Of Continuing Interest
- The first Children with Diabetes: Focus on Technology weekend conferences will be held September 27-29, 2002 at the Crystal Mountain Resort near Traverse City, Michigan.
- 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.
- Our new Diabetes Youth Ambassador section is for teens around the world to help raise diabetes awareness where they live.
New This Week
- We have a full report from Pasadena 2002 Conference: Friends for Life.
- The Quilt for Life Online Gallery now has 265 quilts. The first showing of the quilt was on July 21, 2002 in Pasadena, California. New quilts should be shipped to Children with Diabetes, 5689 Chancery Place, Hamilton, OH, 45011.
- Brent is 13 and lives in Pennsylvania.
- Nathan is 14 and will soon be getting a pump.
- Brittany is 7 and lives in West Virginia.
- Camp AZDA at Friendly Pines Camp provides kids with diabetes in Arizona an excellent camping experience and has updated dates for the 2003 camping season.
- The Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit at the British Columbia's Children's Hospital has a collection of downloadable patient handouts, including an Insulin Pump Log.
- "Jeff's Team" Abounds With Inspiration.
- We review the TheraSense Tracker PDA-based blood glucose monitoring system.
- TheraSense launches CoPilot, a free, web-based diabetes management tool that lets you upload blood glucose data and share it with your diabetes team.
- GNU Gluco Control is an open-source diabetes management system written in Java.
- First human trial of pancreatic islet allo-transplantation in Korea--focus on re-transplantation.
- Preservation of Human Islet Cell Functional Mass by Anti-Oxidative Action of a Novel SOD Mimic Compound. See also Improving the Odds in Treating Type I Diabetes: Synthetic antioxidants protect insulin-producing cells during transplants .
- Distribution of HbA1c Levels For Children and Young Adults in the U.S.
- Maternal First-Trimester Enterovirus Infection and Future Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the Exposed Fetus.
- Interplay between heredity and environment in the recent explosion of type 1 childhood diabetes mellitus.
- Thyroid Autoimmunity in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Evidence of autoantibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase in oral fluid of type 1 diabetic patients.
- Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of once-daily niacin for the treatment of dyslipidemia associated with type 2 diabetes: results of the assessment of diabetes control and evaluation of the efficacy of niaspan trial. See also Niacin Found Effective in Diabetes.
- Digital Retinal Images and Teleophthalmology for Detecting and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy.
- The British Medical Journal recently published an editorial about Diabetic nephropathy.
- Silent Coronary Atheromatosis in Type 1 Diabetic Patients and Its Relation to Long-Term Glycemic Control.
- Blood Pressure, Lipids, and Obesity Are Associated With Retinopathy.
- Cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities in the offspring of diabetic pregnancy.
- Glucose and insulin responses to dietary chromium supplements: a meta-analysis.
- Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD): survey of specialist diabetes care services in the UK, 2000.
- Diabetes care in childhood and adolescence calls for the "provision of a uniform, equitable and first class paediatric service throughout the UK."
- Childhood and adolescent diabetes mellitus in Arabs residing in the United Arab Emirates. See also full text PDF.
- Screening and follow-up of diabetic retinopathy using a new mosaic 9-field fundus photography system. See also full text PDF.
- Renoprotective effects of low-dose valsartan in type 2 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy.
- The impact of diabetic retinopathy on long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
- Glycemic index: overview of implications in health and disease.
- The FDA has approved a new artificial sweetener called neotame. See also The Lean Plate Club: Faking It: Another Sugar Substitute Arrives.
- Weight Control Practices and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Adolescent Females and Males With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Animal Versus Plant Protein Meals in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes and Microalbuminuria.
- The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi has an online PowerPoint presentation entitled The Science and Art of Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (or "How to Think Like a Beta Cell") by Mark D. Shepard, MD.
- Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower risk for incident diabetes and mortality: the Hoorn Study.
- Glycemic response during exercise after administration of insulin lispro compared with that after administration of regular human insulin.
- Costs incurred by families having Type 1 diabetes in a developing country--a study from Southern India. See also full text PDF.
- 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that pharmacist with diabetes cannot hold his employer liable for not allowing him adequate breaks to take insulin. See also Diabetes Found Not to Be a Disability.
- DMC Tour (Diagnose, Manage, Cure) is the web site of Mark Winegarden and his son Adam, highlighting their cross-Canada bike trip to raise awareness and money for diabetes.
- What juvenile diabetes means to Starwood's Barry Sternlicht.
- High cost of 'curing' diabetes.
- HMOs agree on treatment for diabetics.
- Canadian Diabetes Association Awards $5 Million to Diabetes Research.
- Food agency condemns 'diabetes' labelling.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they or their child usually test for ketones. This week's poll asks readers how often they use control solution to check their blood glucose meter.
- 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 Growing Up With Diabetes: What Children Want Their Parents to Know by Alicia McAuliffe.
- Our page on Lancets and Lancing Devices is Worth a Look.
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