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Diabetes Center | Medical City Dallas

Diabetes Center | Medical City Dallas

DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. In diabetes, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced, and as a result, glucose cannot enter the body's cells. Given that diabetes is costly, hard to treat, and approaching epidemic levels, its not surprising that interest in prediabetes is growing. The majority of people with prediabetes dont know they have it. Being sick can put all of your activities on hold. Youre forced to stop and take care of yourself. But, if you have diabetes, this demands extra attention. You have a routine in place to manage diabetes when youre at home and work. But what about holidays and vacations? For years, daily insulin injections have been the primary treatment for millions of people with diabetes. Research into a new therapy may provide a breakthrough in diabetes care. This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases Continue reading >>

The Wanek Family Project For Type 1 Diabetes

The Wanek Family Project For Type 1 Diabetes

The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes A comprehensive strategy to cure type 1 diabetes At City of Hope, we are committed to designing highly effective treatments, preventions and cures for patients coping with type 1 diabetes. Building on the pivotal breakthroughs made in precision medicine over the past few years, our experts are creating powerful new approaches to treating type 1 diabetes approaches that will move beyond just managing the disease to curing it. Groundbreaking research made within our Diabetes&MetabolismResearchInstitute have yielded numerous discoveries that will translate rapidly into novel treatments and predictive strategies. We now know that many patients with diabetes maintain a reserve of insulin-producing cells that may be reawakened. Moreover, a deeper understanding of the immune system and advances in immunotherapies for other diseases will help us develop new methods to modulate the immune attack on the body and protect beta cells. Through a private partnership and significant commitment of institutional funds, we have brought together collaborative research teams, appointed world-renowned leaders and recruited top talent from around the world and this is just the beginning. Continue reading >>

Cities Diabetes (@citiesdiabetes) | Twitter

Cities Diabetes (@citiesdiabetes) | Twitter

Pending Pending follow request from @citiesdiabetes Cancel Cancel your follow request to @citiesdiabetes How can we improve the health of people living with type 2 diabetes in cities? Join the conversation to fight Are you sure you want to view these Tweets? Viewing Tweets won't unblock @citiesdiabetes Let's help people choose or cook nutritious food on the basis of sufficient knowledge. The Copenhagen to continue a global movement to bring Better Food for More People. Check it out! Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo A8: marketing experts and behavioural economists can develop public health campaigns designed to educate different populations on how best to prevent & mitigate the risk factors & harms of Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo citiesdiabetes : the first U.K. city to join the this global programme. "It is a public health scandal that so many millions of people are having to suffer this condition when they don't have to,"Deputy Leader of the Labour Party tom_watson makes important call on halting the rise Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo Devex What role do the advertising industry and media have to play in the fight against Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo NCDS at scale requires concerted action. Addressing the root cause and doing so in partnership with all stakeholders such as in citiesdiabetes is a way of getting the biggest impact Q2 What successful solutions have emerged so far in tackling TakingthePulseTo answer, please tweet: A2 [your answer] Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo Leicester yet? If you stumble across one, why not give it a go? Exercising will boost your well-being and health. Learn more her Continue reading >>

Dreams In The City

Dreams In The City

Photo Credits: Marc S. Levine Photography CLICK HERE for a full gallery of event photos! Feelings of hope and inspiration filled the air at DREAMS in the City when hundreds dug into their hearts and pockets sharing their personal connections with diabetes and their belief in the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and a diabetes cure. On May 3, attendees filled Cipriani 25 Broadway and experienced a fabulous cocktail hour featuring specialty drinks, flavorful wines highly rated by Wine Spectator, magnificent Broadway performances, a delicious dinner and successful live and silent auctions, all hosted by CBS2 News Anchor, Chris Wragge. The magical night helped to raise more than half a million dollars for the DRI, a world leader in cure-focused research with a sole mission to find a biological cure for diabetes. DREAMS in the City Young Professionals Chair Lindsey Inserra-Hughes contributed to the engaging and welcoming family feel to the night with a heartfelt and honest speech about living with type 1 diabetes and shared the story of how she met the nights Dare to Dream honoree and Be Mixed Co-founder Jennifer Ross before introducing her. Jennifer is a superstar in every way, excelling in education, business and her bravery with living with type 1 diabetes, said Inserra-Hughes, who welcomed Ross to the DRI family. The baton has been passed to us from our parents and it is now our turn to be the voices and advocates that help raise the much-needed money for diabetes research. The advances at the DRI are extremely exciting but we have to make sure we keep at this until one day we have a cure and this event becomes a big party. Gleaming with excitement, Ross enjoyed every moment at DREAMS in the City and shared her story of perseverance with having type 1 diabetes, family Continue reading >>

