Posted by Jeff Charis-Carlson, Iowa City Press-Citizen on January 1, 2015 - Category: Diabetes Management
Some areas of the brain may grow more slowly in children with Type 1 diabetes than in children who don't have the disease, according to a recently released study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa and four other universities involved in the Diabetes Research in Children Network consortium. Read More »
The association says its cost estimates demonstrate that effective use of the insulin pump could save the health-care system money, by warding off or delaying complications due to diabetes, including kidney failure, heart attack and stroke.
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Eight-year-old Abbie Eppler has avoided health emergencies thanks to Gracie, a 70-pound British Labrador retriever who wakes up Abbie's mother when the child's blood-sugar level rises or falls below a certain target at night.
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Dexcom received FDA clearance for its G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system. It includes an under-skin sensor, a wireless transmitter, and the interactive monitor that picks up readings from within 20 feet (6 meters).
Managing your child's diabetes can be overwhelming, but Debbie Butler, L.I.C.S.W., C.D.E., Clinical Social Worker, Pediatrics and Behavioral and Mental Health in the Joslin Clinic, gives some tips on how to make it easier. Read More »
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