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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 are in space aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. 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. The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to return to Earth on October 18th. See also Rufus and Ruby Travel to Space!

  2. Jim McCord is nearing the completion of his cross-country run from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research. His team has blocked some rooms in the Phoenix Park Hotel for anyone who wishes to meet with them in Washington, D.C. If you are interested, Jim can be reached via e-mail at or via cell phone at (859) 512-1550.

  3. The DRI Research Conference will be held next Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Park Avenue at Grand Central Station in New York City. Many CWD families will be there.

  4. Lucy lives in the U.K.

  5. Summer camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 2003 camping season include:

    • Camp Cosmo offers a youth resident camp and family day camp for children and youth in Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

    • Camp Kyle T. Woodruff is a summer day camp in Fall River, Massachusetts.

    • Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1949.

  6. We have added a page about Flu Shots.

  7. Join Clare Rosenfeld for a special CWD's International Diabetes Youth Ambassador program on Tuesday, October 15th at 9pm Eastern in the Ambassador chat room.

  8. Join us for a special chat about diabetes and Halloween on Thursday, October 17th at 9pm Eastern in the Halloween chat room. Chat with parents about how to help kids with diabetes have fun on Halloween.

  9. Read the transcript of last week's special chat with Rick Lynch, president of FIFTY-50 Pharmacy, new sponsor of the Kids section.

  10. Read the transcript of last week's Special LifeScan Chat with Australian musician Hamish Richardson, who doesn't let Type 1 diabetes keep him from rocking out with his band, BROTHER.

  11. 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 to answer specific questions.

  12. DiaBEATers includes resources for diabetes educators and sells diabetes resources and educational tools.

  13. Veronica Castellana, RN, AA, BSN, CLNC, OHN, is collecting stories from kids with diabetes on her web site.

  14. Testing the NKT cell hypothesis of human IDDM pathogenesis.

  15. Residual insulin secretion is not coupled to a maintained glucagon response to hypoglycaemia in long-term type 1 diabetes.

  16. Growth and Body Composition in Type 1 Diabetes mellitus.

  17. Markers of insulin resistance in day and shift workers aged 30-59 years.

  18. The role of viruses in human diabetes.

  19. Peptide therapy for Type I diabetes: the immunological homunculus and the rationale for vaccination.

  20. Traffic hypoglycaemias and accidents in patients with diabetes mellitus treated with different antidiabetic regimens.

  21. Increase in nocturnal blood pressure and progression to microalbuminuria in type 1 diabetes.

  22. Trends in hypertension management in Type I diabetes across Europe, 1989/1990 - 1997/1999.

  23. Training in flexible, intensive insulin management to enable dietary freedom in people with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE) randomised controlled trial. See also letters sent in response to this study.

  24. California Governor Gray Davis vetoes bill that would have required schools without nurses to train an administrator or teacher how to monitor blood sugar levels and to give insulin and glucagon injections.

  25. Australian Defence Force fights diabetes disability test case.

  26. Stem Cell Science Offers New Hope to Diabetics.

  27. UCI to test diabetes treatment.

  28. RUBY: Buffalo eighth grader hosts diabetes awareness bear.

  29. Grueling Ironman competition is the culmination of a dream for Stephen Manley.

  30. Two diabetics take up tests of supreme endurance.

  31. Insulin Pumps-The Future of Diabetes?

  32. Stuffed with diabetes information.

  33. VA conducting insulin trial: One of 40 in U.S., Canada and Brazil.

  34. A Different Face of Eating Disorders: Diabulimia.

  35. Insulin Pumps Can Be Kids' Play.

  36. Living with diabetes.

  37. Keeping ahead of diabetes.

  38. Finnie's fury at 'cowardly' illness jibe sadly illustrates that discrimination against people with diabetes exists even at the highest levels of government.

  39. Women Can Fight an Almost Secret Syndrome examines PCOS. (Free registration required)

  40. Diabetes Forums offers discussion boards about diabetes.

  41. provides nutrition information and menus for people with diabetes.

  42. Last week's poll asked our readers if they have considered switching to Lantus (insulin glargine). This week's poll asks our readers if they or their child will be getting a flu shot.

  43. 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!

  44. The Featured Book of the Week is Fast Food Facts by Marion Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE.

  45. Our page on Medical Identification Products is Worth a Look.

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