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Diabetes Symbol Mostly Unused by U.S. Organizations

This is the universal symbol for diabetes. Yet, while the blue circle became the global symbol in 2007, it's been fighting a battle to gain that recognition among diabetes organizations in the U.S.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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The inter-connections between health and climate change

Guardian Sustainable Business launches new health and wellbeing hub to highlight the importance of a joined-up approach to tackle the challenges of our age.

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Source: The Guardian


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Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies Provides Diabetes Supplies to Children in Developing Countries

As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, LifeScan, Inc. announced today support of the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Life for a Child program with a donation of one million OneTouch® Brand test strips to children with diabetes in seven developing countries (Mali, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana, Guatemala). This donation represents the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies' recognition of World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14.

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World Diabetes Day Raises Global Awareness of Diabetes

Diabetes is a devastating global public health threat that currently affects 366 million people according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Over 550 million will suffer by 2030 if immediate action is not taken.

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Source: Vibe Ghana


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Insulin and Colon Cancer Linked

Colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods, indicates a new study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Source: Harvard Science


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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The fight against diabetes will intensify starting November 1, as the UAE joins countries around the world in support of National Diabetes Awareness Month. And awareness activities will have a new target audience — children.

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Source: Gulf News


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Mouse Model May Provide Clues On Mechanism Linking Diabetes And Aging To Alzheimer's

Growing evidence suggests that there may be a link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, but the physiological mechanisms by which diabetes impacts brain function and cognition are not fully understood. In a new study published in Aging Cell, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies show, for the first time, that diabetes enhances the development of aging features that may underlie early pathological events in Alzheimer's.

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Source: Medical News Today


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Sugary drinks linked to higher stroke risk: study

Women who imbibe sugary soft drinks almost every day are 83 percent more likely to have a certain type of stroke than women who rarely drink sodas and other sweetened beverages, according to a Japanese study.

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Source: Reuters


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Growing Threat of Diabetic Eye Disease

The diabetes epidemic in the United States continues to have a serious impact on health, especially on vision. Today, it is estimated that more than 25 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million adults aged 20 and older have prediabetes. According to the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, more than 7.6 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy, an 89 percent increase from 10 years ago. Additionally, people with diabetes are at greater risk for other eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataract.

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Diabetes: How cellphones help tackle India's ticking time bomb

(CNN) -- At the end of April 2010, a couple of weeks before the WHO announced a major 2011 U.N. summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), I left Merck to start Arogya World, a U.S.-based non-profit with a bold mission -- to change the course of chronic disease. This was the beginning of a very personal journey for me, and the expression of a heartfelt desire to gather like-minded people and make a meaningful contribution to global health.

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