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Acta Diabetologica, Volume 49, Number 2 - SpringerLink

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To examine longitudinally the effect of diabetes on bone structure and metabolism, we measured bone mineral density (BMD) and turnover markers in 26 type 1 (mean age 49 years) and 27 type 2 (mean age 65 years) diabetic patients without known osteoporosis from a community-based sample at baseline and 5 years later. In the 17 type 1 men, BMD fell at the femoral neck (0.804 ± 0.145 vs. 0.769 ± 0.129 g/cm2; P = 0.003) with no change at lumbar spine or forearm. In the 11 type 2 women, BMD decreased at all sites except spine (femoral neck 0.779 ± 0.119 vs. 0.742 ± 0.090 g/cm2; P = 0.019). BMD did not fall at any site in type 1 women or type 2 men. There was an increase in serum alkaline phosphatase and trend to higher serum beta carboxyl-terminal type I collagen telopeptide concentrations in the type 1 patients, and a decrease in free testosterone in the type 1 men. These data show that the rate of demineralization at the femoral neck in type 1 men is similar to that in older post-menopausal type 2 women. Changes in biochemical markers suggest that, in type 1 men, there is ineffective bone formation associated with accelerated bone resorption and lower sex steroid bioavailability. These findings may have implications for the clinical management of young male adults with diabetes.

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JAMA Network | JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association | Sep 19, 2012

JAMA Network | JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association | Sep 19, 2012 | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

2012 Obesity Issue

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JDRF announces winners of first phase of Agnes Varis Glucose-Responsive Insulin Challenge

JDRF launched the challenge one year ago in partnership with InnoCentive, Inc., a pioneer in open innovation and crowdsourcing. From a pool of 63 applications, 23 were selected for final review. Three of those ideas were selected to receive the Agnes Varis GRI Grand Challenge Prize, a project made possible with support from The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust.
The winners of this stage of the challenge include one individual scientist and two teams of scientists: Luz Blanco, Ph.D., owner of Light White Innovation Technology in Ann Arbor, MI; Xi Chen, Ph.D., a doctorate fellow at The University of Texas at Austin, and research partner Siqian Feng, Ph.D., also a doctorate fellow at The University of Maryland, College Park; and Mohsen Chitsaz and Alborz Mahdavi, both graduate students at California Institute of Technology.

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Alex'sTop10ReasonsDiabetesStinks

This is the condensed version of Alex's "Top 10 Reasons Diabetes Stinks" video. If you'd like to watch the full-length video, you can see it here: http://www...
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Sheffield parents’ anger after girl labelled ‘obese’ - Health - Sheffield Telegraph

Sheffield parents’ anger after girl labelled ‘obese’ - Health - Sheffield Telegraph | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A MUM claims a family doctor said her six-year-old daughter would ‘die from diabetes’ during an appointment.
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Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells.
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Diabetes Prevention Program to host 7th annual retreat

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Diabetes Prevention Program to host 7th annual retreat
9/14/2012 12:49:09 PM
BY STAFF REPORTS

WELLING, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Diabetes Prevention Program will have its seventh annual retreat Sept. 22 at the Salvation Army Camp Heart of Hills east of Tahlequah.

The retreat is not open to the public, but for participants in the DPP at no cost.

“The event is an activity for our participants,” Diabetes Prevention coordinator Tonya Wapskineh said. “It’s a time to come together for fun, encouragement, motivation and support.”

Wapskineh said the event is held each year and because participants live in six different counties this annual event brings them all together.

The DPP funds this event for 195 participants and at approximately $4,000 per year.

“This will be our seventh annual DPP retreat,” she added. “We will be providing basket weaving, Zumba, booyah boxing, trail hikes, and water balloon volleyball. We will also have special entertainment for lunch.”

For more information, call Wapskineh at 918-453-5776 or email tonya-wapskineh@cherokee.org.

