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CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]

Diabetes education at Griffin

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The diabetes education and support group at Griffin Hospital will host two free presentations about diabetes research on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Dr. Patricia Chandler, director of Pfizer New Haven Clinical Research Unit, and Rockiy Ayettey, grants coordinator and research associate at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, will […] [Read More]
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FDA approves new drug for diabetes treatment

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 26 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high blood […] [Read More]

Yale researchers find ‘glucose switch’ that may control diabetes

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Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. “We’ve discovered that […] [Read More]

Diabetes discussion with Stamford Hospital docs

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Join Stamford Hospital physicians for a talk on diabetes from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Maplewood at Darien, 599 Post Road, Darien. Debbie Milne, Director of Stamford Hospital’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center, and Dr. Melissa Goldstein will discuss diabetes, including risk factors and treatment options. Call 877-233-9355 to register. Light refreshments will […] [Read More]
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Live Well workshop at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get their lives back. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, […] [Read More]

Greenwich Hospital hosts diabetes fair

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From 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the annual Diabetes Health Fair in its Noble Conference Center. Diabetes educators and health care professionals will be available to discuss all aspects of diabetes treatment and prevention. Participants can also learn how exercise, sleep and stress affects people with […] [Read More]
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State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

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Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in 12 priority areas, including nutrition, physical activity, obesity, tobacco, heart health, cancer, diabetes, and asthma. A comprehensive set of indicators track progress in each of these priority […] [Read More]

Griffin’s diabetes groups rescheduled

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The May 13 Diabetes Education & Support Groups at Griffin Hospital in Derby have been cancelled, but both the day and evening support groups will resume in June. Meetings will take place 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. on June 10. For more details, visit Griffin Hospital’s web site. [Read More]
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Latinas at higher risk for diabetes

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Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by a Food and Drug Administration staff member. Of those women, many will likely not get the care they need because they won’t visit a physician or medical clinic, where they could take a simple […] [Read More]
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