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Amelia Lily backs diabetes campaign

Amelia Lily backs diabetes campaign | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
MIDDLESBROUGH’S princess of pop Amelia Lily spoke of living with diabetes today, and urged other sufferers “don’t let it stop you living your dream”.
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Parents 'overlook diabetes signs'

Parents 'overlook diabetes signs' | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Many parents - and health professionals - are unaware of the common symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children, a charity warns.
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Special Section @PBPost: War on Diabetes

Special Section @PBPost: War on Diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes is arguably the No. 1 killer among diseases in the U.S. Most of us can point to someone we know or care about who is living with the disease.
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Kidney Donor Denied Health Insurance on Grounds of Preexisting Conditions - AARP

Kidney Donor Denied Health Insurance on Grounds of Preexisting Conditions - AARP | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
How can a perfectly healthy father donate a kidney to his daughter and then be turned down for health insurance on the grounds that he has a preexisting condition?
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FDA panel recommends approval for two Novo Nordisk insulin products | Drug Store News

Approval conditional on post-marketing cardiovascular trial

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Golfer Michelle McGann is on a mission: ‘I want to help every...

Golfer Michelle McGann is on a mission: ‘I want to help every... | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Since being diagnosed at age 13 with Type 1 diabetes, professional golfer Michelle McGann says, “Every day is a science experiment.
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TSA Full-Body Scans Can Cause Insulin Pump, CGM Malfunctions - Diabetes Health

TSA Full-Body Scans Can Cause Insulin Pump, CGM Malfunctions - Diabetes Health | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes Health - Community: Diabetes Health. A report in the October 2012 issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics says that airport full-body scans can cause malfunctions in insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors.
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Georgia Tech gets $1.2M diabetes training grant - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Tech gets $1.2M diabetes training grant - Atlanta Business Chronicle | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech receieved a $1.2 million federal grant to train post-doctoral fellows...
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Life for a Child: Diabetes Care for Young People in Vietnam

Life for a Child: Diabetes Care for Young People in Vietnam | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
In July 2012 I made my first trip to Vietnam as Education Manager for the International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Program (IDF LFAC) and also as a support health professional for Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN).
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Diabetes linked to flu - health - 02 November 2012 - New Scientist

Diabetes linked to flu - health - 02 November 2012 - New Scientist | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The flu virus can grow within the pancreas and may trigger an immune response that leads to diabetes...
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Jay Cutler Talks About Diabetes

Jay Cutler Talks About Diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Among the more than 25 million Americans who have diabetes is Jay Cutler, the Bears quarterback who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was with the Denver Broncos. Learning of the disease helped...
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Diabetes effort needs $800,000 - National - NZ Herald News

Diabetes effort needs $800,000 - National - NZ Herald News | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Research for type 1 diabetes could be just around the corner - but it needs an injection of cash.

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A 12-wk follow-up study to evaluate the effects of mixing insulin lispro and insulin glargine in young individuals with type 1 diabetes - Lucchesi - 2012 - Pediatric Diabetes - Wiley Online Library

A 12-wk follow-up study to evaluate the effects of mixing insulin lispro and insulin glargine in young individuals with type 1 diabetes - Lucchesi - 2012 - Pediatric Diabetes - Wiley Online Library | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Objective
This study was performed to compare in real-life conditions the serum profile of insulin lispro (IL) after a subcutaneous (SC) injection, separate and mixed with insulin glargine (IG), using a sensitive radioimmunoassay for the specific determination of serum IL, and to evaluate the 12-wk effect of the mixture on glycemic control in young individuals with type 1 diabetes.

Research design and methods
The IL serum profiles were evaluated in 10 individuals with type 1 diabetes [age 21.9 ± 3.8 yr; diabetes duration 13.4 ± 4.9 yr; body mass index 25.1 ± 3.2 kg/m2; hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 8.3 ± 0.8%] during a mixed meal test (MMT) using IL and IG as separate (baseline) and mixed injection. The glycemic variability by continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) and the long-term diabetes control with HbA1c were also evaluated at baseline and after 12 wk mixing the two insulins.

Results
The mixture of IL with IG decreased IL maximum serum concentration (CmaxIL) (29.4 ± 5.1 µU/mL vs. 13.7 ± 4.2 µU/mL; p = 0.03) without changing the time to reach the Cmax (TmaxIL), the IL area under the curve (AUCIL0-240), and the glucose dynamics during the MMT. The glucose variability and the HbA1c were equivalent to baseline after 12 wk mixing both insulins.

