Of Continuing Interest
New This Week
- John Ratzenberger offers a new Message From the Chairman.
- Camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 1999 camping season include:
- Camp Independence is day camp for children with diabetes in Staten Island, New York.
- Camp Korelitz in Clarksville, Ohio, between Cincinnati and Columbus, offers camp for kids ages 8 to 14.
- Camp Kushtaka is in Cooper Landing, Alaska.
- Camp Tokumto is a day camp program for kids ages 6 to 9. Held throughout Ohio.
- The Diabetes Youth Program in Toledo, Ohio sponsors Diabetes Resident Camp and Summer Day Camp.
- James Quander lives with Type 1 diabetes for 75 years.
- US Supreme Court decision confirms schools' responsibility to provide all services short of a physician's care to children with special medical needs.
- Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania introduced the Stamp Out Diabetes Act of 1999 in an effort to raise millions of dollars for diabetes research. Americans can contact their Representatives and Senators to urge support for this effort.
- Interstitial Fluid is Capable of Tracking Rapidly Rising Levels of Blood Glucose, according to recent study.
- Patients diagnosed with Type 1 after age 30 have a high risk for heart disease if their blood sugar control is poor, according to a report in the April 199 issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
- Heart disease remains a major cause of death for people with diabetes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Glad tidings for pregnant diabetics, from the Jerusalem Post, reports on women with diabetes who use an insulin pump to maintain control while pregnant.
- The American Diabetes Association brings us up to date on their advocacy efforts in Washington.
- Users of Mellitus Manager can download a patch to make the diabetes management software Year 2000 compliant.
- Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. makes the BioScanner 2000, a testing device that measures blood glucose, ketones, and glycohemoglobin in one unit.
- Diabetes Home offers links to free stuff for people with diabetes.
- Sesabi Treats is an online sugar-free candy store that will be opening in May 1999.
- Last week's poll asked about glucagon. This week's poll asks readers if using the Children with Diabetes web site has helped them feel more prepared at visits to their diabetes team.
- We review When a Child Has Diabetes, a new book by Denis Daneman, Marcia Frank and Kusiel Perlman.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin.
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