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Canadian Diabetes Association awards $5.3M for diabetes research


Toronto, ON September 17, 2003 Ninety-six Canadian research teams conducting a variety of diabetes research initiatives have been awarded a total of $5.3 million in funding by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Some of the topics include looking for links between E. coli infections and diabetes; developing standardized herbal medicines for complimentary diabetes therapy, analysis of long-term activity rates and patterns in adults with diabetes, testing whether elevated levels of fatty acids affect pancreas function, analysis of tight blood glucose control for critically ill hospital patients, analysis of carotid artery thickness of children with type 2 diabetes, how best to treat low blood glucose in children with type 1 diabetes, the causes of diabetes in the elderly, risk factors for diabetes and heart disease in Aboriginal Canadians, gene therapy and diabetes and why the hearts of people with diabetes use fatty acids for fuel instead of glucose.