Type 1 diabetic teens experience stress when monitoring condition, study finds
A new study published in the April 7 issue of Adolescent Health suggested that teens with Type 1 diabetes may undergo stress when managing their condition.
Researchers, led by Korey Hood, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital — monitored 146 diabetic teens for a six month period and noted that teens who started taking more responsibility for their own care (and who had more conflict with parents) became less diligent about monitoring their blood glucose levels and had increased levels of hemoglobin A1c.
"What you tend to see as you look at large-scale clinical data is that A1c trends from the age of 12 or 13 steadily climb into young adulthood, and then it starts to decline in the mid-20s," Hood said in a news release from the Center for the Advancement of Health.
Nature Made kicks off vitamin-bottle recycling initiative
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. Pharmavite on Wednesday announced its new partnership with RecycleBank, a leading green rewards program, in conjunction with the company’s Nature Made vitamin-bottle recycling initiative. The program will reward consumers for their recycling efforts and underscores Nature Made’s commitment to helping consumers feel their best through more complete nutrition, wherever they are in life.
“We are committed to delivering quality products and programs that help enhance our customers’ lives and the communities in which they reside, including providing opportunities to move toward more sustainable lifestyles,” stated Mark Walsh, COO Pharmavite. “RecycleBank has made great strides since their founding in 2005 and we look forward to a very rewarding partnership.”
Nature Made and RecycleBank share a common goal to greatly increase recycling and understand that encouraging consumers to take greener actions is a direct way to benefit the community. Nature Made’s vitamin bottles are made of fully recyclable plastic.
The Nature Made bottle recycling promotion will educate consumers about the recyclability of Nature Made vitamin bottles, while rewarding them with RecycleBank Points for pledging to recycle. Participants in the program will pledge to recycle their vitamin bottles on RecycleBank.com, by entering the 12-digit bottle UPC code. RecycleBank offers an online destination for Nature Made’s health-conscious consumers, to earn points for recycling and redeem them for great rewards, including products and services at hundreds of national and local retailers.
As part of this partnership, Nature Made is working with RecycleBank and the City of Los Angeles to launch the first RecycleBank program in Southern California, which includes several communities throughout the Los Angeles area as well as Northridge, home to Nature Made’s corporate headquarters. Los Angeles and Northridge join the 300 other cities throughout the country that have opted in to participate and reduce the amount of waste and dramatically increase the amount of curbside recycling. Further, Nature Made will participate in a commemorative RecycleBank launch event at LA Live as part of the city’s Earth Day activities.
Currently, RecycleBank services more than one million people across 26 states and also provides service in the United Kingdom.
Cornblatt joins Nutramax Labs’ consumer division team
EDGEWOOD, Md. Nutramax Labs on Wednesday announced the addition of Brian Cornblatt to their consumer division team.
“Dr. Cornblatt comes to Nutramax Laboratories during a time of growth and expansion,” stated Troy Henderson, VP corporate operations and professional services at Nutramax. “The addition of Dr. Cornblatt to the Nutramax Laboratories team will further ensure the quality, innovation, and research for which Nutramax Laboratories is known in the industry.”
Cornblatt joined Nutramax Labs to collaborate with manufacturing, development and quality groups to bring new products to market and support those products post-launch. In addition, Cornblatt will collaborate with research and development departments in identifying, planning and summarizing laboratory and clinical studies for Nutramax Laboratories products into publishing and marketing pieces.
“The need for non-toxic and naturally-derived agents that have broad application at promoting health is great,” Cornblatt said. “At Nutramax Laboratories there is an impressive and unique commitment to an in-house research program that focuses on uncovering the scientific rationale for how their products work while ensuring overall product quality and safety.”
A Hopkins graduate with a PhD in pharmacology and molecular sciences and a post doctoral fellowship in environmental health sciences/toxicology, Cornblatt has been engaged in medical research for two decades, Nutramax stated.