Type 1 Diabetes and Pets
According to this research, type 1 children who are responsible for pet care had better A1c’s.   Read more
Type 1 Diabetes Discovery
A University of Colorado research team may have pinpointed one potential cause Type 1 Diabetes.  According to the story, the immune system attacks a hybrid protein.  They researchers state, “This new protein modification is actually a hybrid made up of half insulin and half something else, and it activates the T cell causing it to attack.”  Read the... Read more Read more
Kidney School
This site provides excellent resources for understanding kidney disease for patients and Read more
KidneyAPPetite Tracks Your Kidney Diet
KidneyAPPetite™ is a FREE App for iPhone™ and iPod touch™ that tracks protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and fluid.  It can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store™. How it works The app uses data from the USDA National Nutrient Database. It allows patients to customize daily guidelines to match their personal nutrient prescription. As data is entered... Read more Read more
Pediatric Malnutrition Consensus
Consensus Statement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) recommend a standardized set of indicators be used to identify  pediatric malnutrition (undernutrition) in clinical practice. These include weight-for-height/length, body mass index-for-age, or... Read more Read more
Malnutrition Consensus Statement
  JPEN article: AND/ASPEN Concensus Statement-Characteristics for the Identification and Documentation of Adult Malnutrition (Undernutrition) Read more
Peanuts Reduce Mortality
We’ve known for some time that Walnuts and almonds reduce heart disease.  Now, researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute published research finding that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease. Read more
Soda-1 a day increases CVD risk 30%
A study conducted from NHANES data projects that regularly drinking as little as one 12-ounce sugary soda a day may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30%—independent of total calories, obesity, or other risk factors. Researchers analyzed data from three National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) surveys—1988–1994, 1999–2004, and 2005–2010—and examined CVD mortality... Read more Read more