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Diabetes Research Institute Unites with Global Diabetes Community to Recognize World Diabetes Day
Date:11/13/2007

Camillo Ricordi, MD, Urges Global Collaboration to Cure Millions Living

with Diabetes

MIAMI, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is joining the International Diabetes Federation, the United Nations and thousands of concerned people around the world to recognize World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, and to help raise awareness about this devastating disease.

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The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a world leader in cure-focused research, is urging concerned people everywhere to share in the responsibility to cure those now living with diabetes. The World Diabetes Day message could not be more appropriate for the DRI, whose commitment to curing type 1 diabetes by collaborating with other leading scientists worldwide is central to its research philosophy.

"Everyone has a part to play in the eradication of this worldwide disease," notes Camillo Ricordi, M.D., scientific director of the Diabetes Research Institute. "Diabetes is creeping into the homes of more and more people, causing complications and shortening lifespans of both children and adults. It is a complex and still unconquered disease that deserves to be moved to the front of public awareness so we can apply all science has towards finding a definitive cure as quickly as possible."

In honor of World Diabetes Day, Dr. Ricordi is asking people around the world to join the fight against diabetes and help the millions of children and adults who face this daily battle. To view his message, please visit http://www.DiabetesResearch.org.

Diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide, including more than 21 million in the United States. In December of
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