January 23, 2008

News from Down Under: Surgery and Depression

Diabetes Study Favors Surgery

The New York Time, AP, LA Times, and according to Google 453 other news outlets, report news out of Melbourne, Australia:

Weight-loss surgery works much better than standard medical therapy as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes in obese people, the first study to compare the two approaches has found.


I read few of the 456 articles. They made the distinction between T2 and T1. Whisper down the lane being what it is, I expect type 1 families will be hearing that, in addition to cinnamon, we need to get our kids stomachs banded.

Yet another reason to find another name than diabetes, for type 1.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/health/research/23diabetes.html?hp


T1 Blues

If that doesn't get you down this may, far fewer stories were published about a study out of Fremantle Australia calling for more psychological support for young adults with Type 1 diabetes as new research shows that a third report symptoms of depression.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/94699.php


Lots diabetes news that T1 families will end up being defensive about and a little bit about something we need to really be attentive to.