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Taking Control of Diabetes: Support World Diabetes Day (14th November 2010)

October 28, 2010

LONDON, October 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Diabetic Hypoglycemia supports
World Diabetes Day on the 14th November 2010 in raising the global awareness
of diabetes ( http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/).

The theme of World Diabetes Day in 2010 is “Let’s take control of
diabetes. Now”, which marks the second year of the five-year focus on
diabetes education and prevention, the theme selected by the International
Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization for World Diabetes Day
2009-2013. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness of diabetes in the
general public, those with diabetes and those at risk. Tools to improve
knowledge of diabetes will be disseminated in an attempt to prevent diabetes
and/or its complications. It is also a major aim of the campaign to inform
governments and policy-makers of the cost-effective implications of diabetes
prevention strategies and diabetes education.

In the latest issue of Diabetic Hypoglycemia, Dr Ana Maria Arbelaez and
Dr Tamara Hershey from the Washington University School of Medicine, St
Louis
, USA discuss the effects of hypoglycemia on brain structure and
function and how neuroimaging tools can be used to measure these effects over
the short, intermediate and long-term. They also describe the areas of the
brain thought classically to be particularly susceptible to damage from
hypoglycemia, and how technologic advances in imaging techniques show that
the brain regions thought to be particularly affected may not be correct.
Professor Anthony McCall’s related editorial details key points of interest
in the feature article and points out the particular vulnerability of the
developing brain to hypoglycemia.

About Diabetic Hypoglycemia

Published by ESP Bioscience (Crowthorne, UK), Diabetic Hypoglycemia is an
influential online diabetes journal led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Brian
Frier
(Edinburgh, UK), with Associate Editors: Professor Simon Heller (Sheffield, UK), Professor Christopher Ryan (Pittsburgh, USA), Dr Rory
McCrimmon
(Dundee, UK), and Professor Anthony L. McCall (Virginia, USA).
Published three times annually, Diabetic Hypoglycemia provides an interactive
forum for the sharing of practical knowledge and opinions in the field of
hypoglycemia.

To explore Diabetic Hypoglycemia, please take the guided tour:
http://www.hypodiab.com/Teaser/hypodiab.html.

Diabetic Hypoglycemia is published by ESP Bioscience, supported by an
unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk A/S (Bagsvaerd, Denmark).

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