Of Continuing Interest
- Russian kids are in desparate need of insulin. If you can, please help the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana make a difference.
- 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.
New This Week
- Ashley, now 15, started pumping insulin when she was 10.
- Alan Thicke, television star and father of a child with diabetes, will join us for a special chat session on Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at 10:15 AM Eastern Time. Stop by to chat about his efforts to raise awareness and funding for research.
- It's autumn, and it's flu shot time again. See Flu Shots for more information.
- Babysitting Guidelines offer parents and teens advice on babysitting children with diabetes.
- In "Previous Episodes of Hypoglycemic Coma Are Not Associated With Permanent Cognitive Brain Dysfunction in IDDM Patients on Intentive Insulin Treatment," researchers studying 108 patients with adults onset Type 1 diabetes concluded that hypoglycemic coma was not associated with long-term impairment of brain function. (Diabetes 47:1909-1914, 1998)
- New research published in the December 1998 issue of Diabetes Care concludes that the action profile of lispro insulin is not attenuated when mixed with NPH and immediately injected. (Diabetes Care 21:2098-2102, 1998)
- Carbohydrate counting is the best way to match your insulin to what you eat.
- A support group for "caregivers" of children with diabetes meets in Sequim, Washington on the last Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Sequim Senior Center to share.
- The American Spectator has published an excellent article on government funding of research.
- Diabetes Partner PC by NuMedics, Inc. reads data directly from six meters (Accu-Chek Advantage, Accu-Chek Easy, Glucometer DEX, One Touch II, One Touch Profile, and Precision QID), has a 6,000-item food database, and has an electronic log book with various charts and graphs to help you manage your diabetes.
- Year 2000 Issues may affect blood glucose meters and other diabetes-related products. We're gathering information from manufacturers now, and will update our Year 2000 Issues page as new data becomes available.
- Last week's poll asked people at what age a child should start using an insulin pump. In light of a recent Ann Landers column, this week's poll asks readers their opinion about whether it is appropriate to inject insulin in public.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes by Dr. Peter Chase. If you only have one book about diabetes, Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes should be it.
- We're working on a revamped home page for Children with Diabetes. Please take a peek and let us know what you think.
- On Saturday, December 5, the Message Board will undergo a significant upgrade. For most of the day, the Message Board will be unavailable. When the Message Board is restored, you will find many new features, including e-mail participation in discussions, paging of users, password reminders via e-mail, and much better performance. The address of the Message Board will change, however, so you'll need to link to it from the home page.
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