Would you be willing to contribute to the advancement of diabetes knowledge and care, simply, easily and be paid for your time & effort?
Join two, well-respected, non-profit diabetes organizations-- Taking Control of Your Diabetes® (TCOYD) and the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI)—in the development of an Online Diabetes Research Registry.
The Registry is a private list of people with diabetes who want to be informed about TCOYD and BDI research projects as they become available. Registry staff will only see the list, and no one else.
Most research projects are easy-to-complete, anonymous, online surveys. Signing up on the Registry only means that you are giving permission to be informed about studies that may be of interest to you. You decide which projects, if any, you might like to participate in.
You will be helping the field of diabetes and helping yourself. To learn more, please visit www.tcoydresearchregistry.com.
About half of all those with diabetes suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that causes tingling, numbness and sometimes excruciating pain that can lead to serious problems.
Since my diagnosis as a type 2 in 2003, I've participated in three Phase 3 drug studies. I am fortunate to live two miles away from one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier endocrinologists, Dr. Richard Bernstein (who has the same name as the famous low-carb advocate based on Long Island, New York). Over the years, Dr. Bernstein has established his office as a go-to testing facility for drugs in late-stage development.
For most people with type 2 diabetes, successful outcomes of the disease usually rely more on living a healthy lifestyle, rather than a medicine chest of prescription drugs.
Because it is such a self-managed disease, several high-profile groups are collaborating to create a new kind of the support group to help people stay on track and better manage their diabetes.
A recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control says that 12 states now have adult obesity rates of 30 percent or higher. Seven of those states are in the South. The CDC data are from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2010 phone survey of 400,000 US adults. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.
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