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Southwest Regional
Conference and Expo

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


2003 Annual
Conference and Expo

July 9-12, 2003
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Of Continuing Interest

  1. cwdMail is a free, web-based e-mail service provided by Children with Diabetes and sponsored by LifeScan. cwdMail provides a simple web-based interface and rigorous anti-spam filtering to reduce the amount of unsolicited commercial e-mail you receive. Also, your cwdMail address will never be sold or shared with anyone.

  2. EMLA cream is being taken off the market in the US in November 2002 until its product packaging can be made child-resistant.

  3. You can now generate a Quilt for Life Calendar from the Quilt for Life Online Gallery. Create and print the calendars and share them with family, friends, and your elected officials to help remind them why it's important to increase funding for diabetes research.

  4. Looking for holiday cards? Check out DRI's Holiday Kards, where four out of the five card designs were submitted by CWD kids! The cards help support the Diabetes Research Institute, a world leader in research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

New This Week

  1. Make plans now to join us for the 2003-2004 Cruise Into the New Year with CWD!

  2. With flu season upon us, it's good to know about Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.

  3. Leanne is 13, lives in Canada, and uses a pump.

  4. Insulin errors--abbreviations will get U in trouble examines the importance of double-checking your insulin vials.

  5. Join Laura Billetdeaux, Events Coordinator for Children with Diabetes, for a chat about our upcoming Orlando 2003: Friends for Life conference. The chat is on Tuesday, November 19th at 9pm Eastern in the Orlando 2003 chat room.

  6. Join Clare Rosenfeld and other teens for a chat about our International Diabetes Youth Ambassador (IDYA) program on Wednesday, November 20th at 9pm Eastern in the IDYA chat room.

  7. Read the transcript from our special Deltec Cozmo chat, held on Tuesday, November 12th.

  8. Read the transcript from our special chat with Natalie Bellini about Teens and Pump Management, held on Thursday, November 14th.

  9. Looking for ways to help fund diabetes research? Check out our Fundraising page.

  10. We're running a Diabetes and Asthma Survey for Professor Shih-Wen Huang, M.D. of the Division of Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine.

  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. Preferential transmission of type 1 diabetes from parents to offspring: fact or artifact?

  13. Coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  14. Effects of Vitamin E on Cardiovascular and Microvascular Outcomes in High-Risk Patients With Diabetes at Medscape offers the full text of this recent article.

  15. Transfer of metformin into human milk.

  16. Can diabetes mellitus be induced by medication?

  17. Optic disc swelling in an adolescent with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

  18. The diabetes social support questionnaire-family version: evaluating adolescents' diabetes-specific support from family members.

  19. Vascularized islet cell transplantation in miniature Swine: islet-kidney allografts correct the diabetic hyperglycemia induced by total pancreatectomy.

  20. Transdermal delivery of insulin from a novel biphasic lipid system in diabetic rats.

  21. Handle With Care: How To Throw Out Used Insulin Syringes and Lancets At Home is a colorful booklet for young people and their families from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

  22. Eating disorders in young women with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  23. Diabetic children and foot care: are we heading in the right direction?

  24. The Diabetes A1C Initative is designed to educate people about the need for and benefits of reaching an A1c of less than 7%. While the program is targeted at people with type 2 diabetes, the importance of reaching and maintaining a low A1c applies equally to people with type 1 diabetes. See also Check Your Hemoglobin A1c I.Q. from the NIDDK.

  25. Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1538 (school diabetes care) was recently introduced to the state legislature by Senator Jane Orie and is presently in the Senate Education Committee. If you live in Pennsylvania, please take a few minutes to customize the sample letter with your personal story and send it to the members of the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee before November 30th.

  26. 'Quilt for Life' block made in honor of Bolivar toddler with diabetes.

  27. Promise of insulin injection-free lives.

  28. Health alert: How cool is your insulin vial?

  29. 'Now, I'm in charge of my diabetes'.

  30. Daughter's diabetes spurs dad to develop lifesaving device.

  31. USDA probes Nebraska GM insulin crop contamination.

  32. Mary Tyler Moore in SLC, Pleads for Support of Stem Cell Research.

  33. 'Adult' diabetes cases up for teens.

  34. A School Test For Lifetime.

  35. Last week's poll asked our readers about what age they think is appropriate to begin insulin pump use. This week's poll asks our readers if they or their children take diabetes-related nutritional supplements.

  36. 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!

  37. The Featured Book of the Week is Making the Best of Life: Book 2: Learning to Live With Diabetes by Jed Block.

  38. Fast Food Facts are Worth a Look.

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