Conclusions
These data suggest that mixing IL with IG immediately before the SC injection decreases IL serum peak concentration without affecting the glycemic profile after 12 wk in this group with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

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Diabetes among Indigenous Australians at crisis point

Diabetes among Indigenous Australians at crisis point | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes rates in Australia are high, but its prevalence in the
Indigenous population is between three and four times higher than the
rest of the population.
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UF working hard to heighten diabetes awareness

UF working hard to heighten diabetes awareness | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
John Abbitt is exactly the kind of person diabetes screening programs like to see.
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Living well together: Couple has managed woman’s diabetes for 67 years | Living | CentreDaily.com

Living well together: Couple has managed woman’s diabetes for 67 years | Living | CentreDaily.com | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
In 1945, World War II ended. A new house cost about $4,600, a men’s shirt cost $2.50. Only 5,000 homes had a television set with only six channels. One hundred forty million people lived in the United States, and life expectancy was 65 years old.
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Diabetes researchers look at cellular-level transplants as bridge to a cure - Health - MiamiHerald.com

Researchers at UM’s Diabetes Research Institute say the transplants of insulin-producing cells could move soon from study to regular practice......

....Ricordi and other researchers are excited about other parallel research:

• A new trial in conducting transplants that could eliminate the need of anti-rejection drugs by using the donor’s bone marrow cells to replace the recipient’s immune system.

• New materials to encapsulate and protect the islet transplants from the body’s immune system.

• New ways to deliver the anti-rejection drugs just to the cells that need it, instead of the entire body.

• Using cells from alternative sources, like targeting progenitor cells from a patient’s own pancreas, to regenerate as those special insulin-producing cells. That would eliminate the need for transplants and anti-rejection drugs.

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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | November 10, 2012

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE | November 10, 2012 | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Learn from experience

Free insulin clinic?

I have noticed in the news that there is a refurbished RV being used as a clinic for the delivery of methadone to addicts in HRM to make it easier for them to come off drugs.

This seems like a worthwhile effort to many, and be assured that I have every sympathy for anyone suffering from addictions.

But what about Type 1 diabetics? They are, in a sense, addicted to insulin — they must have it to LIVE. Where is the clinic for them to go and get free insulin? Doesn’t anyone care about them?

Life isn’t fair, I guess. Insulin and the treatment of this horrible disease are not important enough for our politcians to get involved in this fight.

Patricia MacInnis, Stellarton

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FIT India and BD launch insulin guidelines on injection technique in diabetes care in India

FIT India and BD launch insulin guidelines on injection technique in diabetes care in India...
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Current Diabetes Reports, Volume 12, Issue 6 - Springer

Current Diabetes Reports, Volume 12, Issue 6 - Springer | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Volume 12, Issue 6, December 2012
ISSN: 1534-4827 (Print) 1539-0829 (Online)

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Can we vaccinate against Type 1 #diabetes?

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Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate the immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a disease. As the most successful prophylactic in medical history, there is now an emerging interest as to whether vaccination can be applied in autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. These are diseases of failed immune regulation; vaccination in this context aims to exploit the power of antigenic material to stimulate immune homeostasis in the form of active, adaptive, regulatory immune responses. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that could benefit from the therapeutic potential of vaccination. The major conditions necessary to make prophylaxis feasible are in place; the self antigens are known, the failure of existing immune regulation has been demonstrated, early studies of vaccine approaches have proved safe, and the preclinical prodrome of the disease can be easily detected by simple blood tests. Challenges for future implementation include finding the best mode of delivery and the best blend of adjunctive therapies that create the favorable conditions required for a vaccine to be effective.

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Glycemic control in patients with diabetes and nephropathy

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Clinicians who treat diabetic patients on dialysis or with advanced CKD must choose how best to perform glucose monitoring.
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Sulfonylureas Up Cardio Events Versus Metformin --Doctors Lounge

Use of sulfonylureas for initial treatment of diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular events and death compared with metformin, according to a study published in the Nov. 6 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Use of sulfonylureas for initial treatment of diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular events and death compared with metformin, according to a study published in the Nov. 6 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Christianne L. Roumie, M.D., M.P.H., from the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to compare outcomes for 253,690 veterans who initiated metformin (155,025) or sulfonylurea (98,665) therapy for diabetes. The composite outcome consisted of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction or stroke, or death, adjusting for baseline demographic and medical characteristics.....

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Online Communities Are Valued by People With Type 1 Diabetes for Peer Support: How Well Do Health Professionals Understand This?

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Pediatric Diabetes - Volume 13, Issue 7 - November 2012 - Wiley Online Library

Pediatric Diabetes - Volume 13, Issue 7 - November 2012 - Wiley Online Library | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

November 2012 Issue - some good abstracts here.

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