Diabetes is the invisible elephant in my room on a regular basis. As a type 1 diabetic, I think about it frequently even if my friends, family, doctors, and the people I encounter daily don’t see it. While diabetes truly is an invisible illness, my blood sugars affect everything I do or even think about doing. My diabetes elephant is there all the time. That elephant does not take days off or breaks. So when such an important medical issue goes unnoticed by a doctor after a lengthy visit, I see a red flag.
Rick Admani, Co-Founder and CEO of Prodigy Diabetes Care, and now UniStrip Technologies, was a newcomer to the highly competitive blood glucose monitoring market in 2006. Prodigy introduced one of the first low cost, blood glucose meter and strips for the visually impaired.
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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.
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For kids facing stress at home or school, comfort food may lead to unexpected and unwelcome side effects. According to a study from Belgian researchers, that extra eating can lead to increased body fat -- and increased obesity risk.
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.
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