We Have Winners here at Battling Diabetes!!!
Won by Missy !!
and the companion cookbook-
Won by Mary !!!
Happy Friday to our blog readers all across the globe.
Check out the Diabetes Federration of Ireland! (that is the correct spelling)and the terrific events calendar.
Hello to our friends in the U.K., at Diabetes U.K. Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
The International Diabetes Federation. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is a worldwide alliance of over 200 diabetes associations in more than 160 countries, who have come together to enhance the lives of people with diabetes everywhere.
Diabetes in the News:
ScienceDaily, July 18, 2008. Snapshots of Eyes Could Serve As Early Warning of Diabetes. “A new vision screening device, already shown to give an early warning of eye disease, could give doctors and patients a head start on treating diabetes and its vision complications, a new study shows.”
Medical News Today, July 18, 2008. Blood Glucose Monitoring System, The Prodigy® Voice, Awarded For Its Excellent Efforts Being Accessible For The Low Vision And The Blind. “The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) hosted its convention June 30-July 5 in Dallas, TX where Diagnostic Devices, Inc., makers of Prodigy® blood glucose monitoring systems, received the Access Plus Award.”
CNN Money. com, July 17, 2008. Crocs Shoe To be used in Medicare Diabetic Program. “Crocs Inc., known for its lightweight colorful clogs, says the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services accepted one of its shoe models into a diabetic shoe program.”
More on this from the Crocs website:
“Effective immediately, medical professionals can fit the more than 23 million Americans suffering from diabetes in the CrocsRx™ Custom Cloud. The approved shoe comes with three pairs of heat moldable orthotic insoles and is fitted by a professional practitioner, to offer long-term relief for foot ailments related to the disease.“
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16, 2008. Congress Overrides Bush Veto on Medicare Payments. “Congress yesterday rejected President Bush’s veto of legislation to protect doctors from a 10.6 percent cut in their reimbursement rates when treating Medicare patients.”
Have a great weekend, and again—
Many thanks to everyone at the Lifestyle Center of America for offering two great books for our giveaway!