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Daily Care News from 1999

  1. Anticonvulsant Therapy in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. (26 December 1999)
  2. Causes of Death in Children With Insulin-dependent Diabetes highlights the importance of avoiding DKA. (26 December 1999)
  3. Medicare should pay for diet advice, says National Academy of Sciences. (19 December 1999)
  4. Study finds that repeated finger stick blood tests do not to injure local skin microcirculatory perfusion nor to influence results of capillary blood analysis for glucose and cholesterol. (19 December 1999)
  5. FDA panel supports GlucoWatch. See also the press release from Cygnus. (12 December 1999)
  6. The American Diabetes Association summarizes new approaches to insulin treatment and glucose monitoring. (12 December 1999)
  7. Improving Diabetes Control in Adolescents reiterates what we all know: caring for diabetes during adolescence is harder than it is before or after. (12 December 1999)
  8. Insulin pump therapy in Type 1 pediatric patients: now and into the year 2000. (12 December 1999)
  9. Behavioral and Psychosocial Research With School-Aged Children With Type 1 Diabetes highlights the importance of parental involvement in diabetes care, even for older kids. (12 December 1999)
  10. Eating Habits, Body Weight, and Insulin Misuse examined eating disorders, insulin misuse, weight change, and their relationships with control and complications in adolescents. (12 December 1999)
  11. Ethyl chloride spray makes shots painless. See also ethyl chloride information from manufacturer's web site. (5 December 1999)
  12. How well are we doing? - Metabolic control in patients with diabetes compares the metabolic control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes attending Brisbane paediatric diabetes clinics with published overseas data. (28 November 1999)
  13. Perinatal Risk Factors for Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in Europe presents a report from the EURODIAB Substudy 2 Study Group. (28 November 1999)
  14. Educational guidelines for achieving tight control and minimizing complications of type 1 diabetes offers guidelines to primary care physicians to help them teach patients about how to achieve tight control. (28 November 1999)
  15. The Excel Blood Glucose Test Strip is a new, lower-cost strip for users of the Glucometer Elite meter. (21 November 1999)
  16. Teenage Girls, Diabetes, and Eating Disorders: Too Common a Combination reports on dangerous practice of withholding insulin to lose weight. (21 November 1999)
  17. Inadequate suspension of neutral protamine Hagendorn (NPH) insulin in pens can cause problems with control. (21 November 1999)
  18. Insulin adjustment by a diabetes nurse educator improves glucose control in insulin-requiring diabetic patients. (21 November 1999)
  19. MiniMed reports software problem with new 508 insulin pump. (21 November 1999)
  20. New study shows that insulin pump therapy is better than MDI for adolescents. (11 November 1999)
  21. Studies Point to Extra Care Needed When Using Humalog in Pumps. (11 November 1999)
  22. German study shows that changing from pen injections to insulin pump resulted in improved quality of life. (11 November 1999)
  23. Study shows that use of insulin pump provides better control when sleeping late on weekends. (11 November 1999)
  24. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports on the GlucoWatch in Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring - Comprehensive Clinical Results. (11 November 1999)
  25. New Developments in the Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes: Implications for Children and Adolescents. (11 November 1999)
  26. Immediate feedback on HbA1c improves control. (7 November 1999)
  27. Study shows that short needles are better for kids and teens with diabetes. (6 November 1999)
  28. Study shows that use of lispro insulin reduces nocturnal hypoglycemia. (6 November 1999)
  29. Good Insulin Mixing Technique Improves Glycemic Control. (6 November 1999)
  30. Stephen Guy, M.D., Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgeon, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discusses a better pancreas transplant. (17 October 1999)
  31. Study reports on Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Risk of Infectious Complications in a Cohort of Adults With Diabetes. (17 October 1999)
  32. Study reports on Symptoms of hypoglycemia, thresholds for their occurrence, and hypoglycemia unawareness. (10 October 1999)
  33. Study compares new blood glucose meters with older ones for accuracy. (10 October 1999)
  34. An assessment of paediatric diabetes care in three centres in Russia and in Southampton, UK underscores the needs of people with diabetes in Russia. (10 October 1999)
  35. The perception of safe driving ability during hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. (3 October 1999)
  36. In a letter to the editor of The New England Journal of Medicine , a researcher reports on hot tub therapy for people with Type 2 diabetes. (3 October 1999)
  37. Disciplining A Child With Diabetes, in the October 1999 Diabetes Forecast, offers advice to parents. (3 October 1999)
  38. Diabetes Forecast offers advice on choosing a blood glucose meter. (3 October 1999)
  39. Medicare to Pay for Insulin Pumps. (26 September 1999)
  40. LifeScan Canada is offering a free meter to Canadians with diabetes who qualify. (19 September 1999)
  41. Study find young children on conventional insulin regimens are at high risk for profound, asymptomatic nocturnal hypoglycaemia, which is difficult to predict. (5 September 1999)
  42. Study finds lower glycemic response to sucrose in the diets of children with type 1 diabetes. (5 September 1999)
  43. Management of diabetic ketoacidosis summarizes an article published in the journal American Family Physician. (Published 29 August 1999)
  44. Effect of a new starch-free bread on metabolic control in NIDDM patients reports that substitution of ordinary bread with starch-free bread at breakfast causes significant improvements in blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. (Published 29 August 1999)
  45. Long-term efficacy of Humalog in subjects with Type 1 diabetes mellitus was examined by a team from the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. (22 August 1999)
