There's just three 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."
- Come see how insulin pumps are produced and meet the friendly faces behind the Medtronic MiniMed products! Medtronic MiniMed is pleased to offer a tour of their nearby facilities to the first 150 conference participants to sign up for this opportunity. Two tours will be offered on Wednesday, July 17th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Medtronic MiniMed will provide transportation between the Sheraton Pasadena and their facility. Families are welcome! Children, including teens, must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kyndra Gregg at (818) 576-4420 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Read our report on the 2002 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, which includes reports on the study performed on the GlucoWatch in children, funded by the Children with Diabetes Foundation.
- The Quilt for Life Online Gallery now over 70 squares. Many more will be added this week. Hundreds are expected at the first showing on July 21, 2002 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
- We've updated our list of local JDRF chapters.
- We review the second edition of Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating by Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE.
- Monkey Stem Cells Produce Insulin in Experiment. See also Induction of Insulin Production from Non-Human Primate Embryonic Stem Cells.
- Permanent diabetes mellitus in the first year of life.
- No evidence for accumulation of insulin glargine (LANTUS(R)): a multiple injection study in patients with Type 1 diabetes.
- Evaluation of the Reproductive Toxicity and Embryotoxicity of Insulin Glargine (LANTUS) in Rats and Rabbits.
- Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Potential of Insulin Glargine (LANTUS) in Rats and Mice.
- Nighttime Lows in Diabetic Children.
- Rotavirus infections and development of diabetes-associated autoantibodies during the first 2 years of life.
- Angiopathy in children with diabetes.
- Postprandial glycemic control with biphasic insulin aspart in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- The GlucoWatch Biographer Improves Glucose Control and Increases Detection of Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- FDA approves two PDA-based blood glucose monitors: the FreeStyle Tracker Diabetes Management System by TheraSense and the Accu-Check Advantage Module by Roche.
- A systematic literature review of the effectiveness of diabetes education of school personnel.
- Continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion in patients with 'brittle' diabetes: favourable effects on glycaemic control and hospital stay.
- Eli Lilly and Medtronic MiniMed respond to questions about the stability of insulin lispro in insulin pumps. See Metabolic decompensation in pump users due to lispro insulin precipitation.
- Peer and family support in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Insulin-treated diabetes and driving in the UK.
- LillyAnswers provides a 30-day supply of any retail distributed Lilly drug for only $12 and is open to low-income families in the United States who do not have prescription drug coverage.
- Quilter fights for a diabetes cure.
- Raising Diabetes Awareness.
- Making aviation history — Pilot with diabetes first ever to perform in air show.
- Jim Turner 'manages' his Type 1 diabetes.
- Hospital investigates claims of boy nearly given fatal jab.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they or their child has ever had a microalbumin test. This week's poll asks readers about how important alternate site testing is to themselves or their child.
- 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 "I Can't Believe This Has No Sugar" Cookbook by Deborah E. Buhr.
- Our section about Insulin Pumps is Worth a Look.
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