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  1. Double transplant: a diabetologist's return from diabetes

    When she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 years, Silvia Iancu began a long and at times frightening voyage through care. At the time, she lived with her family under the constraints of the difficult regime in Romania; her parents' r ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Iancu Silvia

  2. Exploring the world mythology of diabetes

    Myths are defined on the one hand as traditional stories concerning the early history of people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon; alternatively they represent a widely held but false belief. There are many half-truths, exaggerations and distort ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Trisha Dunning

  3. IDF position statements: a call for action

    The IDF Executive Office in Brussels is the focus of numerous requests for information about diabetes issues. These come from a range of sources, including the governments, industry, the media, Member Associations, and people with diabetes. The IDF staff a ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Pierson Anne

  4. The health benefits of olive oil

    However enticing 'the perfect Mediterranean diet' may sound, the mere mention of the word 'diet' can provoke a negative reaction in many people. Diets are associated with sacrifice and prohibited pleasure, and illness. However, the Medi ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Carralafuente Elena León

  5. IDF child sponsorship: life for a child with diabetes

    For a family in a developing country, having a child diagnosed with diabetes can bring an overwhelming financial burden, and often ends in heartbreak. The IDF Child Sponsorship Programme, Life for a child with diabetes was established to help meet the medi ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Ogle Graham Martin Silink

  6. Why developing countries need access to cheap treatments for diabetes

    There is still a widespread misconception that non-communicable diseases such as diabetes are not relevant to poor people in developing countries. For these people, medicines for the treatment of such conditions are regarded almost as a luxury. Scientific ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Smith Mohga Kamal

  7. Discrimination on high: flying on insulin

    For the safety of the passengers and crew of an aeroplane, it is imperative that an airline pilot maintain a high level of fitness. There are a number of medical conditions which, once diagnosed, may prevent a pilot being allowed to fly a plane. If they ca ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Steele Stephen C

  8. Diabetes education and empowerment: a role for youth

    In 1996, American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA) was set up by two teenagers after they had witnessed the economic and emotional hardships faced by José Gabriel and other young people living with diabetes in Latin America.They envisioned a you ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Fuchs-Simon Jesse Cuttriss Nick

  9. Diabetic kidney disease in disadvantaged people

    A rising frequency of diabetic kidney disease worldwide is disproportionately affecting disadvantaged people. Among the hardest hit are people in the poorest countries, which lack the public health infrastructure to address the epidemic using treatments wi ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Nelson Robert

  10. The costs of kidney disease

    Existing and recent health-care interventions have the potential to reduce the economic impact of diabetes complications, including kidney (renal) disease. In this article, Thomas Songer provides a brief overview of current understanding regarding the cost ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:23 - - Songer Thomas

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