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TuDiabetes Video Chat: Dr. Camillo Ricordi, from Diabetes Research Institute - TuDiabetes - a community of people touched by diabetes

http://tudiabetes.org - August 10, 2012, Dr. Ricordi addressed the TuDiabetes community, as part of our video-chat series.

Camillo Ricordi, M.D.
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From DOC to PhD with #Diabetes Advocate Michelle Litchman

From DOC to PhD with #Diabetes Advocate Michelle Litchman | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Michelle Litchman shares her journey from the DOC to her PhD and how she envisions the two impacting patient care in the future.
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The Wristwatch That Monitors Your Health

The Wristwatch That Monitors Your Health | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Forget tracking your health with just your smartphone. Amulet, a new medical device that you wear like a watch, can coordinate several medical devices and alert its wearer if trouble arises.
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World First: Islet Transplant Into Man Using Sernova's Cell Pouch(TM) for Treatment of Diabetes

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..."The Sernova Cell Pouch™ implantation and transplantation processes are simple, rapid minimally invasive procedures, conducted on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia," said Dr. Shapiro. "This offers substantial potential benefit over the Edmonton protocol and the ease of use provides an opportunity for the Cell Pouch™ to become the standard of care for people with diabetes if it proves to be effective in these initial trials."
The objectives of the human clinical trial are to assess the safety and efficacy of the Cell Pouch™ with transplanted islets in up to 20 patients with Type-1 diabetes. The study is sponsored by Sernova Corp and the University of Alberta. In the study, patients who have met the enrolment criteria and provided informed consent are implanted with the Cell Pouch™ prior to transplantation of donor human islets. To prevent islet graft rejection, patients in this study are treated with the best in class standard of care immunosuppression protocol. Interim analysis of the data from this clinical study is expected during H1, 2013. Further information on the trial may be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov (Identifier: NCT01652911)....

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The 1st African Diabetes Congress, organised by the International Diabetes Federation's Africa Region, was held in Arusha, Tanzania on 25-28 July 2012.

The 1st African Diabetes Congress, organised by the International Diabetes Federation's Africa Region, was held in Arusha, Tanzania on 25-28 July 2012.

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Binge Eating Among Men Steps Out of the Shadows

Binge Eating Among Men Steps Out of the Shadows | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Binge eating disorder, which affects about eight million Americans, is about as common in men as in women, but treatment has mainly focused on ....

 

“Ultimately, it was about numbing out and self-loathing,” said Mr. Walen, now 39 and a therapist in Columbia, Md. “There was this voice in my head that said, ‘You’re no good, worthless,’ and I turned to food.”

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Extremely interesting blog with a focus on men who binge eat

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Insulin vs. iPad: My struggle

Insulin vs. iPad: My struggle | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
I think one of the most difficult hurdles for diabetics is affording healthcare.   Sure it might be easy for those with health insurance provided by work, but what about those without?
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Canadian Diabetes Association | Paying for Rent or Medication: A Decision Canadians with Diabetes Should Not Have to Make

Canadian Diabetes Association | Paying for Rent or Medication: A Decision Canadians with Diabetes Should Not Have to Make | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The increasing prevalence of diabetes in Ontario is alarming with approximately 1.2 million Ontarians estimated to be living with the disease. This number is projected to jump to nearly 2 million by 2020. Equally alarming is the cost burden imposed on Ontario by the disease - almost $5 billion in 2010 and projected to be almost $7 billion by 2020. Eighty per cent of these costs are attributed to serious and life-threatening complications from the disease such as cardiovascular disease....

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10 new diabetes gene links offer picture of biology underlying disease | Science Codex

Ten more DNA regions linked to type 2 diabetes have been discovered by an international team of researchers, bringing the total to over 60.
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Kiwi diabetics angered by Pharmac’s sole-supplier agreement

Kiwi diabetics angered by Pharmac’s sole-supplier agreement | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Pharmac has confirmed its supply of life saving blood glucose meters and test strips will now come from one Korean supplier.
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Grace Century and Provia Labs open alliances with diabetes community to promote stem cell therapy possibilities and the opportunity of bio-banking | Grace Century

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Grace Century joined hands with Provia to educate people across the spectrum on advancement in potential stem cell therapies, and specifically the benefit of banking Dental Stem Cells for future use. Recently, Provia showcased at the "Children's with Diabetes " Conference in Orlando, Florida in July. With another conference in August. The Type 1 Diabetes community is uniquely applicable to dental stem cell storage.

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Encounter at Joslin camp dance led to marriage proposal

Encounter at Joslin camp dance led to marriage proposal | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
One of the lessons taught at the Barton and Joslin camps for children with diabetes is that anything is possible. A couple who started as campers, returned as counselors and now are engaged drove that lesson home.
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Camel milk may help control diabetes, researchers say

Camel milk may help control diabetes, researchers say | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Camels from Sudan and Somalia are led across Egypt’s deserts, where they are sold for meat or pressed into service hauling tourists around ancient tombs and temples.
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Safe At School? Outrage in Education is More Like It! | Scott's Diabetes

Safe At School? Outrage in Education is More Like It! | Scott's Diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes care in today's school systems is unacceptable and life-threatening. Take Action! Help keep kids safe at school.

