Here's another additional alert not related to the above: We know that high fructose corn syrup intake can increase the risk to develop diabetes but we were not sure how. But now a study has linked it to resistance to insulin which is a precursor to diabetes because the researchers found out that blocking the gene's activity provided protection from insulin resistance.
Diabetes Day in the Country on April 25 at Sicily Island Medical Center
March 16, 2009
There's going to be a family day complete with free health screening. Can you imagine getting a free bone density exam? There are lots of other screenings so if you live around there, make sure you go with the family. The children will enjoy it because there are pony rides, games and live entertainment.
Here's another additional alert not related to the above: Here's an active community who will hold its sixth annual Bowling Fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They must be doing well for in addition, they will have a fund-raising walk.
Pre-Existing Condition Diabetes Research Benefit Artshow
March 15, 2009
Here's an art show depicting diabetes from the perspective of the artist. They have done this art show to raise awareness about this condition and at the same time raise funds for research in order to get rid of type 1 diabetes. I wish they mentioned where this is held so I go and see this and then report to you about it.
Here's another additional alert not related to the above: There will be a class on living with diabetes sponsored by Richmond County Cooperative Extension Service on March 23 in Rockingham. A registered dietitian will present the class. Participants will learn tips on the prevention and management of diabetes. They will also have a free sugar screening. Tell your friends who are at risk who live around that area. Or ask around where you live where they have free diabetes screening and get your friends to go.
Marlborough Hospital Offers Free Diabetes Screenings
March 14, 2009
This hospital is celebrating Diabetes Alert Day on March 24 by giving free diabetes screening. There may be other hospitals who do this so find out if you have one where you live and alert your friends who may be at risk to get the screening as sometimes one finds out about the condition when the complication has started to set in.
Here's another additional alert not related to the above: I can’t wait to hear the verdict on this as this Yonkers School refused to allow a diabetic boy to bring the dog that could alert him for hypoglycemia. But to give justice to the school, it has assigned a trained nurse for the boy. The trouble with this news item is that the company where the family bought the dog is being sued by the Missouri Attorney General for misrepresentation. And this is the verdict I am waiting for. As soon as I find out, you will be the first to know!
Stem Cell Infusion And Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Improve Islet Function in Diabetes