Children's Diabetes Foundation The 2017 Carousel Ball - Children's Diabetes Foundation

Children's Diabetes Foundation The 2017 Carousel Ball - Children's Diabetes Foundation

Children's Diabetes Foundation The 2017 Carousel Ball - Children's Diabetes Foundation

The 2017 Carousel Ball raised an astounding $1.65 Million for the Childrens Diabetes Foundation!
Proceeds of the event benefit the programs, care, and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), where thousands of children and adults from across the world receive treatment. Barbara and Marvin Davis established the Childrens Diabetes Foundation (CDF) in 1977 in Denver, Colorado as a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the support of research in diabetes and providing the best possible clinical and educational programs for children and adults with the disease.
HISTORY:It has been 40 years since Barbara and Marvin Davis started the Childrens Diabetes Foundation and the year 2017 marks the 31st Carousel Ball. The Carousel Balls have raised more than $100 million since 1977. The Carousel Ball is held biennially in Denver.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado
High Hopes Tribute AwardRecipients: Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake
Featuring a Performance by: Lenny Kravitz
Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake with Thunder, the mascot for the Denver Broncos. Photo Credit: Gary Pettit
HONOREES: Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake have served on numerous public and charitable committees and together have owned and managed the Denver Broncos mascot, Thunder, for 25 years. The 2017 Carousel Ball will honor them with the High Hopes Tribute Award in recognition of their tremendous commitment and passion for their Colorado community.
LENNY KRAVITZ: Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny K Continue reading

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Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'

Diabetes drug helps repair UV-damaged DNA in cells of 'Moon children'

(Vienna, Nov. 17, 2017) The destructive force of UV radiation on DNA molecules is only fully visible, when repair mechanisms fail: patients with the rare genetic disease Xeroderma pigmentosum - also known as "Moon children' - develop inflammations upon exposure to only small amounts of sunlight, rough-surfaced growths and eventually skin cancer occurs often in early age. The severe condition is caused by mutations in the genes for the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway - the only known mechanism that deals with UV-induced DNA damage in human cells. Although first described in 1874, Xeroderma pigmentosum to date lacks any curative treatment.
Led by Joanna Loizou, Principal Investigator at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and together with collaborators from the Medical University of Vienna and the IRB Barcelona, the scientists at CeMM found in their most recent publication that the FDA-approved diabetes drug acetohexamide significantly improves the resilience of NER deficient cells against UV radiation in vitro. Above that, the study published in Molecular Cell (DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.10.021) identified the responsible molecular mode of action - a hitherto unknown, NER-independent repair mechanism for UV-induced DNA damage. The study has not tested the use of acetohexamide in Xeroderma pigmentosum patients.
For their study, the scientists of Loizou's team developed a special chemical screening approach for compounds that would allow Xeroderma pigmentosum-disease cells to survival UV treatment better. Using the CLO Continue reading

6 Lessons on Healthy Living From Damon Dash, a Hip-Hop Mogul With Diabetes

6 Lessons on Healthy Living From Damon Dash, a Hip-Hop Mogul With Diabetes

Fashion and music tycoon Damon Dash has a did that list. Items include mastering the music world (he co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z) and conquering the film, art, and fashion industries. Check, check, and check. But perhaps the most unexpected addition to this Herculean list of accomplishments? This past month, the hip-hop mogul launched Dash Diabetes Network to spread awareness and slash misconceptions of diabetesand to convince all of us to live as well as he does.
Dash, whos had Type 1 diabetes since he was 15, wanted to create a supportive and educational network for people with diabetes. But he also wanted to fill a prominent gap. The disease, one that inflicts 30.3 million Americans , hasnt had a celebrity spokesperson who can speak to millennials. So Dash decided to become that person. I think the biggest misconception about diabetes is that it doesnt happen to cool people, he half-jokes (but is serious).
Dash Diabetes Network showcases musicians, artists, filmmakers, holistic doctors, and everyday people to enlighten people on medical innovations, culinary recipes, and wellness tips. Episodes are available on Dashs streaming service ( www.damedashstudios.com ), the Dash Diabetes App, as well as the networks social media accounts.
We spoke to Dash and his partner Raquel Horn about living with diabetes and the lessonsthey say are most important to consider.
1. Be conscious of how much sugar goes into your body
People with diabetes oftentimes end up eating more sugar than everyone elseand they dont feel guilty about it since they say theymust, says Da Continue reading

Screening For Diabetes Is Working Better Than Thought

Screening For Diabetes Is Working Better Than Thought

Screening for Type 2 diabetes involves a blood test, and if results are concerning a second test is recommended. ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption
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Screening for Type 2 diabetes involves a blood test, and if results are concerning a second test is recommended.
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Undiagnosed diabetes may not be as big of a public health problem as thought.
That's the takeaway from a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine that says that some previous efforts have likely overestimated the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes because they relied on a single positive test result.
By contrast, this new measure used the American Diabetes Association's diagnostic criteria , which recommend that people with one positive fasting blood glucose or A1C test should have a second test to confirm a diagnosis in all but the most severe and obvious cases of Type 2 diabetes. That's because there's some inherent variability in the tests and because blood sugar levels fluctuate naturally because of exercise, illness and even the time of day.
If left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can contribute to kidney disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure and stroke.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has applied the less stringent standard to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the U.S. Census to come up with an estimate of 33.3 million people with diabetes in 2015, 7.2 million of whom, or almost 24 percent, were undiagnosed. When researche Continue reading

Overhyped Activity Trackers and Diabetes Mobile Apps?

Overhyped Activity Trackers and Diabetes Mobile Apps?

Thanks to our correspondent Dan Fleshler in New York, who continues his 'Media Matters' column here at the 'Mine with a different perspective on the many mobile health devices out there...
The diabetes community is deluged with news stories proclaiming that mobile health technology will change our lives. Some news is genuinely exciting, like recent reports that a “smartband” on the Apple Watch could display data from Dexcom continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).
But some breathless headlines about “activity trackers” worn on the wrist focus on a more dubious claim: they will help you lose weight. In fact, steadily accumulating research shows you’re likely to be disappointed if you expect a mobile health device to help you take off pounds.
These devices -- which track steps taken, calories burned, hours of sleep and other health indicators -- have been overhyped when it comes to weight loss, an important goal for many people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
What’s more, when used by themselves, the apps’ impact on diabetes management appears to be very small, although they do show great promise when linked to CGMs (more on that later).
And while they certainly provide some overall health benefits when used properly -- as noted here -- they also might have downsides.
Disappointing News on Wearables and Weight Loss
Stanford researchers recently showed that while 7 different wearable health devices accurately measured people's heart rates, they didn't effectively measure the calories burned by users.
Another study, called TRIPPA, showed while the apps increased Continue reading

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