Volume 7 Issue 280
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Oct-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Oct-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Expanded Medicare coverage of diabetes services fact sheet

This new, easy-to-read fact sheet provides the latest information on diabetes self-management training, medical nutrition therapy services and other diabetes benefits covered by Medicare. This fact sheet is an excellent companion to the NDEP’s “Power to Control Diabetes is in Your Hands” brochure which focuses on the importance of blood glucose testing. more  

The power to control diabetes is in your hands

This brochure provides information for older adults with diabetes on how to manage their disease, including the importance of checking blood glucose levels, managing the ABCs of diabetes and how to access Medicare benefits. more

More than 50 ways to prevent diabetes

In a major research initiative funded by The Terry Fox Foundation, Claude Perreault, Canada Chair in Immunobiology at the Institute of Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Université de Montréal, has succeeded in developing a new approach to eradicate malignant melanoma tumours in mice. more  

Take care of your feet for a lifetime

If you have diabetes, you should know that your feet need special attention. This illustrated booklet helps you care for your feet and provides tips to help you avoid serious foot problems. more

Near infrared laser device can measure brain oxygen levels 

A new device that uses near-infrared light to non-invasively monitor the oxygenation of the brain during surgery appears to be a promising alternative to the more invasive techniques currently in use, according to a new study by Duke University Medical Center anesthesiologists. more

Natural selection has strongly influenced recent human evolution  

The most detailed analysis to date of how humans differ from one another at the DNA level shows strong evidence that natural selection has shaped the recent evolution of our species, according to researchers from Cornell University, Celera Genomics and Celera Diagnostics. more

New antifreeze protein may allow longer storage of transplant organs

A new antifreeze protein discovered in tiny snow fleas by Queen’s University researchers may lengthen the shelf life of human organs for transplantation. more

 

Brochures that provide information for adults with diabetes appear in today's issue of Vidyya.