginning of Diabetic Retinopathy | A Sweet Life

The Beginning of Diabetic Retinopathy | A Sweet Life | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
“How long have you had diabetes?” the doctor asked.
“A little over 10 years,”
“Hmm,” he said as if I was on schedule for diabetic retinopathy.
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Fundraiser for a Type 1 Diabetic Refugee from South Sudan

Fundraiser for a Type 1 Diabetic Refugee from South Sudan | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Samuel, a type 1 diabetic Sudanese refugee, finds about a dollar’s worth of food a day – usually an apple and a container of yogurt ...

When Dr. Mariela Glandt, an endocrinologist, volunteered to treat African refugees in Tel Aviv, she had no idea she would meet a type 1 diabetic like Samuel Agant, 28, from South Sudan. Below, Dr. Glandt shares Samuel’s story of living on the streets of Tel Aviv with type 1 diabetes, without a work permit, without food, and without a constant supply of insulin.

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Single mom Rollin' to help families deal with #diabetes

Single mom Rollin' to help families deal with #diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
After a personal tragedy, a single mother is working to help families facing juvenile diabetes.
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ETMC Camp Helps Children Learn To Handle Diabetes

ETMC Camp Helps Children Learn To Handle Diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Squeals of excitement could be heard as children clambered to the top of a large inflatable water slide at the East Texas Medical Center Pavilion Conference Center.

...“We want them to be normal kids,” Ms. Haislet said. “Nobody wants a child to just sit on the couch and not eat or drink or do things that other kids do just because their blood sugar may go low or high.”...

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The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for our 2013 National Youth Advocate. Learn more and apply by August 31, 2012.

The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for our 2013 National Youth Advocate. Learn more and apply by August 31, 2012. | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Are You the Next National Youth Advocate?
The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for our 2013 National Youth Advocate. Learn more and apply by August 31, 2012.

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Rottenstein Law Group Disturbed by Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Resubmission of Regulatory Approval Application for Actos-Containing Drug

New York (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 The Japanese drugmaker Takeda this summer resubmitted its application for FDA approval of its alogliptin-pioglitazone combination, a treatment for type 2 diabetes, in reaction to a “complete response letter” from...
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Physically challenged and fashionable - CNN.com

Physically challenged and fashionable - CNN.com | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Countless women deal with the daily challenge of feeling beautiful while tethered to a medical device necessary to stay alive, but often unlovely to look at.
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Endocrine System Medical Terminology: Florida State College, Jacksonville via @Slideshare

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Philosys, Inc. Anticipates U.S. FDA Approval For New Gmate® Blood Glucose Monitoring System

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Philosys announced today that it has applied for approval from the U.S....
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Ready, Set, Go: College & Type 1 Diabetes - TuDiabetes - a community of people touched by diabetes

Ready, Set, Go: College & Type 1 Diabetes - TuDiabetes - a community of people touched by diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
JDRF invites…
-Type 1 students heading to college fall 2012 -Type 1 high school students and
-Parents/caregivers
to attend a unique program!

Time: August 6, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Sports Basement
Street: 1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
City/Town: Walnut Creek
Website or Map: http://www.jdrfbayarea.org
Phone: (415) 597-6317...

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