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KalVista Pharmaceuticals Brings Expertise to New European Consortium Focused on the Discovery and Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics - The Sacramento Bee

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Taylor Gilmer May Die of Type 1 Diabetes in Prison

Thanks to poor medical care across US prisons, a term in prison can become a life sentence, with states slashing funding and private medical firms competing to cut costs.
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Sanofi Announces the CE Mark for JuniorSTAR®, a New Half-Unit Insulin Reusable Pen for People with Type 1 Diabetes - World News Report

Sanofi Announces the CE Mark for JuniorSTAR®, a New Half-Unit Insulin Reusable Pen for People with Type 1 Diabetes. Press release distribution provided by World News Report
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Pharmaceutical company Dompé launches REP0112, a trial to assess the efficacy and safety of Reparixin in autologous islet cell transplantation | Fort Mill Times - Fort Mill, SC

Italian biopharmaceutical company Dompé today announced the launch of REP0112, a randomized double-blind multicenter Phase II/III trial to assess the efficacy and safety of Reparixin in autologous islet cell transplantation, a procedure where,...
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Increase In Deaths Linked To First Line Treatment With Sulfonylureas

Increase In Deaths Linked To First Line Treatment With Sulfonylureas | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
First-line treatment with sulfonylureas instead of metformin in people with type 2 diabetes is associated with a significantly elevated risk of death, according to results from an observational study presented at the European Association for the...
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Kelly Close: State Of Diabetes Treatment, Companies In The Sector And Challenges Patients Face

As president and founder of Close Concerns, a healthcare information firm focused on diabetes and obesity, Kelly Close says her passion comes from her extensive professional work as well as her personal experience, contractin...
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San Francisco Health Plan’s Innovative Diabetes Text Messaging Program Expanded to Include Members Affected with Asthma | mHealthNews

San Francisco Health Plan’s Innovative Diabetes Text Messaging Program Expanded to Include Members Affected with Asthma | mHealthNews | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
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Targeting memory T-cells in Type 1 diabetes | Science Codex

Targeting memory T-cells in Type 1 diabetes | Science Codex | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
WA, Seattle (September 23, 2013) – Encouraging results from the T1DAL study (Targeting effector memory T cells with alefacept in new onset type 1 diabetes), led by Mark R. Rigby M.D., Ph.D.
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What are the possible side effects of alefacept (Amevive)?

 

Alefacept reduces levels of certain white blood cells in the body. If the level of these white blood cells falls too low, treatment with alefacept may need to be withheld temporarily or discontinued. Your doctor will monitor your white blood cell levels during treatment.

Alefacept may increase the risk of developing cancer. Do not use alefacept without first talking to your doctor if you have cancer or a history of cancer.

Alefacept reduces certain actions of the immune system and may increase the risk of developing a new infection or reactivating a chronic infection that has been latent (inactive). Contact your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of an infection such as fever or chills, sore throat, coughing, or burning with urination.

Stop using alefacept and seek emergency medical attention if you develop symptoms of an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use alefacept and talk to your doctor if you experience

sore throat or cough;dizziness;headachenausea;itching;muscle aches;chills; orpain, discomfort, or inflammation at the injection site.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

 

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Lilach Steiner industrial design - FLOW shoes for persons with diabetes

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What's In A Name? The Fight Over Biosimilar Nomenclatures

What's In A Name? The Fight Over Biosimilar Nomenclatures | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
More than a year after drugmakers began jousting over names for biosimilars, the trade group for generic drugmakers has taken the formal step of filing a citizen’s petition with the FDA to request that all such products share the same international...
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The implication of vitamin d and autoimmunity: a comprehensive review #abstract

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Diabetic Anderson man almost kicked out of McDonald's for bringing in service dog

Diabetic Anderson man almost kicked out of McDonald's for bringing in service dog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
An Anderson man said he wants to raise awareness after he and his service dog were almost kicked out of a McDonald's restaurant.
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Roche decides against selling diabetes device unit -sources

US-ROCHE-SALE:Roche decides against selling diabetes device unit -sources
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Merck stops distributing combo drug for cholesterol and type 2 diabetes because it didn't sell

Merck stops distributing combo drug for cholesterol and type 2 diabetes because it didn't sell.
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Jillian Given, 5, dials 911 to save diabetic mom

Jillian Given, 5, dials 911 to save diabetic mom | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Five-year-old Jillian Given wasn't rattled.In what authorities describe as "calm and collected" fashion, the Ronkonkoma girl made a 911 call last week that officials say saved her mother's life."My mo...
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EU Nod for Furiex Diabetes Drugs

Furiex Pharma announced that Takeda Pharma has gained European approval for Vipidia , Vipdomet and Incresync.
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Insulet Corporation : Insulet Reaches Settlement and Cross-License Agreement With Medtronic | 4-Traders

BEDFORD, MA -- -- 09/25/13 -- Insulet Corporation , the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced it has reached a settlement...
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JDRF Honors Researchers Whose Insights on Early Type 1 Diabetes Development Have Set the Stage for Disease Prevention in Children

–The three winners of JDRF's 2013  Mary Tyler Moore and S.
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Low-Glucose-Suspension Feature Cuts Severe Hypoglycemia

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Targeting of memory T cells with alefacept in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1DAL study): 12 month results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial : The Lancet Diabetes & Endoc...

Targeting of memory T cells with alefacept in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1DAL study): 12 month results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial. By - Prof Mark R Rigby MD, P...
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I believe the risks far outweigh the potential of this drug.

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Read more about the side effects here http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a603011.html#side-effects
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Israeli Company Designs Shoe for Diabetics

Israeli Company Designs Shoe for Diabetics | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Israeli designer Lilach Steiner's 'Flow' is designed to improve circulation and return blood to the legs for diabetics
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Diabetes expert Dr. Louis Philipson stresses importance of accurate diagnosis -

Diabetes expert Dr. Louis Philipson stresses importance of accurate diagnosis - | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
I will never forget the phone call I made in 2006 to the parents of Lilly Jaffe, then a 6-year-old girl from Chicago who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back when she was just 1 month old.
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Diabetes Websites to Improve Your Care

These websites and resources have helped me stay informed, do the work I do, and keep learning to improve my care. They have also supported me and lifted my spirits on more than one occasion.
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Can submarine technology transform islet transplantation? | University of Minnesota

Can submarine technology transform islet transplantation? | University of Minnesota | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Medical Foundation helps people everywhere lead healthier lives by advancing health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota.
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Women's Prison in Fluvanna County Faces Abuse Allegations, Class Action Lawsuit

Women's Prison in Fluvanna County Faces Abuse Allegations, Class Action Lawsuit | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A lawsuit filed against the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women accuses the warden and the medical staff at the prison of cruel and unusual punishment.
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