It has been three years since I addressed Permanent Neonatal diabetes, a relatively recent discovered form of diabetes that can be treated with sulfonylureas depending on the genetic mutation. As a brief introduction, Permanent Neonatal Diabetes (PNDM) came into the public notice with features in both the Chicago Tribune and People Magazine.... Read more
Having written many times in the past about Halloween, candy, and trick –or –treating, I thought I would address the upcoming holidays of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas. As all three holidays involve food, I thought it would be helpful to provide some insight that allows for enjoyable and relatively stress-free celebrations and... Read more
Last week, on the evening of November 5, our recently opened Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex hosted Crystal Jackson and her American Diabetes Association Safe at School Team for a discussion of "Strategies for Keeping Children with Diabetes Safe at School.” As everyone is aware, our children spend the majority of the daily life at... Read more
A great deal of research revolves around trying to prevent the development of diabetes by ameliorating risk factors such as obesity and decreased exercise. But what about the risk factors that cannot be changed such as genetics, familial disposition, ethnic background, and age at first menstruation (menarche)?
According to the paper, Age at... Read more
My last blog discussed non-verbal communication between face-to-face visits with healthcare providers highlighting the importance of time together, eye contact and touch. My fellow blogger, Dr. Quick, sent me an interesting link to a poll conducted by the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. In the C.S. Mott... Read more