I hope you’re having a great weekend, where ever you are in the world. Here in Denver, we are now post Democratic National Convention. There is a nice breeze in the foothills and we have a three-day holiday weekend.
Diabetes Events From Around the World and Coast to Coast:
Enter the Walk in Nick’s Shoes Sweepstakes-Nick Jonas and The Bayer Diabetes W.I.N.S Sweepstakes
Meet Nick in Los Angeles on November 1st
Winners get to meet Nick in L.A. Flights and hotel included. And the opportunity to be part of Team Jonas at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Plus, you’ll receive your own personal diabetes coach for 1 year who will help you simplify your life with diabetes through one-to-one support.
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week is September 19-25. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, the Canadian Cancer Society is encouraging men to take control of their health and learn how they can reduce their risk for all types of cancer.
Diabetes Buzz Day is almost here!! Buy a Bee. Help Take the Sting out of Diabetes.
Buzz Day is Diabetes Australia’s annual merchandise fund-raising campaign. Supporting retail outlets and individuals sell merchandise throughout August and September, culminating in our signature, Buzz Day, September 19, where staff actively sell the merchandise at CBD train stations together with a fantastic volunteer force. Visit www.buzzday.com.au to find out how you can get involved.
Feria de Salud is an outdoor community event that is intended to reach thousands of local Latinos/Hispanics with the important message that they may be at risk for diabetes. Feria captures the festive elements of a street fair, but maintains the important aspects of choosing and managing a healthier lifestyle for the entire Latino family. The atmosphere of Feria includes music, dancing, nutritional information, cooking demonstrations, speakers on topics related to diabetes, and a variety of product and service booths. Here’s the September 2008 schedule from the American Diabetes Association:
September 13-New York, NY
September 17-San Antonio, TX
September 21-San Jose, CA
September 27-Dallas, TX
September 27-Miami, FL
Diabetes Headline News:
Science Daily, August 30, 2008. Young Type-2 Diabetic Men Suffer Low Testosterone Levels, Study Shows. ” Young men with type 2 diabetes have significantly low levels of testosterone, endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo have found — a condition that could have a critical effect on their quality of life and on their ability to father children. ”
Beaumont Enterprise, August 27, 2008. Lawsuits claim diabetes drug maker didn’t warn about possible heart complications. Makers of a Avandia, are going to court this week to defend accusations they didn’t do enough to inform patients about cardiac issues related to the drug. “Independent analyses of clinical studies by the Food and Drug Administration also concluded diabetics taking Avandia had a higher risk of heart attack than patients taking other drugs or placebos, the lawsuit states.”
More on Avandia:
Avandia is an oral diabetes medicine that helps regulate glucose blood levels.
It is in the category:
Thiazolidinediones: These drugs reverse insulin resistance.
- Pioglitazone (Actos)
- Rosiglitazone (Avandia)