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High-risk Minority Groups Not Being Screened for Diabetes

High-risk Minority Groups Not Being Screened for Diabetes

Madison, Wisconsin - Although people from certain ethnic groups are at high risk for getting diabetes and should be screened, a new study suggests that such screenings are not being done as often as they should.Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist and ...
5/26/2011 | High-risk Minority Groups Not Being Screened for Diabetes

Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

MADISON - If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisc...
2/23/2010 | Are Doctors Missing Diabetics?

UW Health Physician Sees Flaws in Diabetes Screening

UW Health Physician Sees Flaws in Diabetes Screening

MADISON - Using one of the two major national diabetes screening guidelines misses about one-third of those with diabetes, consequently putting them at risk for serious health complications, according to surprising research findings at the Unive...
1/07/2010 | UW Health Physician Sees Flaws in Diabetes Screening

Managing Diabetes in Young Athletes

Managing Diabetes in Young Athletes

MADISON – High school athletes with diabetes are actually playing two games at once – the visible one on the field and the invisible but vital one behind the scenes. That's the viewpoint of M. Tracy Bekx, MD assistant profe...
8/10/2009 | Managing Diabetes in Young Athletes

Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Children of Color

Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Children of Color

MADISON – When diabetes educator Eva Marie Vivian sees overweight minority children, she sees a generational tragedy unfolding. Type 2 diabetes was virtually unheard of in children a generation ago, but 3,700 young people were newly diagno...
7/20/2009 | Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Children of Color

Diabetic Moms Need a Plan Before They Conceive

Media Inquiries news@uwhealth.org Our Services Obstetrics and GynecologyDiabetes ManagementMADISON – Diabetic women who want to become mothers face special risks: more than 20 percent of them are likely to have a child with birth...
7/16/2009 | Diabetic Moms Need a Plan Before They Conceive

Research Uses Stem Cells to Treat Diabetes

Research Uses Stem Cells to Treat Diabetes

Dr. Melissa MeredithMADISON — A UW-Madison student newly diagnosed with diabetes has become the first patient in Wisconsin to enroll in a research study aimed at learning if an infusion of experimental stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, will c...
7/16/2009 | Research Uses Stem Cells to Treat Diabetes

Diabetes and Foot Protection

Diabetes and Foot Protection

MADISON - Flip-flops and sandals are normally the footwear of choice during the warm summer months. But wearing them could be disastrous for diabetics who have poor blood circulation or nerve damage that can numb their feet and make them unaware...
6/17/2009 | Diabetes and Foot Protection