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Sanofi Signs Agreement For Type 1 Diabetes Research With Boston Academic Teaching Hospital

Sanofi Signs Agreement For Type 1 Diabetes Research With Boston Academic Teaching Hospital | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Research collaboration to explore novel target shown in pre-clinical studies to play significant role in type 1 diabetes

BOSTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced a new research collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, focused on immunology of type 1 diabetes. The two organizations will share knowledge and apply their respective expertise in basic and applied research regarding diabetes and drug target and candidate development.

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Rite Aid Foundation awards $10,000 grant to diabetes foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation announced in a release Monday that it has given a $10,000 grant to the Central Pennsylvania...
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Mel C: How Spice Girl helped save brother Paul's life by

Mel C: How Spice Girl helped save brother Paul's life by | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The Spice Girl and Superstar judge tells for the first time how she helped diagnose brother Paul's diabetes - and probably saved his life...
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Friends for Life — with a Stowaway

Friends for Life — with a Stowaway | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
About two weeks ago, for the second year in a row, I joined thousands of others in a pilgrimage to Orlando for CWD FFL 2012. (That’s Children With Diabetes Friends For Life, for those of you ...
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Study aims to de-stress the quarter of stressed diabetics

Study aims to de-stress the quarter of stressed diabetics | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
DIABETES WA is highlighting the need for better stress management for people who live with diabetes.

 

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect over a million Australians and the number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is expected to triple in just over ten years.

Results from the Diabetes MILES Study, released in May by Diabetes Australia, indicate that about one in four people with diabetes experience clinical levels of depression.

The study, which examined over 3300 Australians with diabetes, found that adults with type 2 insulin-treated diabetes experience the highest levels of depression and anxiety with 35 per cent experiencing moderate to severe depressive symptoms.

Severe diabetes-related distress is more common in adults with type 1 diabetes, with 28 per cent experiencing signs of severe distress.

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes foundation director Professor Jane Speight, who conducted the study, says people with type 1 diabetes were more likely to feel distressed because they had lived with the condition for much longer and the demands of managing their condition, which involved daily injections and blood checks, were exhausting.

“There is no holiday from type 1 diabetes,” Prof Speight says.

“Prof Speight says fluctuating blood glucose levels induced by stress could lead to severe hypoglycaemia in the short-term and other serious long-term complications....

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BUTTON ERROR on my Insulin Pump: Will Medtronic Come Through? | A Sweet Life

BUTTON ERROR on my Insulin Pump: Will Medtronic Come Through? | A Sweet Life | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
I’m about as frustrated as a person with diabetes can be. Last night my insulin pump started to flash “BUTTON ERROR” and beep every few minutes. It took a few minutes for me to realize the problem wasn’t going away.
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Amy Wilton on carrying torch #diabetes

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Amy Wilton, from Fareham in Hampshire, who has type one diabetes, ran with the torch in west Sussex.

 

As a five-year-old, Amy Wilton, from Fareham in Hampshire, was diagnosed with type one diabetes.

She has to inject insulin at least four times a day to control the level of sugar in her blood.

Otherwise Amy leads a normal life - she has just taken her GCSEs and will be off to college in September.

And that positive attitude led to her being chosen as a youth ambassador for a Juvenile Diabetes charity.

Earlier she carried the Olympic Torch through Midhurst in West Sussex.

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JAMA Network | Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine | Transition to Adult Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

JAMA Network | Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine | Transition to Adult Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

.How best to transition adolescents and young adults—particularly medically complex individuals or those with a chronic illness or disability—from a pediatric to an adult system of health care remains a largely unanswered question. Challenges to a smooth transition include being able to identify those most in need of transition planning, locating suitable adult medical homes, being adequately reimbursed for transition planning, and providers' lacking sufficient training about the transition process and the care of medically complex adolescent and young adult patients. To highlight the importance of developing and implementing successful transition models, the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine will publish a rolling theme issue this year focusing on this topic. We are interested in original articles, narrative and systematic reviews, and commentaries that will add to the scientific knowledge about this emerging area of health care. Original articles might include randomized trials or controlled studies comparing varying mechanisms for transferring these patients, practice-based systems interventions that help practices prepare for the transition or receipt of these youth, comparisons of the quality of care provided to patients with the same illness delivered in different settings and/or by different kinds of clinicians, educational interventions that enhance the transition skills of pediatric and/or adult providers, or assessment of patient satisfaction among different models or before and after transfer of care.

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Florida Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit J&J Diabetes-Care Products Pleads Guilty - www.capital.gr

Florida Man Accused of Selling Counterfeit J&J Diabetes-Care Products Pleads Guilty - www.capital.gr | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
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PHILADELPHIA--A Florida man accused of selling fake and potentially dangerous versions of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) diabetes-care products pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges.
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Ode to Mixed Emotions : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

Ode to Mixed Emotions : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

By AmyT on July 13, 2012
Sometimes I feel very angry or sad about my diabetes (and gluten intolerance!), but a lot of the time I just feel kind of numb about it, like it’s something happening to someone else, and I’m just sitting by and thinking, “Well, that sucks.”

The truth is, I don’t know what I feel a lot of the time, and that can make for some awkward situations....

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GlySure Receives Patent for Automated Calibration System, Acquires Rights of Core Chemistry

GlySure, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, has received a U.S. patent number 8,141,409 for an automated calibration technology to allow precise, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).
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Celiac Rant of the Day: Do not be such an ass to my 6-year-old celiac.

