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>
UN Resolution Caps Momentous Year for Diabetes World
Diabetes Preys on American Indians <#4>
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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Read more information about the Unite for Diabetes Campaign>> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=TEaTnrW8rOsSnnlfK1VKgQ..>
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.
Learn more>> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=tnGbudOP_EFFQI9HoXxJfg..>
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.
Learn more>> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=5CPmrOIQhifIHN6a6rU0Sw..>
Discover diabetes information and resources specific to the Native American community <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=wl1Tmv_-y4lO8pl7Ez5nvA..> .
<http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=ey8lcmBayZW8-VxDU_NENQ..> Diabetes PHD:
Learn your personal health risks and what you can do about them!
This interactive Web-based tool from ADA makes it easier for people with diabetes -- and anyone at risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, or stroke -- to better manage their health. Diabetes PHD <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=J5WbLXMuu15BXKS-T1pp0g..> (Personal Health Decisions) is the most accurate health risk profiling program ever developed and is available free to you now.
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<http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=yY_5y1_FMjOtAyZli29DUw..> “What's Happening Locally?” Your Guide on the Web to Community Programs and Local Events
Learn how to get involved in your local fund-raising activities, community outreach programs, or find an American Diabetes Association recognized physician or diabetes education program in your area. Get connected, learn more, and help make a difference. See What's Happening Locally? <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=xhG3MHyKD76e2z1zegpYBQ..> today.
Do you know someone getting married?
<http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=UncbDs3bbG_kA-HnM0Du8g..> Tell them about ADA’s Wedding Donation Favors program. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, a bride or groom gives a donation to fight diabetes in honor or memory of a loved one.
Couples receive personalized announcements, including their choice of table tent cards, bookmarks or scrolls and complimentary invitation cards. All announcements can be ordered and personalized online. Receive them in just 10 days!
Learn more about the program <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=BG88PXdZ7doL_4hp5hvkCQ..> .
Be sure to pass this on to any future wedding couples you know.
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to present ADA Live! <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=_fKFUer8OLk19vX8CCk6NQ..> - a series of live Q&A sessions on topics related to diabetes and healthy living.
Join us, Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Our guests will be drug information and Diabetes Care Specialists with Rite Aid.
- You can submit questions online now.
- You can then join us at the same place for the live discussion Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
- You can even ask follow up questions live online at that time!
Submit questions now>> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=T6n6hp1H8WWWaUmnocvX8g..>
ADA's Grounds for a Cause Coffee
The American Diabetes Association is proud to present its very own 100% fine organic coffee, Grounds For A Cause. Everyone wants to contribute to a good cause. Why not give back every day? By purchasing Grounds For A Cause, you are supporting our efforts in the fight against diabetes. Every purchase will remind you that you're making a difference one cup at a time! 12 oz. heat-sealed bag of 100% Fine Organic Arabica pre-ground Coffee.
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Fall 2006 Gift of Hope Catalog now available.
<http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=SoNf3eeZxgFOGO0PE7QgSw..> Every penny of profit supports diabetes research.
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When you donate to ADA, you are creating a better future for you and your loved ones living with diabetes.
Your donation dollars fund:
- Critical research to find a cure for diabetes.
- Advocacy that defends the rights of people with diabetes
- Education programs that help people with diabetes better manage and understand their disease
With your help, ADA will continue to be your champion in the fight against diabetes.Please give your tax-deductible donation now.
And don't forget to donate before Dec. 31 to claim your 2006 tax deduction.
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Ask the Pharmacist
The American Diabetes Association and Rite Aid present "Ask the Pharmacist." This interactive feature allows visitors to submit questions online about diabetes management and receive guidance from a Rite Aid pharmacist. All pharmacists are specially trained in diabetes management, and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Visit the "Ask the Pharmacist" <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=RCwxi44dRCTZ-6hzJsEC3Q..> area of diabetes.org today.
From the ADA Message Boards
The American Diabetes Association's Message Boards <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=ZnArLDp2Qr_LLL_vopLngg..> are your space to share ideas and opinions with people affected by diabetes. We look forward to sharing with you.
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