Doubling Vitamin D
    October 13, 2008
    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life…

    Adult Diabetes and Kids
    June 28, 2007
    Adult Diabetes and Kids

    A huge study of millions of kids revealed for the first time the true measure of type 2 diabetes in children in the United States. The results appeared in the June 27, 2007 Journal of the American Med…

    Diabetes Options for Children
    September 3, 2002
    Diabetes Options for Children

    On Tuesday, August 27, 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved the Glucowatch for use in children and teens with diabetes. (It had been approved for adults in 20…

    Advances for Diabetes
    March 26, 2001
    Advances for Diabetes

    Star GlucoWatch, a painless glucose monitor for diabetics that is worn like a wristwatch, is FDA-approved. The device measures glucose levels every 20 minutes -- without needles -- even while the wear…

    What is Type 1 Diabetes?
    January 18, 2000
    What is Type 1 Diabetes?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Until June 23, 1997, type 1 diabetes was also called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Normally, a hormone called insulin pushes sugar from the blood into the body's cel…

    Yeast Infections and Diabetes
    January 18, 2000
    Yeast Infections and Diabetes

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Timbo, I'm so glad you have raised this issue. There are indeed early ways to detect diabetes, but most children with type 1 diabetes are not diagnosed until the situation has bec…

    Diabetes
    July 21, 1997
    Diabetes or just Normal Thirst?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Irina, just last week on Monday morning, I picked up the top chart from my inbox and began walking to Exam Room 1 (the Safari Room). Before opening the door, I paused to open the …