- We report on the 2003 Scientific Sessions of the ADA.
- Senior Disetronic representatives reported that the FDA has issued an embargo on importation of new Disetronic insulin pumps into the United States as a result of a problem with documentation of the manufacturing processes of the company. The embargo means that new patients cannot be started on Disetronic insulin pumps. The FDA action does not affect the ability of Disetronic to provide support to existing pump users. The embargo is expected to remain in place for several months. Further information will be reported as it is available.
- Join Clare Rosenfeld on Monday, June 16th, for our monthly IDYA chat. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the IDYA chat room.
- Join Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Thursday, June 19th, for our final chat about the upcoming Friends for Life: Orlando 2003 conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Orlando 2003 chat room.
- The Diabetes Federation of Ireland offers resources for kids and their families in Ireland.
- The National Diabetes Education Program has upadted their Resources on Diabetes in Children and Adolescents to include Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed. A Guide for School Personnel.
- Diabetes in the Young: A Paediatric and Epidemiological Perspective by Gy. Soltész is a video presentation of the Somogyi Lecture at the recent annual meeting of EASD.
- The June 14, 2003 issue of the British Medical Journal focuses on the patient. The full text of all articles is available free, and are well worth reading. Especially good is Doctors' diagnosis: Diabetes, which recounts a UK physician's diagnosis with diabetes during medical school and his experiences with the UK health system over the years.
- Selected ADA abtracts related to hypoglycemia include:
- Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Fail To Awake in Response to Hypoglycemia.
- Counterregulation during Spontaneous Nocturnal Hypoglycaemia in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Incidence of Hypoglycemic Blood Glucose Values Versus Severe Hyoglycemic Events in Well-Controlled Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1.
- Lengthening of the QT Interval during Clinical Episodes of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Evidence of Hippocampal Damage in Type I Diabetes: A Pilot Investigation.
- Effect of Weekly Hypoglycemia on Subsequent Cognition.
- Predicting Occurrence of Severe Hypoglycemia (SH) over the Next 24 Hours Based on SMBG Data.
- Reduction of Risk for Severe Hypoglycemia (SH) through Psychobehavioral Intervention.
- The Influence of Risk Factors on Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Assessed by Continuous Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring.
- Severity of Hypoglycemia and Hypoglycemia Unawareness Are Associated with the Extent of Unsuspected Nocturnal Hypoglycemia.
- Defective Glutamine Removal during Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Caffeine Restores Disordered Brain Activation Patterns Associated with a Memory Task in Acute Hypoglycemia but Fails To Support Function.
- The Relationship between Glycemic Control and Hypoglycemia Using Insulin Glargine Versus NPH Insulin: A Meta-Regression Analysis in Type 2 Diabetes.
- Selected ADA abstracts about eye care and retinopathy include:
- Retrospective Trial of Daily Wear Contact Lenses in Diabetic Patients.
- Hemoglobin A1c Influence upon Retinopathy Progression.
- Improvement or Stabilization of Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy after Pancreas Transplantation.
- Automated Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Digital Retinal Images.
- Determinants of Retinal Blood Flow in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Selected ADA abstracts about diabetes in kids include:
- A Two Center Randomized Controlled Trial of Insulin Pump Therapy in Young Children with Diabetes.
- Can Coping Skills Training for School-Aged Youth and Their Parents Improve Psychosocial Well-Being and Metabolic Control?
- Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Prefer Ketone Testing in Blood.
- Celiac Disease (CD) in Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: Younger Age at Diabetes Onset and Reduced Height in 127 Biopsy-Positive CD-Patients Compared to 19,535 Diabetic Subjects without CD.
- Abnormal Day/Night Ratio May Not Be a Predictive Marker for Microalbuminuria in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Carotid Artery (CA) Structure and Function in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM).
- Against the grain: Many unaware gluten causing their distress.
- Boy Helps Doctors: 3rd-grader's science project key to diagnosing disease.
- Concert promoter agrees diabetics can keep medical supplies in concerts.
- Lack of school nurses problem for kids with diabetes.
- A tiny pump promises big time performance: BU invention could 'sweeten' diabetes therapy within five years.
- Summer Camps Organized for Children with Diabetes in Azerbaijan.
- Child diabetes epidemic hits.
- NutritionData offers a wide array of ways to search for the nutritional content of foods.
- Last week's poll asked readers about who is primarily responsible for their child's diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers at what age they or their child was diagnosed.
- Our featured page from The Diabetes Monitor is Insulins and Insulin Analogs, which explains the current options in insulin therapy.
- Introductory Price Special from Diabetic Express! New! ONE TOUCH® UltraSmart Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Blood Glucose Meter and Electronic Logbook in One! Only $29.95 after $20 manufacturer rebate and $30 trade-in! Trade-in offer is valid for all non-ONE TOUCH meters and the ONE TOUCH Profile. The ONE TOUCH UltraSmart uses FastDraw Design Ultra test strips, a new capillary action, end-fill test strip that takes only 1 microliter of blood, is touchable, and is approved for alternative sites (e.g., the arm instead of the finger tip). SmartButtons make your entries fast and easy. Patterns are easy to see and understand. Less pain, less blood, accurate results in 5 seconds! Please visit Diabetic Express to see our complete line of over 1000 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 The Best of Diabetes Self-Management by the Editors of Diabetes Self-Management magazine.
- Our CWD Grads section is Worth a Look.
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