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Cycling for health: Division staffer on diabetes study founds East Bay group for African-American cyclists

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Jenna Burton has lost a grandmother, two uncles and most recently, an aunt to complications from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But the 29-year-old Division of Research research associate is not standing by wringing her hands. Instead, Burton is grasping the handlebars of her 24-speed maroon Bianchi Eros bicycle and steering her life down […]

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Newly funded: Research to help new moms with gestational diabetes gets start with $8.5M grant

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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A wanted pregnancy is among life’s most joyful events. But for about 7 percent of expectant mothers in the United States pregnancy brings the unexpected diagnosis of gestational diabetes. While the exact cause of gestational diabetes, a temporary condition, remains unknown, what is known is that hormones from the placenta — which help the fetus […]

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Language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

Friday, January 21, 2011

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When patients cannot talk with doctors about diabetes in their own language, even when interpreter services are available, poorer diabetes outcomes may be the result. These were the findings of a recent study by researchers at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the University of California, San Francisco. The study was […]

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