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Nanoscale biosensor measures glucose without needle pricks

Posted by Fraunhofer Society on September 6, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Pricking a finger everyday is just part of everyday life for T1D patients. A non-invasive measurement approach could release them from the constant pain of pin pricks. Read More »
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Funding for life-saving islet cell transplants could bring type 1 diabetes under control

Posted by Jordanna Schriever on August 30, 2012 - Category: Medical
SPECIALISTS are calling on the nation's health ministers to commit to funding a life-saving transplant program - the closest thing to a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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Meter Accuracy Counts More -- and Less -- Then You Think

Posted by Riva Greenberg on August 29, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
There are a few things our kids can do to increase dosing accuracy: wash their hands, brush up on carbohydrate counting, learn more about insulin dosing...

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New Glucometer from Purdue Measures Glucose in Tears, Saliva

Posted by Gene Ostrovsky on August 21, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
Researchers at Purdue University may have actually come up with a possible solution that may allow diabetics of the future to use their saliva, tears, or even urine to measure their blood glucose. Read More »
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Summer Newsletter

Posted by Natalie on August 5, 2012 - Category: PDK News & Notes Newsletter
Here's our Summer e-newsletter for the family and friends of Parenting Diabetic Kids.com. If you haven't signed up or received one sign up at the top of this page.
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SLAMDiabetes 2012 Rhode Island Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament

Posted by SLAMDiabetes on August 2, 2012 - Category: SLAM in the News
SLAMDiabetes is working to raise public awareness of Type 1 Diabetes through sports, entertainment and education while raising funds for camp scholarships for T1D kids and research for a cure. T1D is a lethal autoimmune disease that afflicts millions of children and adults. SLAMDiabetes works to make life safer, easier, healthier and longer for those with T1D. Let’s SLAM T1D together! Read More »
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Father and Daughter 'Ride To Cure Juvenille Diabetes'

Posted by Susan Belford on July 11, 2012 - Category: Institutions
Lauren Rapaport has been battling juvenile diabetes for 33 years. Diagnosed at the age of 3, she has learned to regulate her insulin and check her blood sugar. She carefully balances her food intake with her exercise. It’s life-long and 24/7 — a disease that has no cure — and one that she will never outgrow.

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New Devices Improve Diabetes Control

Posted by WebMD Health News on July 9, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
By combining insulin pumps with continuous blood sugar sensors, people with diabetes get better blood-sugar control than those using fingerstick testing and insulin shots, new research suggests. Read More »
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April Newsletter

Posted by Natalie on April 30, 2012 - Category: PDK News & Notes Newsletter
Here's our April e-newsletter for the family and friends of Parenting Diabetic Kids.com. If you haven't signed up or received one sign up at the top of this page.
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Artificial pancreas gives girl a vacation from diabetes

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on March 4, 2012 - Category: Medical
Twelve year old Elle has t1d and was selected to try out an experimental device called an artificial or "bionic" pancreas. During the three-day study, Elle didn't have to poke her finger every few hours to find out her blood sugar level because the "bionic" pancreas recorded it automatically and adjusted her insulin accordingly. Read More »
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