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(May 2011) Tools for Weight Management in primary care with Dr Arya Sharma

VIDEO showing Arya Sharma, CON executive director, professor at University of Alberta in Edmonton, and also family physician, who explains the importance of ...
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Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch

Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The primary mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized camping and year round services for children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses in order to enrich their lives and provide experiences that are memorable, empowering, fun, physically safe and medically sound while offered in a magical Adirondack setting. There is no charge for any of the Ranch’s programs. Program participants are only asked to provide their own transportation to and from the Ranch.

Our goal has always been to help families enjoy all the wonderful things that childhood has to offer. With the daily stress of living with diabetes we want to be able to provide a haven for families to take a breath and enjoy time with their family and an opportunity to make friends. We understand the high cost of diabetes and the many life changes that occur and wanted to truly support an organization that offers our families the ability to spend 2 nights and 3 days in a beautiful setting with wonderful friends and lots of activities. The Double H Ranch is that place. We would like to offer 15 families the ability to come to this ranch and have fun and make friends.

The entire camp experience is free. Campers must however provide their own transportation. We will be accepting recommendations starting April 27, 2010 with families being notified in December of 2010. We will also select 5 alternate families should something occur that enables a family to attend.

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Soda taste test: How the new diets stack up

Soda taste test: How the new diets stack up | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Ask five strangers to taste five new diet sodas and you might get one opinion: Try again.
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Broken Glow Releases Tribute to Late member Brenner Eugenides

Broken Glow Releases Tribute to Late member Brenner Eugenides | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Brenner Eugenides, a talented young musician in the band Broken Glow, died of Type 1 diabetes. As a tribute to Brenner and to raise awareness of type ...
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Newcastle spike in type 1 #diabetes in children (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Newcastle spike in type 1 #diabetes in children (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Doctors at Newcastle's John Hunter hospital are worried about a spike in the number of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

 

Paediatric endocrinologist, Bruce King says in a standard year, the hospital would diagnose around 35 to 40 children with the condition.

But Associate Professor King says already this year, 41 have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

He says it is a concerning trend.

"About 7 or 8 years ago, we had the highest rate of diabetes in Australia when we were getting roughly 50 children per year," he said.

"Thankfully that let off for us, and we dropped the numbers down to about 35 to 40, which we were grateful for.

"But it seems that it's spiked up again and looks like its a little bit more than we were used to before."

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Biocon Announces Positive Results from its Phase 1 Comparative PK-PD Study with Biosimilar Insulin Glargine

Biocon Announces Positive Results from its Phase 1 Comparative PK-PD Study with Biosimilar Insulin Glargine
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 -- (Business Wire India)

Biocon, Asia's premier biotechnology company, today announced positive results from a
Phase 1 comparative study conducted in Germany of its Biosimilar Insulin Glargine in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) patients.

This randomized, double-blind, euglycemic clamp study was conducted in T1DM patients to evaluate pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) equivalence of Biocon’s Insulin Glargine against the innovator product (Lantus®). The trial met all its primary and secondary endpoints.

These encouraging results indicate that Biocon’s Insulin Glargine is equivalent to the innovator product in terms of PK and PD. These robust clinical data along with extensive physicochemical and biological characterization data generated to date between Biocon’s Insulin Glargine and the innovator product will enable Biocon to start its Phase 3 program in the U.S. and E.U. aimed at demonstrating comparative safety, efficacy and immunogenicity in diabetes mellitus patients.

“This study clearly demonstrates that Biocon’s Insulin Glargine is bioequivalent to LANTUS®, so that both insulins will have the same effect when used in identical doses”, said Dr Tim Heise, CEO Science & Administration of Profil® in Neuss, Germany, and Principal Investigator of the study.“The study had a robust design, was conducted under the international standards of ICH/GCP (International Conference of Harmonization/Good Clinical Practice) and used an automated euglycemic glucose clamp technique which is the gold standard for assessment of the pharmacodynamic properties of insulin preparations. Biocon’s Insulin Glargine and LANTUS® were very well tolerated; without any serious adverse event observed during the four month study period. I am very confident that based on these data, regulators will accept the pharamcokinetic and pharmacodynamic biosimilarity of Biocon’s Insulin Glargine and LANTUS®.”

