Be Your Own Diabetes Bodyguard in November

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Be Your Own Diabetes Bodyguard in November

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We’re celebrating National Diabetes Awareness month ‘diva-style’ with musical inspiration from one of the biggest divas of all time, Whitney Houston!

We will be featuring music from  “Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From ‘The Bodyguard’” in honor of the 25th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” soundtrack album on our podcasts and at our diabetes outreach events.

Whitney Houston – I Wish You Love: More From ‘The Bodyguard’” brings together a variety of live and studio recordings, many of them rare or previously unreleased. The album includes previously unreleased live recordings from Houston’s “Bodyguard Tour” of 1993-1995; alternate versions of the audio recordings from the “The Bodyguard” film; and an alternate version of a remix of “I’m Every Woman.” The album will be available on CD and digital configurations as well as a limited edition 2LP 12″ purple vinyl edition, to be released at a later date.

More specifically, rarities include an alternate mix of “I Will Always Love You,” which features a spoken word intro of Whitney as Rachel Marron, a previously unreleased A Capella version of “Jesus Loves Me,” and a live version of the rarely performed “Run To You.” Also included are film and live versions of “I Will Always Love” You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Queen of The Night” and more.

Big Divas, Big Diabetes Outreach! 

The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future. Who better to help us celebrate this day than the incomprable Whitney Houston?!!!

On World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, November 14 we will be discussing the fact that 1 in 10 women is living with diabetes. Many do not have access to education, treatment and care. Dr. Beverly S. Adler PhD, CDE and Constance Brown Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN join us along with musical inspiration from Whitney Houston, 6 – 7:30 PM, EST.

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, join us for our biggest diabetes outreach event of the year, “Victory Over Diabetes” in Philadelphia, PA presented by the Jefferson Center for Urban Health, Jeff PEERS, and American Diabetes Association at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

The free and fabulous annual event celebrates the ‘grit, glamour and determination’ of women and men affected by, at risk and living with diabetes during November, National Diabetes Awareness month. Enjoy our Diabetes Educational Games, Hot Topics Discussion, Workouts with a Wow!, Keynote Presentations and refreshments.

Hosted by Mr. Divabetic and Neva White DPN CRNP-BC, CDE celebrating the fellowship of the Divabetic Club – Philadelphia, PA.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Ron Renzi, Podiatrist from ‘Save Your Soles’ Campaign discussing the topic: Diabetes and Foot Care and Cheryl Marco, RDN, CDE from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolic Diseases discussing the topic: ‘Artificial Sweeteners’.

REGISTER NOW: Call 1-800-JEFF- NOW (1-800- 533-3669)

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017,  we willwill be discussing the fact that 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes.  Many of mothers and children lack access to screening, care and treatment. Dr. Andrea Chisholm OB-GYN joins us on this special Mr. Divabetic podcast on Gestational Diabetes  from 6 P – 7 PM, EST. We
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Uncovering A Pancreatic ‘Bodyguard’
Did you know researchers have discovered a rare immune system cell that might shield the pancreas from attack in models of mice with Type 1 diabetes? 

According to a university news outlet, Dr. Mark Anderson and a team of researchers have discovered the rare eTAC cell can be trained to act as a bodyguard for the pancreas in mice with Type 1 diabetes.

With Type 1 diabetes, the immune system’s attack cells, or T cells, destroy islet cells in the pancreas. The T cells sniff out the pancreatic cells by identifying a molecule, chromogranin A, in the islets. Dr. Anderson and his researchers determined that eTAC cells could be manipulated to race to the pancreas, display the chromogranin A molecule and turn off the T cells before they damage the pancreas.

eTAC cells, which reside in the lymph nodes and spleen in mice and humans, make up just a tiny fraction of the immune system. The next step, Anderson says, is to determine a way to grow large amounts of the cells and deliver them in a manner that ensures they will consistently guard the pancreas. READ MORE