- Emma, a 13-year-old from Pennsylvania, brings us up to date.
- Chanel is 12 and is a dog breeder.
- Join Diabetes Nurse Specialist Steph Schwartz for a special chat about diabetes at school on Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 pm Eastern US. Look for the "School Chat" room about 15 minutes before the chat is scheduled to start.
- Lantus (Insulin Glargine), a new long acting insulin, will soon be available.
- Center seeks patients for neuropathy treatment trial.
- Paper examines risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, reviews diagnostic criteria, and discusses newly established screening criteria for type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.
- Study concludes that type 2 diabetes is programmed in utero in association with low rates of fetal growth.
- Study finds a strong association between increasing maternal age at delivery and risk of diabetes in the child.
- Islet cell transplantation more successful than previously thought.
- Firstborns of older parents face highest risk of Type 1 diabetes.
- Study finds that, in patients with type 2 diabetes, the risk of diabetic complications was strongly associated with raised blood pressure, and any reduction in blood pressure is likely to reduce the risk of complications.
- ECGs advised for people with diabetes. (Free Medscape membership required)
- Majority of uninsured children are eligible for state assistance, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Study suggests that insulin may protect against heart disease.
- You can read about Dr. Bernstein's low-carbohydrate diabetes program at his website, www.diabetes-normalsugars.com.
- The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they are interested in the new alternative site blood glucose monitors. This week's poll asks parents if they have a 504 plan in place for their children with diabetes who attend school.
- If you eat out at restaurants a lot, you'll want to get a copy of The ADA Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating by Hope Warshaw.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., and Ruth Roberts, M.A.
- Our Diabetes Management at School section is Worth a Look.
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