Of Continuing Interest
- The Fall Fundraising Drive continues. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help ensure the continued operation of the world's largest independent diabetes web site. As of October 24, 1999, our Fall Fundraising Drive has raised $7,045. Please visit our secure on-line store to make a membership donation or purchase one of our shirts, hats, or our diabetes book. Thanks to everyone who has responded to our call for support.
- Parents, please use our Schools Database to record the blood glucose testing policy for your child's school. Advocates for in-class testing can use this database to show the administration of their schools that kids do test in the classroom.
New This Week
- Landon is eight years old and has a macaw named Conan.
- Matthew was diagnosed at four and is the only kid in his school with diabetes.
- We offer some some advice for parents regarding Halloween, including carb counts for various treats.
- Biogen halts research using anti-CD40 ligand, also called anti-CD154.
- Review the transcript of the diabetes and Halloween chat held October 19 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time.
- You can read more about the Diabetes Research Institute's World of Hope conference at The Islet Foundation and the Diabetes Research Foundation
- Study reports that mortality rates are excessive for children with Type 1 diabetes, mostly due to DKA.
- Genetically Modified Hepatocytes Produce And Secrete Human Insulin.
- Study reports on thyroid autoimmunity in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Type 2 Diabetes Is Growing Problem in Children and Teens. See also Type 2 Diabetes in Children -- Concerns About a Growing Threat. (Free Medscape membership required)
- ADA Youth Spokesperson challenges President Clinton to fund diabetes research.
- The The Healing Handbook for Persons with Diabetes from the University of Massachusetts is now available in Spanish as Manual Guia para Personas con Diabetes
- The Health on the Net Foundation (HON) is conducting a survey on Internet usage for medical and health purposes. Children with Diabetes subcribes to the HON principles for medical web sites.
- Will Meier is conducting a study about hypoglycemia for a school project and needs your help.
- Blue Mountain Arts has diabetes awareness cards in time for National Diabetes Awareness Month.
- The Felt Source sells a felt food guide pyramid to help teach kids about nutrition.
- Childrendoc.com has information about diabetes in children.
- The Diabetic Fun and Travel Club organizes cruises for people with diabetes and their families.
- Earlier this year, Tobias Friis ran a survey about the corporate image of Lilly and Novo Nordisk. You can see the results of the survey.
- Last week's poll asked readers at what age they or their child began doing blood tests unassisted. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child use foods containing artificial sweeteners.
- We review Trick-of-Treat for Diabetes by Kim Gosselin.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- Information for Teachers and Child-Care Providers is Worth a Look.
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