September 27-29, 2002
Crystal Mountain Resort
January 3-5, 2003
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort
Of Continuing Interest
- 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. If you have not yet made a quilt square, please do so. We need hundreds more squares to really show the impact of type 1 diabetes. See the Quilt Submission Form for details.
- You can once again purchase Children with Diabetes polo shirts and event-related t-shirts online at our CWD Shirt Store.
- The International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors are a group open to all young people worldwide who desire to make positive change in the lives of people with diabetes, as well as help find a cure for diabetes. Children With Diabetes offers us the unique opportunity to share information about how diabetes is handled around the world. While much of this information is already shared through the outstanding educational information offered on the Children With Diabetes site, this on-line group will give kids and teens a chance to communicate as a team. Our focus will be on educating each other and acting as a support network and inspiration for those kids who might want to get involved, but don't know where to start. Please write in, share your story, and "Join Us" in the ground breaking developement of this group!
- We're considering launching a free, web-based e-mail service and would like your opinion of such a service.
New This Week
- Rufus and Ruby have been cleared for launch on the next Space Shuttle mission. Rufus #1 and Ruby #1 will serve as international bear ambassadors in space, highlighting the global reach of type 1 diabetes and the importance of science in finding a cure. Rufus and Ruby are slated to launch no earlier than October 2nd. Watch for more information on our home page as it becomes available.
- Jim McCord is running cross-country from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research. His schedule for the next two weeks is:
- September 13-14: Louisville, Kentucky
- September 15: Frankfort, Kentucky
- September 18-19: Lexington, Kentucky
- September 23: Lexington, Kentucky for Diabetes Awareness Program
12 noon - 2 p.m. at the Student Center's Grand Ballroom on the University of Kentucky campus
If you live near this route, please take the time to meet up with Jim and offer him encouragement (or a home-cooked meal). Jim can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org via cell phone at (859) 512-1550.
- The DRI Research Conference will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Park Avenue at Grand Central Station in New York City.
- View the winners of DRI's Kids For Kids Holiday Kard Campaign and order your holiday cards now. Each card was designed by child with diabetes to help other children with diabetes by funding the Diabetes Research Institute in their search for a cure for
- Alec is 13 and hopes to get a pump.
- Robert is 5 and was diagnosed in July 2002.
- Laura is 7 and uses an insulin pump.
- Learn about parenting and coping strategies from Dr. Linda Siminerio, author of the ADA guide "Raising a Child with Diabetes," and Maria Eidelman, mother of two diabetic children, on the next edition of Diabetes Forecast - Live! on Tuesday, September 24. This event is co-sponsored by Children with Diabetes.
- Read the transcript from last week's Back to School chat.
- Applications for JDRF's Children's Congress 2003, to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 21-24, 2003, must be received by October 1, 2002 to be considered. The JDRF Children's Congress sends 200 delegates to Washington to ask Congress for increased funding for diabetes research. Applications can be downloaded from the JDRF web site.
- Animas Corporation Introduces New IR 1000 Insulin Infusion Pump.
- L'enfante UltraSuede Insulin Pump Cases come in 30 colors and offer several decorations.
- Increase in Nocturnal Blood Pressure and Progression to Microalbuminuria in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Insulin aspart: a review of its use in the management of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Insulin lispro therapy in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Reducing hypoglycaemia with insulin analogues.
- Clinical strategies for controlling peaks and valleys: type 1 diabetes.
- Longer Infusion Site Lifetime with NovoLog Reported.
- Lispro insulin treatment in comparison with regular human insulin in type 2 diabetic patients living in nursing homes.
- Does insulin lispro preserve the physiological defences to hypoglycaemia during intensive insulin therapy with a conventional basal bolus regimen?
- New insulins in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
- Insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes.
- San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll has recently published two articles about diabetes and islet transplantation entitled The romance of the islets and The Islets find a new home.
- Promise of a cure for diabetes: Mom makes deal with teen daughter.
- Diabetic hiker in coma saved after two weeks.
- Plight of Diabetes Patients reports on diabetes in Zimbabwe.
- Physicians turn to liposuction when diabetics don't diet.
- Philadelphia Eagle Sinclair has diabetes, is sixth in sacks among active players.
- New Yorkers can order 'Drive Out Diabetes' license plates that help fund diabetes research. Plates can be ordered online.
- Last week's poll asked readers who use pumps how often they use an extended, square wave, or dual wave bolus. This week's poll asks our readers what their last HbA1c was.
- 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 Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes by Andie Dominick.
- News from the 62nd Annual American Diabetes Association Meeting is Worth a Look.
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