HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Leader of Florida's screening program for type 1 diabetes supports program's effectiveness

Orlando, FL -- Type 1 diabetes occurs when cells of the immune system attack insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Because all of their beta cells are destroyed, type 1 diabetics are dependent on insulin injections to control their blood sugar levels. The peak time for developing type 1 diabetes is during puberty, although it can occur at any age. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing worldwide and the disease is an onerous burden both to the individual and to society. In the U.S. alone, this disorder affects 700,000 people and is the most common chronic metabolic disorder in children.

From a public health point of view, it would seem that screening for type 1 diabetes is the right thing to do, but some in the medical community have pointed out that screening tests have a low positive predictive value and that predicting the disease without a primary prevention capability raises ethical considerations because of induced stress, lifestyle changes, cost and potential effects on insurability. Additionally, they say, the lack of effective intervention programs to prevent the disease calls in the question of enacting any large-scale population screening.

The authors of To Screen or Not to Screen for Type I Diabetes? are Desmond Schatz MD, and Jin-Xiong She, both from the University of Florida in Gainsville; and Jeffrey Krischer, from the Lee Moffit Cancer Research Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Fla. Their findings are being presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). AACC (http://www.aacc.org/) is the scientific organization for clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, and research scientists. Their primary commitment is the understanding of laboratory testing to identify, monitor and treat human disease. More than 11,000 attendees are expected for the meeting, which is being held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
'"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
djkrupa1@aol.com
407-685-4215
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
28-Jul-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD
2. Leaders in cancer care meet to address patient access to quality care
3. AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia
4. Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"
5. South Floridas Small wins The Gerontological Society of Americas 2004 Margret M. Baltes Award
6. Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
7. Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
8. Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
9. New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
10. Prostate cancer screening practices examined
11. Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/5/2018)... FREMONT, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... December 05, 2018 ... ... ourselves. This philosophy reinforces the theme of Unitek’s transformative conference at the DoubleTree ... RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN), Distinguished Professor and Founder/Director of Watson Caring Science ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... November 29, 2018 , ... Cerebral Palsy Alliance ... pain without opiates. This new and unique approach to the pathophysiology of pain ... for both children and adults. , According to CPARF’s Medical Director, Dr. ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... November 29, 2018 , ... ... in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases published on August 29th, 2018 ... viruses that can cause serious and in some cases life threatening illnesses ...
(Date:11/29/2018)... ... ... The Lake Trust Foundation received 2,796 donated personal care packs of needed toiletries ... homeless shelters. Lake Trust Credit Union will also donate 1,250 pairs of Bombas socks ... by the internal Lake Trust Credit Union team providing the most care packs. ...
(Date:11/28/2018)... ... ... Melania Trump, first lady of the United States, took the Convocation stage at ... opioid epidemic. The event was filmed for the pilot episode of “America,” hosted by ... overdose last year. The program is scheduled to air nationally on Sinclair Broadcast Group ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2018)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2018 , ... ... EFR Mobile. This unique product makes the company’s powerful electronic forms and eSignatures ... continues to progress by leaps and bounds in the consumer space and it’s ...
(Date:11/28/2018)... ... November 28, 2018 , ... ... Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer this week to form a collaboration between ... home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. , On Thursday, November 29, ...
(Date:11/28/2018)... ... November 28, 2018 , ... Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) ... M.D. has joined the practice’s award-winning Atlanta medical team. Dr. Best will ... recent addition, Natalie Stentz. Dr. Best is currently accepting new patients at SGF’s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: