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Survey Says U.S. Healthcare System Stinks

A survey of people's experience with healthcare in seven countries - Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States - shows that we Americans don't stack up very well.

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Sponsor a Pig Now, Help Insulin Cell Transplants Later
Sponsor a Pig Now, Help Insulin Cell Transplants Later

Sponsor a pig and you can help a unique collaboration between Spring Point Project and the University of Minnesota to begin transplanting insulin-producing islet cells from pigs to humans within the next two years.

Comments 10 comments - Jan 24, 2008 - * * * *

Education Project Will Try to Slow Epidemic Level of Diabetes in India
Education Project Will Try to Slow Epidemic Level of Diabetes in India

Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has launched The India Diabetes Educator Project. The four-year program will train 5,000 healthcare professionals to help counter the near epidemic level of type 2 diabetes in India.

Comments 0 comments - Jan 19, 2008 - * * * * *

Cruise the Caribbean With Olympian Gary Hall, Jr.
Cruise the Caribbean With Olympian Gary Hall, Jr.

Sometimes having diabetes offers saving graces and pleasurable moments. That's certainly the intent of the Gary Hall, Jr. Foundation, which has just announced that it will offer a five-day Caribbean cruise, starting December 1, 2008, for people with diabetes and their loved ones.

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Study Gives Kids a Personal Diabetes Trainer: It Really Helps!

In a recent study, 81 youth with type 1 diabetes, aged eleven to sixteen years, were divided into two groups. One group received care as usual, but every member of the second group got six sessions with a "diabetes personal trainer," during which they talked about self-monitoring, goal setting, and problem solving.

Comments 0 comments - Dec 20, 2007 - * * * * *

People Would Rather Tell You Your Spouse is Cheating Than Discuss Your Diabetes

In a recent survey of over 1000 adults, 82 percent knew someone with a chronic illness. Only 34 percent, however, were willing to offer advice to their chronically ill friend about handling their self-care.

Comments 3 comments - Nov 1, 2007 - * * *

Cruising With the King of Low Carb and Diabetes
Cruising With the King of Low Carb and Diabetes

On most cruises, a low-carb diet is the last thing on people's minds. In fact, stuffing yourself 24/7 is pretty much the order of the day.

Comments 0 comments - Oct 21, 2007 - * * *

AYUDA: Together We Are Stronger
AYUDA: Together We Are Stronger

American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc., also known as AYUDA, is a small organization with a lofty goal: to bring the diabetes camp experience to underprivileged children and youth with type 1 diabetes around the world.

Comments 0 comments - Sep 28, 2007 - * * * * *

The Washington Boys and Their Activist Family Create a Diabetes Comic Book Superhero
The Washington Boys and Their Activist Family Create a Diabetes Comic Book Superhero

Kamaal Washington was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was nine. He's thirteen now. In those four years, he's become an advocate for diabetes and the author, with his brother Malcolm and help from his parents, of a diabetes educational superhero comic book that's swept the nation beyond their wildest expectations. But it all started when he began to be really, really thirsty.

Comments 1 comment - Jun 27, 2007 - * * * *

Is Your Diabetic Child Prepared for a School Emergency?
Is Your Diabetic Child Prepared for a School Emergency?

These days, it doesn't take much imagination to envision a weapon, bomb, chemical, or biological threat occurring at school. Such a situation, although unlikely, is a possibility in today's world. Consequently, parents must consider whether their diabetic child is properly prepared for a crisis. An examination of your child's school emergency plan may be well worth your time.

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