Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear The Medtronic MiniMed 670G, a so-called “artificial pancreas the size of a cell phone,” is the first of its kind and will help ease the burden of living with this condition.Type 1 DiabetesType 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. The immune system mistakenly sees healthy insulin-producing cells in the body and destroys them. Insulin is a hormone that you need to regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. If you have type 1 diabetes, you need to replace the insulin your body is no longer producing.“Type 1 diabetes is a complicated disease,” says Richard Pratley, diabetologist at Florida Hospital. “This new technology can help simplify the management of diabetes while at the same time improving outcomes and safety.”So, how exactly does it work?“This device combines a continuous glucose monitor that senses glucose levels every minute and an insulin infusion pump,” Dr. Pratley explains. “The unique aspect of the device is it contains an algorithm that automatically adjusts the insulin infusion based on the glucose levels.”Although the tech available to treat diabetes is rapidly improving, there is still a long way to go. Thankfully, you now have online service sites such as Test Strips 4 Money who pay diabetics quick cash for selling their test strips. Check out their website and be sure to let your friends/family know.This begs the question: What happens when blood glucose levels are too low?“The device will shut off the insulin infusion, preventing the patient from dropping even lower into unsafe ranges,” says Dr. Pratley.Without this technology, here’s what a typical day is like for a patient with type 1 diabetes:“Those with type 1 diabetes must measure changes in their glucose levels throughout the day with frequent finger sticks (as many as 10-12 per day) or use continuous glucose monitoring,” says Dr. Pratley.“They then must decide how much insulin is required to correct their glucose levels to the target range. On a meal-to-meal basis, they need to calculate how much insulin is required to “cover” the meal (prevent glucose levels from going out of the target range) and evaluate whether they have adequately covered each meal.”“They need to change their insulin dosing for exercise of vigorous activity. They need to treat low blood sugars with glucose or snacks and reassess how they respond to the intervention.”“Finally, at bedtime they need to make sure they go to sleep in a target range to avoid nocturnal hypoglycemia.”HypoglycemiaOn top of that, if insulin dosing is too high, this can result in hypoglycemia, which is uncomfortable and can lead to seizures, coma or even death. On the other hand, if insulin dosing is too low, patients will have glucose levels that are unacceptably high, increasing long-term risk for blindness, kidney damage and nerve damage.That said, it’s easy to see why patients and physicians are enthusiastic about the new device. “There are still limited clinical trials with this data, but collectively they suggest the device can reduce hypoglycemia and improve overall glucose control in many patients,” he says.Are there risks to consider?As far as risks go, one potential risk is that the algorithm might overestimate the insulin requirements and lead to hypoglycemia in extreme conditions. “This risk appears to be low,” he says. “The function of the device is directly related to the quality of the continuous glucose monitoring data which can vary from patient to patient and over time.”Right now, the FDA approval for this device is for those 14 and older. “Approval for use in younger patients will be contingent on performing the appropriate studies,” he adds. “There’s great interest in this, as managing diabetes in children is challenging and prevention of hypoglycemia particularly important in this population.”We’re still years away from a biological cure or prevention, however, Dr. Pratley says there are some encouraging studies of stem-cell therapy for patients with established disease and some novel approaches to modulating the pathophysiology (what’s happening in the body to create this condition) of the disease to prevent progression in high-risk individuals. Good news for those with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes: The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first automated insulin delivery system, which will significantly improve the lives of those with the autoimmune disease. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDiabetesPancreas Previous articleAdventist Health names new CEONext articleEarly morning crash results in fatality Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Ripple cryptocurrency fully funds all projects on DonorsChoose Record-breaking cryptocurrency giftRipple’s $29 million gift is:the largest donation that DonorsChoose.org has receivedthe largest reported donation of cryptocurrency to an individual charityIt was announced on The Late Show by Stephen Colbert, a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors: Tagged with: Bitcoin crowdfunding cryptocurrency Major gift DonorsChoose.org was founded in 2000 by a high school teacher in the Bronx. It enables public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. “You can join us by contributing to the new projects that teachers are already creating on DonorsChoose.org. As part of the #BestSchoolDay campaign, you can give to teachers and students within your community, where you grew up or just because they inspire you.The announcement was made using the #BestSchoolDay hashtag. This was then used by the many teachers who found out that their campaigns had been fully funded and wished to share their thanks and delight.In turn, DonorsChoose.org is setting up a fund to allocate resources to teachers who are new to using the crowdfunding platform. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 162 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Cryptocurrency company Ripple has donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org, the education crowdfunding website, fully funding all of the projects that were listed on the website.By completely funding all 35,000 crowdfunding campaigns in one go, Ripple’s gift was expected to benefit around one million students and teachers in about one in six of all public schools in the USA.Ripple is the third largest alternative currency behind Bitcoin and Ethereum.SEE ALSO: Pineapple Fund sees anonymous donor give away $86m in BitcoinIt made the gift in its token-based payment system, XRP, with a total value of $29 million. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 March 2018 | News 161 total views, 3 views today #BestSchoolDayRipple’s announcement of the donation on its blog included a comment that the company hoped that its donation would inspire others to donate and support new crowdfunding campaigns on DonorsChoose.
