Of Continuing Interest
- Our new insulin is not a cure t-shirts are the perfect accompaniment to our insulin is not a cure red bracelets. Proceeds help fund research (through the Diabetes Research Institute), scholarships for kids with diabetes (through the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation), and diabetes supplies for families in need (through the Supplies for Children with Diabetes Foundation). Use our order form to get yours.
- The Family Support Network includes over 800 families from 50 states and 23 countries who are there to help. If you're new to diabetes, the Family Support Network will help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.
- Struggling to pay for diabetes supplies? The Supplies for CWD Foundation can help.
New This Week
- If you're coming to the Friends for Life 2005 annual conference in Orlando, it's time to sign up for Focus Groups. We've updated the schedule, and there are some openings left.
- Bring It On is a poem by Mark Koekemoer from South Africa.
- Brook is 16 and lives in Alabama.
- Lindsey is 13 and was diagnosed when she was seven.
- Brittany is 13 and was diagnosed when she was four.
- The Quilt for Life added three panels last week, bringing the total to 396. CWD will be displaying the Quilt for Life at the 2005 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Diego from June 10-14, 2005. If you're considering making a quilt panel, please do so soon so yours can be included at the ADA conference.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2005 camping season include:
- Camp Too Sweet is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Radford, Virginia.
- Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, April 26th for a chat about the upcoming Friends for Life 2005 summer conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Dr. Bruce Bode has many excellent diabetes Power Point presentations online.
- Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes: A Comprehensive Review is an online CME course.
- The Children's Diabetes Foundation in Denver has a good collection of tips for college students.
- The Courage Bag, created by the parent of a teen with diabetes, holds your supplies and all your other stuff.
- Pumpernickel, from FIFTY-50 Pharmacy, is a stuffed animal that uses an insulin pump.
- DiabetesInControl.com has a review of the new Omnipod insulin pump system.
- Dietary manipulation of beta cell autoimmunity in infants at increased risk of type 1 diabetes: a pilot study.
- Insights into the acute cerebral metabolic changes associated with childhood diabetes.
- Differentiation of Insulin-Producing Cells from Human Neural Progenitor Cells.
- Association of childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus with a variant of PAX4: possible link to beta cell regenerative capacity.
- Psychosocial aspects of xenotransplantation: survey in adolescent recipients of porcine islet cells.
- Type 1 Diabetes in the Spanish Population: additional factors to Class II HLA-DR3 and -DR4. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Structural-tridimensional study of yolk sac in pregnancies complicated by diabetes.
- NOVA offers stories and information about Stem Cells. The video segment focuses on Lauren Stanford, a teenager with type 1 diabetes, and Doug Melton from Harvard, a stem cell researcher who has two children with type 1 diabetes.
- Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes discusses Newly diagnosed childhood diabetes: a psychosocial transition for parents?
- Childhood diabetes presenting with hyperosmolar dehydration but without ketoacidosis: a report of three cases.
- Optimal timing for postprandial glucose measurement in pregnant women with diabetes and a non-diabetic pregnant population evaluated by the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS).
- Predictors of first stroke in Type 1 diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study.
- Lifetime risk of symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome in Type 1 diabetes.
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin.
- Epidemiology of celiac disease: What are the prevalence, incidence, and progression of celiac disease? Also available in PDF format.
- Should all children be screened for celiac disease? Full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The prevalence of celiac disease in average-risk and at-risk Western European populations: A systematic review. Full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Neurologic presentation of celiac disease. Full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Skin manifestations of celiac disease. Also available in PDF format.
- Fertility and pregnancy-related events in women with celiac disease: a population-based cohort study. See also Celiac Disease May Not Affect Fertility.
- American Diabetes Association Calls on Florida Legislators to Protect Children, Disabled and Poor People with Diabetes.
- 'How can you just leave someone lying there?'
- Young artist brightens his life.
- Diabetes in check, she carries on lacrosse legacy.
- Living with diabetes is about being on constant watch.
- CMC procedure treats Type 1 diabetes.
- Celebrities and diabetes.
- Pioneering operation gives hope to diabetes sufferers.
- For Dear Life: Katherine Gentry learns routines will be entirely different after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
- Jim Witheril is running marathons to help raise awareness of the signs of diabetes, in honor of his son who passed away from undiagnosed diabetes. See also Running vs. diabetes.
- Promising Company, Bad Deal from Forbes discusses Dexcom, a company developing implanted, continuous glucose sensors that went public in early April 2005.
- Diabetech Wireless Diabetes Intervention Technology Goes Global.
- The Food Guide Pyramid has been updated significantly by the USDA.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The other day my neighbor was admiring the new little tree we had planted in the front yard. I told her I needed to give it another dose of Nutrasweet. I meant to say MiracleGrow.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you have no problem asking your child if they are "high" in a middle of a public place. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked often our readers do blood tests in the middle of the night. This week's poll asks how many times our readers have had a retinal photograph as part of their diabetes eye.
- April Price Special! OneTouch Ultra Kit Only $29.99! Free After $30 Mail-in Rebate! The OneTouch Ultra, LifeScan's newest blood glucose meter, sets a new standard for speed by producing results in five seconds. The ONE TOUCH Ultra uses FastDraw(TM) Design 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). From Diabetic Express, the online store partner and a sponsor of Children with Diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, 10th Edition by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- The History of CWD is Worth a Look.
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