All posts by Nadia Al-Samarrie

Nadia Al-Samarrie, Founder-Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health magazine, has selflessly dedicated her career to educating and informing patients and healthcare professionals for over 25 years. As one of the country’s most passionate diabetes advocates, Nadia has worked tirelessly to try and ensure that diabetes patients receive the support and education they need in order to properly manage their diabetes.

The Time and Expenses of Being a Type 1 Diabetic in Good Control

On June 22, Integ of St. Paul, Minnesota, discussed results of several clinical studies using its LifeGuide system. The LifeGuide is a hand-held glucose-monitoring product in development. The system will allow people with diabetes to frequently self-monitor their glucose levels using interstitial fluid (ISF), the clear fluid found between cells throughout the body. Two Studies … Continue reading The Time and Expenses of Being a Type 1 Diabetic in Good Control

Diabetes and Obesity Research Reaches an Important Milestone-Twelve Genetic Regions Identified

After a two-year research effort, the Eli Lilly and Company Consortium for Diabetes and Obesity identified 12 genetic regions as keys to unlocking what makes individuals susceptible to type 2 diabetes and obesity. According to Lilly, the consortium is at the halfway point of a four-year multi-center, multi-disciplinary, genomics research program to map and clone … Continue reading Diabetes and Obesity Research Reaches an Important Milestone-Twelve Genetic Regions Identified

What They’re Talking About Around the Water Cooler

10,000 Babies Per Year to be Screened for Diabetes Risk Genes in Sweden On May 26, Diamyd Medical of Stock-holm, Sweden, announced that efforts are now under way at the University of Lund in Sweden to identify individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes. This group may then be in need of diabetes prevention … Continue reading What They’re Talking About Around the Water Cooler

Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

Peter Chase, MD, professor of pediatrics and clinical director of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, has introduced a revised, kid-friendly coloring book called “A Book for Coloring and Learning About Diabetes.” The book, which became available in May, follows the same chapters as Chase’s larger book, “Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.” However, information … Continue reading Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

LifeScan Upgrade Means Easier BG Data Download

LifeScan has upgraded its Windows-based software by introducing IN TOUCH Diabetes Management Software, Version 1.31. This new software, available for both the patient with diabetes and their health care provider, can download patient blood glucose data from any of LifeScan’s current consumer meters. This makes it easier for health care providers to manage many patients … Continue reading LifeScan Upgrade Means Easier BG Data Download

Supply of Transplant Organs Not Expected to Meet Demand in Near Future

While the demand for animal and artificial donor transplants continues to grow, the supply is not keeping pace. According to the Fall 1999 issue of Diabetes Technologies and Therapeutics, the market potential for animal and artificial donor organ transplants is expected to be worth more than $10 billion annually by 2005. According to research by … Continue reading Supply of Transplant Organs Not Expected to Meet Demand in Near Future

Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2

Norman Hart of Tampa, Florida, took his type 2 diabetes diagnosis very seriously. He wanted to find out everything he could about the disease, but found the quality of information disappointing. “I found a little here and a little there,” he says, “but I found nothing that had it all in one.” Hart decided to … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2

Bibliotherapy: Your Prescription for Good Control, Good Health, and a Good Life

The future of health care in America is going to involve more personal responsibility for self-care and preventive maintenance. We’re going to have to learn to analyze and handle many of our own health problems, and one of the most effective ways to do this is through bibliotherapy. June Biermann and Barbara Toohey’s series “Bibliotherapy” … Continue reading Bibliotherapy: Your Prescription for Good Control, Good Health, and a Good Life