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  1. Children with Diabetes experienced enormous growth in 2000 compared with 1999, including:

    1. A 41% increase in the number of pages delivered (14.2 million vs. 10.1 million)

    2. A 49% increase in the number of user sessions (2.2 million vs. 1.5 million)

    3. A 47% increase in the number of 'Ask the Diabetes Team' questions posted (2,077 vs. 1,417)

    4. A 75% increase in the number of questions submitted to the Diabetes Team (3,115 vs. 1,779)

    5. Over 1,000 names were added to the Friends database, bringing the current total to 6,234

  2. We've changed the schedule for our Virtual Support Group chats. Type 1 chats will now be held on the second Wednesday of each month, and Type 2 chats will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Chats are always at 9pm Eastern in the Virtual Support chat room, which is created 30 minutes prior to the start of the chat session.

  3. Join us for a very special Food Matters chat on New Years Day about Resolutions that Pack A Wallop with Betty Brackenridge. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Food Matters chat room.

  4. Read the transcript from our special chat last week entitled Happy Holidays? When It's NOT Like A Greeting Card!.

  5. Camps for kids with diabetes with updated schedules for 2001 include:

    1. Camp Carolina Trails offers A Week of Fun and Friendship for kids in North Carolina

    2. Camp Seale Harris is a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1949.

  6. Sertoli cell-induced reversal of adult rat pancreatic islet beta-cells into fetal-like status: potential implications for islet transplantation in type I diabetes mellitus. See also Sertoli Cells Enhance Function of Pancreatic Islet Cell Grafts. (Free Medscape membership required)

  7. New Lab-Made Stem Cells May Be Key To Transplants.

  8. Study examined the prevalence of abnormal urinary albumin excretion in adolescents and children with insulin dependent diabetes.

  9. The ENDIT Group reviews the safety of high-dose nicotinamide.

  10. Trial at the Sansum Medical Research Institute in Santa Barbara, California, tests an implantable insulin pump.

  11. Diurnal Variation in Fasting Plasma Glucose has implications for diagnosis of diabetes in patients examined in the afternoon.

  12. Glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies (GADA) is the most important factor for prediction of insulin therapy within 3 years in young adult diabetic patients not classified as Type 1 diabetes on clinical grounds.

  13. Clinical Diabetes, an ADA professional publication, includes case studies for health care professionals to review. Recent case studies include:

    1. Case Study: Use of an Insulin Pump in an Adolescent.

    2. Case Study: Artifactually Low Hemoglobin A1c in a Patient with High Hemoglobin F.

    3. Case Study: A 46-Year-Old Man With a 15-Year History of Type 1 Diabetes Who Died of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

  14. Fluid snacks to help persons with type 1 diabetes avoid late onset postexercise hypoglycemia.

  15. BBC News reported on the growing incidence of diabtes in the UK.

  16. Dealing with Diabetes contains an overview of diabetes for teens. From

  17. Lee Ducat, founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, continues to lead the effort to find a cure.

  18. Girls with diabetes share strength.

  19. Last week's poll asked readers if they reward their child for cooperating with insulin injections and blood tests. This week's poll asks readers if their diabetes team provided them with sick day instructions.

  20. The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.

  21. Our Food Matters Chat page is Worth a Look.

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