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.
Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Due to growing demand, we've found a second Rufus, the bear with diabetes, to travel to families around the world.
New This Week
- Therasense, maker of the FreeStyle blood glucose monitoring system, is now the sponsor of the chat rooms and parents e-mail list.
- In February 2001, the Diabetes Team received 348 questions, over 12 per day, and published 210, bringing the total number of published questions and answers to 6,944 as of March 1, 2001.
- In February 2001, Children with Diabetes delivered over 1.1 million pages to over 179,000 user sessions.
- Camps for kids with diabetes with updated schedules for 2001 include:
- Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California.
- Camp Leo near Tacoma, Washington, offers kids a wonderful time in the great outdoors.
- Read the transcript of our special chats from last week:
- Virtual Supprt Group: Type 2 Diabetes, held on February 28th.
- Diabetes Burnout, held on February 27th.
- JDRF-Funded Research Advances Announced.
- Diabetes prevention: On the road to a vaccine by CNN includes a video presentation about the DPT-1 prevention research trial underway at the Barbara Davis Center and other centers throughout the United States.
- Emerging evidence currently suggests that at least two of atypical antipsychotics, clozapine and olanzapine, and possibly quetiapine may be associated with the risk of new onset diabetes or serum glucose dyscontrol.
- Real-time sonography for screening of gallbladder dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Inversely Associated With Diabetes Incidence. (Free Medscape membership required) Also see PubMed reference.
- Dealing with Diabetes from The Why Files summarizes one genetic engineering research effort that cured NOD mice of autoimmune diabetes.
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories team wins award for transferring miniature implantable glucose sensor for diabetes patients to private sector.
- Survey finds that nearly one-fifth of the population of the UAE has diabetes.
- Insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk in the pediatric patient.
- Study finds connection between Type 1 diabetes and asthma. (Free Medscape membership required)
- Is a Fat Meal a Risk Factor for Fat Gain in Children?.
- If you're interested in the GlucoWatch, you can read the transcript of the FDA pre-market approval meeting from December 1999.
- Study finds vitamin E helpful in reducing levels of oxidized LDL.
- Temple University team finds that pacemaker helps people with gastroparesis.
- Health Care Costs Associated with Escalation of Drug Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. (Free Medscape membership required)
- Sales of blood glucose meters rising in Europe.
- Study Shows People With Diabetes Not Receiving Recommended Medical Eye Care.
- Computerized device gives diabetics more control is a story about the benefits of insulin pump therapy.
- Article about the growth in diabetes care purchases highlights the magnitude of the diabetes market.
- Article recommends CT scans for children with diabetes who present with an altered mental state.
- Nurses in Palm Beach County schools do more than apply bandages.
- Studies in Insulin Therapy: A Case-Based Approach is a free, on-line educational program about diabetes care. (Free Medscape membership required)
- Wyoming Governor Geringer signs "Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Act" (HB 185) into law.
- Washington and Oklahoma legislatures have introduced bills related to diabetes care in schools. Both deserve your support. If your state does not have a similar law, you can use these bills as an example.
- National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine releases scathing report on the status of health care in the United States and recommends extensive changes.
- Canada funds diabetes prevention effort.
- The Donnelly Awards offer a $5,000 scholarship to young people with diabetes who are active in intercollegiate, interscholastic, or intramural tennis. Application deadline is May 15, 2001.
- Kansas City Royals pitcher Dan Reichert has Type 1 diabetes.
- Six-year-old daughter helps father who was unconscious from hypoglycemia.
- Dia-Log is an on-line diabetes logbook service.
- SugarFreeDirect.com offers sugar free and no-sugar-added products for sale from its web site.
- Express Group is a discount drugstore chain in New Zealand that offers diabetes supplies.
- Last week's poll asked readers what their blood sugar, or their child's, was at time of diagnosis. This week's poll asks readers about the age of the blood glucose meter that they use most often.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Fast Food Facts by Marion Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE.
- Our section on Diabetes Management at School is Worth a Look.
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