Tagged with: corporate fundraising dementia London About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Santander CyclesThe Santander Cycles scheme has 770 docking stations, covering 100 square kilometres of London. Since the scheme launched, more than 80 million hires have been made and 2018 saw another record-breaking year, with more than 10.5 million journeys made. 188 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Santander to donate £1 per cycle hire during National Dementia Action Week Static bike challengeCyclists will be able to support the charity by staying in one place: Santander is encouraging people to participate in a static bike challenge which will take place outside their offices in Triton Square on Monday 20 May.The aim of the challenge is to promote awareness and encourage donations for Alzheimer’s Society, with all participants receiving Forget-Me-Not pin badges, showing support for uniting against dementia.In addition to the static bikes in Triton Square, a team from Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to provide information about dementia and its impact on individuals and their families. There will also be specialists available to provide private one-to-one dementia support for those who are facing the condition in their own lives.Nathan Bostock, CEO of Santander UK, said: “We’re proud to participate in Dementia Action Week and harness the power of the Santander Cycles scheme to help raise awareness and take action against dementia. We would encourage anyone in London to hop on to a Santander Cycle to help raise funds or to come along to our static bike challenge and learn about what they can do to support people with dementia as we continue to work with Alzheimer’s Society to help people living with dementia to be financially included, independent and empowered.”Will Norman, Walking and Cycling commissioner, welcomed the partnership, commenting that : “people who cycle regularly can reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 30 per cent. I am sure Londoners will get on their bikes to support this valuable cause.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Staff voteSantander chose Alzheimer’s Society as its national Charity Partner for 2019-2021, following a selection process which included a vote by thousands of Santander staff across the UK. The focus of the partnership is on working together to improve financial inclusion and help those within our communities who may struggle to cope with new technology, as well as employee fundraising activities and volunteering.The bank and charity are combining their respective areas of expertise, to establish joint strategic initiatives that will improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. Santander’s ambition is to become the best digital dementia friendly bank in the UK. 187 total views, 1 views today Howard Lake | 20 May 2019 | News Advertisement Santander is supporting its partner Alzheimer’s Society during National Dementia Action Week by donating £1 to it for each of the first 40,000 Santander Cycle hires made during the week.National Dementia Action Week runs from 20 to 26 May 2019 and is designed to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with dementia.In addition to the donations, 100 Santander Cycles will feature bespoke livery to highlight the campaign and spread awareness across London.The Bank will also host dementia advice gazebo in Triton Square, London.
Homepage BannerNews LRC should be asked to mediate in Junior Cert dispute – Mc Conalogue Google+ Previous articleInquest opening into 2013 death of mother at Sligo Regional HospitalNext articlePolice say graffiti attack on Coleraine Mayor’s home was a hate crime News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Charlie McConalogue FFAs secondary teachers prepare to strike tomorrow, Donegal Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says the dispute should be referred to the Labour Relations Commission.Plans to reform the Junior Cert are at the centre of the row, and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan says she’s the only one who has moved position significantly – she says the ball is now in the unions’ court.A second strike is being planned for January.Deputy Mc Conalogue, the Fianna Fail Education Spokesoperson says Minister O’Sullivan has shown more movement than her predecessor Ruari Quinn, but he believes the government’s handling of the issue is at the heart of the current impasse………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/charlielrc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Pinterest Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – December 1, 2014
Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – February 6, 2019 Deputy Doherty tells Dail Simon Harris is not the man for the job Twitter Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleGAA President to attend Donegal GAA Greats BanquetNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday February 6th News Highland Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy has told the Dail that Ireland’s health service is in a state of absolute chaos.Deputy Pearse Doherty was speaking earlier as around 500 GPs hold a protest outside Leinster House calling for a reversal of cuts to the sector made during the recession.Deputy Doherty says with another strike by members of the INMO scheduled tomorrow and the PNAs decision to escalate industrial action coupled with the over run in the cost of the National Children’s Hospital, there is an urgent need for accountability.He told the Dail Simon Harris is not the man for the job:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pearse.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest
