18 September 2010

Is there a place for lay diabetes people?

This article by Reuters and reprinted by BD Diabetes talks about something that needs more publicity. A brief summary is also located on the American Diabetes Association Site.

The title is “Lay volunteers can play a key role in diabetes care”. I do have to wonder why this has not received more publicity, There would seem to be a place for more of this to happen because of the shortage of people to help people with diabetes.

There may be an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, but I have not found it. While this is about volunteers, it seems that there are ways to be able to help spread the word on diabetes care.

Jill Stein is the author of all three articles and seems to have exclusive control of this article and where it is published. Even going to the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and looking for information there only yielded information by Jill Stein. Even the email that I sent to the University School of Medicine has not yielded an answer.

Finally was able to locate the abstract on the ADA site so you may read it. To date I have not been able to get any other information. The article by Jill Stein says the volunteers underwent training, but nothing about the type and length of training.

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