Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fascinating news ...

Diabetes and disability designation by the ADA

Type 2 Diabetes now given disability status by federal appeals court in SF, CA. This is a fabulously important case for the almost 24 million diabetics in the US (90% of these are type 2), and may serve as a precedent for years to come.

Read more here in the Seattle Times from Saturday 2/14/09.

Teaching opportunity -
  • Type 1 Diabetes is a functional pancreas problem where the beta cells of the pancreas do not produce sufficient amounts of insulin to process sugar. Type 2 Diabetes is an insulin resistance disease, and is generally seen as a disease related to obesity.
  • 2/3 of the pancreas is retroperitoneal and is located posterior to the stomach in the upper belly. The head of the pancreas sits in the curve of the duodenum and the exocrine portion of the organ secretes digestive enzymes and bicarbonate through the pancreatic duct past the sphincter of Oddi and into the duodenum.
  • 95% of the output of the pancreas is digestive, and only 5% is related to insulin production.


Fundamentals of Digestion 4-part teleseminar series
begins 3/16 @ 1:00PM PST

Register here for the live broadcast beginning Monday March 16, 2009. The live seminar is FREE for all to listen, but you must register to gain access to the call / webcast info.

If you want to download the MP3 file of this recording for future use, please click here. $20 to purchase the download.

LYG students may use a coupon code coming via email to download for free. The free download coupon code is good until March 9 for the entire series.

Monday 3/16 - Mechanics of Digestion from mouth to anus // with Marty Ryan, LMP

Monday 3/23 - Biochemistry Protein Digestion // with Marty Ryan, LMP and Heidi Nebel, CN

Monday 3/30 - Biochemistry Fat Digestion with // with Marty Ryan, LMP and Heidi Nebel, CN

Monday 4/13 - Biochemistry Carbohydrate Digestion // with Marty Ryan, LMP and Heidi Nebel, CN

Enjoy! We are really looking forward to this one.


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