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JDRF — going blue for World Diabetes Day on 14 November

October 11, 2010
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They’re doing it, I’m going to do it, are you? Going Blue! Whatever you do, don’t feel blue about diabetes, get blue to show your support for World Diabetes Day. Fundraise, raise awareness or just spread the word. You can find out what JDRF is doing, and they’ll help you with a free pack. http://bit.ly/JDRF_goingblue


Artificial Pancreas Project in Cambridge – new results

March 9, 2010
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‘The artificial pancreas’, a new system that can cut the risk of hypoglycemia has been successfully developed by a team at the University of Cambridge according to new results.

Results from the JDRF Artificial Pancreas research project in Cambridge were published in leading medical journal ‘The Lancet’. The news has been attracting lots of positive attention from the media – spreading the word about this fantastic piece of JDRF research.

The results show that Dr Roman Hovorka’s team at the University of Cambridge have successfully developed a system that can significantly cut the risk of overnight hypoglycemia. The article provides confirmation of the early results many of you will have seen before.

The article in The Lancet provides doctors and researchers around the world with an opportunity to read about how the artificial pancreas trials in Cambridge were conducted, to see all the data and understand how the development of the artificial pancreas system is progressing. This is vital in proving the scientific credibility of the system – and the fact that the results have been published in such a prestigious journal is a testament to the high quality of the research conducted by Dr Hovorka.

The results came from 54 nights that 17 children and teenagers aged between 5 and 18 with type 1 diabetes volunteered to spend in hospital as part of the study.

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Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn

December 30, 2009
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Interesting discussion about insertion sites for pump and sensor users — it is an issue. We need the technology to improve — get smaller, easier to use, less intrusive.

Discussion: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) | LinkedIn.


JDRF Announces Diabetes Research Program with Johnson & Johnson – Diabetes Health

December 22, 2009
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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin working with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology, and its affiliates, to speed the development of drug targets and pathways to promote the survival and function of insulin-producing cells in people who have diabetes.

via JDRF Announces Diabetes Research Program with Johnson & Johnson – Diabetes Health.


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JDRF launches ‘virtual gift’ range – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

December 22, 2009
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Bright ideas from JDRF (UK) which has launched its first ever range of virtual gifts in time for Christmas. Gifts start at £6 and you can choose from products such as ‘Grow a Beta Cell’, some ‘Precious Time’, a ‘Really Big Chemistry Set’; or even some ‘Bright Ideas’.

via JDRF launches ‘virtual gift’ range – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


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Existing drug shows promise for treating type 1 diabetes – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

December 9, 2009
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A drug used to treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to protect insulin producing cells in people with new onset type 1.

Findings from this JDRF funded study in America and reported this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicated that rituximab (Rituxan) could help people with type 1 diabetes keep producing some of their own insulin.

via Existing drug shows promise for treating type 1 diabetes – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


JDRF UK and Tu Diabetes

October 28, 2009
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Reading Manny Hernandez’s request for us to help JDRF UK to get some more funding for research into Type 1 diabetes.
http://tudiabetes.com/group/unitedkingdom/forum/topics/jdrf-uk-activity-for-world


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