All posts by Joy Pape

Type1: Diabetes and Autoimmunity

The JDRF is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A lot has changed in the past four decades. One change has to do with the organization’s name. JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Years ago we called what we now know as type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Onset Diabetes Mellitus (JODM). We called it that … Continue reading Type1: Diabetes and Autoimmunity

Pearls From the 2009 AADE Annual Meeting and Exhibition

In August, I had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual meeting.  I sat in on several seminars, the most interesting of which are summarized here. Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Risk: Can We Do More? Dr. Richard Nesto, from the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, … Continue reading Pearls From the 2009 AADE Annual Meeting and Exhibition

AACE Conference Wrap-Up

I attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), held from May 14th to 18th, 2009.  Here’s a re-cap of the buzz about ICU glycemic control, prediabetes, and vitamin D. Inpatient Glycemic Control An AACE and ADA consensus group called for significant changes in the way that healthcare professionals treat hospitalized … Continue reading AACE Conference Wrap-Up

Highlights from ADA’s 68th Scientific Sessions

I just returned from the American Diabetes Association’s 68th Scientific Sessions held in San Francisco in June and I’d like to share some highlights: Major Studies ADVANCE (Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: Preterax and Diamicron-MR Controlled Evaluation). The world’s largest diabetes trial confirms the current approach that intensively controlling blood glucose has an important … Continue reading Highlights from ADA’s 68th Scientific Sessions

The Diabetes Epidemic: What’s Changing And What Needs To Change

I love that old Greek proverb, "There is nothing permanent but change," becauseit's so perfectly applicable to diabetes. It seems that almost every day nowwe're finding more causes, more treatments, and, inevitably, more problems withnew treatments. According to an October New York Times article, "In Diabetes, a Complexof Causes," there has been an explosion of … Continue reading The Diabetes Epidemic: What’s Changing And What Needs To Change