Sting in the tail for diabetes children

first_imgFacebook Diabetes Ireland says it is very concerned for children from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary who had been getting treatment in Dublin but who have been moved back to Limerick before the position of dietician is even advertised.The post is vital to the ongoing treatment of young children with type 1 diabetes and will allow for the roll-out of insulin pumps,  which in turn will save small children constant, painful injections.The dietician will make it possible for parents to get the complicated instructions to use the pump which delivers a small dose of insulin subcutaneously through a tiny tube, doing away with the need for several injections a day into tiny limbs.“We welcome the fact that the dietician will be appointed. That is a major breakthrough. But we are concerned that these children have been sent back to Limerick without the full supports in place to treat them. The diabetes unit in the Regional now has to cater for  children with fully fledged diabetes, who are using insulin pumps without the necessary back-up services,” a spokesperson for Diabetes Ireland told the Limerick Post.Diabetes Ireland has waged a long campaign to have children supplied with insulin pumps without having to travel five or six times a year to Dublin.“Evidence suggests that the pumps offer a high level of insulin control in childhood, and children who have them are much less likely to develop serious problems by the age of thirty. These are vascular problems which can become very serious and necessitate amputations,” the spokesperson said.HSE statistics  show there were 781 diabetes related limb amputations in 2010 and 2011, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous two years.When the dietician and a nurse support are in place, it will be possible to roll out the delivery of insulin pumps to children under the age of five in the next 12 moths, and for the following two years, other age groups up to young adults will be included. Twitter WhatsApp Email Print THERE was good news this week for children with diabetes and their parents, with the announcement that the post of children’s dietician for the diabetes unit in Limerick’s Regional Hospital is about to be advertised. However, the Limerick Post has learned that children who were being treated in Dublin have been sent back to Limerick before the support structures to treat them are put in place.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Previous articleShannon is set to soarNext articleAwards highlight the best in Limerick admin NewsLocal NewsSting in the tail for diabetes childrenBy admin – November 22, 2012 484 Advertisementlast_img read more

Fresno State seeks revenge on Utah State

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUtah State (20-7, 9-5) vs. Fresno State (9-16, 5-9)Save Mart Center, Fresno, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Utah State goes for the season sweep over Fresno State after winning the previous matchup in Logan. The teams last met on Dec. 7, when Fresno State made only 13 free throws on 15 attempts while the Aggies went 31 for 34 en route to the seven-point victory. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Fresno State seeks revenge on Utah Statecenter_img February 14, 2020 VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. . For Utah State, Sam Merrill, Justin Bean and Diogo Brito have scored 49 percent of the team’s points this season, including 67 percent of all Aggies points over their last five.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Merrill has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all Utah State field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 30 field goals and 27 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: Utah State is a perfect 17-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.9 percent or less. The Aggies are 3-7 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Aggies have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bulldogs. Fresno State has an assist on 38 of 80 field goals (47.5 percent) across its past three outings while Utah State has assists on 47 of 74 field goals (63.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Fresno State has made nine 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is second-best among MWC teams.last_img read more

DeSantis Asks Capitol Officials to Replace Confederate General Statue

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday asked U.S. Capitol officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general that has been part of the state’s display for nearly 100 years.DeSantis’ letter to the Capitol’s architect seeks to replace Edmund Kirby Smith’s statue with another honoring educator and civil rights pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune. It reads, “Dr. McLeod Bethune’s statue will represent the best of who we are as Floridians to visitors from around the world in our nation’s Capitol. Her legacy endures and will continue to inspire future generations.”The McLeod Bethune statue is expected to be on display in 2020.The Florida Legislature approved the statue switch last year. Soon after, the Lake County Historical Society agreed to take the Smith statue upon its removal from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection.McLeod Bethune will be the first black American to be honored in the Statuary Hall Collection, which includes two representatives from each of the 50 states.Smith was among 12 statues of former Confederate soldiers or politicians in the hall. His statue has been there since 1922.Efforts to replace it started following the shootings of nine people in 2015 at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist. A reevaluation of Confederate memorials around the country has taken place since then.In 2016, lawmakers approved replacing the Smith statue and organized a panel to recommend a replacement.Bethune was one of three famous Floridians, with the others being environmental author Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Publix founder George Jenkins, that were recommended to the 2017 Legislature.Bethune emerged as the panel’s choice last year.last_img read more