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Diabetes: How youth sticks with CGM

Dear Sir or Madam,

The older children become, the greater the desire to make their own decisions. Now, this could be a helpful approach for young people with diabetes. Because: Youth more likely to stick with CGM if they are part of decision to start.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

Graphic: 6 to 9 October 2021, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

Content

News from the field of Women & Kids
Topic of the Month
News from the field of Auxiliary Means
How we roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Women & Kids

Raising the bar on disability care

Encouraging paid workers to employ the 'right kind' of respectful personal relationship with young people with disability will lift standards in the sector, experts say.
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Women & Kids

Youth more likely to stick with CGM if they are part of decision to start

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) tracks glucose levels of people with type I or type II diabetes through a device that monitors levels throughout the day. These devices improve control of blood sugar levels by alerting patients when their levels go too high or low, but patients need to use the technology consistently to derive a benefit.
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REHA-SLIDE Assist: wheelchair-to-car-transfer made easy

Topic of the Month

Photo: A female therapist standing next to a man. He is sitting in a training device with a seat and a steering wheel; Copyright: Automobile Sodermanns
Mobility is a vital component of self-determination. Wheelchair users who drive their own vehicles have to transfer from their wheelchairs into the driver's seat. This can be a challenge, especially for new wheelchair users. The REHA-SLIDE is an assist device that helps them practice this transition skill.
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Auxiliary Means

Researchers develop smart gaming glove with medical uses

Simply flex your index finger to fire your weapon and rotate your wrist clockwise to move forward. Immersive controls have always been a pipedream in the world of gaming but is steadily becoming reality.
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Auxiliary Means

Robot technology for everyone or only for the average person?

People come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and with different needs. Robot technology needs to reflect that.
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Marcel Renz – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: young man with glasses in an electric wheelchair connected to a ventilation system - Marcel Renz; Copyright: Florian Müller
Marcel Renz wants to show that people with disabilities are like everyone else. As Commissioner for the Disabled, this would be exactly the goal of his campaign. Because every person should be accepted and respected as she or he is. Who has influenced him positively in his life and how he otherwise rolls, he tells on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

The importance of balance and postural control in children with autism spectrum disorders

Doctoral candidate of the Education Program of Castellón’s Jaume I University (UJI), Juan Vives Vilarroig, has highlighted in his thesis the importance of working on basic aspects such as balance and postural control to improve sensory integration in children with autism spectrum disorders, using horses as the main elements of this intervention.
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Research & Health

Amputations: The combination of diabetes and gout significantly increases risk

Diabetes mellitus and gout are ranked among the most common metabolic disorders in Western industrialized countries: According to figures published by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 60 million Europeans suffer from diabetes and 18 million Europeans suffer from gout.
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Research & Health

Hearing loss linked to neurocognitive deficits in childhood cancer survivors

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are studying how hearing loss can affect the neurocognitive abilities of childhood cancer survivors. Findings show that survivors with severe hearing loss are at a significant increased risk for neurocognitive deficits, independent of what type of therapy they receive. The work appeared as an advance online publication in JAMA Oncology.
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