Number 3: Fall Equinox, 1999 Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

The Puzzle of Perimenopause – an Educational Video

A video and personal monitoring system has been launched by Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She published a major review, “Perimenopause: the complex endocrinology of the menopausal transition” in Endocrine Reviews (1998;19:397-428). This “meta-analysis” of the published data on estrogen shows that estradiol levels in […]

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Introduction to Type 1 Diabetes

Introduction Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is caused by the destruction of the beta cells, the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. As insulin levels fall, blood sugar (glucose) rises. The destruction of the beta cells is mediated by the immune system. The trigger for this process is unknown but is felt […]

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Gestational Diabetes

The Value of Treatment There is controversy in some circles about the value of treating women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition that occurs in about 5% of pregnancies. This article will describe evidence clearly demonstrating that treatment has been effective and that the current standard of regular screening and treatment aimed at normalizing […]

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Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease refers to illnesses affecting the larger arteries supplying the heart (heart disease including heart attacks and heart failure), brain (stroke) and the legs (gangrene and amputations). These are collectively referred to as macrovascular disease which accounts for 70% of the deaths of people with diabetes. Diabetics also experience microvascular disease which refers to […]

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From the Editor

This issue of the Quarterly Newsletter finds us facing another West Coast fall with all of its unexpected surprises. We just never know at what season in our life we’ll be facing our biggest challenges and the endocrine system is fully capable of delivering the unexpected at any time. The cover article on gestational diabetes […]

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