Monday, March 27, 2017

JDRF Research Leads to First Exercise Guidelines for Diabetes Patients

Attorney Bill Voss is both the founder and owner of The Voss Law Firm, P.C., located in The Woodlands, Texas. Along with the other attorneys at the firm, Bill Voss works on cases involving the areas of commercial and business insurance litigation. In its efforts to help the community, The Voss Law Firm proudly supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

As the world’s leading organization for funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, a JDRF team developed exercise guidelines for patients with TD1 in January of 2017. The benefits of regular exercise in maintaining a healthy glucose level has been long established. It can help patients achieve a proper lipid level and improve their glycemic level, as well as enhance overall fitness.

Unfortunately, despite the benefits, people with T1D are generally less active members of society, and many of them fail to maintain a healthy weight. One of the reasons for this inertia was a fear of the consequences on blood sugar levels. The JDRF report outlining safe exercise guidelines, titled Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement, was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Playing it Safe During a Commercial Property Fire Insurance Claim

Bill Voss serves as an attorney with The Voss Law Firm, PC, in The Woodlands, Texas. As an attorney, Bill Voss provides representation in property-loss cases, such as when a business files an insurance claim after a major fire.

To ensure that you receive adequate compensation from your insurance company, you should document all of the losses photographically before any changes are made. Insurance companies sometimes need to see damaged property in person, so it is unwise to throw anything out, even after it has been photographed.

Because fire insurance claims take time, you may want to consider undertaking temporary repairs personally. All costs associated with these temporary repairs should be recorded. While it is tempting to start permanent repairs early, you should always wait for insurer approval. 

Regular calls to the insurance company to follow up on the claim can help move the process along. You should keep a clear log of all communications and keep all supporting documents organized.

When thinking about permanent repairs, getting bids from several different contractors can help you get an idea of how much money you will likely receive from the insurance company, while also helping you to identify which company or companies might be the best for the job.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

JDRF Publishes Guidelines for Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes

Attorney Bill Voss is the founder of the Voss Law Firm, PC, in the Woodlands, Texas. Outside of his responsibilities as an attorney, Bill Voss supports several charitable organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This organization is the world leader in funding research into type 1 diabetes.

In January of 2017, researchers from JDRF published the first guidelines for exercise for people with type 1 diabetes. Regular exercise brings a number of significant benefits to people with type 1 diabetes, including reduced daily dependence on insulin and lowered risk of cardiovascular and diabetic eye disease. Despite these benefits, many individuals have long avoided too much physical activity because its effects on blood glucose levels were unpredictable. 

In response, the JDRF researchers spent years two reviewing studies and clinical trials to create the guidelines for glycemic management during exercise. With these guidelines in place, individuals with type 1 diabetes can feel empowered to take control of their health without worrying about putting themselves at risk. To learn about these guidelines, individuals can participate in JDRF’s Performance and Exercise Knowledge (PEAK) educational program, information about which is available at