Back to Home What's New for 20 August 2000
  1. Emma, a 13-year-old from Pennsylvania, brings us up to date.

  2. Chanel is 12 and is a dog breeder.

  3. Join Diabetes Nurse Specialist Steph Schwartz for a special chat about diabetes at school on Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 pm Eastern US. Look for the "School Chat" room about 15 minutes before the chat is scheduled to start.

  4. Lantus (Insulin Glargine), a new long acting insulin, will soon be available.

  5. Center seeks patients for neuropathy treatment trial.

  6. Paper examines risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, reviews diagnostic criteria, and discusses newly established screening criteria for type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.

  7. Study concludes that type 2 diabetes is programmed in utero in association with low rates of fetal growth.

  8. Study finds a strong association between increasing maternal age at delivery and risk of diabetes in the child.

  9. Islet cell transplantation more successful than previously thought.

  10. Firstborns of older parents face highest risk of Type 1 diabetes.

  11. Study finds that, in patients with type 2 diabetes, the risk of diabetic complications was strongly associated with raised blood pressure, and any reduction in blood pressure is likely to reduce the risk of complications.

  12. ECGs advised for people with diabetes. (Free Medscape membership required)

  13. Majority of uninsured children are eligible for state assistance, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  14. Study suggests that insulin may protect against heart disease.

  15. You can read about Dr. Bernstein's low-carbohydrate diabetes program at his website,

  16. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

  17. Last week's poll asked readers if they are interested in the new alternative site blood glucose monitors. This week's poll asks parents if they have a 504 plan in place for their children with diabetes who attend school.

  18. If you eat out at restaurants a lot, you'll want to get a copy of The ADA Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating by Hope Warshaw.

  19. The Featured Book of the Week is Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., and Ruth Roberts, M.A.

  20. Our Diabetes Management at School section is Worth a Look.

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