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
- The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will help demonstrate the enormity type 1 diabetes, helping to raise awareness of the need for a cure. Join in by adding a quilt square for yourself or your child.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 2002 camping season include:
- The Canadian Diabetes Association has updated information about diabetes summer camps in Canada.
- Camp Deer Mouse 2, in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, is especially for kids with type 2 diabetes.
- Camp Rising Sun is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in the Knoxville, Tennessee area.
- Elliott P. Joslin Camp and the Joslin Winter Camp is in Charlton, Massachusetts.
- The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island offers information and support to people living with diabetes on Long Island.
- The Nevada Children's Diabetes Association helps families and individuals living with diabetes in Nevada. They have a newly updated web site.
- The Collection for Russia is in need of diabetes supplies.
- Join us for two special chats this week:
- LifeScan Chat with Gary Hall, Jr. talking about diabetes and athletics on Wednesday, February 27th at 9pm Eastern in the LifeScan Chat Room.
- CWD Quilt chat with Laura Billetdeaux and Jeff Hitchcock, on Friday, March 1 at 9pm Eastern in the CWD Quilt room.
- You can read the transcript of last week's chat about the upcoming Pasadena 2002 conference.
- Federación Española de Asociaciones de Educadores en Diabetes (Spanish Federation of Associations of Educators in Diabetes) is dedicated to advancing the role of the diabetes educator and improving the quality of diabetes education and care in Spain.
- We launch a much expanded insulin pumps section, sponsored by Medtronic MiniMed.
- KID ICOD is a diabetes logbook especially for kids.
- The Gadget Grrl writes about LifeScan's new InDuo, a combination meter and insulin dosing device.
- A Closed-loop Approach to Regulate Blood Glucose Concentrations in Type 1 Diabetics, presented at the Diabetes Technology Conference held in San Francisco in November 2001, examines the state of the science surrounding the building a closed-loop artificial pancreas.
- Mortality in Concurrent Type 1 Diabetes and Anorexia Nervosa.
- Severity at onset of childhood type 1 diabetes in countries with high and low incidence of the condition.
- Peripheral neuropathy offers an excellent introduction to this complication of diabetes.
- Obesity and Treatment of Diabetes With Glyburide May Both Be Risk Factors for Acute Pancreatitis.
- Leptin-Replacement Therapy for Lipodystrophy.
- Whole-Blood Glucose Testing at Alternate Sites: Glucose values and hematocrit of capillary blood drawn from fingertip and forearm.
- The potential role of insulin analogues in the treatment of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Toxic Heavy Metals and Undeclared Drugs in Asian Herbal Medicines.
- A day in the field that changed my methodology recounts the challenges of delivering diabetes care in certain parts of India.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many different blood glucose meters they use. This week's poll asks readers about the age of their main blood glucose meter.
- 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 The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.
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