Of Continuing Interest
- We have a report from the Focus on Pumping conference held in Washington, D.C. over Labor Day weekend.
- We've added a section of photos of diabetes care in interesting places. Send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Week
- We're running a special poll about whether families are experiencing any changes in care at school as a result of the American Federation of Teachers vote in July 2004 against diabetes care by non-nurses.
- There are only a couple of cabins left for the CWD Cruise 2005. If you're interested in attending, the deadline for reservations is September 30, 2004. Any cabins not reserved by that time will be returned to the cruise line.
- Ember's Diabetes Journal tells the story of September's diagnosis and includes links to months of blood glucose data.
- We now have 380 panels in the Quilt for Life.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2005 camping season include:
- Camp Kudzu provides camp for kids in Georgia.
- You can read the transcript of last week's first Friends for Life: Orlando 2005 chat.
- 200 Miles For Human Trials was a fund raising event to help the research of Dr. Denise Faustman.
- The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is seeking a Director for the Joslin Diabetes Camp.
- DAD Innovations has a new "Diabetic Driver" sticker that attaches to the inside of your car's windshield to help alert emergency medical personnel or police.
- Free patient information is available in English and Spanish from Tracey Associates, publisher of the excellent Learning About Diabetes board game.
- Elevated C-Reactive Protein Levels in the Development of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Response of Human Islets to Isolation Stress and the Effect of Antioxidant Treatment.
- A Salen-Manganese Catalytic Free Radical Scavenger Inhibits Type 1 Diabetes and Islet Allograft Rejection.
- Artifactual Insulin Release From Differentiated Embryonic Stem Cells.
- Thiazolidinediones Reduce Endothelial Expression of Receptors for Advanced Glycation End Products.
- Meta-Analysis: Glycosylated Hemoglobin and Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Mellitus. See also High Blood Sugar Also Poses Risk to Heart, Better Blood Sugar Monitoring Benefits Diabetics, and Diabetics 'must test blood more'.
- Pancreatic beta-Cell Function and Immune Responses to Insulin After Administration of Intranasal Insulin to Humans At Risk for Type 1 Diabetes.
- Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Insulin (Exubera) Compared With Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes.
- The Treatment of Diabetic Gastroparesis With Botulinum Toxin Injection of the Pylorus.
- Type 1 Diabetes: A Cure in Sight? describes the research underway at Massachusetts General Hospital based on work by Dr. Denise Faustman. For more information, see Reversal of established autoimmune diabetes by restoration of endogenous beta cell function (free full text available as HTML and PDF), Islet regeneration during the reversal of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice, Role of defective apoptosis in type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. This is the research being funded partially by the Iacocca Foundation.
- In Vivo and In Vitro Characterization of Insulin-Producing Cells Obtained From Murine Bone Marrow.
- The Impact of a Decade of Changing Treatment on Rates of Severe Hypoglycemia in a Population-Based Cohort of Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- A Population-Based Study of Diabetes and Its Characteristics During the Fasting Month of Ramadan in 13 Countries. Results of the Epidemiology of Diabetes and Ramadan 1422/2001 (EPIDIAR) study.
- Acute Hyperglycemia Alters Mood State and Impairs Cognitive Performance in People With Type 2 Diabetes.
- Validity of the non-mydriatic camera for diabetic retinopathy screening and analysis of retinopathy risk indicators.
- Diabetes mellitus, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and the heart.
- A 35 year old woman with diabetic nephropathy who wants a baby: case presentation.
- Rising Health Costs, Medical Debt and Chronic Conditions examines the challenges that families face paying for chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. See also Insurance Falls Short for Some Workers.
- Children with diabetes 'at risk' in the UK.
- Tackling diabetes: South Medford center Evan Roberts refuses to let disease slow him down in his pursuit of independence.
- Diabetes Adventure Helps Teen Soar Higher.
- Researchers Study Diabetic Brothers.
- Discovery Of Fruit Fly Pancreas Points To Possible Diabetes Cures, Say Stanford Researchers.
- The Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit at the British Columbia's Children's Hospital offers cornstarch recipes to help prevent overnight hypoglycemia.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My seven-year-old diabetic daughter is in second grade. I made a special ledger for her to write her blood glucose levels on and she brings it home once per week for me to review. I was looking over her last one and in the Wednesday afternoon slot it said "4 something" (in a second grade style of writing) instead of 434 or 485 -- just "4 something." I guess she figured if it is over 400 it does not make a difference what the actual number is!
- Last week's poll asked pump users if they have ever stopped using their pump. This week's poll asks readers how often they check for ketones.
- 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 Fantastic Food with Splenda by Marlene Koch.
- Our page about The Un-Tethered Regimen by Dr. Steve Edelman is Worth a Look.
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