Of Continuing Interest
- Children who have, or may have, Type 2 diabetes may qualify to participate in a research study of an investigational treatment for Type 2 diabetes.
- November is Diabetes Month in the United States. You can help raise awareness by handing out Children with Diabetes brochures and cards at your local pharmacy, library, and doctor's office. The brochures and cards are free.
- Children with Diabetes has acquired the Diabetes Monitor web site. Diabetes Monitor will be incorporated into Children with Diabetes during the month of November 1998.
New This Week
- Lee Ducat, President and Founder of the Human Biological Data Interchange (HBDI) and founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, joins us for a special Chat Session on Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
- Be sure to read Hannah's homeschooling project for Diabetes Awareness Month.
- Members of Medscape can read the following articles from the Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care. Membership is free, but requires registration. Medscape is aimed at medical professionals, but has many excellent articles about diabetes.
- New Insights Into the Clinical Benefits of Insulin Lispro reports that lower HbA1c levels reported with the use of Lispro are associated with a 20% reduction in the risk of developing retinopathy.
- Vaccination Against Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus by Early Immunotherapy with Autoantigens reports on work done with NOD mice that prevents Type 1 diabetes through early vaccination with recombinant GAD65 and GAD67 proteins.
- New Approaches to Preventing and Treating Type 1 Diabetes: Discovering a Method to Preserve Beta Cell Mass after Diagnosis Should Remain a Key Research Focus summarizes the current state of prevention research and suggests that research designed to minimize loss of islet function after diagnosis is largely being ignored.
- Attempts to Control the Glycemic Response to Carbohydrate in Diabetes Mellitus: Overview and Practical Implications discusses various dietary attempts to manage blood sugar levels, including the glycemic index.
- The American Diabetes Association has revamped its web site. Be sure to stop by for a look.
- It's time to order your holiday cards. Two options that help support diabetes are the American Diabetes Association and the Insulin-Free World Foundation.
- Jessica's Home Page is about a six-year old girl who uses an insulin pump.
- Janine's Diabetes and Insulin Pump Web page presents one woman's experiences with pumping insulin.
- John Neale's Diabetes Guide provides a UK perspective on using an insulin pump.
- Diabetes always puts a family on guard, from the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, is about children with diabetes.
- Federação Internacional de Diabetes Associação para América do Sul e Central has information about diabetes in Portuguese.
- Diabetes-Doctor.com is the web site of Yair Litvin, M.D., F.A.C.E. Be sure to check out the newsletters.
- The Lasette is a new lancing device that uses a laser instead of a lancet to obtain a capillary blood sample.
- Last week's poll about meal planning produced some surprising results. This week's poll asks, "Who do you or your child see for diabetes care?"
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Reassuring Guide by Jean Betschart, C.R.N.P., C.D.E.
- Last week, Children with Diabetes received a record 22,443 visits and delivered 166,659 pages of information. You can read more about our web site access statistics.
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