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Remission without insulin therapy on gluten-fre... [BMJ Case Rep. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 21;2012. pii: bcr0220125878. doi: 10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5878.
Remission without insulin therapy on gluten-free diet in a 6-year old boy with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Sildorf SM, Fredheim S, Svensson J, Buschard K.
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Paediatric Unit, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.
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A 5-year and 10-month old boy was diagnosed with classical type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) without celiac disease. He started on a gluten-free diet after 2-3 week without need of insulin treatment. At the initiation of gluten-free diet, HbA1c was 7.8% and was stabilised at 5.8%-6.0% without insulin therapy. Fasting blood glucose was maintained at 4.0-5.0 mmol/l. At 16 months after diagnosis the fasting blood glucose was 4.1 mmol/l and after 20 months he is still without daily insulin therapy. There was no alteration in glutamic acid decarboxylase positivity. The gluten-free diet was safe and without side effects. The authors propose that the gluten-free diet has prolonged remission in this patient with T1DM and that further trials are indicated.

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Diabetes Training Camp! : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

Diabetes Training Camp! : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

..............Dr. Matthew Corcoran, an endocrinologist and CDE (yep, he’s both!), founded the Diabetes Training Camp, a diabetes camp with a twist — it’s completely focused on fitness.

But don’t think that this is some Olympic-style boot camp or a Biggest Loser-wannabe-thing. Nope, Diabetes Training Camp is designed for folks with diabetes of all ages and all fitness levels, whether you’re just hitting the track for the first time or if you’re a long-time fitness fanatic. In addition to Dr. Corcoran, the staff is well-versed in diabetes and healthful living: head coach Rick Crawford has worked with Team Type 1; and the mental health skills coach, Carrie Cheadle, worked with teens at a California diabetes camp, Bearskin Meadows. There are also several staff members who have diabetes, so you know the staff really “gets” the struggle with managing diabetes while exercising.

These camps have been held all over the country, and this year’s camp was hosted at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Corcoran (who btw has guest posted for us in the past) said that it’s possible next year’s camp will take place at the same school, but they’re still waiting to finalize the location...............

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Fighting Fat Without Diet Drugs? Expert Panel Says 'Yes' - Forbes

Fighting Fat Without Diet Drugs? Expert Panel Says 'Yes' - Forbes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
On the eve of a decision by the FDA to approve a pair of diet drugs, a federal panel of independent experts yesterday issued new recommendations for combating obesity, but did not include diet drugs among them.
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All the Latest Updates on “Pumping Insulin” : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

All the Latest Updates on “Pumping Insulin” : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

If you have a question about insulin pumping, all you need to do is pick up a copy of the fifth edition of Pumping Insulin, the encyclopedia of all things pumps by the legendary husband-and-wife team John Walsh and Ruth Roberts. Their first edition was published in 1989, and Pumping Insulin is considered by many to be “the Bible” on insulin pumps. What makes John and Ruth such experts?...

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Fungicide used on farm crops linked to insulin resistance

A fungicide used on farm crops can induce insulin resistance, a new tissue-culture study finds, providing another piece of evidence linking environmental pollutants to diabetes.
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Some of those whose diabetes is cured by surgery have recurrence

Some of those whose diabetes is cured by surgery have recurrence | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Bariatric surgery is one of the most successful treatments known for Type 2 diabetes , curing as many as 95% of those with the disorder, which is usually caused by obesity .
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Why Can't Women Have It All? It's Not You—It's Discrimination | The Nation

Why Can't Women Have It All? It's Not You—It's Discrimination | The Nation | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

From “Baby Boom” in 1987 to “I Don’t Know How She Does It” just last year, we’ve long been obsessed with how women do—and, more often, don’t—“it all,” which is assumed to mean, for them, a successful career and a happy, healthy family. But as the newest cover article in The Atlantic points out, this question has too often been seen as an individual one. While dressed in controversial framing—referencing “having it all,” an unhappy-looking baby in a briefcase—author Ann-Marie Slaughter successfully turns our attention from the isolated “failings” of women who can’t swing both a high-powered career and raising kids to why society and our economy make this impossible.............

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Dr. Pfenninger: Rethinking #diabetes

Dr. Pfenninger: Rethinking #diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Tom Grossman is a Midland resident who was in my office recently. He asked if he could provide the personal perspective of a person who has had to live and adapt to having diabetes by writing a series of articles in this column.
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Finding out your child has a life threatening disease

No parent ever thinks they're going to hear that their child has a life threatening condition. When it happens, you are in shock for a long time.

Despite considering myself well read, I had never heard of Type 1 diabetes. The disease is in the news all the time now, particularly Type 2, but rarely do you hear any explanation between the types, or what they are.

My eldest child had just started secondary school and was busy getting used to new routines, extra sport and longer days. Her appetite suddenly grew, she lost weight and she had an increasing thirst.

However, she was happy and active, and seemed so well. I did, fleetingly, think about diabetes because she was so thirsty all the time, but almost straightaway dismissed the idea because she wasn't overweight.

Over just a week, things changed. She got up in the middle of the night to drink water from the toothbrush holder in the bathroom, she was unusually tired and had blurry vision. By now, I was really worried. I typed in 'diabetes' into the computer. All her symptoms were listed under 'Type 1 diabetes'. The article said the condition was fatal if untreated, and to seek immediate medical attention.