Outrage in Education

Keeping a Child Safe at School – Diabetes Forecast, August 2012
I’d like you to read this story about Latesha Taylor and her daughter, Loretta, just published in Diabetes Forecast.

It is a story of nearly constant lack of care from the school, and a seemingly nonchalant attitude about it. Latesha regularly drops everything she’s doing (work included) to rush to school to care for her daughter when the nurse is absent.

It’s a horrifying tale of discrimination that denies diabetes care to students across the D.C. school system.

The whole thing is a mess, and it is literally destroying this family, one missed paycheck at a time.

It’s just one example of struggles with schools happening all over the nation, and none of it is acceptable.

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Medical Cybercrime: The Next Frontier

The idea of hackers holding electronic medical records for ransom sounds like the stuff of a final Die Hard installment. But medical hacking and biomedical fraud are growing areas of concern for the healthcare industry...
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Technion researchers build pancreatic tissue with insulin-secreting cells to treat diabetes

Technion researchers have built pancreatic tissue with insulin-secreting cells, surrounded by a three-dimensional network of blood vessels. The engineered tissue could pave the way for improved tissue transplants to treat diabetes.
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Takeda Willfully Misled Public about Bladder Cancer Risk, New Actos Lawsuit Alleges

...The Actos lawsuit, (case no. BC-490188) which was filed on August 14, 2012 in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks compensatory damages for alleged personal injuries caused by Actos, including: bladder cancer and related aftereffects, conscious pain and suffering, mental anguish, bodily impairment, diminished enjoyment of life, economic loss and other damages....

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An Interview With Robert Cuddihy, MD, of Sanofi US - Diabetes Health

An Interview With Robert Cuddihy, MD, of Sanofi US - Diabetes Health | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes Health - Community: Diabetes.Endocrinologist Robert Cuddihy, MD, was recently appointed by sanofi-aventis to be the company...
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Book Review: Fran Kaufman’s Insulin Pump and CGM Guide : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

Book Review: Fran Kaufman’s Insulin Pump and CGM Guide : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

When it comes to using diabetes technology like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, we need all the help we can get — because figuring out the nitty-gritty of fine-tuning our basal rates, using advanced features like dual wave boluses, and troublshooting sick days and time zones ain’t easy.

We’ve previously brought you reviews of such fine works as Pumping Insulin and Beyond Fingersticks (by the ‘Mine’s own Wil Dubois!), and today we’re introducing a new guidebook from one of the country’s preeminent endocrinologists, Dr. Francine Kaufman, the Chief Medical Officer for Medtronic Diabetes and a leading endo for more than 20 years. Her new book, titled Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User’s Guide to Effective Diabetes Management, is a slim, easy-to-read guide to these essential D-tech tools.

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Faustman Lab Research: How Excited Should You Be?

Faustman Lab Research: How Excited Should You Be? | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Last week, diabetes headlines were dominated by a new study from the Faustman Lab suggesting that a 90-year-old tuberculosis vaccine called BCG might hold promise for people living with type 1 diabetes.
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New book helps diabetes patients deal with diagnosis - Aurora Beacon News

New book helps diabetes patients deal with diagnosis - Aurora Beacon News | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Blurry vision, extreme thirst and hunger, frequent urination, weight loss — Meagan Esler had classic symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Yet the then 18-year-old delayed being tested for more than a month.
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#Diabetes study suggests link to viruses and toxins

#Diabetes study suggests link to viruses and toxins | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Diabetes study suggests link to viruses and toxins...MINI-EPIDEMICS of type 1 diabetes appear to be occurring among Australian children every five years, a landmark study that points to an environmental cause of the autoimmune disease shows.
The study found that type 1 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body's immune system seems to spontaneously attack and kill the cells that produce insulin, has also been inexplicably increasing by more than 2 per cent every year.
The researchers reviewed every new case of type 1 diabetes in Western Australia over 25 years, finding that while the illness was on the rise, it was doing so with an even flow of peaks and troughs.

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#Diabetes decision 'treats Kiwis like lab rats'

#Diabetes decision 'treats Kiwis like lab rats' | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

NZ First has accused Pharmac of treating vulnerable people like "lab rats" after the Government's drug buying agency switched to a sole provider for diabetes equipment.

Pharmac yesterday announced diabetics would be limited to three types of subsidised glucose-testing meters, which along with testing strips, would be sourced from Korean supplier CareSens.

The move will save the Government $10 million which it says will be reinvested into other medical devices and medicines.

NZ First health spokeswoman Barbara Stewart said the new meters were "untrusted and unknown"....

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Life Expectancy Has Improved With Childhood Type 1 Diabetes --Doctors Lounge

Life Expectancy Has Improved With Childhood Type 1 Diabetes --Doctors Lounge | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

For children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, life expectancy has increased, with about a 15-year improvement seen from a 1950-1964 subcohort to a 1965-1980 subcohort, according to a study published online July 30 in Diabetes.
FRIDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- For children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, life expectancy has increased, with about a 15-year improvement seen from a 1950-1964 subcohort to a 1965-1980 subcohort, according to a study published online July 30 in Diabetes....

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Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
While nations and athletes compete briefly on a world stage for Olympic gold, three recent articles in the BMJ remind us that pharmaceutical companies compete across ...
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