advertisement
 

  Back to News and Information AADE 2004 Annual Meeting

2004 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Children with Diabetes exhibited at the 2004 American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting in Indianapolis in August 2004. We showed our web site, scrapbooks and t-shirts from our conferences, and a square from the Quilt for Life. Time and again, people came up to our booth and told us that they loved the Children with Diabetes web site and that they recommended it to their patients. We were very glad to hear that, of course.

Reports From Selected Sessions

  1. All in the Family, Diabetes and Celiac Disease
    Presented by Dee Sandquist, MS, RD

    1. New food labeling effective January 1, 2006 will provide consumers with more detailed information related to food allergens (wheat, peanuts, eggs, milk, etc) and hidden sources of gluten.

    2. Current celiac prevalence in the United States is 1 in 133 people.

    3. Small amount of oat consumption for some people with celiac is tolerable, beware of cross contamination in food production facilities.

    4. Last estimates from health officials estimate 10% of people with Type 1 diabetes also have or will develop celiac disease.

    5. Benefits of gluten free diet seen in studies:
      1. Improved A1c
      2. Reduced risk of hypoglycemia
      3. Decreased risk of osteopenia


  2. The Atkins Diet: Is There Beef?

    1. Does carbohydrate restriction prevent negative effects of a high fat diet? Conclusion presented indicated weight loss on a low carbohydrate diet is associated with decreased calorie intake and NOT with carb content of diets.

    2. More studies are needed on low carb diets to prove efficacy and safety for people with diabetes. Future study questions posed:
      1. Is ketosis necessary for low carb diets and effects on blood sugars?
      2. Relative amount of carb intake that is safe per day…the brain requires a minimum of 130 grams of carb/day for appropriate functioning.
      3. Once off the diet, what happens to weight?
      4. Long term renal status and lipid profiles?


  3. The Skinny on Popular Diets
    Presented by Diane Reader, Manager of Professional Training, IDC (Minneapolis, MN)

    1. 20 IDC staff members participated in a 3 week study to compare weight loss and qualitative aspects of varying popular diets. Participants were randomly distributed among the following diets: Atkins, Glycemic Index, Weight Watchers, South Beach.

    2. Qualitatively, participants on the Weight Watchers and South Beach enjoyed the diet the best, Atkins participants disliked the diet after 2 weeks.

    3. Most weight loss was seen on the Weight Watchers and South Beach diet.

    4. One study result showed weight loss associated with decreased caloric intake, not decreased carb intake. Weight loss occurred more in folks who consumed an average deficit of 500 calories/day combined with regular physical activity.

-- James Michael Schurig, RD, LD, CDE    

Exhibits

The photos below highlight the few new products shown and give a sense for the overall exhibit hall.

Photo
Brenda Hitchcock helped staff the CWD booth.
medium | large
Photo
Abbott Diabetes Care's FreeStyle Navigator presentation attracted a lot of attention, as educators look forward to FDA approval.
medium | large
Photo
Smiths Medical's booth attracted a lot of visitors eager to learn about the CozMore system that combines a Cozmo pump and FreeStyle blood glucose meter, as well as their new Cleo infusion set which is pending FDA approval.
medium | large
Photo
Abbott Diabetes Care also showed the Precision Xceed, a smaller version of the Precision Xtra. The Precision Xceed is available in some countries in Europe and will soon be available in the US.
medium | large
Photo
Unomedical showed their new inset infusion set (left) to large crowds. They also showed the tubeguard (right, with stickers), a handy belt clip for wrapping infusion set tubing. The inset is now available from Animas Corporation.
medium | large
Photo
CWD's staff, along with about a thousand diabetes educators, participated in Novo Nordisk's AADE Walk/Jog-A-Thon beginning at 6am on Saturday. Among the CWD staff, Laura Billetdeaux ran and finished first. Brenda Hithcock walked and finished second. Mike Schurig and Jeff Hitchcock finished third and fourth, about in the middle of the pack.
medium | large
Photo
Diabetes educators met several very successful athletes with type 1 diabetes, including Ironman Tri-Athlete Jay Hewitt at the LifeScan booth, ...
medium | large
Photo
... mountain climber and polar adventurer Will Cross at the Novo Nordisk booth, ...
medium | large
Photo
... and acrobatic pilot Michael Hunter at the Accu-Chek booth. All are great inspirations to people with diabetes.
medium | large
Photo
Unomedical's booth was quiet before the show opened, but very busy later as educators came to learn about their new inset infusion set.
medium | large
Photo
Smiths Medical's Cleo infusion set combines an inserter with the set. The needle retracts inside the plastic handle to provide a self-contained sharps container. The Cleo has not yet been approved by the FDA.
medium | large
Photo
Athlete Bill King showed the Animas IR1200 insulin pump and the new inset infusion set, which Animas is distributing.
medium | large

JSH
August 15, 2004



                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Sunday August 29, 2004 12:34:30
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.