Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 6 Issue 123 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-May-2004 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-May-2004
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Some infants recognize, respond to social eating cues
Mealtime is a nightmare, the baby won't eat what's on his highchair, and instead he seems to grab for whatever mom and dad have on their plates. For many parents it's a familiar and frustrating story.

But while parents may describe their baby as a difficult eater or an overeater, it could be just a sign that the child is more tuned in to the eating habits of those around him.  more

Insulin pump benefits preschoolers with diabetes
Adults and older kids with diabetes who use a pump to deliver insulin have better control of their diabetes and more flexibility during mealtimes than when they relied on daily insulin shots. more

Families working together improves diabetes management for low income kids, study finds
When kids with diabetes approach the teenage years, their diabetes management tends to become more challenging. It's even more difficult for economically disadvantaged kids.  more


Study shows human milk may prevent serious infection in extremely low birth weight infants
A new study shows that human milk protects extremely low birth weight infants from developing sepsis -- an overwhelming infection and a leading cause of illness and death in these tiny babies. In fact, the more human milk given as a percentage of nutritional intake, the lower the risk of sepsis during the hospital stay, according to the researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  more

Information for professionals: Small steps - Big rewards. A game plan for preventing type 2 diabetes. A health care provider toolkit
Get your patients in the diabetes prevention game. Find the latest evidence-based tools and techniques to help your patients start their own personalized diabetes prevention program, including a decision pathway to diagnose and treat pre-diabetes, proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, office poster, and copier-ready patient education handouts. more

Information for professionals: Guiding principles of diabetes care
Learn more about the essential components of quality diabetes care for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, their families, health care providers, and insurers.  more

Information for professionals: Diabetes numbers at-a-glance reference card
Use this handy pocket guide for a quick listing of ADA recommendations for diagnosing pre-diabetes and diabetes and for managing your patients with diabetes.  more

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