Of Continuing Interest
- Come to the Pasadena 2002 conference and try a pump! All four pump companies -- Animas, Disetronic, Medtronic MiniMed, and SOOIL -- will be offering this great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers. Anyone interested in wearing a pump (with saline) may do so Thursday and Friday at the conference. A prescription from your physician is required and must include the wording "insulin pump trial with saline."
- Jim McCord is on his cross-country run from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research. You can track his progress online or call 859-512-1550 for up-to-the-minute schedule information so you can meet Jim as he runs through your city.
New This Week
- You can view the first Quilt for Life quilts in the online gallery.
- Jesse writes about the quilt-making gathering at Millers Children's Hospital in Long Beach, California.
- Research participants are needed participants for dissertation on identity development in adults who have had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 5 or younger and are currently 20 or older. Phone interviews last between 2 to 4 hours. Research conducted by a doctoral psychology student at John F. Kennedy University who has had Type 1 diabetes since age one. Please contact Jessica Bernstein at (510) 595-8191 or email
- The Pew Research Center reports on How Internet users decide what information to trust when they or their loved ones are sick. In particular, "about 39% of Internet users - a figure that represents more than 45 million people - say they have helped another person dealing with a major illness in the past two years."
- Jenni is 16 was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in May 2002.
- We've updated our mirror of Rick Mendosa's On-line Diabetes Resources.
- Programmable Meters, from the current issue of Diabetes Forecase, discusses blood glucose meters.
- Use of In Vitro-Generated, Stem Cell-Derived Islets to Cure Type 1 Diabetes. (Full Text)
- A View on Beta Cell Transplantation in Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. (Full Text)
- Insulin Intervention to Preserve Beta Cells in Slowly Progressive Insulin-Dependent (Type 1) Diabetes Mellitus. (Full Text)
- Coeliac disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a study of growth, glycaemic control, and experiences of families.
- Autoantibodies in children with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Metabolic differences between Caucasian and African-American children and the relationship to type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Impaired beta-cell and alpha-cell function in African-American children with type 2 diabetes mellitus--"Flatbush diabetes".
- Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents.
- Management of hyperglycemia in minority children with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- The role of the family in managing therapy in minority children with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- In the current issue of Diabetes Care, Is Postprandial Glucose Control Important? explores the question of post-meal control for people with type 2 diabetes. See also Importance of Postprandial Glucose Control from September 2001.
- Relation between Course of Disease in Type 1 Diabetes and Islet Cell Antibodies. (Full Text)
- Characterization of the T-Cell Response to Coxsackievirus B4.
- Enterovirus RNA Is Found in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in a Majority of Type 1 Diabetic Children at Onset.
- Viruses and Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Molecular Mimicry in Type 1 Diabetes: Immune Cross-Reactivity between Islet Autoantigen and Human Cytomegalovirus but Not Coxsackie Virus. (Full Text)
- The Gut Immune System and Type 1 Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Could Parenting Stress and Lack of Support/Confidence Function as Mediating Mechanisms between Certain Environmental Factors and the Development of Autoimmunity in Children? (Full Text)
- Diabetes in the parents of children with Type I diabetes.
- Researchers Uncover the Remaining Critical Insulin Gene Regulatory Factor.
- Glucose Monitoring at the Arm: Risky delays of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia detection.
- Rapid Changes in Postprandial Blood Glucose Produce Concentration Differences at Finger, Forearm, and Thigh Sampling Sites.
- Comparison of insulin lispro with regular human insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in adolescents.
- Metabolic decompensation in pump users due to lispro insulin precipitation. Also in PDF format.
- Aspirin Use and Counseling About Aspirin Among Patients With Diabetes.
- Retinopathy Screening in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes. (Full Text)
- Schools pushed to improve diabetics' care.
- New virus link to diabetes.
- Mother knows best.
- Making diabetes less of a pain.
- The FDA Diabetes Information web site includes a wealth of information about diabetes, products, nutrition, and complications.
- Last week's poll asked readers where they or their child usually get blood for blood glucose monitoring. This week's poll asks readers how often they intereact with their diabetes team by e-mail.
- 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 When Diabetes Hits Home: The Whole Family's Guide to Emotional Health by Wendy Satin Rapaport, LCSW, PsyD.
- Our Ask the Diabetes Team section, with answers to over 10,100 of your questions about diabetes, is Worth a Look.
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