Meet Gary Hall Jr!
It's time to register for our "It's a New Day in Diabetes" Conference and Expo, to be held from July 18-22, 2001 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Join with Olympic Gold Medalist Gary Hall, Jr., in opening the Exhibit Hall in the Coronado Ballroom on Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 9:00pm. Gary will meet the kids individually (yes, and the parents, too), pose for photos, and hand out autographed posters. It's a tremendous opportunity to come face to face with an Olympic champion who tames his diabetes daily to be one of the best swimmers in the world.
New this Week
- Our major reorganization of the pages of Children with Diabetes continues. This week, the Children's Corner pages and Parents' Place pages were moved to new directories. In the coming weeks, other sections of the web site will be reorganized.
- We add profiles of two new kids with diabetes this week:
- Stephanie is 10 and in the fifth grade
- Kendra is 3 and is on the new Animas pump.
- Danielle Tate-Stratton, who is 13 and has had diabetes since she was 6, needs help with her science project related to diabetes.
- We have three special chats this week:
- Feelings Matter: Parenting Teens with Diabetes with Barbara Anderson on Tuesday, January 23rd at 9pm Eastern in the Feelings Matter room.
- Virtual Support: Type 2 Diabetes with Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson on Wednesday, January 24th at 9pm Eastern in the Virtual Support room.
- Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, including islet transplantation, with Dr. Mark Nicolls and Sara Brayshee on Thursday, January 25th at 8pm Eastern in the CFRD chat room. Note that this chat is one hour earlier than our other regularly scheduled chats.
- Read the transcript from our special chat last week about Herbals, Supplements and Diabetes: Round Two.
- Camps for kids with diabetes with updated schedules for 2001 include:
- Camp Hickory Hill is a summer camp in Columbia, Missouri, for children with diabetes.
- Camp Kakhamela offers kids and families in British Columbia a wonderful camping experience.
- Study finds early metabolic abnormalities in adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome that may lead to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
- Type 2 Diabetes Cases Found Among British Children.
- Endocrine and Metabolic Effects of Insulin Sensitizers in the Treatment of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperinsulinaemia.
- Study finds pump therapy improves control even for patients doing well with multiple daily injections.
- Study explored transient insulin pump therapy for Type 2 patients on oral medication.
- Study finds that enterovirus infections accelerate the progression of Type I diabetes.
- Newspaper reports on potential value of c-peptide in reducing complications of type 1 diabetes.
- Study finds that chronic nicotinamide administration to obese diabetic (db/db) mice markedly accelerated the progression of diabetes.
- C-peptide replacement, together with insulin administration, may prevent the development or retard the progression of long-term complications in type 1 diabetes.
- Study explored interstitial glucose concentration and glycemia and the implications for continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring.
- Toronto team unlocks immune system secret.
- Link found between diabetes and obesity. See also Sweet News In Diabetes Research.
- Diabetes study approved for students in Douglas, Arizona schools.
- The U.S.-Mexico Border Diabetes Prevention and Control Project will provide the first full-scale picture of the prevalence of the deadly disease along the border and develop treatment programs targeted specifically to the region.
- Short-term exclusive breastfeeding predisposes young children with increased genetic risk of Type I diabetes to progressive beta-cell autoimmunity.
- Study examined the renoprotective effects of a novel inhibitor of advanced glycation end-product accumulation.
- Study finds high frequency of antithyroid autoantibodies in pregnant women at increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus.
- Patent issued on December 19, 2000 for new, implanted, continuous blood glucose monitor.
- Study suggests that a sustained reduction in HbA1c level among adult diabetic patients is associated with significant cost savings within 1 to 2 years of improvement.
- Study finds new insulin aspart safe and effective for use in insulin pumps.
- Risk of Type 1 Diabetes Can Be Predicted By Presence of Antibodies. (Free Medscape membership required)
- New Treatments Help Diabetics Reach Target Blood Glucose Levels More Easily. (Free Medscape membership required)
- National Initiative to Help Prevent Blindness for People With Diabetes. (Free Medscape membership required)
- The American Academy of Family Physicians offers advice on Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful.
- Type 2 diabetes in children may be misdiagnosed.
- 1994 study suggests that clinicians need to be attentive to suicidal thoughts in youth with diabetes.
- Study finds that some patients using simplified meal-planning approaches and short-acting insulin regimens can use an insulin pump instead of 2 daily injections of 70/30 insulin.
- Hypertension and diabetes mellitus were positively associated with cognitive decline over 6 years in late middle-aged population.
- FDA issues warning to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children on the risks of mercury in fish. See also the EPA advisory information.
- High blood glucose levels are putting half of adults at higher risk of fatal heart attacks, says a UK study
- Study reports on the psychosocial impact on mother of Saudi diabetic children in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- Son gives mon glucagon injection during nighttime low.
- Man gets rare pancreas transplant.
- Teen diabetic wants to help Russians.
- INPUT (promoting INsulin PUmp Therapy) is a patient-led support group for diabetics using insulin pumps in the UK.
- The Diabetes UK is the new name of the British Diabetic Association, the leading charity working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with diabetes in the UK.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they write down the results of their blood glucose monitoring. This week's poll asks readers about the primary purpose of blood glucose monitoring.
- We review Living with Juvenile Diabetes, a new book written by a mom who has two children with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Unofficial Guide to Living with Diabetes by Maria Thomas with Loren W. Greene, M.D
- Our page on Carrying Cases is Worth a Look.
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