Of Continuing Interest
Join us in Pasadena, California, July 17-21, as hundreds of CWD families join in the 3rd annual conference, Friends For Life: Pasadena 2002. There will be educational sessions for everyone, young and old, whether you are a child or adult with type 1 diabetes, a family member, or a diabetes health care provider. Best of all, enjoy watching the children participate in conference sessions and some very cool social events, interacting, learning, and having fun with other children who face the same challenges each and every day. Find out more!
New This Week
- Readers are cautioned to be wary of anyone promising miracle cures without any supporting scientific evidence.
- In January 2002, the Diabetes Team published 206 new questions and answers, bringing the total number of published answers to 9,274.
- We've reorganized the Ask The Diabetes Team Topical Index to make it easier to find the most recent questions on a given topic. The main topic page has links to the most recent 20 questions, with other questions organized by the year they were submitted.
- Jordan is six and was diagnosed in February 2000.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 2002 camping season include:
- Camp Kyle is a summer day camp in Fall River, Massachusetts.
- Camp Nejeda, a camping adventure for children with diabetes in New Jersey.
- Camp Sure Shot, held at Holston Presbytery Camp in North Carolina, is for 5th-10th graders.
- The Diabetes Youth Program in Toledo, Ohio sponsors Diabetes Resident Camp.
- DYFI camp for children with diabetes is located at Happy Hollow Camp in Nashville, Indiana. The camp has a private lake, a variety of trails, outdoor camping facilities, cabins, a petting barn, and a horse stable.
- The Circle of Life Camp provides camping for kids 8-15 at a lakeside campsite in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.
- Montana Youth Retreat offers camping excitement for kids in Montana.
- Read the transcript of the chat with children's diabetes cookbook author Colleen Bartley, held on Wednesday, February 6th.
- Animas has a new ezManager Diabetes Management software package, integrating insulin, activity, blood glucose and food, available for a free 30-day trial to be downloaded to a Palm Pilot and desktop computer.
- Technology to Help Diabetics reports on exciting work on glucose sensing underway at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin.
- The Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes (GoKinD) study is exploring how genes contribute to the development of diabetic kidney disease.
- Gene find to aid diabetes research.
- Complications, co-morbidity, and blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Germany - results from the CODE-2TM study.
- Stability of U-10 and U-50 dilutions of insulin lispro.
- TechnosphereTM/Insulin - proof of concept study with a new insulin formulation for pulmonary delivery.
- Partial elective pancreatectomy is curative in focal form of permanent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia in infancy.
- The January 2002 issue of Clinical Diabetes has several interesting articles:
- Insulin Strategies for Primary Care Providers.
- Unproven Therapies.
- Evidence-Based Diabetes Care.
- Standards of Medical Care for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus.
- Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Basics.
- Comparison of urinary albumin excretion rate in overnight urine and albumin creatinine ratio in spot urine in diabetic patients in general practice.
- Insulin Lispro in pregnancy - retrospective analysis of 33 cases and matched controls.
- SpectRx, Inc. Announces FDA Clearance of New Minimally Invasive Insulin Delivery Patch for Insulin Pumps.
- If you're interested in scuba diving and have type 1 diabetes, the Divers Alert Network (DAN) has three articles that offer guidance:
- DAN Examines Diabetes Guidelines
- Diabetes and Diving -- An article on current practices
- I've been diagnosed with diabetes. What are this issues with diving?
- Why Diabetes Guidelines Less Restrictive.
- Last week's poll asked readers for their opinion on injecting insulin and doing blood tests in public. This week's poll asks readers at what age they feel it is appropriate to tell kids about diabetes complications.
- The Featured Product of the Week is the FreeStyle blood glucose kit, now free with the purchase of only 100 FreeStyle test strips. The FreeStyle allows you to use alternative sites for blood glucose monitoring.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Pumping Insulin by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., and Ruth Roberts, M.A.
- If you've ever wondered how many people visit Children with Diabetes, our Web Site Statistics are Worth a Look. We are the only major diabetes web site to publish our web site traffic statistics.
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