There's just six weeks to go until the Friends For Life: Pasadena 2002 annual conference. 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. There's still time to register! Sign up today!
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."
- 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.
- 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
- Sevaun is four and was diagnosed in December 2001.
- Luisa is nine and lives in Portugal.
- Next week, Children with Diabetes will be exhibiting at the 2002 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. We'll also be reporting on new research and products. You can search the online abstracts of scheduled sessions after registering with your e-mail address.
- The Quilt for Life Online Gallery now has 38 squares.
- In May 2002, the Diabetes Team published answers to 226 of your diabetes-related medical questions, bringing the total number of questions and answers online to 10,202. What's your question?
- Share Children with Diabetes with our free brochures and URL cards.
- 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
- We've added a new mailing list for Families in the United Kingdom.
- Join us for a special chat on Wednesday, June 12th at 9pm Eastern about our upcoming Friends for Life conference and the Quilt for Life. The chat will be in the "Events" chat room.
- The latest edition of Diabetes Forecast has stories about home A1c products, the use of insulin pumps by people with type 2 diabetes, and a story about Dr. Theodore Ciaraldi, who is studying PCOS.
- It's Time to Play Outside: How About a Snack to Keep Blood Glucose Levels Safe.
- We review A Child in Your Care has Diabetes, a new book to help parents.
- Autonomy development in adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
- In vitro trans-differentiation of adult hepatic stem cells into pancreatic endocrine hormone-producing cells. See also Pancreatic Cells Formed From Liver Stem Cells.
- Pancreas Transplantation: Improved Results in the Current Immunosuppressive Era. (Free Medscape registration required)
- Insure Kids Now!, by the US Department of Health & Human Services, is a national campaign to link the nation's 10 million uninsured children--from birth to age 18--to free and low-cost health insurance.
- Psychological counselling in problematic diabetes: does it help?
- The JDRF is accepting applications for its 2003 Childrens Congress.
- Families in Indianapolis are invited to a free Indianapolis Indians game, courtesy of Bayer Diagnostics.
- R U taking UR insulin?
- Dealing with diabetes: Knowing disease warning signs can prevent tragic loss.
- Fifth-graders raise $4,460 toward search for a cure.
- Last week's poll asked readers readers how long it took them to find this web site once they started looking for diabetes information online. This week's poll asks readers if they have sought counseling to help cope with diabetes.
- 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 Complete Guide to Carb Counting by Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE and Karmeen Kilkarni, MS, RD, CDE.
- What To Do When You Give the Wrong Insulin Dose is Worth a Look.
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