Tamir Kalifa for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis on May 25 shortly after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck as three other officers stood by, has sparked widespread outrage, anti-racist protests and calls for police reform across the United States and around the world.The Minneapolis Police Department fired all four officers after video of the incident surfaced. The one who prosecutors say pinned Floyd down for nearly nine minutes, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, each have been charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder as well as second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to court documents.This story is being updated throughout the day Tuesday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:6:58 a.m.: London mayor launches commission to review landmarks to reflect diversityLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Tuesday a commission to review landmarks in the U.K. capital.The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm aims to “improve diversity across London’s public realm to ensure the capital’s landmarks suitably reflect London’s achievements and diversity.” The newly-formed commission “will focus on increasing representation among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, women, the LGBTQ+ community and disability groups,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.The review of landmarks “will be wide in scope and consider murals, street art, street names, statues and other memorials,” according to the statement.“Our capital’s diversity is our greatest strength, yet our statues, road names and public spaces reflect a bygone era,” Khan said. “It is an uncomfortable truth that our nation and city owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade and while this is reflected in our public realm, the contribution of many of our communities to life in our capital has been willfully ignored.”“This cannot continue. We must ensure that we celebrate the achievements and diversity of all in our city, and that we commemorate those who have made London what it is — that includes questioning which legacies are being celebrated,” he added. “The Black Lives Matter protests have rightly brought this to the public’s attention, but it’s important that we take the right steps to work together to bring change and ensure that we can all be proud of our public landscape.”The announcement comes after the statue of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, located outside the Houses of Parliament, was spray-painted with the words “was a racist” during anti-racism protests over the weekend. Meanwhile, in the English port city of Bristol, protesters toppled a statue of 17th-century slave-trader Edward Colston and tossed it into the harbor.5:35 a.m.: Judge grants 10-day injunction on removal of Robert E. Lee monumentA circuit court judge has granted a 10-day injunction on the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia’s capital.Richmond ABC affiliate WRIC-TV reports that the temporary injunction was approved on Monday. The order prohibits for 10 days the removal of the statute of the Confederate general, located on Monument Avenue in Richmond.The news comes on the same day that crews were called to inspect the statue, as part of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to take it down as soon as possible and put it into storage.Northam’s spokesperson, Alena Yarmosky, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the administration is still reviewing the order.“Governor Northam remains committed to removing this divisive symbol from Virginia’s capital city, and we’re confident in his authority to do so,” Yarmosky said.Officials in states across the country have announced the removal of Confederate-era monuments amid widespread civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.4:56 a.m.: Black activist who trained police on implicit bias seriously injured in protestsA Black activist who trained San Jose police officers on implicit bias was seriously injured during protests in the California city, the mayor’s office said.Derrick Sanderlin “suffered potentially permanent injuries caused by a rubber bullet at a recent demonstration,” according to a statement Monday from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.Liccardo has called for a ban on the police’s use of rubber bullets in crowds, expanding the authority of San Jose’s civilian independent police auditor as well as a full review of the city’s use of force policies, among other measures. He has also called for greater accountability for police misconduct “so bad cops can be fired faster,” according to the statement.However, Liccardo said that defunding police budgets “will hurt the very people who have suffered the most from systemic racism in this nation.”“Rich, white communities and businesses in suburban malls will just accelerate the hiring of private security guards,” the mayor said in the statement Monday.3:44 a.m.: Public viewing for George Floyd draws more than 6,300 visitorsThousands of mourners lined up in the blazing heat to view the casket of George Floyd in his hometown of Houston on Monday.More than 6,300 people attended the six-hour public viewing at The Fountain of Praise church in southwest Houston. The average wait was about 30 minutes, and four people had to be transported to a local hospital for heat exhaustion, according to Dallas Jones, a deacon at the church.Visitors were required to wear masks and gloves to comply with coronavirus-related guidelines.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was among the attendees at the public viewing.A private funeral will be held at the church Tuesday, followed by a burial at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in the suburb of Pearland, where Floyd will be laid to rest next to his mother, according to the family’s representatives.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Changes in electron flux in Earth’s outer radiation belt can be modeled using a diffusion‐based framework. Diffusion coefficients D for such models are often constructed from statistical averages of observed inputs. Here, we use stochastic parameterization to investigate the consequences of temporal variability in D. Variability time scales are constrained using Van Allen Probe observations. Results from stochastic parameterization experiments are compared with experiments using D constructed from averaged inputs and an average of observation‐specific D. We find that the evolution and final state of the numerical experiment depends upon the variability time scale of D; experiments with longer variability time scales differ from those with shorter time scales, even when the time‐integrated diffusion is the same. Short variability time scale experiments converge with solutions obtained using an averaged observation‐specific D, and both exhibit greater diffusion than experiments using the averaged‐input D. These experiments reveal the importance of temporal variability in radiation belt diffusion.
