Diabetes News, Friday July 4, 2008



Happy Fourth of July to our U.S. readers.

Diabetes Events:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, London presents:

Bangers, Mash & Bingo in aid of JDRF

Sunday 13 July – 7pm

A fun evening for all the family! Come and enjoy Bangers, Mash & Bingo on Sunday 13 July at The Domus, Beaulieu Abbey at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £10 per person which includes Bangers & Mash followed by a desert. Bingo is £1 per game. Bring your own wine & soft drinks (glass hire will be available for a small donation to JDRF).

Caribbean Black Tie Ball.

6.30pm to late – Saturday 12th July – Jurys Inn Central Milton Keynes

Friends of the Caribbean invite you to an evening of Caribbean elegance at Jury’s Inn, CMK. This inaugural charity ball is a black tie event with part of the proceeds going to help Diabetes MK. The entertainment for the night will include comedians, cabaret and a steel band. The gala evening in association with the St. Lucia Tourist Board and the Jamaica Tourist Board includes a sit down three course meal and a glass of wine.

9th Annual Lightning Run

July 25 & 26 2008, Minneapolis, MN
With nearly 2,500 participants, the Lightning Run is the largest charity motorcycle ride in the Midwest, U.S. Festivities start with a kick-off party on Friday night at Summit Brewing Company that includes live music, refreshments and a silent auction. The fun continues on Saturday with scenic self-led observation runs, a bike show, the awe-inspiring motorcycle parade and a drawing for a new 105th Anniversary Edition Harley Davidson® Softail® Custom. All proceeds benefit the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation.

The Diabetes Challenge!

Last week in the Friday Diabetes News, I shared the The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America’s Complete Program to Stop Diabetes, Restore Health and Build Natural Vitality (January 2008). Now check out the website!

Two leading diabetes specialists with over 25 years of experience are taking matters into their own hands. Dr. Stuart Seale and Dr. Franklin House of the Lifestyle Center of America are offering The Diabetes Challenge–a contest allowing one diabetic the opportunity to go through an all-expenses-paid, year-long treatment plan, focusing on the root causes of the disease through lifestyle changes and cognitive behavior therapy.

For someone diagnosed with diabetes, The Diabetes Challenge could be a life-changing experience. To sign up for the contest, and to see certain restrictions, visit the site and click on “Take the Challenge.”

Diabetes Headline News:

  • ScienceDaily, July 3, 2008. New Discovery A Step Towards Better Diabetes Treatment. Uppsala scientists have shed light on the processes that determine the release of the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin. The discovery is based on the development of image analysis methods that make possible the detailed study of events immediately inside the plasma membrane of the insulin-secreting cells.
  • Houston Chronicle, June 29, 2008. New Research Poses Diabetes Problem. Diabetes doctors were disappointed recently when three studies showed that aggressive blood-sugar control did not protect people with diabetes from heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications. In fact, one well-designed study (ACCORD) showed more heart attacks and deaths among patients who kept their blood sugar near normal (New England Journal of Medicine, June 12, 2008).
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