January 3-5, 2003
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort
July 9-12, 2003
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
- Make plans now to join us for the 2003-2004 Cruise Into the New Year with CWD!
New This Week
- We are pleased to launch CWD CoPilot, a free web-based diabetes data management system sponsored by TheraSense.
- Food and Diabetes - For Kids, Teens, Families and Caregivers is an excellent book about the nutritional issues surrounding type 1 diabetes care.
- dbaza's Diabetes Education for Kids is a great tool to help kids learn the basics of diabetes self-management and care.
- Logbook DM for Palm OS is a diabetes management application geared towards counting carbohydrates, as well as recording blood glucose data.
- No gold at the ends of the glycemic rainbow, an editorial in the Journal of Pediatrics, examines the dangers of DKA.
- Factors associated with adverse outcomes in children with diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral edema.
- Lung function abnormalities in children with type I diabetes.
- End-tidal Carbon Dioxide Predicts the Presence and Severity of Acidosis in Children with Diabetes.
- Waiting for a Diabetes Cure Part 3: What's on the Horizon? is an interview with Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., from the University of California, San Francisco, California.
- Prospects for the prevention and reversal of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Challenges for gene therapy of type 1 diabetes.
- Fatal attraction: chemokines and type 1 diabetes. See also PDF version.
- ACE inhibitors and protection against kidney disease progression in patients with type 2 diabetes: what's the evidence.
- Effects of amlodipine fosinopril combination on microalbuminuria in hypertensive type 2 diabetic patients.
- The Baylor College of Medicine has several presentations related to type 2 diabetes online.
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among Florida Children and Adolescents, 1994 through 1998.
- Variability of insulin absorption and insulin action.
- Managing diabetic ketoacidosis— a delicate balance.
- Diabetes and alternative medicine: diabetic patients experiences with Ayur-Ved, "clinical ecology" and "cellular nutrition" methods illustrates clearly the importance of maintaining insulin therapy for people with type 1 diabetes, even if alternative therapies are tried.
- The University of Michigan medical school is now sending first and second year medical students into the homes of families dealing with chronic illnesses. (See Families adopt medical students for in-home education.) This would be a great way to help medical students learn about the challenges of living with diabetes.
- Diabetes advocates are urged to recommend that President Bush sign into law the H. R. 5738, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to special diabetes programs for Type I diabetes and Indians. The President can be reached at (202) 456-1111 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
- Pediatrics and the legislature: Suggestions for lobbying your legislature, an article aimed at pediatricians, offers advice that will help diabetes advocates in their lobbying efforts.
- Montana Woman magazine interviews Larue and Staisha Drager.
- Friend lost, mission found.
- Diabetic pilot says sky no limit: First round-the-world attempt by pilot with type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes message goes bush.
- School Districts Fight Diabetes Trend is an audio recording from National Public Radio about a school with a dedicated diabetes nurse.
- Staying pumped on diabetes.
- 'No worker's comp' for diabetic.
- Gene Therapy Seen Hopeful For Sufferers Of Diabetes.
- Juvenile diabetes, a struggle for lifetime.
- Racer Villeneuve takes to slopes.
- Lemon Sugar Cookies make a nice treat.
- Weight Loss Products and Programs from the University of Colorado offers an assessment of various diet programs, just in time for the holidays.
- Last week's poll asked readers who use insulin pumps about the infusion set they use. This week's poll asks our readers how they clean their fingers before doing a blood glucose test.
- The Featured Product of the Week is the FreeStyle Tracker System from Therasense and Diabetic Express. The FreeStyle Tracker System Kit includes a FreeStyle Blood Glucose Module, a Handspring Visor Pro hand held computer, the FreeStyle Tracker Software program and ancillary supplies to get you started (lancing devices, lancets, test strips, control solution, etc.)! This item includes a $75.00 mail-in rebate. Regular Price is $295.99. Our Price $285.95. Over a $10 savings! Please visit Diabetic Express to see our complete line of Therasense products including the FreeStyle Tracker and over 900 other Diabetes supplies. Diabetic Express is the proud Online Store partner of Children with Diabetes and Diabetes 123.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Teens Pumping It Up: Insulin Pump Therapy Guide for Adolescents by Elizabeth Boland, MSN, APRN, PNP, CDE.
- Our Report from Friends for Life 2002: Pasadena is Worth a Look.
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