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DRI Awarded $4.6M to Take Islet Transplantation to Next Level

DRI Awarded $4.6M to Take Islet Transplantation to Next Level | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The Diabetes Research Institute was awarded $4.6 million by the JDRF and Helmsley Charitable Trust to take Islet Transplantation to the next level.
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Rock-climber with diabetes on a 365-day climbing challenge: With the right tools, gear and attitude, each mountain can be conquered - JSOnline

Rock-climber with diabetes on a 365-day climbing challenge: With the right tools, gear and attitude, each mountain can be conquered - JSOnline | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day at the office.
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Candy Hearts: A Family's Journey With Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease: #FFL12 - Dr. Fasano. Onward.

Candy Hearts: A Family's Journey With Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease: #FFL12 - Dr. Fasano. Onward. | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

"It doesn't matter how I answer that question. No one can really ever know, and you can't go back. You can only move forward. She's healthy and happy. With proper attention to her diabetes, along with correct management of celiac, she can live a long, fulfilled life. Nothing I say will ever take that away." Dr. Alessio Fasano........

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Bayer in talks to sell diabetes device unit: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest drugmaker Bayer AG is in talks to sell its blood glucose meters business, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing industry and financial sources. The...
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Worcester, Mass. doctors praising 1 athlete for overcoming challenges

Worcester, Mass. doctors praising 1 athlete for overcoming challenges | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Jay Hewitt was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 20; he has competed in 14 Iron Man triathlons and 20 half Iron Man triathlons...
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An Isolated Venous Sac as a Novel Site for Cell Therapy in D... : Transplantation

Background: Transplanting pancreatic islets is of significant interest for type 1 diabetes mellitus. After intraportal injection of islets, inferior engraftment and eventual loss of transplanted islets constitute major limitations.
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FDA staff say Roche drug helped diabetics see

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.drug reviewers on Tuesday said Roche Holding AG's eye drug Lucentis appeared to help diabetic patients with a vision-robbing eye condition, and raised few major issues about...
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Can you help with funding? SUGAR BABIES: The Epidemic of Diabetes in our Children

Can you help with funding? SUGAR BABIES: The Epidemic of Diabetes in our Children | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Intimate, searing, and inspirational, SUGAR BABIES will change our country’s understanding of diabetes.
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Hope in the Wreckage

Hope in the Wreckage | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Nowhere is the American health care system more broken and desperate than rural Mississippi. Which is why an approach born in a broken and desperate place — Iran — may offer the best chance of saving lives.
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Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Shetland now highest in Europe | ShetlandTimes.co.uk

Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Shetland now highest in Europe | ShetlandTimes.co.uk | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Shetland is experiencing rapid and unexplained growth in type 1 diabetes, with the highest incidence of diagnosis per head of population in Europe.
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Vmersion-Health’s New Mobile App Gluco-Share™ Harnesses the Power of Sharing to Improve Diabetic Health | EON: Enhanced Online News

Vmersion-Health’s New Mobile App Gluco-Share™ Harnesses the Power of Sharing to Improve Diabetic Health | EON: Enhanced Online News | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Vmersion Health's Gluco-Share is the first blood glucose monitoring app for diabetes that creates a social media support group of friends and family -...
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Sernova Corp. DEVELOPING A TIERED APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES

July 11, 2012
Sernova Corp. Developing a Tiered Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes
Publisher: Canadian Investor Magazine
Author: Rochelle Emnance
File: http://www.sernova.com/i/pdf/Sernova-Canadian-Investor-Magazine-July-August-2012.pdf

