Only 3 weeks!
There is still time to register for "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 - 9:00 pm. Gary will meet the kids individually (yes, and the parents, too), pose for photos, and hand out autographed posters.
Come to the conference and try a pump!
Animas, Disetronic and MiniMed will be offering a great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers to try a pump with saline. Reservations are required, however. Contacts are:
Animas: Maura Emory, CDE, at 1-877-YES Pump, extension 164.
Disetronic: Meredith Rivers at (800) 915-3698 ext. 5705
MiniMed: Lisa Martinez at 800-933-3322, Extention 5046.
Families from 36 states and 13 countries are currently registered. Curious where the families are traveling from? Check out the map!
- Interested in an insulin pump? See Matthew Polk's Getting Started page.
- Join us for a Virtual Support Group: Type 2 Diabetes chat, hosted by Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson, on Wednesday, June 27th at 9pm Eastern in the Virtual Support Room.
- Read the transcripts from the chats we held last week:
- Virtual Supprt Group: Type 1 Diabetes, held on June 20th.
- 2001 Conference Preview held on June 22nd.
- Injected Insulin Fails to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes.
- New Data Presented At American Diabetes Association Meeting Suggests Promising Role For Glucowatch® Biographer In Pediatric Care.
- Study Released At American Diabetes Association Meeting Documents Glucowatch® Biographer's Role In Detection Of Postprandial Hyperglycemia.
- Several G.O.P. Senators Back Money for Stem Cell Research.
- Population mixing and childhood diabetes.
- Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition, is a 733-page compilation and assessment of epidemiologic, public health, and clinical data on diabetes and its complications in the United States. While somewhat dated, the book has some good reference material. The full text of the book is online, including:
- Summary, which offers a 14-page overview of the entire book.
- Prevalence and Incidence of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.
- Risk Factors for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.
- Acute Metabolic Complications in Diabetes.
- Health Insurance and Diabetes.
- Improving Quality Improvement Using Achievable Benchmarks For Physician Feedback: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Culture can complicate treatment of diabetes.
- The JDRF Children's Congress will be held in Washington, D.C. from June 24 to 27 to urge lawmakers to increase funding for diabetes research. Many local papers featured stories about kids going to the Congress, including:
- Kids fight for diabetes cure.
- Local children to be part of special lobbying effort for diabetes research.
- Children coping with diabetes.
- Washington trip sweet for diabetes delegate.
- Illinois goes to Washington.
- Brothers off to D.C. to promote diabetes research.
- Local family joins group seeking more funds for diabetes research.
- Attentiveness, quick thinking of girl, 12, save mom's life.
- Imus Belittles Insulin Pump Wearers; Listeners Respond.
- Cullinan Williams is the American Diabetes Association's new youth advocate.
- Schnauzer helps South Hill woman manage diabetes.
- Children, adults suffering from type 1 diabetes live with constant monitoring - and their fingers crossed.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they've ever had a microalbumin test. This week's poll asks readers if this web site has helped them.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Sun, The Rain, and The Insulin: Growing Up With Diabetes by Joan MacCracken, M.D.
- What You Need to Know about Type 2 Diabetes in Children is Worth a Look.
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