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JDCA Report: Frequency, Timeliness and Notification Most Important

Posted on 03/21/2012 03:19:39 PM

The JDCA’s last report focused on how Utilizing Corporate Governance to Align Agendas will better serve the search for a type 1 diabetes cure – and now, our newest report, Improved Corporate Governance Begins with Frequency, Timeliness and Notification, highlights the most important a..

Which Diabates Foundations Spend The Most In Each Category?

Posted on 03/14/2012 03:44:30 PM

Following up on our latest report, Review of Expense Categories of the Major Type 1 Non-Profits, today we wanted to look more closely at how each of the major diabetes non-profit foundations spends the money that they receive from donations (which are often gained from fundraisers focused on a ty..

Trying to Be Brave

Posted on 03/13/2012 11:48:14 AM

    I sit down in front of her as she grabs my hands.  She looks at me with a big gaze.  I look back into her eyes, trying my best to hold back the tears.  She wants to speak to me; at least this is what I believe.  She has something to say, I just know it, but ..

Hip Replacement Due to Osteonecrosis

Posted on 03/09/2012 12:47:13 PM

Osteonecrosis is a kind of bone disease related to the large joints (e.g. hips, knees, ankles or shoulders). Also referred as bone necrosis , it eventually leads to weakening severe pain. This is a rather rare disease diagnosed in approximately 1 in 20,000 people every year.   Anyway, the Brita..

New Video! Type 1 Diabetes: Prevention vs. a Cure

Posted on 03/07/2012 11:42:29 AM

Hi Everyone! As we at the JDCA have been focusing on our prevention vs a cure theme in recent weeks, seeking to clarify where exactly we stand on the issue and why we need attitudes towards a type 1 diabetes cure to change, we have released our latest video, directed by Nick Masercola from ..

Stroke; types, causes, signs and symptoms

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:36:42 AM

You probably know of stroke as the disease or condition that renders one side of the body numb and dysfunctional. Well, it is a form of cardiovascular disease that affects the blood supply to the brain. The blood vessels are usually blocked or ruptured. This disturbs the brain function since the ner..

Osteoporosis; causes, minerals, prevention and who is at risk.

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:59 AM

It is a skeletal disease characterized by reduction of bone mass and density due to mineralization. It is a natural condition that begins around the ages of 40 years. It can develop to appoint where it results to deformation or fracture of the bone.  It impairs the bone strength due to the abno..

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis; types, prevention and management in adolescents.

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:34:06 AM

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is one of the many forms of arthritis.  It is the most common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. It is an autoimmune disease that is chronic. It is also a joint inflammatory disease. This form of arthritis usually begins before the age of 16. Its cause ..

Epilepsy; types of seizures, diagnosis and what to do.

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:22 AM

Epilepsy is not a disease but a symptom of major underlying disorders. It is characterized by seizures. These seizures can be caused by head injuries, high fever, drug substance abuse or even damage of the nerve cells. It can occurs at any one and at any stage of life.  It can only be..

Kidney failure; types, how to prevent and manage renal failure.

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:18 AM

Renal failure is the incapacitation of the kidneys resulting in the sudden decrease of the filtration rate. This alters the production of urine and the excretion of waste materials from the body. Kidney failure results in an increase of nitrogenous products in the blood. As you know, filtration of w..

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