UN Resolution Caps Momentous Year for Diabetes World <#1>
People with Diabetes Confront a Tangle of Workplace Laws <#2>
Spine Shrinks Early in Diabetic Nerve Condition <#3>
Diabetes Preys on American Indians <#4> UN Resolution Caps Momentous Year for Diabetes World
Last week, the United Nations General Assembly passed a Resolution on diabetes recognizing the seriousness of the disease and calling on all nations to develop policies to address diabetes prevention, treatment, and care. Passage of the resolution represents a significant milestone in the global fight against diabetes as countries throughout the world now officially acknowledge the diabetes epidemic and are committed to taking the steps necessary to curb the threat. Passage stemmed from of the International Diabetes Federation’s "Unite for Diabetes Campaign," of which the American Diabetes Association played a key role. As the leading advocate for individuals with diabetes in the United States, ADA strongly supported the resolution. ADA leadership - including Chair Darlene Cain and President, Medicine & Science, Dr. Larry Deeb were part of the December World Diabetes Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, which raised visibility for the resolution. ADA volunteer and 2005-2006 National Youth Advocate, Dana Lewis, also attended the Congress as one of 25 global youth ambassadors lobbying for the resolution’s passage. Diabetes Advocates also responded to an ADA Action alert to write U.S. officials in support of the resolution.
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People with Diabetes Confront a Tangle of Workplace Laws
An article in the December 26, 2006 edition of the New York Times discussed the issues confronted by people with diabetes trying to lead lives as normally as possible in their work environment.
The article says that many people with diabetes contend that they are being blocked by their employers from the near-normal lives their doctors say are possible. But the companies say they are struggling, too, with confusion about whether diabetes is a legitimate disability and with concern about whether it is overly expensive, hazardous and disruptive to accommodate the illness.
"It’s not all about ignorance, but if I can get rid of ignorance, I can get rid of a lot of discrimination," said Shereen Arent, the director of legal advocacy for the American Diabetes Association.
Read the New York Times Article>> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=4HP6_xCcmRYwxtJyyzE_HA..>
Spine Shrinks Early in Diabetic Nerve Condition
The size of the spinal cord is significantly diminished long before symptoms of nerve damage appear in adults with diabetes, British doctors report in the journal Diabetes Care. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage or "diabetic neuropathy" -- a painful condition that causes a range of symptoms from a tingling sensation or numbness in the toes and fingers to paralysis.
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Diabetes Preys on American Indians
Communications from my hometown almost invariably end with news of the sort common in Indian Country: who has diabetes or who has been killed by it. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15 percent of American Indians age 20 or over have diabetes, in many cases undiagnosed. They are two times more likely than any other minority group to have the disease. Diabetes is robbing the tribes of elders, striking our middle- aged parents and preying on the youth.
There are many theories on why the disease occurs so often among American Indians. We have to avoid overeating and eating the wrong kinds of foods, according to dietitians. Others theorize it is the historical trauma of assimilation. I suspect there's hardly an American Indian person reading this who doesn't know of someone they love who has it, and in many cases, someone who has died from it.
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Discover diabetes information and resources specific to the Native American community <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=wl1Tmv_-y4lO8pl7Ez5nvA..> .
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