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Southwest Regional
Conference and Expo


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

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Our Quilt for Life continues to grow, with 282 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. Launch of STS-112 is now scheduled for October 7, 2002.

  2. We have a report from our recent Focus on Technology conference held in Michigan.

  3. We have a report from the Canadian Diabetes Association annual conference, which Children with Diabetes attended courtesy of TheraSense.

  4. 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.

  5. Join us for a special Sponsor Chat with Rick Lynch, president of FIFTY-50 Pharmacy, the new sponsor of the Kids section of CWD, on Tuesday, October 8th at 9pm Eastern in the FIFTY-50 Room.

  6. Join us for a Special LifeScan Chat with Australian musician Hamish Richardson, who doesn't let Type 1 diabetes keep him from rocking out with his band, BROTHER, on Wednesday, October 9th at 9pm Eastern in the LifeScan Room.

  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. Immunologic and genetic factors in type 1 diabetes. (Full text)

  9. Natural History of beta-Cell Autoimmunity in Young Children with Increased Genetic Susceptibility to Type 1 Diabetes Recruited from the General Population.

  10. Family history and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  11. Subclinical pain and thermal sensory dysfunction in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  12. Leptin levels in patients with type 1 diabetes receiving intensive insulin therapy compared with those in patients receiving conventional insulin therapy.

  13. Dissimilarity in adolescent and maternal representations of Type 1 diabetes: exploration of relations to adolescent well-being.

  14. Diabetes trends in Europe.

  15. Diabetes trends in Latin America.

  16. Diabetes trends in Africa.

  17. Differences in the genetic background of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  18. Absence of otoacoustic emissions in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Is there evidence for diabetic cochleopathy?

  19. Continuous glucose monitoring and haemoglobin A1c..

  20. The Glucose Area Under the Profiles Obtained With Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Relationships With HbA(lc) in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetic Patients.

  21. Insulin lispro therapy in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  22. The effects of psychoeducation on disturbed eating attitudes and behavior in young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  23. Exercise Training Improves Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

  24. Insulin therapy in Europe.

  25. Kids learn there are others with diabetes.

  26. Diabetes doesn't stop family's or girl's drive.

  27. Hopes dashed for greater role by schools in diabetes care.

  28. Mentors aid kids with diabetes.

  29. Hopes dashed for greater role by schools in diabetes care.

  30. Last week's poll asked our readers how often, on average, they or their child do a blood test. This week's poll asks our readers if they have considered switching to Lantus (insulin glargine).

  31. 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!

  32. The Featured Book of the Week is Trick-of-Treat for Diabetes by Kim Gosselin.

  33. Our page on Retinopathy is Worth a Look.

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