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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

Endocrine System Medical Terminology...
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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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'When he couldn't say his own name I phoned an ambulance' - Lifestyle, Frontpage - Herald.ie

'When he couldn't say his own name I phoned an ambulance' - Lifestyle, Frontpage - Herald.ie | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
WHEN I met Eoin in 2006, I knew he was diabetic. However, I didn't really know what that meant. I was familiar with sugar highs and lows, and I knew with diabetes those highs and lows were much more severe and potentially fatal.
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Welcome to Type 1 - YouTube - lots of wonderful people with type 1 #diabetes

Welcome to Type 1 - YouTube - lots of wonderful people with type 1 #diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Check out their videos

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Patients suffer as druggists assoc bans fair price sale

Patients suffer as druggists assoc bans fair price sale
Quamrul Islam Rubaiyat, Thakurgaon
Around 4000 diabetic patients of Swasthaseba Hospital in the town have to buy insulin and other medicines for higher prices from outside as Thakurgaon Chemists and Druggists Association allegedly forced medical representatives to stop supplying the items to the hospital pharmacy hospital three months ago.

Authorities set up the pharmacy inside the diabetic hospital, facilitating the patients to buy medicines for fair prices, said hospital sources and patients.

The hospital sells insulin to its patients at Tk 1,000 a vial while pharmacies in the town sell it for Tk 1,100 to 1400....

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“Diabetic” and “Noncompliant Diabetic”: Terms That Need to Disappear

“Diabetic” and “Noncompliant Diabetic”: Terms That Need to Disappear
Kyle R. Peters, PharmD
“Dr. Johnson, I have roomed your patients. Mr. Jones is a new diabetic in room 1; Mr. Smith, the noncompliant diabetic, is in room 2; and Mrs. Anderson, the gestational diabetic is in room 3. This morning's schedule is filled with diabetics.”

How many of you are gritting your teeth after reading this scenario? Hopefully, all of you; it was painful even writing it. When referring to people with diabetes, we should stop using the labels “diabetic” and “noncompliant diabetic.” These terms expose our ignorance to the management of diabetes and allow us an excuse when patients are not achieving their heath outcome goals.

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Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Current Use and Health Perspectives

Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Current Use and Health Perspectives
A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association
Christopher Gardner, PHD, Chair, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EDD, RD, Co-Chair, Samuel S. Gidding, MD, FAHA, Lyn M. Steffen, PHD, MPH, RD, FAHA, Rachel K. Johnson, PHD, MPH, RD, Diane Reader, RD, CDE, Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSC, FAHA and on behalf of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and the American Diabetes Association
A 2009 American Heart Association scientific statement titled “Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health” (1) concluded that current intake of added sugars among Americans greatly exceeds discretionary calorie allowances based on the 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines (2). For this reason, the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee recommended population-wide reductions in added sugars intake. The present statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association addresses the potential role of nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) in helping Americans to adhere to this recommendation in the context of current usage and health perspectives....

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Health Care Transition in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

...CONCLUSIONS Contemporary transition practices may help prevent gaps between pediatric and adult care but do not appear to promote improvements in A1C. More robust preparation strategies and handoffs between pediatric and adult care should be evaluated.

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PreOp Statin Use Ups Insulin Resistance in Heart Surgery

PreOp Statin Use Ups Insulin Resistance in Heart Surgery | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Patients without diabetes who are taking statins prior to cardiac surgery experience increased insulin resistance compared with those not taking statins.
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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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NewsMaker - Author receives medal for surviving Type 1 Diabetes for 50 years

The author of a new novel loosely based on her life as a Type 1 Diabetic has received the Kellion Medal from Diabetes Australia for having survived the disease for over 50 years. Josey Alexander contracted the debilitating disease at the age of four after witnessing an horrific murder in Kings Cross Sydney.

The novel ‘SICK’ follows her life long rampage of revenge, her struggle with her disease, her physical sufferings and conquests, and her love of history and film, as she hones her skills in the demise of some and the murder of others....

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Teplizumab type I diabetes prevention study now enrolls younger children

A type I diabetes prevention study that is part of the TrialNet program at Vanderbilt is now enrolling children as young as 8 years old, following an FDA decision allowing the drug Teplizumab (anti-CD3) to be used in younger children.
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Insulin degludec: four times lower pharmacodynamic variability than insulin glargine under steady-state conditions in type 1 diabetes.

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These results show that IDeg has a significantly more predictable glucose-lowering effect from day to day than IGlar.

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Matching Patients to Devices: Diabetes Products Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Matching Patients to Devices: Diabetes Products Are Not One-Size-Fits-All
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE
Think about the last time you went to buy a new car. Did the dealer tell you, “This is the car we sell, so this is what you get”? Or, did he or she ask about your needs—size, style, price range, features—and try to find you a good match? If the dealer wanted to keep you as a customer, he or she surely took the latter approach.

Now think about medical devices for your patients with diabetes. Doesn't this deserve some thought as well? After all, we are not talking about a car; we are talking about equipment needed to maintain health and, perhaps, sustain life. Just as certain types of cars are better suited for certain people, some blood glucose meters, insulin pumps, pen devices, and continuous glucose monitors are better matches for certain patients. Recommending the same medical device to everyone who walks into your office does a disservice to your patients and may set you up for poorer clinical outcomes and time wasted on troubleshooting.

The following is a discussion of the features of various diabetes management devices, the advantages they offer, and the types of patients who are most likely to benefit from them....

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Early Loss of the Glucagon Response to Hypoglycemia in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

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...CONCLUSIONS The glucagon response to hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes is influenced by the duration of diabetes and can be lost early in the course of the disease....

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Global Call for Free Academic Movement for International Dialogue

Global Call for Free Academic Movement for International Dialogue
Itamar Raz, MD1, Stephanie A. Amiel, FRCP2, George Alberti, FRCP3, Naim Shehadeh, MD4, Stefano Del Prato, MD5, Paul Zimmet, MD, PHD6 and William T. Cefalu, MD7
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From the 1Diabetes Unit, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel;
2King’s College London, London, U.K.;
3King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, U.K.; the
4Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel; the
5Section of Diabetes, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy;
6Melbourne, Australia; and the
7Joint Program on Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University (LSU) System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Corresponding author: William T. Cefalu, cefaluwt@pbrc.edu.
The recent meeting of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the World Diabetes Congress 2011, took place in Dubai in December 2011. The fact that Dubai was chosen as the venue for this international congress became controversial because it was perceived by some prospective attendees that it might limit participation based on nationality or religion as a result of strict entry laws and/or fear for the security of some participants....

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