Celiac Rant of the Day: Do not be such an ass to my 6-year-old celiac. | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Being a child with celiac disease is tough. Having idiots as in-laws makes it tougher.

I think we can all agree that having celiac disease pretty much sucks at any age.
But when a child is diagnosed, it just adds an extra layer of suckness to it.
And you would think that people would go out of their way to make this child feel “normal”.
You would think…but alas, some people just don’t get it.
Which leads us to today’s Celiac Rant of the Day.
What would you say to the insensitive in-law if given the chance?....

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Kenya: Government to Provide Free Insulin for Diabetic Children

Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation has launched a new program that will see Children with Type 1 diabetes access free insulin at public hospitals. The Changing Diabetes in Children CDiC program was launched on Tuesday at the Rift Valley provincial general hospital that will see Kenya become the ninth country in Africa to avail free insulin for diabetic children.

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FDA approves weight-management drug Qsymia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management.
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Got it figured out

To say that her son has benefited from living with an incurable disease isn't quite how Fondra Magee would put it.  More accurate would be that type 1 diabetes has brought out courage and creativity in Carson, that it has placed him in the roles of spokesperson, do-gooder and even inventor.

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Ontarians still waiting for $54M online Diabetes Registry

Ontarians still waiting for $54M online Diabetes Registry | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
SunNewsNetwork.ca uses video, photos, and interactive tools to cover Canada's national and international news, politics, and varying opinions.
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Type 1 aware

Type 1 aware | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes UK and JDRF UK believe everyone needs to be aware of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.
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Gluten-Free Baking | Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Gluten-Free Baking | Diabetes Forecast Magazine | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

“Bakery is chemistry—gluten-free baking is really a science,” says gluten-intolerant baker and blogger Rella Kaplowitz of pennypinchingepicure.com.

Kaplowitz began experimenting with gluten-free cooking to deal with frequent stomachaches. She went back on gluten for a few months so that she could be tested for celiac disease. Although that test came up negative, she’s adopted gluten-free eating to deal with her gluten intolerance.

Kaplowitz’s first few forays into baking without gluten yielded some disappointing results. The muffins were “so hard and dense, they went right into the garbage,” she says. Undaunted, Kaplowitz put on her lab apron and started to experiment.

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Event boosts Banting House, artists

Event boosts Banting House, artists | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
London got a shot of local art this weekend at Banting House’s fourth annual Banting and Friends art show.
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Using a Diabetes Patient’s Own Liver Cells as a Novel Source of Insulin | Home Page | BioMedReports.Com

Using a Diabetes Patient’s Own Liver Cells as a Novel Source of Insulin | Home Page | BioMedReports.Com | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

In summary, the use of adult human liver cells for generating functional insulin-producing tissue "MAY" pave the way to autologous implantations, thus allowing the diabetic patient to be the donor of his or her own insulin-producing tissue.

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Scientists discover key pathway for development of insulin-producing cells - insciences

Scientists discover key pathway for development of insulin-producing cells - insciences | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecular signaling pathway that drives the growth and maturation of young human beta cells — the insulin-producing cell type in the pancreas that malfunctions in diabetes — in mice and humans.

The pathway, called the Cn/NFAT pathway, has been shown to be important in the growth and development of many cell types, including immune cells and neurons. But this is the first time it’s been shown to be involved in the development of human beta cells....

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Texting My Pancreas: Friends For Life: The Booth.

Texting My Pancreas: Friends For Life: The Booth. | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

AWESOME - watch the video!  Feel the love.

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Buzzy® for Pain Relief

Buzzy® for Pain Relief | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Buzzy® for boo-boos - Safe for shots, scrapes, splinters... Proven to reduce pain ages 4 and up Environmentally-friendly FDA Compliant, used in hospitals Effective on contact Award Winning Fun! Cute!
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FDA issues new draft guidance on how to get earlier feedback on new product submissions

FDA issues new draft guidance on how to get earlier feedback on new product submissions | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
FDA issues draft guidance on a new program that will boost communication between the agency and companies developing novel devices.

...A long-running complaint from the device industry has been that the Food and Drug Administration is slow and opaque in how it reviews and communicates with companies developing new products.

On Thursday the agency issued draft guidance on a new program that appears to show that it has taken the criticism to heart (and also comply with the user fee agreement that was recently signed into law). The guidance updates and broadens a program meant to provide earlier feedback to companies developing products....

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A Review of VerioIQ, New Blood Glucose Meter from OneTouch

A Review of VerioIQ, New Blood Glucose Meter from OneTouch | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
VerioIQ is billed as the first meter that searches for and alerts the user to high or low blood glucose patterns.

 

Testing my blood sugar is a task I have done faithfully, frequently, and yet without much enthusiasm every day for more than 20 years. It has been like brushing my teeth – I know it’s good for me, so I do it. I’m like a robot.
And that’s the problem: I check my blood sugar (at least six times a day), I make a decision in the moment (e.g. take insulin, or treat a low), and then I put the number out of my mind (it’s stored in the meter, right?).

Tsk, tsk, I imagine my diabetes nurse implying when I show up for a three-month appointment with my meter and only a vague guess as to what the data will show when we download them.

But I have good news: There is a new blood glucose meter from OneTouch that may change my reactive approach to monitoring. Called the VerioIQ, it’s billed as the first meter that searches for and alerts the user to high or low blood glucose patterns....

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