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 1,000 families from 50 states and 32 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.
- Diabetes Heroes is a program that celebrates the extraordinary efforts by individuals that make living with diabetes easier and more bearable. Heroes win $1,000 and other great prizes.
New This Week
- In just four weeks, hundreds of families from across the country and around the world will meet at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World for Friends for Life 2005, the annual CWD summer conference. There are just a few rooms left at the hotel, so if you're thinking of coming, call Disney World soon at 407-939-1020 to reserve your room. This year's conference is shaping up to be the best ever!
- Join the DRI for a research update on Islet Cell Transplantation: Eliminating Anti-Rejection Drugs and Establishing Transplant Tolerance at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California, on June 14, 2005.
- The Quilt for Life added five panels last week, bringing the total to 410. 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. The Quilt will be set up in the main registration hall (Sails), which is open to the public. If you live in San Diego, or are nearby, please stop by and see the Quilt.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2005 camping season include:
- Camp Ho Mita Koda has been serving children with diabetes for 76 years. They have residence camp for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen bicycle adventure.
- Camp Hamwi, in central Ohio, offers horseback riding and outdoor adventure.
- CODA Kid's Camp is a summer day camp for kids ages 3 through 7 near Columbus, Ohio.
- Stepping Stones Day Camp is a summer day camp for new campers ages 8 through 12 near Columbus, Ohio.
- The Diabetes Youth Program in Toledo, Ohio sponsors Diabetes Resident Camp.
- An Update of Insulin Delivery Options is a free, online CE course offered by Novo Nordisk.
- The ADA 2005 Clinical Practice Recommendations are online. Free full text is available for all recommendations. Of particular interest to parents will be Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting and Diabetes Care at Diabetes Camps.
- The ADA provides definitions for its clinically related reports.
- Transplantation and Islet Topics.
- Effect of insulin on plasma vascular endothelial growth factor in children with new onset diabetes.
- TH1/TH2 cytokine secretion of first degree relatives of T1DM patients.
- Longitudinal observation of enterovirus and adenovirus in stool samples from Norwegian infants with the highest genetic risk of type 1 diabetes.
- Bacteria of food and human intestine are the most possible sources of the gad-trigger of type 1 diabetes.
- Real-time glucose sensing using transdermal fluid under continuous vacuum pressure in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction are associated with retinopathy: the Hoorn Study.
- Genetic Analysis Of Families With Autoimmune Diabetes And Thyroiditis: Evidence For Common And Unique Genes.
- Prevalence of diabetes complications 6 years after diagnosis in an incident cohort of childhood diabetes.
- Pregnancy in type 1 diabetes: insulin pump versus intensified conventional therapy.
- Risk of specific congenital abnormalities in offspring of women with diabetes.
- Response to nocturnal alarms using a real-time glucose sensor.
- Diabetes in children and adolescents from ethnic minorities: barriers to education, treatment and good metabolic control.
- Glycemic Control and Treatments in Type 1 Diabetes in childhood and adolescence in Portugal.
- Insulin therapy: current alternatives.
- Caffeine Benefits People With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Slowing Progression Along the Renal Disease Continuum. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Economic burden on families of childhood type 1 diabetes in urban Sudan.
- Coeliac disease in developing countries: Middle East, India and North Africa.
- The Texas House and Senate passed legislation specifically addressing the care of children with diabetes in public schools. The full text of the legislation is available in PDF format.
- Kids and Diabetes.
- Dining out on diabetes.
- Hey, Look at Me: Is it possible to be both diabetic and a restaurant critic?
- Bandmates rock to fight juvenile diabetes.
- Helping diabetics to be winners.
- PEZ Interviews: Team Type 1.
- Sisters make vital connection.
- Teenage girl pokes classmates with a diabetes tester.
- Lilly Announces Winners in Global Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Diabetes Care.
- What's the Truth About Artificial Sweeteners? by Diabetes Health Magazine is an excellent review of non-nutritive sweeteners.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My eight-year-old son recently spoke to his class about an upcoming walk to cure diabetes and invited them to come and walk on behalf of his ten-year-old diabetic sister. He told me that he explained diabetes to his class and told them the following: "The white blood cells in my sister's body attacked her pancreas and now she doesn't have any more eyelids."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medic alert bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers who provides assistance in the care of their child's diabetes while their child is at school. This week's poll asks readers who use insulin pumps about the infusion set they use.
- FREE BD Logic blood glucose monitor. with purchase of only 50 BD Logic test strips ($74.99 Value)! New BD LogicTM Blood Glucose Monitor 5-Second Test Results ... With Less Pain. The new BD LogicTM Blood Glucose Monitor is ideal if you're looking for the convenience of a small and fast system that allows you to test with less pain. No other meter gives you such fast results using such a small amount of blood. From Diabetic Express, the online store partner and a sponsor of Children with Diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Smart Pumping for People with Diabetes, edited by Howard Wolpert, MD.
- The Family Support Network is Worth a Look.
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