Show #6 - September 4, 2005

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ActoPlus met approved by the FDA for Type 2 Diabetes

Bulima Nervosa Risk Elevated in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Information on Diabetic Eyes:
Diabetic Retinopathy

Eye Complications

Website Recommedations/Information:

Children With Diabetes Help for Hurricane Katrina Victims

American Diabetes Association Help for Hurricane Katrina Victims

What You Can Do To Help Katrina's Survivors

In recent days, a Hurricane Diabetes Relief Center has been organized by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge, LA. Physicians and staff of the Research Center are obtaining the needed supplies, going to shelters on a daily basis and providing the basic care which includes insulin, medications, glucose strips and meters.

Pennington is accepting supplies donations at the following address:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

The Center is in great need of supplies, including the following:

Glucose Testing Supplies

  • Glucometers
  • Strips
  • Lancets
  • Gloves
  • Alcohol preps
  • Gauze sponges
  • Band-aids
  • Sharps containers
  • Glucose tablets
  • Glucose gels


  • Insulin-R, 10 ml vials
  • Insulin-N, 10 ml vials
  • Glargine, Lispro, Aspart
  • Premixed Insulins (70/30, 75/25)
  • Syringes

Oral Antidiabetics

  • Glyburide 5 mg
  • Glipizide 5 mg
  • Metformin 500 mg
  • Metformin 850 mg
Supplies may also be sent to dLife. They must be sent overnight delivery (e.g., DHL, FedEx) to their corporate headquarters in CT. Send available supplies (insulin, medications, meters, strips, insulin delivery, etc.) to:

dLife Relief
101 Franklin St.
Westport, CT 06880

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