Study Protocol For The Cities Changing Diabetes Programme: A Global Mixed-methods Approach

Study Protocol For The Cities Changing Diabetes Programme: A Global Mixed-methods Approach

Study protocol for the Cities Changing Diabetes programme: a global mixed-methods approach 1Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, UK 2Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark 3Health Advocacy, Cities Changing Diabetes Programme, Novo Nordisk, Bagsvaerd, Hovedstaden, Denmark 4Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK Correspondence to DrA. DavidNapier; [email protected] Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Received 2016 Dec 2; Revised 2017 Sep 24; Accepted 2017 Sep 28. Copyright Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted. This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: Urban living has been shown to affect health in various ways. As the world is becoming more urbanised and almost two-thirds of people with diabetes now live in cities, research into the relationship between urban living, health and diabetes is key to improving the lives of many. The majority of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, a subset linked to overweight and obesity, decreased physical activity and unhealthy diets. Diabetes has significant consequences for those living with the condition as well as their families, relationships and wider society. Although care and management are improving, complications remain common, and diabe Continue reading >>

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

DUARTE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) in six years is the new goal of City of Hope's Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family. City of Hope, which has a long and groundbreaking history in diabetes, was the first to engineer synthetic human insulin by Arthur D. Riggs, Ph.D., in 1978, which is still used today by many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans with type 1 diabetes, (T1D) and 27 million with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Funding for this transformative research is being led by a gift from the Wanek family, which owns Ashley Furniture Industries, the world's largest home furniture manufacturer. Through the generosity of the family and gifts from an anonymous donor, individuals and corporate and foundation partners across the country, City of Hope will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research effort, the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes, that seeks to find a cure for T1D. Research results may also benefit the larger T2D population. The project will create a series of highly-focused programs based at City of Hope that will use an integrated approach to curing T1D, including immunotherapy approaches, as well as research into beta cell transplantation and preventing the body from rejecting those insulin secreting cells. "City of Hope is best positioned to take on this challenge," said Robert W. Stone, president and chief executive officer of City of Hope. "This is thanks to our 40-year institutional legacy of pioneering treatment and research advances in diabetes. "City of Hope is extremely grateful for the Wanek family's significant gift that will enable the institution to forward type 1 diabetes research, th Continue reading >>

Cities Changing Diabetes Works In Partnerships To Fight The Rise Of Diabetes In Urban Areas

Cities Changing Diabetes Works In Partnerships To Fight The Rise Of Diabetes In Urban Areas

Welcome to Novo Nordisk in the United States Cities Changing Diabetes works in partnerships to fight the rise of diabetes in urban areas Cities Changing Diabetes is a global program sponsored by Novo Nordisk in partnership with University College London and Steno Diabetes Center, in which nine cities around the world are learning how to improve diabetes prevention, detection and care in their communities. Urban areas have unique features and challenges, and this program aims to map the problem, share solutions and drive action to fight the diabetes challenge. Houston was selected due to its challenging future with diabetes The Cities Changing Diabetes program invested more than a year researching the diabetes epidemic in Houston. A community-wide assessment identified the populations most at risk for developing the disease and developed profiles of those most In Houston, Cities Changing Diabetes found fresh insights from localized research By establishing profiles of Houstonians, the Cities Changing Diabetes program is able to think in new ways about people at risk for diabetes and prediabetes. Continue reading >>

Kansas City Kansas Office Of The American Diabetes Association

Kansas City Kansas Office Of The American Diabetes Association

There are currently no upcoming event(s). Learning to live with type 1 diabetes does not happen overnight - our message to parents and children is that you don't have to do it alone. The American Diabetes Association's Youth Programs connects families to other families of children with diabetes. Two integral parts of these programs are Camp Discovery (8-16 years) and Camp Planet D (7-15 years), residential summer youth camps where campers participate in traditional camp activities and gain independence, grow in confidence and discover new skills, all while receiving medical care Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities at the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today ! Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteerwhether on a local or national levelwill help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involveda little time can have a big impact. Recipes and More: Healthy Options for Every Day - recipes-and-more-2.html Bring a fresh chopped salad to life with a vibrant citrus marinade drizzle. Podcast Series: In It Together celebrates the steps you take - in-it-together.html Help change the conversation about type 2 diabetes. New Recipe Book: Bold and Hearty Flavors - new-recipe-book.html Fill your senses with Southwestern and Mexican dishes that are easy, fulfilling, andsurprisinglyhealthy. Recipes and More: Find dinner here - recipes-and-more-cod.html Cod Provenale may look fancy, but ours is lig Continue reading >>

