McKesson’s Build a Buddy Program Helps Kids With Diabetes Feel Less Alone

For children newly diagnosed with diabetes, the world can suddenly seem a rather solitary place. Kids now have to know the amount of carbohydrates in everything they eat and how much insulin they have to take based on those carbohydrates. Blood glucose monitoring is standard operating procedure, and however foreign, insulin has become a constant companion. To make the transition easier, many kids learn to

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“Bionic Pancreas” Project Sets 4-Year Goal

Could a “bionic pancreas”-a combination of insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and predictive software-be on the market within four years? That 2017 date is the ambitious goal of a project from researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Biomedical engineer Ed Damiano spilled the details in a talk at the recent Friends For Life Conference in Orlando, Fla. The meeting, hosted by the Children

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Just Don’t Do Nothing!

On September 26, 1992, my daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since that time, we have immersed ourselves in the world of diabetes with two goals: First, to ensure that Kaitlyn has the very best tools, both medical and emotional, to manage her diabetes, and second, to dedicate our unyielding efforts in pursuit of a cure. For us, it’s not either/or: It’s both.

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Academic Performance and Behavior of Children Are Influenced by Metabolic Health

It’s time for the parent-teacher conferences at a school in an African American community.  For one child who has shown behavior problems and poor academic performance, the teacher and parents are discussing working together to improve the child’s performance. In such situations, parents sometimes become very strict, attempting to control their child’s behavior and pushing him to improve their school performance. This psychological pressure often

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The Reason to Believe (r2b) Diabetes Diplomat program

You might think that it is too late to do anything for Diabetes Awareness Month. Heck, it’s late November, so it’s too late, right? Nope, wrong. You see, diabetes didn’t just go away during the last month. Diabetes is funny that way-it just does not care. Well, we care. We’re the Diabetes Research Institute, and we want to end diabetes forever. The DRI has Reason

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