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PSA May Be Unreliable in Type 1 Diabetes : Family Practice News

ALANTA – Men with type 1 diabetes might not express an elevated level of prostate specific antigen, even if they have an early prostate cancer, suggest findings from a subanalysis of patients with type 1 diabetes.
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UK New guidelines issued for drivers with insulin treated #diabetes

New guidelines have been issued for drivers with insulin treated diabetes in order to help them understand the new driver licensing rules recently int...
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Living with diabetes

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Living with diabetes doesn’t have to mean losing limbs, or a life. The disease can be managed — and 75-year old Gerald Greene of Newton is living proof.
“For someone who was supposed to be dead at 30, I am doing pretty well,” Greene said.
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American Medical Assoc.: Require obesity education for kids

The American Medical Association supports requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.
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Visiting Tandem Diabetes Care and the Missing Return Policy

Visiting Tandem Diabetes Care and the Missing Return Policy | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

...............Having heard that pumpers want a specific time-frame for returns, the Company let me be the first to know that they will have a formal 30-day return program and it will be posted on their website when pumps ship in August.
They are planning to have loaner pumps at some stage. Currently they’re ramping up manufacturing to cover pumps being ordered (I put my order in this week), and those needed for ongoing user studies. But they have every intention of providing pumps for endos and patients to try out. The demonstration program will start in August with select healthcare providers and be expanded based on local demand. So get talking with your local endo..............

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Former Miss America Nicole Johnson and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins to Join Novo Nordisk Employees from Across U.S. for Diabetes Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Former Miss America Nicole Johnson and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins to Join Novo Nordisk Employees from Across U.S. for Diabetes Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Novo Nordisk NVO +0.70% employees from across the United States are converging on Capitol Hill on June 27, 2012 to urge their Members in the House and Senate to support the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), two vital programs that support diabetes prevention efforts in local communities, research for a cure and improved diabetes care. Diabetes advocates Nicole Johnson, MPH, MA, Miss America 1999 and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks, will accompany more than 200 Novo Nordisk employees on Capitol Hill for a full day of congressional office visits to discuss the company's unique approach to changing diabetes.

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Diabetes Scholars Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients
21 Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarships made available through Lilly Diabetes donation

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today the Diabetes Scholars Foundation (Foundation) announced its 2012 college scholarship grantees. The recipients, all young adults with type 1 diabetes, hail from cities nationwide and demonstrate a drive to succeed without letting diabetes stand in their way.

Over the last five years, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in college scholarships to young adults with type 1 diabetes.

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Computer program aids blood-sugar control among critically ill

A computer-software program more effectively controlled blood-sugar levels among critically ill patients than nurse-directed care did, according to the first large clinical trial of its kind.
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A Chat with Thomas Fogarty and Dean Kamen, Part 2 | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

At this year's Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony in Philadelphia, MD+DI honored Dr. Thomas Fogarty with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Type 1 #Diabetes musical hits Bijou Theater stage | wbir.com

Type 1 #Diabetes musical hits Bijou Theater stage | wbir.com | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

..."Andy and The Beats" uses humor, infectious tunes, and a hefty dose of charisma to entertain and inform the audience about the signs, symptoms and need for a cure for Type I Diabetes.

It's the senior thesis project of UT graduate Andy Rogers.

The biochemistry major and theater minor crafted the idea as a way to fulfill both requirements....

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Has the Drug Industry’s Grip On Health Care Become a Pharmageddon? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Has the Drug Industry’s Grip On Health Care Become a Pharmageddon? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Has the Drug Industry’s Grip On Health Care Become a Pharmageddon?

..........Healy: The drug companies have outsourced all their operations from drug development and testing to clinical trials to scientific and academic writing so that they have become nothing but marketing organizations at their core. At each juncture where they have spun off a traditional responsibility, no one has objected and so it continues.....

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Medical service dog helps autistic child with diabetes

Medical service dog helps autistic child with diabetes

Dana Bertrand has two children with autism, her youngest is also diabetic and unable to communicate how she feels. Enter Cyrus, their medical service dog who can detect eight-year old Brianna's blood sugar levels from the scent of her breath and skin. (Mike Hutmacher, The Wichita Eagle.)

Read more here: http://videos.kansas.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=147026091#storylink=cpy

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Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing

Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
According to a new study the prevalence and incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes, is on the rise and researchers at the Center for Disease Contr...
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Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Launches Summer Internship Program The Santa Barbara Independent

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Launches Summer Internship Program The Santa Barbara Independent | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its annual summer internship program, featuring four academically gifted college-aged students.
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Please Hear What I’m Not Saying: The Art of Listening in the Clinical Encounter

http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/files/Spring2011/TheArtofListening.pdf ;  

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Future of BioPharma: Biosimilar Development and Commericalization

Future of BioPharma: Biosimilar Development and Commericalization | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

The 13th Annual Business of Biosimilars and Generic Drugs meeting on Sept 10-12, 2012 in Boston, MA will be one of the most informative events for those entering the biosimilars market. Many of the speakers work with global manufacturers and will address some of the most pressing issues in the market with respect to biosimilar development and commercialization.

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