Of Continuing Interest
- Our 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 950 families from 50 states and 28 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.
- Plan on coming to our Focus on Pumping regional conference at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California, from September 9-11, 2005.
New This Week
- We report on our Colorado 2005: Focus on the Future conference, held last week in Colorado Springs.
- Tricia graduates from high school and will pursue nursing and Spanish.
- The Quilt for Life added three panels last week, bringing the total to 404. 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:
- Children's Diabetes Summer Camp provides a summer camping experience for kids ages 6-14 living in Louisiana.
- Join CWD events coordinator Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about the Friends for Life 2005 summer conference on Tuesday, May 24th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Young kids with diabetes are invited to join in on the bi-weekly Young Kids Chat on Sunday, May 29th at 8pm Eastern in the Kids chat room.
- Young Voices tells the stories of thirteen young people with diabetes.
- Disetronic USA has launched an updated web site with information about their new ACCU-CHEKTM Spirit insulin pump system.
- PumpPack.com offers colorful pump cases for kids and donates a percentage of the profits to diabetes research.
- Scientists clone cells from human patients. See also Stem cell breakthrough and Stem cell breakthrough in UK and South Korea.
- Minocycline reduces proinflammatory cytokine expression, microglial activation, and caspase-3 activation in a rodent model of diabetic retinopathy. See also A Penn State College of Medicine study suggests that a common antibiotic called minocycline may slow or prevent diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 74.
- Normalization of glucose post-transplantation of pig pancreatic anlagen into non-immunosuppressed diabetic rats depends on obtaining anlagen prior to embryonic day 35. See also Precise timing enabled pig-to-rat transplants to cure diabetes.
- Developments in the prediction of type 1 diabetes mellitus, with special reference to insulin autoantibodies.
- The incidence of visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy in Leeds.
- Involvement of circulating endothelial progenitor cells and vasculogenic factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.
- Childhood and adolescent diabetes.
- Relationship between the incidence of type 1 diabetes and maternal enterovirus antibodies: time trends and geographical variation.
- Islet cell related antibodies and type 1 diabetes associated with echovirus 30 epidemic: A case report.
- Baculovirus p35 increases pancreatic beta-cell resistance to apoptosis.
- Pyridoxamine as a multifunctional pharmaceutical: targeting pathogenic glycation and oxidative damage.
- The sweet thing about Type 1 diabetes: A cryoprotective evolutionary adaptation. See also The New York Times article New Theory Places Origin of Diabetes in an Age of Icy Hardships.
- Cardiovascular effects of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children.
- Insulin-induced hypoglycemia accelerates gastric emptying of solids and liquids in longstanding type 1 diabetes..
- Substance abuse in young patients with type 1 diabetes: easily neglected in complex medical management.
- Risk of Celiac Disease Autoimmunity and Timing of Gluten Introduction in the Diet of Infants at Increased Risk of Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Gluten Exposure in Infants Lowers Risk for Celiac Disease.
- Bill lists treatment for diabetic students; Each school would have volunteer to be nurse's proxy.
- Ricordi's mission: Cure diabetes.
- Battle Hymn of the Immune System.
- Lindsay resident one step closer to getting an insulin pump.
- Pig Organ Transplants to Apes Likely This Year. See also Pig-cell transplant treatment denied and Pig cells offer hope of miracle cure.
- Modified Liver Cells Keep Diabetes under Control.
- The Cottage Grove Community Hospital and Clinics has an article about Eating Well With Diabetes.
- Senior feels 'lucky to graduate'.
- Thunder Bay student wins diabetes scholarship.
- Vacationing with diabetes.
- LifeScan Awards Prize For Athletic Achievement.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old kindergartener wears her diabetes "bracelet" around her ankle because it's more comfortable and doesn't get in her way. One day at school, her friend asked her, "How do you know which leg has diabetes?" My daughter laughingly replied, "My whole BODY has diabetes!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child doesn't even bother to pour her cereal into a bowl--she just eats from the measuring cup. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many unopened bottles of insulin they have on hand. This week's poll asks readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
- FREE ACCU-CHEK Compact blood glucose monitor after Manufacturer's Rebate and Trade-in! Brand new meter from Accu-Chek! Never Handle Test Strips Again! Touch button and strip appears automatically. Apply small sample. Results in approximately 15 seconds. Touch button again and strip ejects automatically. From Diabetic Express, the online store partner and a sponsor of Children with Diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE.
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