View post tag: News by topic HMS Northumberland Arrives in Bahrain Authorities View post tag: Bahrain View post tag: Northumberland Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Northumberland Arrives in Bahrain View post tag: Navy February 20, 2013 View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Arrives Share this article While halfway through her eight-month deployment to the Middle East HMS Northumberland arrived in Bahrain for her first port visit to the kingdom.As part of her role supporting the Combined Task Force 152 along with partner navies, the Type-23 frigate has been conducting maritime security patrols to ensure the stability and security of the Gulf waterways.While alongside they welcomed onboard the UKMCC Commodore Simon Ancona who has dual responsibility as Deputy Commander of the 27 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), and Brigadier General Ahmed Khalifa Salman Al Khalifa, Commander Royal Bahrain Naval Force. Cdre Ancona said: “HMS Northumberland has come alongside fresh from providing valuable and direct support to Combined Maritime Forces.“She is operating in a challenging environment and it’s obvious the ship’s company have risen to the challenge.”No port visit is complete without the opportunity to get kitted out for a game of Rugby and the Bahrain Rugby Club were very willing to test their skills against the Northumberland team.It was an impressive performance but HMS Northumberland sadly lost 21-12 to the local side.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 20, 2013; Image: Royal Navy
An Oxford academic has come out in opposition to the current UK visa system. Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies and fellow at St Anthony’s college made several comments on David Cameron and the coalition’s policies regarding immigration and visa control, calling it “stupid, incoherent, short-sighted, cack-handed, intrusive and counter-productive.”Professor Garton Ash’s comments come in light of stringent new rules regarding international students coming to the UK to study. Students must now provide qualifications confirming their fluency in English and financial credentials to prove that they can pay for their course, as well as proof of a place to study. This is known as a Tier 4 visa and is required for any non-EU student to study at a UK University.This, he claims, has led to a decrease in the numbers of international students coming here to study. An example cited was the 24% drop in students coming from India in the academic year 2013/2014.He criticised David Cameron’s policy, saying it was a “careless, populist election promise”, in reference to Cameron’s promise to reduce migration from the hundreds of thousands of incoming migrants to the tens of thousands. The Home Office also came under attack for its treatment of international students. Garton Ash cited incidents such as arbitrary and unfair English tests, the retention of students’ passports for months at a time and students having to leave the country literally the day after the end of their course.Garton Ash also argued that international students should not be considered in the same category as asylum seekers, “The student questions must be addressed on its own merits”. If incoming and outgoing migrants were counted more accurately then, in Garton Ash’s words “student numbers would be treated separately”.He highlighted the importance of international students to the UK in economic terms and in the prestige that they bring to our University sector. He underlined the critical nature of the higher education sector to the UK economy and the UK’s reputation, saying, “hosting foreign students has a cost but the UK’s universities are a vital part of Britain’s soft power, along with film, literature, music, sport and the BBC.” Some Oxford students have expressed their agreement on the basis of the importance of international students, both to the UK and to their home country. Worried about the damage that will be done to the learning environment at UK universities, Shivani Haria, PPE Society Social Secretary, said, “it does seem that the coalition is trying to score cheap political points without being honest to the public. By restricting the pool of students you not only homogenise the student population but the UK may lose out on the contributions of some of the best students.”However, she also argued for the prioritisation of asylum seekers over international students, “Whilst it would be best if we could allow both asylum seekers and students into this country from an ethical point of view we need to prioritise providing a home for people whose human rights are being abused over those who are coming for a better education”. Singapore-based biochemist Amrita Dasgupta stressed the importance of the intercultural dimension brought to a University by international students, telling Cherwell, “A better understanding of different cultures will result in better cooperation between people, and by extension countries”. She also underlined the economic benefits of international students: “local businesses generate huge amounts of revenue from us as well I believe, whether it be private student accommodation sites or aeroplane companies due to large amounts of travel”.Finally she warned of the potential loss to be made in the visa system itself, if visas were made any more expensive or difficult to get, “Visa fees are a substantial amount of money, the government itself, I believe, would stand to lose quite a lot of money in visa fees if it became more expensive and difficult to apply for them.”
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