  46. Symptoms of depression are important to psychological adaptation and metabolic control in children with diabetes mellitus. (22 August 1999)
  47. Risk for metabolic control problems in minority youth with diabetes. (22 August 1999)
  48. Parent-Adolescent Teamwork in Diabetes Management explored the impact of parent involvement and family conflict on glycemic control. (22 August 1999)
  49. Improved postprandial glycemic control with insulin aspart. (22 August 1999)
  50. Accuracy of pen injectors versus insulin syringes in children with type 1 diabetes reports that pen injectors are more accurate than syringes in measuring small doses of insulin. (22 August 1999)
  51. Bibliotherapy: using fiction to help children in two populations discuss feelings reports that using stories can help kids with diabetes express their feelings. (22 August 1999)
  52. Modern Hygiene's Dirty Tricks reports that modern sanitation may cause problems with our immune systems. (22 August 1999)
  53. Humalog Reduces Hypoglycaemic Reactions In Younger Diabetics. (15 August 1999)
  54. Oral bedtime cornstarch supplementation reduces the risk for nocturnal hypoglycaemia in young children with type 1 diabetes. (15 August 1999)
  55. Substitution of night-time continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy for bedtime NPH insulin in a multiple injection regimen improves counterregulatory hormonal responses and warning symptoms of hypoglycaemia in IDDM. (15 August 1999)
  56. Small, Convenient and Flexible, Insulin Pumps Catch On, reports The New York Times. (Free Registration Required) (15 August 1999)
  57. Blood glucose awareness training can help people with Type 1 diabetes identify impending hypoglyceia. (25 July 1999)
  58. Cygnus' GlucoWatch Automatic Glucose Monitoring Device Granted Expedited Review Status by the FDA. (25 July 1999)
  59. The Los Angeles Times reports on the growing acceptance of alternative medicine among the public. (18 July 1999)
  60. USA Today ran an article about insulin pumps and other high-tech innovations in diabetes care. (11 July 1999)
  61. FDA approves MiniMed continuous glucose sensor. (16 June 1999)
  62. Cygnus completes Pre-Market Approval application for the GlucoWatch. (6 June 1999)
  63. Y2K Insulin by Eli Lilly addresses concerns you may have regarding availability of insulin and the Year 2000 computer issue. (6 June 1999)
  64. A recent study reaffirms the benefit of eating carbohydrates before exercise to help prevent exercise-induced hypoglycemia in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. (30 May 1999)
  65. Anyone using EMLA cream should consider trying the new ELA-MAX topical anesthetic. (30 May 1999)
  66. Eating vegetables may cut risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. (30 May 1999)
  67. Novo Nordisk receives positive opinion on NovoRapid, a new rapid-acting insulin analogue. (30 May 1999)
  68. Study finds that kids with more frequent visits to a multidisciplinary diabetes clinic had lower HbA1C levels. (23 May 1999)
  69. An editorial in Clinical Diabetes [Vol. 17 No. 2 1999] suggests that primary care doctors who treat patients with diabetes "... have dramatically lagged behind the research providing the tools to assist us in improving our patients' lives." (23 May 1999)
  70. Study supports use of Insulin Lispro in pumps. (16 May 1999)
  71. Long-Acting Biosynthetic Insulin Submitted for Regulatory Approval In US and Europe. (16 May 1999)
  72. Novo Nordisk announces new InnovoTM insulin delivery system. Innovo has electronic features that help people with diabetes in their daily management of insulin doses. [Photo] (14 May 1999)
  73. The snack is critical for the blood glucose profile during treatment with regular insulin preprandially. (9 May 1999)
  74. Disetronic Announces 'Open' Insulin Pen System for People With Diabetes. (2 May 1999)
  75. U.S. FDA Panel Says Diabetes Drug Actos Safe. (24 April 1999)
  76. Interstitial Fluid is Capable of Tracking Rapidly Rising Levels of Blood Glucose, according to recent study. (18 April 1999)
  77. U.S. News Online features a story about diabetes, including a link to Children with Diabetes. (11 April 1999)
  78. Insulin Pens and Acute Deterioration in Blood Glucose Control, from the Archives of Internal Medicine, reports on three pregnant women with diabetes who experienced problems when using an insulin pen. (21 March 1999)
  79. Don't Be Afraid of Insulin Pump in Children reports Dr. Robin L. Nemery, a pediatric endocrinologist in Florida who is an advocate of pump use in kids. (Free Medscape membership required.) (14 March 1999)
  80. The American Diabetes Association has designated March 23, 1999 as American Diabetes Alert. The ADA hopes to reach millions of Americans who have Type 2 diabetes but don't know it. (14 March 1999)
  81. MiniMed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Recommended by FDA Panel. (27 February 1999)
  82. Lilly Launches Humulin 70/30, Humulin N, and Humulog Pens. (21 February 1999)
  83. Metabolic Control and Quality-of-Life Self-Assessment in Adolescents With IDDM demonstrates a correlation between long-term control and quality of life. (7 February 1999)
  84. Weighing the risk of a diabetes cure reports on USA TODAY writer Scott Bowles' decision to get a pancreas transplant to cure his diabetes. (31 January 1999)
  85. Insulin just treats the symptom, published in USA TODAY, clearly dispels the mistaken belief that insulin is a cure for diabetes. (31 January 1999)
  86. Amira Medical Receives FDA Clearance to Market New Blood Glucose Testing Device. (31 January 1999)
  87. "Pancreas Tonic" is not a cure. (21 January 1999)
  88. Amira Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the First System to Eliminate Painful Fingersticks for Diabetes Blood Glucose Testing. (17 January 1999)
  89. Maggie Watkinson, lecturer practitioner in Diabetes Nursing at Oxford Brookes University, highlights the need for drug abuse information for teens and young adults with diabetes. (10 January 1999)
  90. Cygnus Plans June 1999 Submission to the FDA for Marketing Approval of the GlucoWatch Monitor for People with Diabetes. (7 January 1999)
  91. Family Support Means Better Blood Sugars for Kids With Diabetes. (3 January 1999)

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