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jmiller
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Re: D-Dogs
jmiller   7/28/2013 3:43:36 PM
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Thanks for the compliment.  I think that should go on some poseter for the Presidents Math and Science promotional thing.  Engineers:  Making up ways to make things better and less annoying.

jmiller
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Re: D-Dogs
jmiller   7/28/2013 3:41:33 PM
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And I would guess this would lead to lots less infections and illnesses, which would be extremely beneficial to those with diabetes.

Elizabeth M
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Re: DETECTION OF DIABETES
Elizabeth M   7/15/2013 5:54:07 AM
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Well thanks for mentioning it anyway, Chuck. I'll have a look into it. It seems pretty interesting but I have a lot of questions about it.

In the meantime, here is an article about how a dog can help detect when a diabetic attack is coming: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2147787/How-dog-smell-diabetic-attack-strikes.html

Perhaps that's what the show was about?

Charles Murray
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Re: DETECTION OF DIABETES
Charles Murray   7/11/2013 6:28:38 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't know a lot about it, Liz. I heard a radio show with Vicki Santo, the wife of a famous baseball player (Ron Santo), who played baseball and lived for many years with diabetes. She talked about how some diabetics are using dogs to sniff for diabetes.

Elizabeth M
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Re: DETECTION OF DIABETES
Elizabeth M   7/10/2013 7:58:38 PM
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It sounds vaguely familiar, Chuck, and I think someone did mention it. I wonder how that is possible? And how do they know that the dog knows the person has diabetes (if you know what I mean!). It's not like dogs can talk... ;) I am curious to know more about that.

Charles Murray
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Re: DETECTION OF DIABETES
Charles Murray   7/10/2013 7:50:36 PM
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I don't know if this was mentioned by earlier commenters, but I heard a radio show the other day about dogs that are trained to detect diabetes by the smell of a person's breath.

Elizabeth M
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Re: DETECTION OF DIABETES
Elizabeth M   7/8/2013 4:30:39 AM
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I'm glad you liked this one, bobjengr, and you're right, I think it is an important breakthrough and do hope the technology one day gets used. It's always good to write about things that could have a real-world impact, and healthcare especially is an important issue. These statistics also are very sobering. It seems like simple detection could really help people who have this disease.

bobjengr
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DETECTION OF DIABETES
bobjengr   7/2/2013 6:22:37 PM
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Great post Elizabeth.  I have several friends who are diabetic including a family member.    It's a tough disease to treat and manage.  My family member was diagnosed when he was eleven years old and he is now 62.   I took a look at two web sites--WHO and the CDC.  Several stats popped out, as follows:

1.) On a global basis-347 million people have diabetes.

2.) In 2004, 3.4 million people over the globe died from the disease.

3.)  The CDC tells us that only 11% of the 79 million people in the United States who are at risk actually know they are diabetic.

The last statistic really points out what important research is being conducted to provide a timely diagnosis.  The CDC is actually considering a recommendation for screening middle and high school students.  This would be a requirement for admission just as is immunizations.            

Again--great post.  Very important post also.

Elizabeth M
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Re: iPhone app
Elizabeth M   7/2/2013 11:00:48 AM
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Really? I didn't know about that app. But how effective is it, really, as a proper diagnostic tool. Could it be used by doctors or is it more self-monitoring? I'll have to look into it.

vimalkumarp
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Re: iPhone app
vimalkumarp   7/1/2013 8:52:06 AM
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i have been working on this topic for quite sometime, will keep you posted

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