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Love Thy Pharmacist: Prescription Drugs in Mexico Might Not Be What They Seem

If your summer travels take you south of the border into Mexico, pharmacists say you should avoid the temptation of saving a few dollars by purchasing your medications at farmacias, which sell versions of American prescription drugs made in Mexico.

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Researchers Scrutinize Genes, Lifestyles as Incidence of Type 1 Doubles Among Finnish Children Over a 25-Year Period
Researchers Scrutinize Genes, Lifestyles as Incidence of Type 1 Doubles Among Finnish Children Over a 25-Year Period

Since the 1950s, Finland has recorded the world’s highest incidence of type 1 diabetes as a percentage of its population.

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Ontario Pledges $741 Million Against Diabetes, Including Funding Insulin Pumps for Type 1s
Ontario Pledges $741 Million Against Diabetes, Including Funding Insulin Pumps for Type 1s

The provincial government of Ontario has announced it will spend $741 million over the next four years to combat diabetes, including paying the costs of insulin pumps for adults with type 1 diabetes.

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New Consumer Guide in Spanish Helps Type 2s Compare Diabetes Drugs

A new Spanish language consumer guide to type 2 diabetes, called “Pastillas para la diabetes tipo 2,” has been released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The guide provides information on how to control type 2 and includes comparisons of oral medications. AHRQ data show that nearly one in eight Hispanics takes a prescription drug for diabetes.

Comments 0 comments - Jul 25, 2008 - * * * * *

The Star-Fish Story, Diabetes, and the Poorest Nation in the World
The Star-Fish Story, Diabetes, and the Poorest Nation in the World

Have you heard the story of the little boy who was on the beach after a storm?  Thousands of starfish had washed ashore, and he picked up one after another and threw them back into the sea.  A man watched him work and after some time said to the boy, “Look at all these starfish.  You’re never going to be able to save them all. Do you think all your work will make a difference?”  The boy thought for a minute as he looked up and down the beach. “I don’t know,” he said as he picked up another starfish and flung it into the brine, “but it sure will make a difference to this one!”

Comments 4 comments - Jul 10, 2008 - * * * * *

Flying on Insulin

Every pilot’s nightmare is the thought of losing his medical certification and being stopped from flying. That happened to me in May of 1986, when I was diagnosed with type 1. In accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices, Canada, along with every other country in the world, would not allow insulin-dependent pilots to hold any type of pilot’s license. My short eight-year career with Air Canada came to an abrupt end, and I was told in no uncertain terms that I would never be allowed to fly an aircraft again.

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Moms' Type 1 or Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Increases Offsprings' Prospects for Type 2

A study at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark says there is a link between type 1 or pregnancy-related diabetes in mothers and the later onset of type 2 diabetes in their children.

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Europe Approves Abbott CGM Device; FDA Review Underway

The FDA is currently reviewing a continuous glucose monitoring system from Abbott, the "FreeStyle Navigator." The CGM device, if approved, will join the CGM systems currently offered by Medtronic and Dexcom.

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French Dad Seeks Temporary U.S. Family For His Diabetic Surfer Son

My son Nathan is a 17-year-old diabetic surfer. We live in France. I'm planning to send him one month this summer to surfing places in the U.S., either on the East Coast or California.

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Dutch Find Self-Management Course Helps Type 2 Control

Adults with type 2 diabetes who follow individually tailored self-management programs are better able to lower their blood pressure and weight and maintain them over time than adult diabetes patients who don't, say Dutch researchers.

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