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Moving Forward with TrialNet | Animas

Moving Forward with TrialNet | Animas | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Moving Forward with TrialNet
My daughter looks exactly like my husband. There’s no argument from anyone when I say that – “Oh yeah, she looks just like him! Such a clone of Chris!” And this is fine with me, because I think they’re both cute. So my brown-eyed daughter, with the dark curly hair, looks slightly different than her blue-eyed mom.
I forget that we don’t look anything alike, at times. Except when people in the grocery store stop me to tell me they love her bouncy ponytail with the ringlet curls, and I remember that she looks so much like her daddy.
But what I can’t forget is that she’s made up of both of us. She may look like her dad, but she has her mother’s smile. (And her mother’s stubbornness … whoa boy.) And even if I want to ignore it, she also has a blend of her father and mother’s health histories swimming in her cells............

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Pramlintide Improves Glucose Control in Type 1 #Diabetes --Doctors Lounge

Pramlintide Improves Glucose Control in Type 1 #Diabetes --Doctors Lounge | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

The addition of pramlintide, an analog of the naturally-occurring β-cell peptide amylin, before meals improves blood glucose control in patients with type 1 diabetes receiving insulin through an external closed-loop artificial pancreas system, according to a study published online June 18 in Diabetes Care....

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Autologous cord blood harvesting in North Eastern Italy: ethical questions and emerging hopes for curing diabetes and celiac disease

Autologous cord blood harvesting in North Eastern Italy: ethical questions and emerging hopes for curing diabetes and celiac disease | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

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The Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG), a region of North Eastern Italy, has passed legislation (Decree No 2324/2010) to regulate the banking of umbilical cord blood samples for personal, autologous, or family-directed use, and to implement the Agreement of the State-Regions Permanent Conference (Decree No 62/CSR/2010). This paper aims to identify the formalities and the reasons why families collect and bank their cord blood in foreign banks for both personal and private use.

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The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three

The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A 10-minute brisk walk three times a day proved more effective than a single 30-minute workout at keeping blood pressure in a healthy range, researchers at Arizona State University report.
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Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually

Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

.........In particular, Walmart introduced today the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and blood sugar test strips. The retailer will offer the ReliOn Prime meter for $16.24 and ReliOn Prime blood sugar test strips at $9 for 50-ct strips, or 18 cents per test. People with diabetes use meters and blood sugar test strips daily to test their blood sugar levels and determine when they need to take insulin

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Admission HbA1c Aids Discharge Planning : Clinical Endocrinology News

Admission HbA1c Aids Discharge Planning : Clinical Endocrinology News | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

PHILADELPHIA – An algorithm based on hemoglobin A1c levels at admission was safe and effective in guiding diabetes therapy after discharge, based on a prospective, randomized pilot study of 224 inpatients with type 2 diabetes....

 

..."If we can do this at Grady hospital, a county hospital in downtown Atlanta, I think most of you can do it in your facilities. We see these patients within 2 weeks of discharge. I think frequent followup and education are key to [the success of] this type of program," Dr. Umpierrez said. 

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EndoGoddess Diabetes App: Clinical Trial Fundraiser

EndoGoddess Diabetes App: Clinical Trial Fundraiser | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
EndoGoddess V.2.0: Rewarding Healthy Behavior for Diabetics and Those that Care for Them. Project: Development and Clinical Trial.

The EndoGoddess App is a self-entry glucose journal that not only keeps patients healthier, but also enables them to earn rewards for healthy behavior. As most diabetics know, checking their glucose four times a day and writing it down to give to their doctor and keep track of their sugar levels is a complete drag, but it is very important to avoid emergency trips to the ER or worse yet, hypoglycemic shock and the fainting spells it can cause, which can be extremely dangerous. Our Application not only automates this recording and communication process, it also lets patients earn rewards for their good sugar tracking. No more paper journals!.....

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