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Packaging error prompts call to check insulin cartridges

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Diabetes patients using Hypurin Porcine Isophane insulin cartridges have been urged to check their medication is correct by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) after a packaging error came to light.
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NIH-Backed Study Links Actos to Bladder Cancer - DrugWatch.com

NIH-Backed Study Links Actos to Bladder Cancer - DrugWatch.com | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Researchers warn that patients who take Actos are two to three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who take other drugs.
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How Sweet It Is: Smartphone App and Glucometer Mashup | HealthWorks Collective

How Sweet It Is: Smartphone App and Glucometer Mashup | HealthWorks Collective | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” was a mid-60s Motown sound hit. First recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1965, and later by James Taylor, it became one of Gayes’ most successful songs.
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Bilateral Workshop on Pancreatic Islets

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Islet transplantation is emerging as an attractive option of cell based therapy in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 3C diabetes. Currently islet transplantation is offered at a few highly specialized centers around the world. Since India is predicted to become global capital for diabetes by 2030, it is essential to establish such centers in the country.

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Northern Ireland primary school refused to enrol little boy with diabetes - Education, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

A school acted unlawfully by refusing to admit a four-year-old pupil who has diabetes, the Department of Education has stated.

Josh Todd should have been starting Year 1 last week, but Bloomfield Primary School in Bangor — which had agreed to accept him and was fully aware of his condition — did an 11th hour U-turn, according to his family.

His devastated parents, Helen and David Todd, claimed Bloomfield Primary had first been made aware that Josh had Type-1 diabetes and was insulin-dependent in January, following his diagnosis. Their son’s blood sugar levels have to be checked regularly throughout the day and he receives four injections daily — one during school hours...

 

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The Highlander - Family seeks help for son’s lost insulin pump

The Highlander - Family seeks help for son’s lost insulin pump | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

A Marble Falls family is seeking the community's help in finding their son's insulin pump after it, along with his cell phone, was taken after the Marble Falls-Smithville football game Friday night.

Mika Spears said her family is offering a no questions asked $500 reward for the return of the insulin pump. Spears said it was taken from her 13-year-old son Friday after he set it and his LG Thrill mobile phone down at the 30 yard line of the field to play a pick-up football game with friends. Her son has had type 1 diabetes since he was 8, Spears said, and a replacement pump will cost $3600.

"We don't care about recovering his phone,” Spears said, "but we would really like the pump returned. Currently he is using his old pump that is five years old, well outside the length of use recommended by the manufacturer. Using a pump for too long without upgrading it can result in overdosing of insulin, which can lead to seizures if not caught in time.”...

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Ontario cancels $46.2M diabetes registry contract at no cost

Ontario cancels $46.2M diabetes registry contract at no cost | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

EHealth Ontario is cancelling its contract to set up a diabetes registry....

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French Kids Don’t Get Fat: Why? | Karen Le Billon

French Kids Don’t Get Fat: Why? | Karen Le Billon | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

France has one of the lowest rates of child obesity in the developed world, and is the only country in which child obesity rates have remained stable in the past decade, in stark contrast to the rapidly rising rates elsewhere. In fact, American kids are three times more likely to be overweight than French children. Why? (For a chart with comparative stats on obesity rates, see the bottom of this post.)...

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JDRF announces Type 1 #diabetes treatment competition winners | Drug Store News

...The organization, JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, announced the winners of what it called the first-ever public challenge to find new theoretical ideas to approach the discovery and development of glucose-responsive insulin treatments. The treatment would deliver a price amount of insulin needed in response to circulating blood glucose levels 24 hours a day, reducing or eliminating high and low blood sugars and much of the daily burden of managing diabetes.

The winners included one individual and two teams of scientists: Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Light White Innovation Technology owner Luz Blanco; University of Texas at Austin doctoral fellow Chen Xi and research partner Feng Siqian; and California Institute of Technology graduate students Mohsen Chitsaz and Alborz Mahdavi....

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Diabetic Buddy - app for children with #diabetes

Diabetic Buddy - app for children with #diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Thank you for visiting our project! We’ll have a working prototype ready to go in no time

If you are struggling with your child having needles and blood tests, we have a solution.

