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!
Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
New This Week
- Helena is seven and was diagnosed in January 2002.
- Charla writes about her son Eric and the admiration his teacher and friends have for him.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 2002 camping season include:
- Camp DAY Break provides kids ages 6 to 12 with a two-day camping experience in Jackson, Missouri.
- Camp DAY2DAY is a free day camp for children and teens with or at risk of type 2 diabetes in Tennessee
- Camp Korelitz in Clarksville, Ohio, between Cincinnati and Columbus, offers camp for kids ages 8 to 14.
- Northern Illinois Day Camps provide a great summer experience for younger kids with diabetes, their siblings, and their friends.
- Triangle D, celebrating 52 years of camping, offers children with diabetes in northern Illinois a summer camping experience.
- Joslin DiabetesFOCUS is a satellite-delivered continuing medical education broadcast series targeting issues related to the care of people with diabetes and its complications. The first topic is Insulin Management & Intervening Illness: Clinical Perspectives, to be held on April 9th.
- Join us for a special chat about Swimming and Diabetes Camps with Gary Hall, Jr. on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9pm Eastern in the LifeScan chat room. Here's your chance to talk to gold medal swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. about swimming and diabetes. Gary will also be talking about his experience visiting a diabetes camp last summer.
- We review the new book Highs & Lows by Michael Twist.
- Fetal pig beta cells are resistant to the toxic effects of human cytokines1.
- Fructose Amplifies Counterregulatory Responses to Hypoglycemia in Humans.
- Impaired beta-Cell Function, Incretin Effect, and Glucagon Suppression in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Who Have Normal Fasting Glucose.
- The American Diabetes Assocation has published a position statement about The Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes.
- alpha-Tocopherol Supplementation Decreases Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 and P-Selectin Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.
- Plasma F2 isoprostanes: direct evidence of increased free radical damage during acute hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.
- Risk indicators predictive for severe hypoglycemia during the first trimester of type 1 diabetic pregnancy.
- A Randomized Study and Open-Label Extension Evaluating the Long-Term Efficacy of Pramlintide as an Adjunct to Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Stature at time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Cellular Basis of Diabetic Nephropathy. (Free registration required)
- Measuring Outcomes of Type 2 Diabetes Disease Management Program in an HMO Setting. (Free registration required)
- Effects of a Community Pharmacist-Based Diabetes Patient-Management Program on Intermediate Clinical Outcome Measures. (Free registration required)
- Attitudes of Internal Medicine Physicians Toward Type 2 Diabetes. (Free registration required)
- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Epilepsia Partialis Continua in a 6-Year-Old Boy With Elevated Anti-GAD65 Antibodies.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. (See also Tests Miss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Diabetics.)
- In a major announcement last week, the American Diabetes Assocation released guidelines for identifying pre-diabetes, a term intended to describe people who have blood sugar readings above normal but not yet high enough to diagnose type 2 diabetes. (Pre-diabetes is not applicable to people who have type 1 diabetes.) See also Prediabetes from The Diabetes Monitor and HHS, ADA Warn Americans Of "Pre-Diabetes," Encourage People To Take Healthy Steps To Reduce Risks from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Transition from multiple daily injections to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Additional Lunchtime Basal Insulin During Insulin Lispro Intensive Therapy in a Randomized, Multicenter, Crossover Study in Adults.
- The American Diabetes Assocation has published its Guidelines and Recommendations for Laboratory Analysis in the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus. (This 37-page document is over 5 MB.) Though recommendations focus on laboratory tests, they are worth reading because they describe many tests that kids and adults with diabetes will need to remain healthy and identify problems. Also included is a discussion of both the GlucoWatch and MiniMed's Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
- Readers respond to Glycaemic control with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion compared with intensive insulin injections in patients with type 1 diabetes: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, a UK study which concluded that pump therapy should be "reserved for those with special problems such as unpredictable hypoglycaemia or a marked increase in blood glucose concentration at dawn."
- Does Diabetes Disease Management Save Money and Improve Outcomes?
- Cooks PM defers pig-cell research.
- Emory to perform transplants of islet cells for diabetes.
- Collaboration key for xenotransplants.
- Researchers using Gila Monster for diabetes testing.
- Diagnosis: Supersize examines the connection between fast food and obesity in children. (Free registration required)
- Camps boost diabetes fight in Bahrain.
- Man Walking From Miami to Portland, Maine, to Raise Diabetes Awareness.
- Group sessions give doctors more time with patients.
- State's in-home care program crucial to many.
- The mission of the Beta Cell Biology Consortium is to facilitate interdisciplinary approaches that will advance our understanding of pancreatic islet development and function.
- Last week's poll asked readers when they or their child last received a retinal photograph as part of their diabetes eye care. This week's poll asks readers how many times per week they or their child has a hypoglycemic episode that requires treatment.
- 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 The Best Year of My Life: Book 1: Getting Diabetes by Jed Block
- What You Need to Know about Type 2 Diabetes in Children is Worth a Look.
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