From Mexico City, Mexico:
I have a granddaughter with diabetes; she's one year four months old. I don't know what research has been done on children this young. Can you send me information about it?
Your request is really too comprehensive to be within the scope of an e-mail reply. However if you feel that you can manage a certain amount of technical language you might like to look in the following Internet sites: research topics here at Children with Diabetes, PubMed, and Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. From the latter you can download a manual on diabetes in children which you may find useful.
In your searches you might consider looking for recent research in the following areas:
- Screening of siblings for diabetes risk and possible prevention.
- The importance of good control even in small children so as to avoid complications later in life.
- The state of non-invasive devices for reading blood sugars e.g., the GlucoWatch.
- A new long acting insulin that gives very even release over 24 hours.
You could also look over the abstracts of recent articles in a journal called Diabetes Care.
I hope this will give you a start.
Original posting 13 Jul 1998
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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