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What's New with the Conference
Conference participants interested in trying the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) may do so at the conference courtesy of MiniMed. Vice President of Marketing Pete Escallier reports that the CGMS will be available to show parents exactly what is occurring with their child's blood sugar in 24 hour periods. Additionally, MiniMed will offer parents and children the opportunity to wear the 508 pump using saline. Various infusion set insertion devices will be available to try, including the Sil-serter for Silhouettes, the Sof-serter for Sof-sets, and the Quick-serter for Quick-sets. These insertion devices make set insertion virtually painless, according to Escallier. Appointments are necessary for pump trials and the CGMS.
A MiniMed diabetes nurse specialist will be on hand to answer any questions about pump therapy, including questions about MiniMed's new pump, the Paradigm. Stop by their booth in the Exhibit Hall to talk with them, review their products, and pick up your free copy of Teens Pumping it Up and Pumper in the School. For those interested, MiniMed will download information from any MiniMed pump, Accu-chek Advantage or Complete meters, the One Touch Profile, or One Touch 2 meters.
For more information or to make an appointment to wear a CGMS or 508 pump, contact Lisa Martinez at 800-933-3322 Extention 5046.
- We have a new mailing list for people who want to receive e-mail about diabetes products from diabetes product makers. We will allow vendors to send e-mail to the list, but not share the e-mail addresses on the list.
- There's still time to reserve your spot at summer camp. Camps with updated schedules for 2001 include:
- Camp Midicha serves kids with diabetes in Michigan.
- Montana Youth Retreat offers camping excitement for kids in Montana.
- Camp serves diabetic kids summer fun, life skills.
- Zack Feldman is doing a science project and needs your help with a survey.
- Read the transcripts from our three special chats held last week:
- Food Matters: Carbohydrate Counting with Hope Warshaw, held on Monday, May 21st.
- Feelings Matter: Parenting Very Young Children with Diabetes with Barb Anderson, on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9pm Eastern in the Feelings Matter Room
- Virtual Support Group: Type 2 Diabetes with Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson, on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9pm Eastern in the Virtual Support room.
- You can read the Abstracts from the 61st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, to be held in Philadelphia from June 22 to 26, 2001. Selected abstracts include:
- Pumps in Kids: Safe and Successful.
- Accuracy of the GlucoWatch® Automatic Glucose Biographer in Subjects 7-17 Years of Age with Diabetes.
- The Glycosylated Hemoglobin A1c Test: What Do Youths Really Know about It?.
- Cognitive and Psychosocial Functioning in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Training Respite Providers for Young Children with IDDM: A Pilot Program.
- Lipid and Blood Pressure Treatment Goals for Type 1 Diabetes. (Full Text)
- The Prevalence of Comorbid Depression in Adults With Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Pancreatic stem cells: building blocks for a better surrogate islet to treat type 1 diabetes.
- Tolerance and pancreatic islet transplantation.
- Impact of bone marrow transplantation on Type I diabetes.
- Peripheral Nerve Function Is Increasingly Impaired During Puberty in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetes is beneficial in selected patients and should be more widely available.
- Lantus, a new 24-hour basal insulin, is now available in the US. See also the Lantus web site.
- Direct Comparison of Insulin Lispro and Aspart Shows Small Differences in Plasma Insulin Profiles After Subcutaneous Injection in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Group Visits Improve Metabolic Control in Type 2 Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Eating disorders in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Predictors of self-care behavior in adults with type 2 diabetes.
- A new report shows that diabetes cases are increasing dramatically among women, and predicted to rise even faster as the population ages.
- Final height of children with type 1 diabetes: the effects of age at diagnosis, metabolic control, and parental height.
- Texas passes pediatric diabetes research bill.
- Cloone/Aughavas charity run raises over £1,700 for Diabetes Federation.
- Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Fast Facts - Coeliac Disease by Health Press offers a concise review of coeliac.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they reuse lancets or syringes. This week's poll asks readers who they see for their diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The ADA Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating by Hope S. Warshaw, MMsc, RD, CDE.
- Our page about Adults with Diabetes is Worth a Look.
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