Dr. Maitland DeLand is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the upcoming Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Promise Gala. The event is part of the 15th Annual JDRF Promise Gala presented by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Contributions go toward finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
The FDA has approved a new diagnostic test for type 1 diabetes. The KRONUS zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) ELISA assay detects ZnT8Ab — produced principally by patients with type 1 diabetes — in a patient’s blood.
Experts at the American Diabetes Association are advising a lower blood sugar target for children and teens with type 1 diabetes.
According to the ADA, patients younger than age 19 should try to maintain an A1C blood sugar level lower than 7.5 percent, the group said in a new position statement.
A1C is a test that determines average blood sugar (glucose) levels over several months.