Helmsley Backs Effort to Improve Rural Care for Type 1 Diabetes

You don't want to live in a rural area and have type 1 diabetes. Why? Because the specialists who can help you survive mostly live in cities. The Helmsley Charitable Trust wants to change these grim odds by teaching primary care clinicians and community health workers how to deal with type 1 diabetes.
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Minivan Mogul is Recruiting for a Very Personal War on Diabetes

Lee Iacocca’s legacy will mostly likely ride on the Dodge Caravan, the Mustang, the K-Car, or maybe even the Ford Pinto. But in his later years, Iacocca has dedicated himself to a far more personal and weighty cause—a cure for type 1 diabetes. His foundation just put out its latest call for new research proposals.

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Here's Where BMSF Research Dollars Are Going

African American women are at especially high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation wants to make their health a priority. In November, 2010, the big pharma giant announced a special initiative: they wanted to receive proposals focused on diabetes prevention among African American women.
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How Helmsley Charitable Trust Is Turbocharging the Development of Glucose Monitor

In a novel philanthropic-private sector collaboration, the Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced a gift of $4 million to be made to DexCom, in the hopes of accelerating by two years the development and availability of the Gen6 Continuous Glucose Monitor.
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Meet Helmsley Charitable Trust's New Program Directors

The Helmsley Charitable Trust, which has quickly become a major player in health and medical research grants, has brought on two new program directors to head its Type 1 Diabetes research and Digestive Diseases research areas.
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This Trust Is Saving North Carolinians From the Ravages of Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in North Carolina, where nearly one in 10 adults suffer from the disease and annual costs of care are rapidly rising. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, which focuses on health issues in the state, is working to fight that epidemic — giving $3.5 million to the cause in 2012.

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How the Helmsley Charitable Trust Takes on Diabetes

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is focused on Type 1 (“juvenile”) diabetes in a big way. Its giving goes to research toward a cure, technology for care, and programs for patients. Together these causes receive millions every year from the organization, which is relatively young and growing fast.

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Behind the Initiative: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Gets Together on Diabetes

In 2010, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation created the Together on Diabetes initiative, a program focused on improving the health of type 2 diabetes patients across the United States.

Thus far the program has disbursed nearly half of its coffers in two years of existence, so there are plenty of grants still to go around. Of the 21 given out so far, most are above $200,000, with several topping $2 million.

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Why the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Targets Behavioral Causes of Diabetes

Two-thirds of American children are overweight or obese, and the rise in childhood obesity has been accompanied by an marked increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in children. The Dell Foundation focuses on addressing the causes of these health issues to prevent them from happening in the first place.

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