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Friends for Life

2004 Annual Conference and Expo


July 14-17, 2004
Sheraton Universal, Universal City, California

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Families struggling to pay for diabetes supplies can apply for short-term assistance from Supplies for Children with Diabetes, part of the Children with Diabetes Foundation.

  2. The T.H.O.R. Foundation announces their grant and scholarship applications have opened for the year 2004. The T.H.O.R. Foundation provides scholarships for families to attend CWD's annual Friends for Life conference.

New This Week

  1. We report on the CWD Focus on Fitness and Nutrition held in San Antonio from February 13-15, 2004.

  2. If you're coming to the Friends for Life: LA 2004 conference this summer, plan on spending Wednesday, July 14th at one of our Focus Groups.

  3. The band BROTHER is sponsoring a contest called Pricks and Pumps - Living with Diabetes. Kids, teens, and adults with diabetes are encouraged to enter. More information is available in their press release about the contest.

  4. Tony is 15 and was diagnosed in December 2003.

  5. Spencer is seven and is interested in a pump.

  6. Erin is 13 and uses a pump.

  7. New IDYA members include:

    1. Austin Edwards from Georgia

    2. Austin Martin from Kansas

    3. Kathryn Taapken from Kansas

    4. Kellie from Minnesota

    5. Mark Baron from Illinois

    6. Adrian Stelzer from South Africa

    7. Jason Jardine from South Africa

    8. Anna Gabriela Schoeller Paiva from Brazil

  8. The Quilt for Life now has 351 squares. Please consider adding your experience to it.

  9. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2004 camping season include:

    1. Camp Kakhamela offers kids and families in British Columbia a wonderful camping experience.

    2. Camp LADD is a free day camp for children with diabetes located in Cortland, N.Y.

    3. Camp Needlepoint and Camp Daypoint offer incredible adventures for kids in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  10. Join IDYAs for their monthly chat on Monday, February 23rd at 9pm Eastern in the IDYA chat room.

  11. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, February 24th at 9pm Eastern for a chat about this summer's Friends for Life: LA 2004 conference. The chat is in the LA2004 chat room.

  12. PEDS Frequently Asked Questions about diabetes care at school offers advice and guidance to parents.

  13. The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers a School Foods Toolkit to help parents advocate for better food choices in their children's schools.

  14. The National Diabetes Education Program has just published a collection of tips for kids with type 2 diabetes, including:

    1. What is Diabetes?

    2. Be Active

    3. Stay at a Healthy Weight

    4. Eat Healthy Foods

  15. Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience.

  16. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified is a perfect book for anyone considering pumping.

  17. Mechanisms of genetic susceptibility to type I diabetes: beyond HLA.

  18. Diabetic retinopathy.

  19. Management and outcome of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy.

  20. Surgical management of chronic pancreatitis and the role of islet cell autotransplantation.

  21. Insulin-producing Cells Found In A Variety Of Tissues In Diabetes.

  22. Auditory brainstem evoked responses in insulin-dependent (ID) and non-insulin-dependent (NID) diabetic subjects with normal hearing.

  23. Impaired Mitochondrial Activity in the Insulin-Resistant Offspring of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

  24. Accuracy and precision of low-dose insulin administration using syringes, pen injectors, and a pump.

  25. European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology/Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Consensus Statement on Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children and Adolescents. Also in PDF format.

  26. Extreme subcutaneous insulin resistance: a misunderstood syndrome.

  27. Periodontal health, salivary status, and metabolic control in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  28. Perioperative management of diabetic patients.

  29. Asian-Americans don't have to be heavy to develop diabetes. See also Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence in Asian Americans.

  30. Wheat-Free Chef Offers Tips for Living Without America's Favorite Grain.

  31. Visalia police arrest diabetic in seizure.

  32. Helping Emily.

  33. Last week's poll asked parents how soon after diagnosis they went out with their spouse. This week's poll asks readers how often they check blood sugars in the middle-of-the-night.

  34. Brand New from Ascensia Breeze Meter only $9.95 after $40 Manufacturer's rebate from Diabetic Express! Easy testing. Single-function buttons are easy-to-use and understand No more fumbling with individual test strips. One easy-to-load Ascensia "AUTODISC" includes 10 individual test strips with no coding required Comfortable and convenient shape. Fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and is stable for table-top testing too Get accurate results quickly. Automatic coding and underfill detection You need just a tiny blood drop because the test strip automatically draws in the right amount - that's called "Sip-in Sampling" Saves information for up to 100 tests! 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.

  35. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Eye Disease by A. Paul Chous, M.A., O.D.

  36. Our section about Blood Glucose Monitors is Worth a Look.

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