Cities Changing Diabetes

Cities Changing Diabetes

Cities Changing Diabetes is a response to the dramatic rise in urban diabetes across the world. It is a first-of-its-kind partnership platform for cross-disciplinary, cross-sector collaboration. Read more about the programme . These images are downloadable for non-commercial use and for purposes such as news reporting or research related to Novo Nordisk.If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us . Cities Changing Diabetes launch in Copenhagen 2014. Cities Changing Diabetes launch in Copenhagen 2014. Dronning Louise's Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark Cities Changing Diabetes launch in Copenhagen 2014. If you have any questions regarding the image library, please reach out to: Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,100 people in 79 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries. Continue reading >>

Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner

Houston is the 5th largest city in the United States Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. There are 2.1 million people living in Houston and 4.3 million in Harris County.1 15.6% of Houstons adult population have diabetes.2 Obesity is the most common chronic condition in Houston, affecting 32% of adults.3 Obese men and obese women have a 7- and 12-fold risk, respectively, of developing diabetes.4 Cities Changing Diabetes is a global program of Novo Nordisk in which seven cities around the world are learning how to improve diabetes detection and care in their communities. Houston is the only American city participating. The program aims to map the problem, share solutions and drive concrete action to fight the diabetes challenge. Cities Changing Diabetes launched in Houston in November 2014 with a comprehensive analysis of the major gaps and vulnerabilities associated with diabetes. Soon after it launched, the program invested more than a year researching the diabetes epidemic in Houston. A community-wide assessment identified the populations most at risk for developing the disease and compared them to Houstonians already diagnosed with diabetes. This work led to the formation of five Action Work Groups with more than 75 diverse members representing approximately 60 faith-based organizations, government, health insurance companies, medical providers, employers and non-profit entities. The focus areas for the five Action Work Groups were: Enhance awareness and education to improve diabetes literacy Improve navigation for patients to better use prevention, detection, care and management resources Improve collaboration by providers, insurers and employers to improve patient trust Help people prioritize personal health over other life demands Improve the Continue reading >>

How 5 Cities Are Working To Wipe Out Diabetes

How 5 Cities Are Working To Wipe Out Diabetes

How 5 cities are working to wipe out diabetes Niels Lund Vice President, Changing Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis By 2050, two thirds of the worlds population will be city dwellers, the result of a trend towards rapid urbanization that presents both new opportunities and challenges. On the one hand, people are drawn to the social and economic possibilities of an urban life, which also brings them closer to health services. On the other hand, certain aspects of city lifestyles are contributing to new and fast-moving public health challenges on an unprecedented scale. Over the next 25 years, the number of people with diabetes will be upwards of half a billion. Three in four of these people will call a city home. In 2014, recognizing the importance of healthy, liveable cities, Novo Nordisk partnered with University College London (UCL) and Steno Diabetes Centre on the Cities Changing Diabetes programme. The partnership aims to put urban diabetes at the top of the global healthcare agenda, and firmly in the consciousness of those designing and managing the cities of the future. We are working to provide a credible, international understanding of the problem and in turn provide a blueprint for actions that improve individual and public health. Research led by UCL has already begun to shed light on the challenge and helps us understand what makes city dwellers vulnerable to diabetes. Findings from partner cities Mexico City, Houston, Shanghai, Tianjin and Copenhagen show, for the first time, the significant role played by social and cultural factors in diabetes risk factors. The factors identified include time pressure, financial constraints, cultural food traditions and shifting perceptions of normal body size. Although they Continue reading >>

Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute

Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute

City of Hope has a long and impressive history of groundbreaking discoveries in the field of diabetes. It spans more than four decades of intense investigation since RachmielLevine , M.D., who discovered the role of insulin in glucose transport, launched diabetes research at City of Hope. City of Hope's Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is headed by ArthurD.Riggs , Ph.D., another pioneer in the field renowned for his work on synthesizing the first man-made gene and using synthetic genes to produce human insulin. This first practical source of human insulin has largely replaced porcine- or bovine-derived insulin and has become the standard of care for diabetes worldwide. The institute, housed in the The Leslie & Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes & Genetic Research Building, is comprised of the following departments and programs: The Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute's primary goals include: Understanding the genetic and molecular signaling mechanisms that lead to diabetes and its complications Advancing islet cell transplantation and related treatments for type 1 diabetes by developing better methods to prevent rejection and cure autoimmunity and by developing improved sources of islets or insulin-producing beta cells Developing drugs that precisely target the receptor molecules responsible for diabetes Studying the relationship between diabetes and cancer in order to better understand cancer etiology (and interplay at the metabolic level between these complex diseases). Specifically, developing systems biology data analysis framework to quantify and model diabetes and cancer molecular pathways Designing interventions that address molecular targets common to both diabetes and cancer, through targeted, personalized pharmacotherapy. Continue reading >>

