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Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children with Diabetes Conference

The exhibit hall at this year’s Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando, Florida, from July 23 to 27, 2008, featured expensive and elaborate booths from well-known companies like LifeScan and large organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. But another kind of company also welcomed people to their booths. They were the diabetes start-ups, companies … Continue reading Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children with Diabetes Conference

10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

Last week was Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week. Kidney disease is considered a “quiet disease,” and many people don’t recognize its early warning signs. We thought we’d publish a quick list of its symptoms to help you manage your own health and know what to look for in your loved ones.   10 Symptoms of … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

16-Year-Old Turns Type I Diagnosis into an Opportunity to Create Hip ID Bracelets

Before diabetes, I was a normal teenager whose greatest worry was whether I’d get an A or a B on a test. I was strong and healthy. Somehow, I took for granted all the freedoms that diabetes took away from me. Last year, at the age of fifteen, I learned that every day, even every … Continue reading 16-Year-Old Turns Type I Diagnosis into an Opportunity to Create Hip ID Bracelets

Letter of the Week: Teenage Weight Loss and Insulin Omission

Dear Diabetes Health, I appreciated Jamie Bailes’ (April/May 2008) article on helping overweight kids. To me, it illustrated the complexity of weight regulation and the folly of linking it to one factor (fat). However, I found the article misleading in implying that insulin (not insulin imbalance) is the main cause of weight gain, in comparing … Continue reading Letter of the Week: Teenage Weight Loss and Insulin Omission

AACE Calls for New Standards for Safer Insulin Pump Use

Newswise — “The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists applauds the FDA’s efforts to protect the safety of children and adolescents who are using insulin pumps,” said Dr. Richard Hellman, the Association’s President. In the May edition of Pediatrics, Dr. Judith Cope, a physician at the FDA, provided new data that shows there is a serious … Continue reading AACE Calls for New Standards for Safer Insulin Pump Use

Her Last-Minute Competition Entry Nets This Playwright Professor a $100,000 Grant

It’s late October, 2007, and Prof. Wendy Coleman has just learned about a competition called the Bayer Dream Fund. Coleman, a type 2 who was diagnosed in 2005, has been told that the fund grants a large cash award to the competition winner – money the winner can use to fund a personal project designed … Continue reading Her Last-Minute Competition Entry Nets This Playwright Professor a $100,000 Grant

Machines Will Make It Happen: Is Technology The Key To Revolutionizing Diabetes Care?

As a scientist who has type 1 diabetes, Dr. Kowalski knows that the cure may be a long time coming. But he’s optimistic, nevertheless, because he believes that technology will revolutionize diabetes management long before the cure raises its shy little head. As head of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Strategic Research Projects, he’s … Continue reading Machines Will Make It Happen: Is Technology The Key To Revolutionizing Diabetes Care?