How to improve LGBTQ+ inclusion in health care settings

Efforts to improve LGBTQ+ inclusion are imperative in health care settings. The LGBTQ+ community faces numerous health care disparities and barriers to care, but there are ways for providers to ensure more inclusive spaces for […]

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Growing pains are challenging, but diabetes care shouldn’t be part of that stress

Most children who have diabetes get their medical care for their condition from a pediatric endocrinologist. As they get older and approach adulthood, they will transition into adult care. It’s important to discuss the process […]

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Study finds childhood obesity rates higher in Midwest

A recent in-depth study looking at regional differences in childhood obesity rates found higher average body mass index (BMI) z-scores in the Midwest and lower average z-scores in the South and West, compared with the [...]

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National ranking reflects Norton Children’s Endocrinology’s approach to diabetes care

Already in the top 20, Norton Children’s Hospital has risen higher still in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for pediatric endocrinology and diabetes services, from No. 18 to No. 16 nationally. The ranking […]

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$15 million gift to create the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute

Norton Children’s Hospital and the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute. A $15 million lead gift from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation is the starting point […]

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Pediatric diabetes and mental health

Children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes have up to three times the risk of developing anxiety or depression and are at higher risk of suicidal ideation and eating disorders. Having anxiety and depression — […]

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Wearable activity monitors fill a gap in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Clinicians managing a child or adolescent with Type 1 diabetes often have very little accurate information about the patient’s physical activity, but a new study shows activity monitors like wearable fitness trackers provide a clear […]

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Exercise is key to managing diabetes and preventing complications

In addition to general health and wellness, exercise is an essential element to blood glucose regulation in patients with diabetes mellitus. Studies have found the benefits of exercise include decreased body mass index (BMI), lower […]

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Wearable activity monitors fill a gap in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Clinicians managing a child or adolescent with Type 1 diabetes often have very little accurate information about the patient’s physical activity, but a new study shows activity monitors like wearable fitness trackers provide a clear […]

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Distinguishing between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children can be a challenge

Primary care providers play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of diabetes in children. The hallmark clinical symptoms of diabetes include polyuria and polydipsia. Nocturia and fatigue are also common. If the hyperglycemia has been […]

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Study shows low-dose cadmium threshold for testicular ferroptosis in mice

Cadmium, a natural element used for rechargeable batteries and other industrial applications, can induce a novel type of testicular cell death in mice after low-dose exposure, according to a groundbreaking study. Cadmium is known to […]

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Diabetes mellitus case study: Yo-yo glucose in active teen

The patient A teenage male with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, who is very active in sports and physical activity: He was having extreme difficulty with blood glucose control. The challenge Patient’s blood glucose levels often […]

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