Diabetes News, Friday June 27, 2008



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Diabetes Australia will unveil their new website on July 13, 2008 in conjunction with the start of Australia’s National Diabetes Week. Diabetes Australia is committed to turning diabetes around through awareness, prevention, detection, management and a cure.

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Check out Team Diabetes Canada: Since its inception, Team Diabetes Canada participants have raised vital funds on behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association and the 2 million Canadians with diabetes that the Association serves. Team Diabetes participants not only increase public awareness of the disease, they inspire their communities to get active and involved. They create lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, while raising funds in support of the research, education, advocacy, and programming that the Canadian Diabetes Association delivers in communities across Canada. Team Diabetes participants are local heroes working to prevent diabetes at home and abroad. Team Diabetes programs allow you to walk or run in world-class marathon events in fascinating cities both nationally and throughout the World. quilt.jpg

If you’re going to be in Washington, D.C. this August, check this out:

The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in front of the US Capitol Building from dawn Monday, August 4, 2008 through dusk on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Everyone is invited.

“Children with Diabetes (CWD) families have a new way to let their voices be heard and their families be counted–through the CWD Quilt for Life. With each 3′ x 3′ quilt square representing someone with diabetes, this will be a powerful message to the public that our children are real people with real hopes and dreams — and they want a cure now!”

Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder

Headline News:

PR.COM, June 26, 2008. Idea Earth Brings Mobility to Type 1 Diabetics. “Informative new mobile website lets juvenile diabetics spotlight themselves and have access to important type 1 diabetes information 24/7.”

Bloomberg.com, June 26, 2008. Merck Diabetes Pill Januvia Set to Rejuvenate Shares. “Merck & Co. may control more than half of a $6 billion U.S. market for a new type of diabetes drug even after rivals start selling similar versions.”

Center For Disease Control, June 24, 2008: Number of People with Diabetes Increases to 24 Million. “Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, an increase of more than 3 million in approximately two years, according to new 2007 prevalence data estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means that nearly 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes.”

Forbes.com, June 23, 2008: Pzifer Eyes New Use For Stem Cells. “Big drug companies have largely stayed away from testing exotic stem-cell treatments. But now Pfizer is betting that a radical new adult stem-cell treatment may be able to stave off diabetes-induced retina damage, a leading cause of blindness. ”

Battling Books:

The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America’s Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health and Build Natural Vitality (January 2008)

The companion cookbook has just been released!

The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle Cookbook: Stop Diabetes with an Easy-to Follow Plant-Based, Carb-Counting Diet (May 2008)

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