Sanford-Burnham, Pfizer collaborate on diabetes discovery

Floridians living longer but are sicker, study says

“This research takes a radically new pathway.” The research will take place almost entirely at Sanford-Burnham’s Lake Nona campus in Medical City, Gardell said. The nonprofit science institute also has a campus in San Diego. “Diabetes presents an enormous public health burden,” said Tim Rolph, head of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases research at Pfizer. “There is an acute need to translate innovative science into potential new medicines for people living with this debilitating disease.” Diabetes cost Americans $245 billion in medical costs and lost productivity in 2012, according to the American Diabetes Association. In Florida, the rate of diabetes has doubled in 15 years, to more than 10 percent of adults, according to America’s Health Rankings. The rise in diabetes is one of the most serious fallouts of the nation’s obesity epidemic.
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Little Silver teen named face of American Diabetes Association

If we can understand that and intervene with a healthy lifestyle and addressing genetic risks, it will make a big difference, Dall added. Redskins team doctor Tony Casolaro said the screenings by HDL simply add another level of investigation to the NFLs comprehensive medical plan. He said the results are kept private between the players and the teams medical staff. The goal is to sit down with the players, particularly those with some additional risk and say, Hey it looks like you may have some genetic predisposition to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Casolaro said. While you may be 25 years old, lets talk about what we can do now so that in 20 years were not looking backwards and saying we should have done something. It does resonate with them when you talk about looking down the road. Greater Jeopardy Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, a fourth-round draft pick in 2012, said the opportunity for players to receive increased levels of medical testing off the football field is as important as getting extra coaching on it. If anything I want to be informed, Cousins said in a telephone interview.
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Redskins Team With HDL on Advanced Heart Disease, Diabetes Tests

Washington Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins

So caring. I left the hospital confident that I could do this and determined to make a difference. The Red Bank Regional High School wrestler returned to school, began making the necessary changes to his active life to remain healthy and just three weeks after being discharged from the hospital, he took second place in a wrestling tournament. Wrestling has been my passion for six years now and I wasn’t planning on stopping, he said. But that was not enough for McMahon, who also started a team, Jacks Tracks, to take part in the American Diabetes Associations Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event on Oct.
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Stepping out to stop diabetes

The many faces of Step Out all contribute to a community committed to doing their part to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all, including Red Striders, walkers living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. They are a reminder of why we walk. One particular Red Strider walking this year is Heather Berg, the Associations 2013 National Youth Advocate diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10. Her earliest experience with the disease, however, came a year and a half earlier when her younger brother was diagnosed with diabetes at only 14 months old.
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