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 number of squares committed to our Quilt for Life is growing fast. Your quilt square is important to help demonstrate the enormity of type 1 diabetes.
- Funds for Diabetes is a simple portrait photography program that donates all profits to the Children with Diabetes Foundation to help fund research into a cure for type 1 diabetes.
- Summer is eight and lives in New York.
- LifeScan is offering a $500 Diabetes Camp Scholarship program that includes 25 $500 scholarships for diabetes camp, or one of 2000 ONE TOUCH Ultra Meters. One lucky grand prize winner will also get a visit at camp from champion swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. And you'll even get a free Marissa Bear with entry while supplies last. No purchase is necessary.
- The Diabetes UK, formerly the British Diabetes Association, offers Guidelines for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents.
- Join us for a special chat about our upcoming Pasadena 2002 Conference, to be held on Monday, March 18th at 9pm Eastern in the Pasadena 2002 chat room.
- Parents who have kids on an insulin pump are encouraged to participate in a new research study about pump use in kids by completing a simple questionnaire.
- Cook Islands set to back pig transplants.
- Researchers Suggest Cause for Neural Tube Defects in Babies of Mothers with Diabetes.
- Microalbuminuria in the US population: third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. (Full text from the American Journal of Kidney Diseases)
- Micro-angiopathic and psychological risk in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Serum leptin concentrations in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Relationship to body mass index, insulin dose, and glycemic control.
- Prevalence of impaired glucose tolerance among children and adolescents with marked obesity.
- Successful prospective prediction of type 1 diabetes in schoolchildren through multiple defined autoantibodies: an 8-year follow-up of the Washington State Diabetes Prediction Study.
- Trends in the incidence of childhood diabetes in south Asians and other children in Bradford, UK.
- Identification of Children with Early Onset and High Incidence of Anti-islet Autoantibodies.
- Yale Study Shows 25 Per Cent of Obese Children Are at High Risk for Developing Diabetes.
- GAD65 and IA-2 autoantibodies are common in a subset of siblings of Sardinian Type 2 diabetes families.
- Incidence and seasonal variation of Type 1 diabetes in children in Farwania area, Kuwait (1995-1999).
- Psychosocial factors associated with levels of metabolic control in youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Study finds that "patients with diabetes rate themselves as the most emotionally burdened and impaired in nearly all aspects of life."
- Evaluation of prescribing practices: risk of lactic acidosis with metformin therapy.
- The Jewish Diabetes Association offers Tips For Fasting On Yom Kippur.
- Deltec to enter diabetes market with new insulin pump.
- Lilly Offers $12 Flat Fee Per Prescription for Millions of Needy Seniors Without Coverage.
- On March 11, 2002, 11-year-old Nikki had her insulin pump forcibly removed by the Assistant Principal at her school (scroll down a bit). Parents of children who use pumps are urged to meet with the principal of their children's schools to ensure that this never happens again.
- Emma, a 16-year-old from England, has set up a Diabetes Campaign web site.
- Last week's poll asked readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription. This week's poll asks readers if their diabetes team has discussed the benefits of ACE inhibitors with them.
- The Featured Product of the Week is the A1cNow Hemoglobin A1c Test, the first ever prescription at home test for HbA1c. Act now and receive a $1.00 discount off the purchase price of the single pack or a $2.00 discount off the two pack!
- The Featured Book of the Week is Easy as ABC: What You Need to Know About Children Using Insulin Pumps at School by Deborah Tappen, CPNP-CS, CDE, Commander, Nurse Corps, US Navy.
- Our New Friends page is Worth a Look.
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