September 3-5, 2004
The Westin Grand, Washington, D.C.
February 10-14, 2005
Departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Of Continuing Interest
- ADA Launches Safe At School Campaign.
- Applications for the Ascensia Dream Fund are due by September 10, 2004. If you're 18 or older and have diabetes, you could win $150,000 to pursue your dream.
- Joslin researchers are seeking adolescent girls from across the United States who have had type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months and experience hypoglycemia (blood glucose less than 80) two or more times a month.
New This Week
- We offer congratulations to Gary Hall, Jr., Olympic Champion. For more about Gary Hall, Jr., see Gary Hall, Jr. wins gold in the 50 meter freestyle. Diabetes Is No Match For Splashy Olympic Swimmer, and the dispatches from Anne Peters Harmel, MD, Gary Hall Jr.'s doctor, from August 17th and August 19th. And be sure to add your voice to a scrapbook for Gary.
- With kids heading back to school, parents are strongly encouraged to download a copy of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed. A Guide for School Personnel. You can also request a free copy, along with 25 tip sheets to hand out to school staff, by calling the National Diabetes Education Program at 1-800-438-5383 or by printing the order form and faxing or mailing it to the National Diabetes Education Program. This comprehensive guide educates school personnel about diabetes management and helps ensure a supportive environment and equal access to educational opportunities for students with diabetes. The team approach laid out in this guide helps school personnel, health care providers, parents, and students work together effectively.
- Join Crystal Jackson of the ADA for a chat about diabetes at school on Monday, August 23rd at 9pm Eastern in the "Back to School" chat room.
- Lee Iacocca Announces Campaign to Raise Money for Diabetes Research. For more information, see The Iacocca Foundation and Reach for the Cure Foundation.
- Dave's Bike Tour: New York City to Portland, Oregon recounts the cross-country bike trip of Dave Mertes, who has type 1 diabetes. See also The ride of a lifetime.
- Diabetes Counselling Online is the web site of Helen Edwards, who has type 1 diabetes and lives in Australia.
- Roche Diagnostics has a new publication about diabetes in children that includes excellent information for schools, including a medical management plan form.
- Medscape offers a History of Pump Technology (free registration required).
- ASRIS has information about type 1 diabetes and research in Sardinia.
- Unomedical's inset infusion set, the first all-in-one infusion set and inserter, is now available from Animas Corporation.
- Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, Second Edition by Ragnar Hanas, M.D. is now available.
- Extend Bar, a specialty food designed to reduce the risk of nighttime low blood sugar, is now available in a low-carb formulation.
- Lens fluorescence and metabolic control in type 1 diabetic patients: a 14 year follow up study.
- Lens opacity in diabetics. Prevalence and association to visual deficiency and retinopathy.
- Causes of limited survival of microencapsulated pancreatic islet grafts.
- The increase in risk of diabetes mellitus from exposure to second-generation antipsychotic agents.
- In vivo gene transfer to pancreatic Beta cells by systemic delivery of adenoviral vectors.
- Peritoneal B cells govern the outcome of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice.
- Researchers find way to detect dangerous brain swelling in diabetic children. See also Cerebral Edema in Childhood Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Natural history, radiographic findings, and early identification.
- Nocturnal hypoglycemia in patients with insulin-treated diabetes.
- Morbidity of hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes.
- Exercise-induced and other daytime hypoglycemic events in patients with diabetes: prevention and treatment.
- Education and multidisciplinary team approach in childhood diabetes.
- Glycaemic control in a type 1 diabetes clinic for younger adults.
- Insulin glargine for type 2 diabetes.
- 'Urine testing is a waste of time': newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients' perceptions of self-monitoring.
- The NIH Consensus Development Conference on Celiac Disease has published it's Final Consensus Statement.
- Girl with digestive disorder denied Communion. See also No waffling on wafer's content and Invalid Communion in New Jersey: Analysis.
- On August 11, 2004, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund filed a Compliance Complaint with the California Department of Education citing its failure to monitor local school districts' compliance with IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and enforce the rights of children with diabetes to a non-discriminatory, free, appropriate public education.
- Living with juvenile diabetes a daily reality for Saratoga Springs teenager.
- Diabetic Detroit pitcher wears insulin pump.
- Incurable diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, no longer discourage many people from playing sports.
- Chocolate bar chess champion.
- Nurse Cartoonist Wins National Diabetes Educator of the Year Award.
- Man creates handy device to solve his diabetic needs.
- American Diabetes Association Launches ClubPed.
- Diabetes Center researchers' discovery identifies new strategy against diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
As a new pumper, I wanted to express to the world the said fact. Therefore, I specialized my license plate-NSLNPMP. To my chagrin, nobody had any idea what it stood for, but my dad (who has a pretty good understanding of me) had the most original idea -- "Nice and Plump?"
- Last week's poll asked readers their children have 504 plans at school. This week's poll asks readers if they reuse lancets or syringes.
- FreeStyle Flash blood glucose monitoring system. Now test with the world's smallest meter! Free when you purchase a minimum of 50 FreeStyle test strips! Free Data Cable for your computer via mail in offer. 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.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes by Tim Wysocki, Ph.D.
- Our page about Insulin Pens and Pen-like Devices is Worth a Look.
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