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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. The T.H.O.R. Foundation is offering scholarships to the Friends for Life 2003 Annual Conference and Expo. The application deadline is December 31, 2002. Apply today, and be sure to include information about what you are doing related to diabetes advocacy, as that is a big part of their selection process.

  3. If your holiday plans include air travel, please review our page about Flying With Diabetes.

  4. We've added two new features to each page in our site: "E-mail This Article" to send an e-mail with a link to a page to a friend, and "Printer Friendly Format" to remove the top and bottom nagivation elements for easier printing. If you notice any problems with either of these features, please e-mail

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

New This Week

  1. We report on last week's IDYA trip to Denmark to visit Maersk Medical, maker of insulin pump infusion sets, and two Danish teens with diabetes.

  2. Vanessa Rios is nine years old and was diagnosed in October 2001.

  3. Diabetes writer Rick Mendosa shares his thoughts about The Skinny on Nuts, Peanuts, and Peanut Butter.

  4. Join us on Tuesday, December 10th for a special chat about Teens and Diabetes with Natalie Bellini, diabetes nurse educator, pump trainer, and pump user from Animas Corporation. The chat begins at 9:00 pm Eastern in the "Natalie Bellini" chat room.

  5. Join us on Thursday, December 12th for a special chat about our Friends for Life: Orlando 2003 conference, hosted by Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux. The chat begins at 9:00 pm Eastern in the "Orlando 2003" chat room.

  6. We're running a new survey about the use of syringes and pens in school. Your opinion matters.

  7. The Brighton School System in Brighton, Michigan, publishes complete nutritional information for school lunches, including diabetic menus with carbohydrate values of each part of the meal, to help kids and parents plan for meals.

  8. Pump Wear Inc. has new Beaded Alert Bracelets for kids (and adults). For every Children With Diabetes Beads set purchased, Pump Wear Inc. makes a US$5.00 donation to the Children with Diabetes Foundation.

  9. Team Mariah Enterprise, run by a family with a child with diabetes, sells diabetes carrying cases and pump accessories.

  10. Eli Lilly is offering a coupon for a free 5-pack of pre-filled insulin pens.

  11. SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth is a multi-year, multi-center study that will estimate the number of young people who have diabetes in the United States and identify the type of diabetes by age and ethnicity. See also the Cincinnati Children's Hospital discussion of the research program.

  12. The TRIGR study will examine whether delayed exposure to intact food proteins will reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Women who are pregnant and who have type 1 diabetes, have a spouse with type 1 diabetes, or another child with type 1 diabetes, are encouraged to participate in the study.

  13. The CDC has updated estimates on the prevalence of diabetes.

  14. Pertussis infection in childhood and subsequent Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  15. Combination of autoantibody markers and risk for development of type 1 diabetes: results from a large french cohort of family members. See also Combinations Of Antibodies Predict Diabetes Risk.

  16. Neonatal diabetes mellitus: chromosomal analysis in transient and permanent cases. See also Chromosome Anomalies Common in Transient Neonatal Diabetes. (Free Medscape membership required)

  17. Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitoring With Optical Coherence Tomography.

  18. A Novel Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitor.

  19. Association of HLA-DQ Genotype in Autoantibody-Negative and Rapid-Onset Type 1 Diabetes.

  20. The Rise of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in the 20th Century.

  21. Increased Risk of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in Children Born After 1985.

  22. Decreased Mortality Associated With the Use of Metformin Compared With Sulfonylurea Monotherapy in Type 2 Diabetes.

  23. Intrauterine Hyperglycemia Is Associated With an Earlier Diagnosis of Diabetes in HNF-1alpha Gene Mutation Carriers.

  24. Long-term insulin independence following repeated islet transplantation in totally pancreatectomized diabetic pigs.

  25. Intrahepatic Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetic Patients Does Not Restore Hypoglycemic Hormonal Counterregulation or Symptom Recognition After Insulin Independence.

  26. Reduction of Blood Glucose Variability in Type 1 Diabetic Patients Treated By Pancreatic Islet Transplantation.

  27. Prevalence of diabetic eye disease in patients entering a systematic primary care-based eye screening programme.

  28. Ultrasonography of plantar soft tissues thickness in young people with diabetes.

  29. Absorption and Metabolic Effect of Inhaled Insulin.

  30. End-tidal Carbon Dioxide Predicts the Presence and Severity of Acidosis in Children with Diabetes.

  31. Plasma and Dietary Vitamin E in Relation to Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes.

  32. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Resistance Exercise Training to Improve Glycemic Control in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes.

  33. Insulin Resistance and Associated Compensatory Responses in African-American and Hispanic Children.

  34. Efficacy of Humalog® injections before an afternoon meal and their acceptance by children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

  35. The Benefits of Metformin Therapy During Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Treatment of Type 1 Diabetic Patients.

  36. Steroid diabetes in children with Crohn disease.

  37. Screening for coeliac disease in type 1 diabetes.

  38. Health Literacy and Diabetic Control.

  39. Becton Dickinson Canada launches new BD Latitude Diabetes Management System.

  40. Deltec, Inc. Trains Diabetes Educators.

  41. Diabetic child faces premium cost for school.

  42. Rufus tours world, boosts spirits.

  43. Long-distance dad is home after diabetes run.

  44. Teen Advocate Allison Blass is Inspiration to Many.

  45. 911 lesson helped girl save diabetic mom.

  46. ACEs Wild: Clinical trials, lab evidence, and a new theory probe untapped potential for ACE inhibitors. (Free registration required)

  47. Recreation: Scoring a big recovery.

  48. Wave Goodbye to Finger Sticks?

  49. Living well with diabetes.

  50. Your Tattoo Is Saying Something.

  51. Novo Nordisk lines up trials of insulin inhaler Aerx in India.

  52. Anatomy of a gut reaction is an article about celiac.

  53. We've added a new recipe for Chocolate Brownies that uses DiabetiSweet, a sugar substitute that uses Ace-K.

  54. Last week's poll asked readers if they have ever given the wrong insulin dose. This week's poll asks our readers who use insulin pumps about the infusion set they use.

  55. 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!

  56. The Featured Book of the Week is The Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes by Christopher D. Saudek, M.D., Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D., CDE, and Cynthia S. Shump, R.N., CDE.

  57. Readers' Favorite Recipes is Worth a Look.

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