Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.
The costs of diabetes, including medical care and lost productivity, jumped 21 percent to $245 billion last year from 2007, driven by higher rates of the disease and health conditions that lead to it, researchers said.
Excessive sugar consumption may be the main driver of a global rise in diabetes, independent of obesity, according to a study rekindling old debates about the sweetener’s role in an illness affecting 350 million worldwide.
An 80-year-old drug used to protect people against tuberculosis may help reverse Type 1 diabetes, the most severe form of the disease, in patients who have had it for years, an early study in six patients found.
Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- An InfoCision representative calls a prospective volunteer to ask them to participate in a mailing campaign to solicit funds for the American Diabetes Association. (Source: Bloomberg)