There's just five 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
- Christopher is 11 months old and was just diagnosed.
- We have a preliminary report on the 2002 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Watch for a full report next week.
- The Quilt for Life Online Gallery now has over 40 squares.
- Many people have inquired about the NBC Nightly News Broadcast with Tom Brokaw about the islet cell transplantation program at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami that aired about two weeks ago. A copy of this tape can be obtained free of charge by writing to Tom Karlya at tkarlya[@]drif.org. Please place "NBC Tape" in the subject line of the e-mail.
- TheraSense Launches First Built-In PDA-Based Glucose Monitor. Those attending our Pasadena 2002 - Friends for Life conference will have a chance to see the Tracker monitor first hand.
- Predictivity of thyroid autoantibodies for the development of thyroid disorders in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
- Advanced glycation end products in children with chronic renal failure and type 1 diabetes.
- Number of people with type 2 diabetes in Britain will increase by 40% by 2023, says report.
- Peer and family support in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- A randomized, controlled trial of a community-based support program for families of children with chronic illness: pediatric outcomes.
- Cohoes, New York Proclaims Week of June 24th as Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Week.
- Students' storybook honors classmate who died after illness.
- Nutrition center head aims at diabetes.
- Canada's largest clinical trial to study diabetes: Goal of preventing disease in children by keeping them off cow's milk.
- UK Medical Devices Agency issues diabetes pen warning.
- No babes, but these pigs could be stars.
- Fast Food Franchises in Hospitals.
- Cooking up a balance: New approaches help diabetics make tasty food.
- Concerns raised over wait for diabetic child assessments.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have sought counseling to help cope with diabetes. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child has ever had a microalbumin test.
- 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 Diabetic Athlete by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.
- Our section about Alternate Site Testing is Worth a Look.
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