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Re: [IP] Research focus

    FYI: one of the JDRF research centers is at Yale, and its focus is indeed 
hypoglycemia. Another in Australia is concentrating on nephropathy. Another 
in Boston is focusing on retinopathy, while the newest one to open in Boston 
is focusing on cardiovascular complications. <A HREF="http://www.jdrf.org/research/rg2000index.php">JDRF's Research Centers</A> 
http://www.jdrf.org/research/rg2000index.php list all 28 centers, and the 
specific goal areas they address.
    Part of what makes JDRF so unique is that its research funding decisions 
are "suggested" by peer scientific reviews, but the ultimate recommendations 
are made by the 40 members of the lay review committee, comprised 
predominantly of parents of children with diabetes or type 1 diabetic adults. 
Have no fear that we are VERY vocal in making sure that the "day to day" 
angst of living with diabetes is NOT overlooked in awarding grants, albeit 
this is less of a focus than it used to be......specifically because there 
are other agencies ( i.e. pharmaceutical companies, govt agencies-NIH) who 
are keenly interested in complications.   As for the hypoglycemia study you 
were seeking, if you check:  <A HREF="http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ada2002/">children with DIABETES - ADA 2002 Scientific 
Sessions</A> http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/ada2002/ you'll see a report 
about a study that was done on hypoglycemia in young children, along with 
several other interesting reports. Ellen may have already posted that link 
Renee (Melissa's pump mom) 
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