Back to Home What's New for 18 August 2002

Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.

  2. If you have not yet made a Quilt for Life square, please do so. We need hundreds, if not thousands, more squares to really show the impact of type 1 diabetes.

  3. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is seeking original artwork from kids for use in holiday cards. First prize is a $200 scholarship toward the CWD conference next year. See also Holiday Card Contest.

  4. 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

  1. Register now for the Children with Diabetes Focus on Technology conference to be held at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Michigan from September 27-29. The cut-off date for group reservations is August 26th.

  2. Deltec received FDA approval on August 14, 2002 to sell their new Cozmo pump in the US.

  3. Our Quilt for Life continues to grow, with 278 quilts online. You can now view quilts in the Online Gallery by quilt number, last name, and first name, to make it easier to find a quilt for someone you know.

  4. You can once again purchase Children with Diabetes polo shirts and event-related t-shirts online at our CWD Shirt Store.

  5. Join us for another Back to School chat with Crystal Jackson and Steph Schwartz on Thursday, August 22nd at 9pm Eastern in the Back to School chat room. Resources that will help you prepare your child for school can be found in our Diabetes at School section, and include summaries of the laws that support diabetes care in schools, a complete Diabetes Management at School section, and sample 504 plans.

  6. Read the transcript from last week's chat with Clare Rosenfeld about CWD's International Diabetes Youth Ambassador program.

  7. The Foundation for Diabetes Research, based in New Jersey, is holding its Harvest for Hope Fall Fashion Show with cocktails, raffle and silent auction, and dinner followed by a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show on October 23, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mayfair Farms, West Orange, New Jersey. Proceeds benefit type 1 research. For more information, call 973-994-1972 or e-mail

  8. We have added several sample 504 plans for parents to use as templates for their child's plan. If you have a 504 plan or an IEP, please consider sending a copy to for inclusion in our samples. All personally identifying information is removed before the plans are posted.

  9. Type 1 Diabetes: Cellular, Molecular & Clinical Immunology, edited by Dr. George S. Eisenbarth of the Barbara Davis Center, contains downloadable PowerPoint teaching slides.

  10. We review Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians, 2nd Edition, a new book for health care professionals that can also be a great help to parents, adults, and teens.

  11. Nipro Medical has received FDA approval to sell its Amigo insulin pump in the US.

  12. The Disintegrator is an electronic needle disposal system.

  13. AIDA, a free educational simulator of insulin and dietary adjustment in type 1 diabetes, now has a web-based Diabetes and Insulin Tutorial. The web-based application works from PCs, Macintosh, and Unix-based computers running modern browsers.

  14. Insulin Effect Calculator is a Java application that charts the dose-response curves for various insulins and combinations of insulins.

  15. The FDA issued a Xenotransplantation Advisory.

  16. Islet cell transplants give diabetics hope.

  17. Insulin Pump Helps Young Children.

  18. Golf article discusses Scott Verplank's use of an insulin pump.

  19. Two Tennessee Titans Football Players Battle Diabetes Daily.

  20. More kids get Type 2 diabetes.

  21. Pig-cell diabetes effort moves to Australia.

  22. When there is a cure, what is the first thing you are going to do? is a survey being run on the Curenow website, run by Allison Blass, a seventeen year old high school senior with type 1 diabetes who lives in Oregon.

  23. Last week's poll asked readers how satisfied they are with the diabetes care their child receives while at school or daycare. This week's poll asks readers if they have 504 plans prepared for their child.

  24. 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!

  25. The Featured Book of the Week is The Kid's Choice Cookbook By Colleen Bartley & John Pateman.

  26. With the start of school upon us, our page about Information for Teachers and Child-Care Providers is Worth a Look.

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