Diabetes http://wrkf.org en Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes http://wrkf.org/post/father-devises-bionic-pancreas-help-son-diabetes An alarm sounds on Ed Damiano's night stand in the middle of the night. He jumps out of bed and rushes into his son's room next door.<p>His son, David, has Type 1 diabetes. The 15-year-old sleeps hooked up to a monitor that sounds an alarm when his blood sugar gets too low. If it drops sharply, David could die in his sleep.<p>"The fear is that there's going to be this little cold limb, and I screwed up. It's all on me," Damiano says.<p>But when he touches David's hand, he's warm. He's OK. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:50:00 +0000 Rob Stein 28054 at http://wrkf.org Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes Switching To Newer Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes Comes At A Cost http://wrkf.org/post/switching-newer-insulin-type-2-diabetes-comes-cost Many people with diabetes have switched to newer forms of insulin called analogs, because they can make the disease easier to manage. But that switch can be expensive, a study finds.<p>Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine looked at insurance claim data to see how people with Type 2 diabetes were using insulin, and how much it cost.<p>From 2000 to 2010, the number of people with Type 2 diabetes who filled at least one prescription for insulin rose from 10 to 15 percent.<p>At the same time, there was a radical shift in the kind of insulin used. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 27814 at http://wrkf.org Switching To Newer Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes Comes At A Cost Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men http://wrkf.org/post/diabetes-raises-womens-risk-heart-disease-more-men Diabetes increases a woman's risk of dying from a heart attack or a stroke much more than it does for men, and scientists are trying to figure out why.<p>Women with diabetes were almost three times more likely to develop heart disease than women without the disease, a relative risk that's 44 percent higher than it is for men. Thu, 22 May 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 26988 at http://wrkf.org Diabetes Raises Women's Risk Of Heart Disease More Than For Men LA Has The Highest Rate Of Diabetes In The U.S. http://wrkf.org/post/la-has-highest-rate-diabetes-us <p>Diabetes has multiple complications. Among them are kidney failure, lower limb amputation, blindness and it is a major cause of Heart Disease &amp; Stroke. Dr. Andriette Martin Fitch, with Ochsner on Harding Blvd in Baton Rouge, is personally involved in the areas of Diabetes &amp; Hypertension. She sees patients daily who are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle and spends a great deal of her day sending out the message to both parents &amp; children. Her message to parents, "If you don't want your children, your spouse or your family members to die of Hypertension or Diabetes, make a change in your diet and exercise daily."</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:31:31 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 7219 at http://wrkf.org