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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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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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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