Register now 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 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.
- The Children with Diabetes Foundation has extended the deadline to March 15, 2001 for its International Ambassador Scholarship, which will pay for a family from outside the United States to attend the 2001 Diabetes Conference and Expo this summer.
- Rufus, the bear with diabetes, begins his journey to visit families from Children with Diabetes.
- Camps for kids with diabetes with updated schedules for 2001 include:
- Camp Buck at Lake Tahoe is celebrating 12 years of camping.
- Camp Carefree in New Hampshire provides two weeks of fun for kids with diabetes.
- Camp Hamwi, in central Ohio, offers horseback riding and outdoor adventure.
- CODA Kid's Camp is a summer day camp for kids ages 3 through 7 near Columbus, Ohio.
- Diabear is a camp for kids with diabetes in South Africa.
- Stepping Stones Day Camp is a summer day camp for new campers ages 8 through 12 near Columbus, Ohio.
- Children with Diabetes Foundation funds study of GlucoWatch in children.
- JAMA reports on Prospects for Research in Diabetes Mellitus.
- Harvard scientist develops system to evaluate which genes can effectively drive pancreatic development.
- Scientists find a gene that appears to act as a brake on insulin production.
- Scientific American has a brief article about "The Influence of Fat in Diabetes," as well as links to other diabetes articles in the magazine
- Special Vaccines Could Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.
- Simpler Screening Method Predicts Diabetes In Children.
- Protein Found in Eye May Help Treat Certain Eye Diseases. See also PEDF, protein that inhibits blood vessel growth in the eye, is licensed as possible gene therapy candidate to prevent blindness.
- Seattle scientists join landmark diabetes tests to transplant islet cells into patients with Type 1 diabetes.
- Study suggests that celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of hypoglycemia and that the introduction of a gluten-free diet with normalization of the intestinal mucosa may reduce its frequency.
- Study finds that a fiber-enriched bedtime snack may flatten the blood glucose curve before midnight but cannot prevent low 2 AM blood glucose.
- Glucose Tolerance and Cardiovascular Mortality: Comparison of Fasting and 2-Hour Diagnostic Criteria.
- Effects of Blood Pressure and Glucose on Endothelial Function.
- Macular edema and hard exudates are common in African Americans with type 1 diabetes, particularly in patients with evidence of renal disease.
- Diabetes and All-Cause and Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Among US Male Physicians.
- Placental glucose transport in gestational diabetes mellitus.
- Vaccination Prevents Diabetes in a Mouse Model.
- 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 explored Interinstitutional Variation in Glycohemoglobin Monitoring and Glycemic Control of Diabetic Patients.
- Physical Activity and Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Diabetic Women.
- Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes: Lessons from Recent Trials.
- Lower Blood Pressure Goals For Patients With Diabetes: The National Kidney Foundation Consensus Report. (Free Medscape membership required)
- Study Ties Obesity to Soda. (Free New York Times registration required)
- Type 2 diabetes in children exemplifies the growing problem of chronic diseases.
- Diabetic teenagers are prone to eating disorders.
- The current issue of Medical Student JAMA has several articles about cybermedicine, e-health, and the use of the Internet in medicine.
- Prevention: For Diabetics' Hearts, Aspirin Therapy. (Free New York Times registration required)
- Paper reports on Insulin regimens and insulin adjustments in diabetic children, adolescents and young adults.
- Canadian woman is set to launch a lawsuit against the makers of a genetically-engineered insulin.
- Read Scott Bowles' diabetes journal, about his pancreas-kideny transplant.
- We review FreeStyle Connect, the new data management software system for the FreeStyle meter.
- The Hope & Harmony Golf & Tennis Classic, part of the Billboard Magazine Latin 2000 Conference and Awards, will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. DRI is looking for companies and/or individuals for DRI sponsorships and for individuals for volunteer support on the day of the event.
- MedWatch offers timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Progetto Diebete is an Italian language web site about diabetes.
- Cygnus Reports 2000 Financial Results.
- Dunkin' Donuts has complete nutrition information about their donuts online.
- Last week's poll asked readers how long they or their child were hospitalized at diagnosis. This week's poll asks readers how many different blood glucose meters they regularly use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin.
- Our Diabetes Dictionary is Worth a Look.
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