Service InterruptionsDuring the week of 7 April, UUNet, the upstream provider for children with DIABETES, experienced two serious outages. The first occurred on Monday, April 7, and involved a failed upgrade of software in some of their communications hardware. The second occurred on Saturday, April 12, and involved a catastrophic failure in telecommunications equipment in their Chicago hub that lasted for over 24 hours. I regret that communications to the outside world were severed during these outages, but they were beyond my control.
Jeff Hitchcock, Editor
Of Continuing Interest
- The Diabetes Team is seeking qualified health care professionals to help answer your questions.
- Kristine Lilly is conducting a survey run by the Child Study Center of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and the University of Kansas Medical Center.
New This Week
- The Message Board has been upgraded. New features, such as letting your browser remember your password, make it much easier to use. If you are a Message Board user, please take a few minutes to explore the new features.
- We review two new books for children:
- Donnie Makes a Difference, about a young boy who loves football and is diagnosed just after he starts practicing with the school team.
- Zack Attacks, about a teenage boy struggling to come to terms with his diabetes, his father's accidental death, and being accepted at a new school.
- MATECH Biomedical Technologies has been awarded a grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is titled Ceramic gel Encapsulation of Islets for Treating Diabetes. Diabetic lab mice have been successfully treated for up to 3 months, showing no sign of diabetes. Further research is aimed at extending the treatment to one year.
- Camp Huronda is a camp for kids with diabetes at Lake Waseosa near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
- New Sugar-Free, Fat-Free, All-Natural Dessert & Snack Cookbook includes hundreds of recipes that have no added sugar and contain no artificial sweeteners.
- Healthfinder provides links to the wealth of health-related information on the web published by the U.S. Government. The site will be officially launched on Tuesday, April 15th, by Vice President Al Gore and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, as part of the 1997 Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information Conference, to be held April 14-16, 1997 in Washington, D.C.
- Eli Lilly's Diabetes Education site contains an enormous amount of educational information about diabetes.
- Delphi Diabetes Forum highlights the activities of users of the Delphi On-line Service. You must be a Delphi user to visit some of the links.
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