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Parents' Skill at Carb Counting Linked to Diabetic Kids' A1c Levels
Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Parental precision at carbohydrate counting is associated with improved glycemic control in children with Type 1 diabetes, according to a paper in the June issue of Diabetes Care.

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Stopped in Childhood
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A child's current body fat is the strongest predictor of poor insulin sensitivity. But, can 8 year old children give up their sweets, when everyone else around is eating them?

Increase in Type 1 Diabetes Expected
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
If current trends continue, cases of Type 1 diabetes among children under 15 will increase by 70 percent by the year 2020, a new study suggests. Those are among the findings by researchers who analyzed diabetes data from 20 centers in 17 European countries. Those centers registered 29,311 cases of Type 1 diabetes between 1989 and 2003.

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
An examination of the neck arteries of today's obese or diabetic young people bodes ill for their future health, researchers report.

More Whole-Grain Awareness Needed in School Cafeterias
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
A large reason for high and rising rates child obesity is that children often consume unbalanced diets, packed with empty calories. One example of this is that children consume very few whole-grain products, especially with their school lunches, a fact that many in the nutritional and pediatric fields hope to change. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, those involved in student lunch programs, such as cafeteria workers and “food-service directors”, know little more about the benefits of whole-grain products than the fat children do.

Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce their participation in a new martial art's program, called MADDCAP, or Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project. According to Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS, this new program will be part of the curriculum that SKS teaches that will include information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and exercise.

Cardiac Abnormalities Seen in Young Females with Poor Diabetes Control
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
According to the results of a new study, adolescent girls with poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have structural and functional cardiac abnormalities than are their healthy peers or even girls with Type 1 diabetes.

The US Obesity Epidemic is Due Solely to Increased Food Intake
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The amount of food Americans eat has been increasing since the 1970s, and that alone is the cause of the obesity epidemic in the US today [1]. Physical activity--or the lack thereof--has played virtually no role in the rising number of expanding American waistlines, according to recent research.

Children Eating Themselves into an Early Grave
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Children are eating themselves into an early grave with hundreds of thousands of primary school pupils already suffering from chronic disease, a study has found.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

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