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Scientific Peer Review of Research Applications for the Department of Defense - Andrew P. Mandell
Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2009
Diabetes advocate, Andrew P. Mandell, MR. DIABETES® and Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc., recently participated in the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Study Finds Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes -- Improved Long-Term Outlook
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of Type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of Type 1 diabetes.

Researchers Implant Pig Cells in Type 1 Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A New Zealand biotech company began a trial last week that implanted cells from newborn pigs into eight human volunteers as an experimental treatment for their diabetes and the participants will not use immunosuppressant drugs.

Discovery of Genetic Switch Finds a Possible Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Scientists have identified a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, putting researchers closer to coaxing stem cells into pancreatic cells as a possible cure for Type 1 diabetes.

A Step Closer to Regenerating Beta Cells
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
US scientists have come a step closer to finding a way to help treat people with diabetes by reactivating their own insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. They discovered a hitherto unknown role for a well known protein: it helps immature endocrine systems generate new pancreatic islet cells, which include the insulin-producing beta cells.

Parents' Skill at Carb Counting Linked to Diabetic Kids' A1c Levels
Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Parental precision at carbohydrate counting is associated with improved glycemic control in children with Type 1 diabetes, according to a paper in the June issue of Diabetes Care.

New Possible Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dr. Aaron Vinik, principle investigator for the study at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, is testing a new diabetes drug, Prochymal. It’s part of a first-of-its-kind study for finding a possible cure.

Using Vitamin C Plus Insulin to Stop Diabetes Damage
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Researchers have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets. This simply means that getting your glucose under control is not enough.

Inhaled Insulin AFRESA(R) Controls Post-Meal Sugar Levels with Less Weight Gain and Hypoglycemia
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The findings of two 52-week studies show that the investigational ultra rapid acting insulin AFRESA® (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder combined with basal insulin is comparable to standard of care therapies in controlling post-meal blood sugar levels, and also results in significantly less weight gain and risk of hypoglycemia for adult patients with diabetes.

Vitamin C Helps Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes Damage
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2009
Poor blood glucose control can lead to blood vessel and nerve cell damage in diabetics, and the only known way to prevent this is to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, and even this doesn’t always work. A recent research team, however, has found that combining insulin with vitamin C stops blood vessel damage in type 1 diabetics.

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