March/April Issue
EDITOR'S PAGE

Childhood Obesity Levels to Soar by 2010
By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TODAY’S PRACTICE

Disparity in Diabetes Care: Learn Cultural Competence
By Kevin H. McKinney, MD

Chronic Work Stress: Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Reviewed by Tarani Chandola, DPhil

ISSUES IN DIABETES

Childhood Diabetes in Germany and Austria
By K. Otfried Schwab, MD; Jürgen Doerfer, MD; and Reinhard W. Holl, MD for the DPV Study Group

Death Certificates Underestimate Diabetes Prevalence
By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

Ranolazine Associated With Cardiovascular, Metabolic
Improvement
By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

NEUROPATHY

Vibrating Insoles Improved Balance
Reviewed by James J. Collins, MD

Steel Ball-Bearing Test Assesses Protective Sensation
By Nikolaos Papanas, MD, PhD; Andreas Gries, MD, PhD; Efstratios Maltezos, MD, PhD; and Reinhard Zick, MD, PhD

Ranirestat Improved Sensory Nerve Function
By Conni Bergmann Koury, Editor-in-Chief

RETINOPATHY

The Future of DME Therapies
By Michael S. Ip, MD

Is Glycemic Control Necessary During Cataract Surgery in Diabetic Patients?
By Chikako Suto, MD; and Sadao Hori, MD

NEPHROPATHY

Podocytes Play Critical Role in Nephropathy
By Fuad N. Ziyadeh, MD

Excellent Survival Using Kidney Transplants
From Older Donors
By Piero Ruggenenti, MD; Bogdan Ene-Iordache, EngD;
and Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD

Higher HDL May Protect Against Albuminuria in Type 1
By Mark E. Molitch, MD

The Effect of Probucol on Diabetic Nephropathy
By Kei Endo; Yoh Miyashita, MD; Hidehisa Sasaki; and Koji Shirai, MD

Preeclampsia May Increase Kidney Problems
By Bjorn Egil Vikse, MD, PhD

Continuing Medical Education

Industry News and Innovations

Conference Calendar

5 Questions with Allen M. Spiegel, MD