You’re probably aware that some games have engaging and motivating qualities.

We are taking those engaging plus motivating qualities and incorporating them into an application which will help you and your child cope with the rigors of diabetic control.

"When a 6 year old child goes to the mother or father and asks for a blood test because our game has asked them... that is a measure of our success", Scott Quayle - Founder

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Boehringer Ingelheim debuts pharma game 'Syrum' on Facebook - FierceBiotechIT

Boehringer Ingelheim debuts pharma game 'Syrum' on Facebook - FierceBiotechIT | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
After lots of pre-launch publicity, Boehringer Ingelheim has unveiled a beta version of its pharma game "Syrum" on Facebook. It's an evolution in the pharmaceutical industry's use of the social media platform and gives the German drugmaker a new tool to educate the general public about the challenges of its business.

Pharma groups have plenty of Facebook pages dedicated to corporate, disease-focused or brand initiatives. Yet commentators have called "Syrum" the industry's first stab at a social game, and it's one that puts players in a virtual lab and challenges them to create drugs and bring them to market. And while the game might fall under the umbrella of BI's digital marketing efforts, don't expect to see any promotions for the company's products on "Syrum" (at least not initially).

"We built 'Syrum' with a view to creating an ecosystem through which we could engage with people around education. It's also to do with reputation management, market research and recruiting talent," John Pugh, BI's director of digital, told PMLive. "We spend quite a lot of time and energy on our social media channels and this is another part of that, where we create a whole integrated framework."

Read more: Boehringer Ingelheim debuts pharma game 'Syrum' on Facebook -  ...

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New AgriLife Extension diabetes programs use ethnic, cultural perspectives

New AgriLife Extension diabetes programs use ethnic, cultural perspectives | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
COLLEGE STATION – Recognizing the need for a culturally relevant type 2 diabetes self-management education program for the state’s Hispanic and African-American population, a team from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has developed two new...
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Hypoglycemic Episode At School

Hypoglycemic Episode At School | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Keep your Type 1 kid safe at school when it comes to managing their diabetes. It's key to prepare both your child and their school on what actions to take when a diabetes emergency arises!
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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 16, 2012 9:48 AM
This is really a good opinion. Today, many diabetics are caught off handed when they have attacks. Sad, but if you are really aware of your illness, then the best way is to make precautionary measures to save a life.
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For Type 1 diabetics, support is key to coping

For Type 1 diabetics, support is key to coping | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

....C.R. Anand Moses, head of the diabetology department, tells me that once, a class X student got into trouble when fellow students found him injecting himself with insulin in the toilet. “They thought he was on drugs. I had to go to the school and explain to the teachers about his condition,” he said. If diabetics carried a card informing people about their status, it would help doctors and paramedics get them medical help when needed, he added.

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Oh the irony "Nestle’s new offerings: foods that might help battle obesity and diabetes"

Oh the irony "Nestle’s new offerings: foods that might help battle obesity and diabetes" | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The company is better known for its chocolate candies and ice cream, but Nestle now is trying to get into the health and wellness market.
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"Astonishingly high" diabetes rates found in UK ethnic groups - Chicago Tribune

"Astonishingly high" diabetes rates found in UK ethnic groups - Chicago Tribune | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Half of all people of South Asian, African and African Caribbean descent living in Britain will develop diabetes by age 80, scientists said on Monday in research which also...
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Eating with celiac and diabetes – no piece of cake

Eating with celiac and diabetes – no piece of cake | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A beautiful Hebrew-language cookbook for patients who have to avoid gluten and sugar has just been produced in Tel Aviv.
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CACTUS Insulin-Management Concept by Entwurfreich - Dexigner

CACTUS Insulin-Management Concept by Entwurfreich - Dexigner | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Entwurfreich has unveiled CACTUS, a design-concept to support diabetics by providing relief in everyday life, reliable long-term-recording and integration into modern lifestyles.
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