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A new documentary highlighting the struggles and successes of Cory Conacher, a professional hockey player from Burlington, Ontario, debuted last week on World Diabetes Day. The film, directed by Canadian Calvin Hudson Hwang and titled Miracle, Baby, is streaming live in its entirety on YouTube, and will remain so for the rest of Diabetes Awareness month.
As important, but perhaps less broadly publicized than the financial burden, is the daily mental and logistical toll diabetes exacts on patients and families. Diabetes affects more than simply blood sugars - it also disrupts sleep, work schedules, social life, and more.
Unfortunately for young people with type 1 diabetes, we still don't have a straightforward screening or genetic test for the disease, which has both environmental and complex hereditary components. A research team at UVA is working to change that.
In an abstract accepted for the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions, T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative researchers found the time between visits grew with older patients in pediatric diabetes clinics.
A survey of T1D Exchange Clinic Registry participants found that some teens may be materially less likely than their younger peers to handle blood sugar emergencies. The findings were presented at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.