Panel of experts to present latest science and findings via MEDIA
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: On World Diabetes Day, November 14, leaders in type 1 diabetes
research will present their findings to the media via
teleconference. These scientists represent two international groups
of type 1 diabetes researchers meeting in Miami during the week of
November 14 to share their latest findings and plan future
WHEN: November 14, 2007, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Four experts will make 15-minute presentations, followed by a 30-
WHY: This media teleconference presents an outstanding opportunity for
you to get an update on exciting type 1 diabetes research and
advances, as you put together stories for your readers during
American Diabetes Month in November.
-- Type 1 diabetes is increasing every year, reaching epidemic
proportions in some countries, with the greatest increase in
children under age 5. In response to this phenomenon, diabetes
researchers across the globe have been working to advance the
study, prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes. As a result,
the way we detect and treat diabetes is dramatically changing. A
simple blood test can now identify the autoantibodies for type 1
diabetes up to 10 years before diagnosis.
-- If diabetes can be delayed, even for a few years, those at risk may
be able to postpone the difficult challenges of controlling their
glucose levels and the development of serious complications. The
serious complications of diabetes include heart disease, stroke,
blindness, kidney damage and lower-limb amputations.
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