- Children with Diabetes attended the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Read our summary of new products that were shown.
- Summer is seven years old and lives Texarkana.
- Ricky is six years old and was diagnosed in April 1998.
- Natasha is seven years old and lives in Hong Kong.
- New procedure offers diabetics freedom explores islet cell transplants.
- The Children's Defense Fund can help families in need of health insurance.
- In conjunction with a report on Clinical Features of 52 Neonates with Hyperinsulinism, The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial on The Causes of Neonatal Hypoglycemia.
- Study reports on neurocognitive functioning in children diagnosed with diabetes before age 10 years.
- Long-term efficacy of Humalog in subjects with Type 1 diabetes mellitus was examined by a team from the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
- Symptoms of depression are important to psychological adaptation and metabolic control in children with diabetes mellitus.
- Genetic determination of islet cell autoimmunity in monozygotic twin, dizygotic twin, and non-twin siblings of patients with type 1 diabetes reports on a study done at the Barbara Davis Center which suggests that genetic factors play an important part in determination of islet cell autoimmunity.
- Risk for metabolic control problems in minority youth with diabetes.
- Parent-Adolescent Teamwork in Diabetes Management explored the impact of parent involvement and family conflict on glycemic control.
- Diabetic Polyneuropathy, by Stuart C. Apfel, MD, defines "state-of-the art" treatment protocols and clinical strategies for the prevention and management of diabetic polyneuropathy.
- Improved postprandial glycemic control with insulin aspart.
- Bibliotherapy: using fiction to help children in two populations discuss feelings reports that using stories can help kids with diabetes express their feelings.
- Accuracy of pen injectors versus insulin syringes in children with type 1 diabetes reports that pen injectors are more accurate than syringes in measuring small doses of insulin.
- Only multiple autoantibodies to islet cells (ICA), insulin, GAD65, IA-2 and IA-2beta predict immune-mediated (Type 1) diabetes in relatives.
- British Researchers Say Closer To Diabetes Cure.
- Study Finds No Infection From Pig Transplants.
- Modern Hygiene's Dirty Tricks reports that modern sanitation may cause problems with our immune systems.
- The Endocrine Pancreas includes an excellent introduction to the functioning of the pancreas, including insulin synthesis, the action of insulin, and glucagon.
- The Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society is named for the first recognized pediatric endocrinologist in the world.
- Packy & Marlon is a computer game that uses role-playing simulations to teach young people about diabetes self-management. The game is available as aa CD-ROM for Windows 95/98 personal computers or as a Super Nintendo video game cartridge.
- HealthCounts, Inc. sells the Diabetes Exchange Kit.
- Biosafe has a home A1c test.
- Last week's poll asked readers about the upper limit of their target blood sugar range. This week's poll asks parents if they have trained someone to take over their child's diabetes care in case they are unable to care for their child.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE.
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