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Endocrine Society Spotlights Latest Care and Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

June 05, 2014

Endocrine Society awarded two-year $268K grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to educate healthcare providers

Washington, DC—The Endocrine Society will host a new educational conference for endocrine fellows on type 1 diabetes. The Endocrine Fellows Conference: Type 1 Diabetes Care and Management, funded by a two-year grant totaling $268K from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will cover the spectrum of diabetes care, from pathophysiology to patient/caregiver counseling to complications and comorbidities.

Type 1 diabetes, sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes and juvenile diabetes, can develop at any age but most often occurs in children, teens, and young adults. In type 1 diabetes, a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin, so insulin treatment is needed for a lifetime.

The grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust also includes support for abstract awards and scientific sessions on type 1 diabetes at ICE/ENDO 2014 and ENDO 2015. ENDO, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, draws more than 9,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world and focuses attention on diabetes and other hormone disorders.

The Endocrine Fellows Conference: Type 1 Diabetes Care and Management will be held on June 18-20, 2014.

For more information on the fellows conference, go here.

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Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.


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Colleen Williams Manager, Public Relations Phone: (202)-971-3611 cwilliams@endocrine.org

Jenni Glenn Gingery Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: (202)-971-3655 jgingery@endocrine.org

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