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Southwest Regional
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January 3-5, 2003
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Our Quilt for Life continues to grow, with 279 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.

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

  3. 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!

New This Week

  1. 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. NASA confirms the safe arrival of Rufus and Ruby at the Johnson Space Center in Texas for pre-flight preparations. Launch of STS-112 is scheduled for October 2, 2002 between 1 and 5pm CDT.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 type 1 diabetes.

  4. Read the transcript from the GlucoWatch Chat with Join Dr. Richard Eastman, Medical Director of Cygnus, held on Tuesday, September 24th.

  5. 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.

  6. The IBM 2003 Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC) will start on October 1, 2002.

  7. Dr. Cynthia Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is conducting an online survey for children with type 1 diabetes. The survey will allow children to provide anonymous information about their type 1 diabetes-related self-care activities and their feelings and concerns about having diabetes. Information gained from this survey will provide nurses and other health care professionals with important knowledge which will improve the care they provide to children and adolescents with diabetes. Dr. Schmidt can be reached via e-mail at caschmi@siue.edu to answer specific questions.

  8. sur1.org is a web site about Persistent Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia of Infancy (PHHI), also known as familial hyperinsulinism, pancreatic nesidioblastosis or hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia.

  9. Transplantation of islets of Langerhans: new developments.

  10. Xenotransplantation of pig islets in diabetic dogs with use of a microcapsule composed of agarose and polystyrene sulfonic Acid mixed gel.

  11. Bolus Tables can help pump users quickly determine the amount of insulin to bolus.

  12. New pancreas transplant surgery gives patients with Type 1 fresh lease on life.

  13. Wake Forest receives $20 million NIH grant to oversee type 1 diabetes genetics study.

  14. Camp makes life sweeter for diabetic kids.

  15. Hundreds of walkers raise funds for diabetes.

  16. Lowell puts on its walking shoes for juvenile diabetes benefit Sunday.

  17. Christina Frenzel is chronicling her last year of high school.

  18. Teenager copes with diabetes.

  19. Nothing seems to stop Wagner tailback Davis.

  20. Circling the globe for diabetes.

  21. Oakland's Nurse Joe - He fights diabetes in schools.

  22. Verplank Succeeding Despite Diabetes.

  23. No more needles: Companies develop options.

  24. Complex rules create a red light for diabetics.

  25. Last week's poll asked our readers if they reuse lancets or syringes. This week's poll asks our readers how often, on average, they or their child does a blood test.

  26. 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!

  27. The Featured Book of the Week is Insulin-Dependent Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Adults by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.

  28. Our page on Carbohydrate Counting is Worth a Look.

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