January 16, 2008

Off the New Wires

Here's a few news releases I thought were interesting:

'I'm a Happier Person Than I Was Before'
Actress Elizabeth Perkins of Showtime's 'Weeds' Shares Her Story of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coping With Type 1 Diabetes in Hollywood

See:
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/im-a-happier-person-than-i-was-before-actress-elizabeth,256759.shtml

I think everyone with a T1 family member understands, “I felt completely overwhelmed that first year…” I also think this is brilliant and I need to learn a similar lesson about rest, “"I really learned to listen to my body and to know what I needed. And there are times I need to rest, and before I never allowed myself to do that."


Babies needed for diabetes study
Children's Hospital of Orange County is seeking infants and pregnant women to participate in a diabetes study.

To be eligible, the baby must have a parent or sibling with Type 1 diabetes.

CHOC is one of nine hospitals in the country participating in the study to examine whether omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in some foods can prevent Type 1 diabetes. The screening involves a blood test.

Pregnant women in their third trimester and infants up to five months old are needed. For more information, call 714-532-8613.

http://www.ocregister.com/life/diabetes-women-pregnant-1959955-type-infants