Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association decided to create a new position called the National Youth Advocate, which would give one lucky teen the chance to meet with Senators and Representatives and travel to summer camps to inspire young kids to get involved in diabetes research and awareness. It’s similar to the JDRF Children’s Congress concept, except for the fact that it’s just one kid for a whole year. This year, Christian Stokes, an…Read more »
OK Gentlemen, you are excused for today. No hard feelings.
Now, for those of you Ladies with any interest in conceiving babies any time soon, here’s another good reason to choose breastfeeding:
New research shows that lactation lowers your risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease, AND the longer you breastfeed, lower the incidence of cardiovascular risk — even years after delivery. This is true whether or not the mother had gestational diabetes.
Slowly but surely, a fully integrated “closed loop” or “artificial pancreas” system doesn’t seem so pie-in-the-sky anymore.
By that I mean: the real diabetes device news coming out of this week’s annual ADA Conference was not any product launch in particular, but what I view as a “clear and present” push towards a more automated diabetes management system.
For starters, see the new pre-conference special edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, all about “accelerating the…
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »
Today kicks off the American Diabetes Association’s 2009 annual conference, this year in balmy New Orleans. I won’t be responding to emails today, because I’m underway!
It’s actually a nostalgic day for me, because my decision to attend the ADA conference taking place in San Diego four years ago was a milestone — being there amongst the diabetes A-list and seeing all the reams of information, excitement and fanfare around new treatments and products changed…