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Issue 505


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Tool for Your Practice: WHO (Five) Well-being Index

WHO (Five) Well-being Index


Bayer's Contour USB Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Product Review by Alexander Brown, Sixth Year PharmD Candidate...


The Weight Loss Plan for Beating Diabetes

The 5-Step Program That Removes Metabolic Roadblocks, Sheds Pounds Safely, and Reverses Prediabetes and Diabetes


Letter from the Editor #505

Looks like there is a real battle ahead for reform to health care. The change of Senators in the state of Massachusetts has altered the power in the Senate and changes the whole future of healthcare reform. So get ready for a lot of press...


Test Your Knowledge Question #505: Your patient is a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes six months ago....

Your patient is a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes six months ago.


First Use of Insulin in Treatment of Diabetes 88 Years Ago

First Use of Insulin in Treatment of Diabetes 88 Years Ago: On 11 January 1922, Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old boy with diabetes, who lay dying at the Toronto General Hospital, Canada, was given the first injection of insulin. However, the extract...


J&J to Test Artificial Pancreas in Diabetes Patients

J&J to Test Artificial Pancreas in Diabetes Patients: An experimental artificial pancreas will soon be tested in diabetes patients, potentially sparing them from its most dangerous complications and frequent blood sugar checks and insulin...


How Much TV is Bad for You?

How Much TV is Bad for You?: Every hour spent watching TV may increase your risk of an early death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 18%, researchers say. Researchers from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in the state of...


Carrying More Fat in Thighs and Rear Is Good for You

Carrying More Fat in Thighs and Rear Is Good for You: A new study suggests that people carrying their body fat in their backside and thighs enjoy some extra protection against diabetes, heart disease and other health problems associated with...


Siblings Key in Gestational Diabetes Risk

A family history of diabetes increases a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study confirms....


JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project Going Forward

JDRF forms partnership with Animas to develop first-generation automated system for managing Type 1 diabetes....


Effects of Diet on Diabetes Risk Varies by Ethnicity

Diets heavy in meat and fat seem to raise the risk of diabetes, though the effects of this and other diet patterns may vary by ethnicity and sex, a new study finds.


Economic Burden of Diabetes Tops $200B and Going Higher

Medical costs and reduced work productivity associated with diabetes cost the U.S. $218 billion in 2007....


Most Americans Overweight and One-Third Are Obese: NHANES

Two new studies last week draw attention to the alarming number of individuals in the US considered overweight or obese [1,2]. Based on the latest surveys, more than two-thirds of US adults are overweight or obese, one-third are considered...


Use of Immediate A1c Results in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

IFB of HbA1c is a more acceptable method of HbA1c determination in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus....


Carrying More Fat in Thighs and Rear Is Good for You

A new study suggests that people carrying their body fat in their backside and thighs enjoy some extra protection against diabetes, heart disease and other health problems associated with obesity.


How Much TV is Bad for You?

Every hour spent watching TV each day may increase your risk of an early death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 18 percent, researchers say....


Tuberculosis and Diabetes Linked

Clinicians caring for tuberculosis patients should screen routinely for diabetes, as the presence of diabetes could complicate the treatment of tuberculosis....


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect against Aging in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

Patients with coronary heart disease who had higher omega-3 fatty acid blood levels had an associated lower rate of shortening of telomere length, a chromosome marker of biological aging, raising the possibility that these fatty acids may...


Less Sleep for Kids Means Higher Blood Sugars

Young children may be more apt to have high blood sugar, a precursor to diabetes, if they average 8 hours or less of sleep a night....


Relation of C-Reactive Protein to Chronic Kidney Disease in African Americans

CRP was associated with CKD but not albuminuria....


Excess Protein in Urine Is Indicator of Heart Disease Risk in Whites but Not Blacks

The cardiovascular risk that is associated with proteinuria, or high levels of protein in the urine, a common test used by doctors as an indicator of increased risk for progressive kidney disease, heart attack and stroke, has...


Diabetes Triples Risk of Dementia in Older People

Some older people with mild memory-loss are three times more likely to develop dementia if they also have diabetes....


Fear of Hypoglycemia in Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Poor Control

The association between a higher level of hypoglycemic-related fear and parental emotional distress and poorer glycemic control in the child emphasizes the need for programs to support and guide parents....


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Advances in the Treatment of  Childhood Diabetes
William Tamborlane, MD,
FAAP, FACE

Category: General Diabetes

CE Credits: 75



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