Volume 3 Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

The Islet Cell Transplant Program

How does our body normally maintain proper glucose homeostasis? The body maintains proper glucose homeostasis by using insulin to keep the blood sugar at a constant level. Insulin works by signaling the uptake of glucose into the cells of the body. Without insulin, proper glucose control cannot be achieved. Insulin is manufactured in the islet […]

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The Benefits of Cholesterol Lowering: Reviewing the Heart Protection Study

The Study The results of the Heart Protection Study were announced in November at the American Heart Association conference. This study was conducted in Britain and involved randomizing 20,500 volunteers, at high-risk for heart disease, to either 40 mg Zocor (a statin – one type of cholesterol lowering medication) or a placebo. They were then […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to this issue of the Quarterly Newsletter. As usual we’re a little behind the seasons but apparently so is the weather. The Islet Cell Transplant Program is gearing up at Vancouver Hospital with the assistance of the BC Endocrine Research Foundation. The program which is described in detail in this issue will be conducted […]

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Women’s Health Symposium November 4th 2001

I had the opportunity to attend the Women’s Midlife Health Symposium in November and thoroughly enjoyed myself. On such a dark and wet Sunday morning I was pleased to see more than 100 people turn out. Dr. Diane Finegood with the Canadian Institute of Health Research spoke about having 58% prevention of diabetes with lifestyle […]

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Research Study on Blood Vessel Function and Hot Flushes

Having hot flushes? Past menopause? No risks for heart disease? We are looking for women to participate in a 4 month research study on blood vessel function and hot flushes. The study is being run by: Dr. Jerilynn Prior Professor of Endocrinology, University of British Columbia. To participate, you must: Be menopausal (2 – 10 […]

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Perimenopause: The Ovary’s Frustrating Grand Finale

(Revised 10/2001. Adapted from telehealth conference script originally as a video, 10/1998 sponsored by the B.C. Women’s Hospital Foundation) Introduction Women in midlife increasingly hear the words “estrogen deficiency” spoken as the ultimate in bad news. “Everyone knows” that low estrogen levels cause heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and frigidity. Right? But as Dr. Susan Love […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to the Fall Issue of the Quarterly Newsletter. Some of you may recognize the lead-off article since it originally appeared almost three years ago in our very first issue ever. All 2500 copies of that issue are gone. Given the recent interest in perimenopause following our Women’s Midlife Health Symposium and some new thoughts […]

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Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Food For Thought A satisfying meatless meal, the following is a delicious and nourishing makeover of traditional Shepherd’s Pie: Lentil Shepherd’s Pie (adapted from Rose Elliott’s The Supreme Vegetarian Cookbook) 1 cup green or brown lentils 2-3 tsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 celery stalks, […]

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Type 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle

Defining Diabetes It is often said that you either have type 2 diabetes or you don’t. Your physician may tell you that you can’t have just a touch of diabetes or be a little bit diabetic. Why is this? The main reason is that there is a definition of diabetes based on several strict criteria […]

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Fall Symposium

What’s New In Midlife Women’s Health The BC Endocrine Research Foundation Presents a Fall Symposium “What’s New In Midlife Women’s Health”. Sunday November 4, 2001 9:30 am Reception, 10:00am Symposium. Location: International Ballroom, Delta Pacific Resort and Conference Centre, 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC Hosted by Joyce Resin Panel Discussion Questions and Answers Presentations […]

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Chair: Dr. Tom Elliott

Board Members: Dr. Keith Dawson, Dr. Breay Paty, Dr. David Thompson, Howard Blank

Administrator: Jack Bondy