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Curing type 1 diabetes in six years is the new goal of Duarte, Calif., based City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Through the generosity of the Wanek family and gifts from anonymous donors, the institution will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research effort that seeks to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The family’s gift will establish the Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes at City of Hope. City of Hope, which has a long history in diabetes, conducted research that led to the development of synthetic human insulin by Arthur D. Riggs, PhD, in 1978. Insulin is still used today by an estimated 1.5 million Americans with type 1 diabetes and 27 million with type 2 diabetes. Funding for this transformative research is being led by a gift from the Wanek family, who founded and currently owns Ashley Furniture Industries. The project will create a series of highly focused programs based at City of Hope that will use an integrated approach to curing type 1 diabetes, including immunotherapy approaches, as well as research into beta cell transplantation and preventing the body from rejecting those insulin secreting cells. “City of Hope is best positioned to take on this challenge,” said Robert W. Stone, president and CEO of City of Hope. “This is thanks to our 40-year institutional legacy of pioneering treatment and research advances in diabetes. City of Hope’s goal to cure type 1 diabetes will focus on three core areas that are crucial in treating both types of diabetes: Immune modulation – Research is already underway at City of Hope to unlock the immune system’s role in diabetes, including T cell modulation and stem cell-based therapies that may reverse the autoimmune attack on islet ce Continue reading >>

In Town With Little Water, Coca-cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

In Town With Little Water, Coca-cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes.

In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes. A stream in San Cristbal de las Casas, which residents claim is contaminated with sewage. Potable water is scarce in the town.CreditAdriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times SAN CRISTBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico Maria del Carmen Abada lives in one of Mexicos rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, its undrinkable. Potable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristbal de las Casas, a picturesque mountain town in the southeastern state of Chiapas where some neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week, and many households are forced to buy extra water from tanker trucks. So, many residents drink Coca-Cola, which is produced by a local bottling plant, can be easier to find than bottled water and is almost as cheap. In a country that is among the worlds top consumers of sugary drinks, Chiapas is a champion: Residents of San Cristbal and the lush highlands that envelop the city drink on average more than two liters, or more than half a gallon, of soda a day. The effect on public health has been devastating. The mortality rate from diabetes in Chiapas increased 30 percent between 2013 and 2016, and the disease is now the second-leading cause of death in the state after heart disease, claiming more than 3,000 lives every year. Soft drinks have always been more available than water, said Ms. Abada, 35, a security guard who, like her parents, has struggled with obesity and diabetes. Vicente Vaqueiros, 33, a doctor at the clinic in San Juan Chamula, a nearby farming town, said health care workers were struggling to deal with the surge in diabetes. When I was a kid and used to come here, Chamula Continue reading >>

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

City Of Hope Sets New Goal For Type 1 Diabetes Cure

City of Hope sets new goal for type 1 diabetes cure More than $50 million in private funding aims to cure type 1 diabetes in six years DUARTE, Calif. A cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in six years is the new goal of City of Hopes Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Through the generosity of the Wanek family and gifts from anonymous donors, the institution will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research effort that seeks to find a cure for T1D. The familys gift will establish the WanekFamilyProjectforType1Diabetes at City of Hope. City of Hope has a long and groundbreaking history in diabetes . ArthurD.Riggs , Ph.D., conducted research in 1978 that led to the development of synthetic human insulin. Insulin is still used today by an estimated 1.5 million Americans with type 1 diabetes, (T1D) and 27 million with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Funding for this transformative research is being led by a gift from the Wanek family, which founded and currently owns Ashley Furniture Industries, the worlds largest home furniture manufacturer. The project will create a series of highly-focused programs based at City of Hope that will use an integrated approach to curing T1D, including immunotherapy approaches, as well as research into beta cell transplantation and preventing the body from rejecting those insulin secreting cells. City of Hope is best positioned to take on this challenge, said RobertW.Stone , president and chief executive officer of City of Hope. This is thanks to our 40-year institutional legacy of pioneering treatment and research advances in diabetes. City of Hope is extremely grateful for the Wanek familys significant gift that will enable the institution to forward type 1 diabetes research, the results of which wil Continue reading >>

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