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
- New Treatment Arrests Progression of Type 1 Diabetes in Newly Diagnosed Patients.
- Effects of Insulin in Relatives of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus reports on the failure of injected insulin to delay or prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in high-risk individuals, which was being investigated in the Diabetes Prevention Trial - Type 1 (DPT-1).
- The Transportation Safety Administration has updated guidelines for persons with diabetes who will be traveling by air.
- Children with Diabetes is pleased to announce our first two regional weekend conferences entitled CWD: Focus on Technology. These conferences are for families and diabetes professionals interested in learning about the latest technology updates relating to the treatment of
type 1diabetes. Sessions for both children and adults will be offered. Exhibitors will be on hand to discuss their products.
Focus on Technology Conference Locations:
- September 27-29, 2002 at the Crystal Mountain Resort near Traverse City, Michigan
High season for Fall colors! Enjoy the beautiful forest and dunes near Lake Michigan!
- January 3-5, 2003 at the El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona
Come early and vacation with your CWD pals over the New Year's holiday!
Registration information will be available online shortly. CWD does have special accommodation rates. Stay tuned.
- We've added to the Quilt for Life Online Gallery.
- 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
- Diabetes Holidays offers a one-week vacation in Bavaria for adults and families with diabetes.
- The Diabetes Newsletters from Nemours.org contain lots of useful information, including a report from our 2001 conference at Disney World.
- LifeScan has published Important New Troubleshooting Information Regarding The Operation Of One Touch® Ultra and Induo Meters.
- LXGLUC is a Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet for diabetes data management system for computers running versions 2.4, "portable" or above of Lotus 1-2-3, such as the Hewlett Packard palmtops 95LX, 100LX, 200LX and OG700LX which have Lotus 1-2-3 portable in ROM, or any other MS-DOS or Windows machine.
- Carousel Medical Systems is the US distributor of the AdvantaJet and GentleJet Needle Free Injectors.
- Green House Jewelry sells medical identification products, as well as other jewelry.
- The T.H.O.R. Foundation sells medical identification body wear (temporary tatoos).
- Beta cell expression of IGF-I leads to recovery from type 1 diabetes. See also Full Text and PDF Reprint.
- Rick Mendosa writes about IGNAP Peptide.
- Eight Successful Islet Transplant Recipients Attend JDRF's 32nd Annual Conference.
- Oral Sulodexide Reduces Albuminuria in Microalbuminuric and Macroalbuminuric Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic Patients: The Di.N.A.S. Randomized Trial.
- Clinical outcomes of pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes.
- Characterization of the T-cell response to coxsackievirus b4: evidence that effector memory cells predominate in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Structural changes in renal arterioles in Type I diabetic patients.
- Fidarestat (SNK-860), a potent aldose reductase inhibitor, normalizes the elevated sorbitol accumulation in erythrocytes of diabetic patients.
- Genetic Studies of Late Diabetic Complications: The Overlooked Importance of Diabetes Duration Before Complication Onset.
- A 12-year prospective study of the relationship between islet antibodies and beta-cell function at and after the diagnosis in patients with adult-onset diabetes.
- Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
- Insulin pump therapy in pediatrics: a therapeutic alternative to safely lower HbA1c levels across all age groups.
- The ADA has made available the full text of Glucose Monitoring at the Arm: Risky delays of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia detection, published in the recent Diabetes Care journal. This article is also available in PDF format.
- FDA Clears Bayer Blood Glucose Meters for Alternate Site Testing.
- A randomized trial comparing intensive and passive education in patients with diabetes mellitus.
- No More Shots? Transplants for Diabetes Hold Promise, Face Limitations.
- Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag will donate one of his kidneys to a sister who has diabetes.
- Teen tackles illness head on.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they intereact with their diabetes team by e-mail. This week's poll asks readers how long it took them to find this web site once they started looking for diabetes information online.
- 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 Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Reassuring Guide by Jean Betschart, C.R.N.P., C.D.E.
- With summer storms upon us, our page on Diabetes Emergency Packs is Worth a Look.
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