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Following the cutting of a ceremonial blue ribbon and an enthusiastic round of applause, the doors to the new MGH Translational and Clinical Research Center (TCRC) officially opened Nov. 30.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar visited the MGH May 19 for a special presentation about type 1 diabetes treatment and research, islet and whole organ transplantation and the future of a bionic pancreas.
At this year’s annual Community Health Day, more than 70 guests gathered at the MGH Revere HealthCare Center to celebrate local community health efforts and learn about one of today’s most pressing health topics: diabetes.
Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease, researchers conclude based on 10 years of data.
Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of type 1 diabetes.
David Nathan, MD, Director of the Diabetes Center at Mass General, says reducing fat and losing weight is one of the best possible ways to avoid diabetes.
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