Tag Archive: Research


Omega-3 and diabetes

Could this be true? I developed Type-1 diabetes very late in life but I grew up in the West Indies where I had fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

“The majority of kids with diabetes autoimmunity will go on to get diabetes, but it could be years before they do,” study author Jill Norris, Ph.D., professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the University of Colorado in Denver, told Ivanhoe. “You can actually have autoimmunity for a while before you get clinical diabetes.” – via the Diabetes Channel on Ivanhoe

Walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

On October 28 I will be walking in the Walk to Cure Diabetes event benefiting the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

My personal fund raising goal is $1000. I would appreciate any support that you could give me for this very worthwhile cause.

Since there are more than 18 million Americans affected by diabetes, I believe that my work with JDRF is important and well worth the effort. I am particularly proud of the fact that JDRF has provided more funding for diabetes research than any other non-governmental agency in the world.

Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close I am to reaching my personal goal:

Thank you for considering this request for your support. If you have any questions about the Walk to Cure Diabetes, or the work of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, please do not hesitate to call me.

Information on my walk:

Mid-Jersey Chapter
28 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 180
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732)296-7171
midjersey@jdrf.org
http://www.jdrf.org/NJ/Mid-Jersey

Walk Info
Cook College, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
10/28/2007
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Registration: 9 AM

Bionic pancreas

BBC NEWS | Health | Artificial pancreas for diabetics
The main stumbling block in the development of an artificial pancreas has been mathematical: no-one has perfected a computer programme sophisticated enough to work out the right dose of insulin at any moment of the day.

Interesting research being done in the UK using CGM and insulin pumps to create a kind of artificial pancreas.

“For an artificial pancreas you need a brain. The human body has a very clever way of working out exactly how much insulin the body needs, and we are only just beginning to understand that.” — Dr Roman Hovorka, from the University of Cambridge