Of Continuing Interest
- Come to CWD's Cancun 2006: Focus on Best Practices conference from January 4-8, 2006 for a vacation break and to learn more about diabetes care at the beautiful Marriott CasaMagna Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Registration closes on December 4, 2005.
- Make plans to join CWD families for our Focus on Pumping Regional Conference from March 17-19, 2006 at the Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 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 1,550 families from all 50 states and 44 countries who are there to help. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter, or need a college parent, 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.
New This Week
- The Quilt for Life now has 426 panels. We need many more. Please consider making a panel.
- Defending ADA's A1C Target: Goals should balance benefits with risks and costs for different populations.
- Fine-Tuning Insulin With Pramlintide.
- Diabetes Health Magazine offers Nine Guidelines for Injecting Insulin Comfortably and Safely and an interview with Ironman Jay Hewitt.
- Home Diagnostics launches its new Sidekick glucose meter, a vial of 50 test strips with a built-in meter. Cost is about $35 for 50 tests ($70 per 100 strips).
- Health Alert: Glucose monitors.
- Sustained beta cell apoptosis in patients with long-standing type 1 diabetes: indirect evidence for islet regeneration?
- The thymus way in pathogenesis and prevention of type 1 diabetes.
- A two year observational study of nicotinamide and intensive insulin therapy in patients with recent onset type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Altered glycemia and brain-update and potential relevance to the aging brain.
- Absence of breast-feeding is associated with the risk of type 1 diabetes: a case-control study in a population with rapidly increasing incidence.
- Mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction with development of type 1 diabetes mellitus: Role of insulin and C-peptide.
- Hypoxic stress in diabetic pregnancy contributes to impaired embryo gene expression and defective development by inducing oxidative stress.
- Pancreatic Stem Cells: A Glimmer of Hope for Diabetes? Also available in PDF format.
- Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) should be less latent.
- Influence of caregiver stress and coping on glycemic control of young children with diabetes.
- Health-related quality of life and metabolic control in adolescents with diabetes: the role of parental care, control, and involvement.
- The Association of Increased Total Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels with Delayed Age at Menarche in Young Women with Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The role of work-related and personal factors in diabetes self-management.
- Usefulness of anti-transglutaminase antibodies in the diagnosis of celiac disease.
- Low-dose gluten challenge in celiac sprue: malabsorptive and antibody responses.
- Effect of pretreatment of food gluten with prolyl endopeptidase on gluten-induced malabsorption in celiac sprue.
- Teacher Mistakes Boy's Insulin Pump For Phone, Rips It Out. See also Teacher yanks out student's insulin pump.
- Diabetes tests OK in school.
- Man in diabetic coma sues police who thought he was drunk.
- An inexplicable family affair: In defiance of odds, 3 sisters have Type 1 diabetes.
- Using Insulin Pumps for Children.
- From the Dead Sea to Mount Everest: Geri Winkler faces the greatest challenge of his life.
- Optical sensor could offer diabetics a convenient alternative to blood testing.
- One Woman's Powerful Reminder.
- Joslin Study Sheds Light on Birth Defect Cause in Pregnant Women with Diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Joshua (8, diagnosed 18 m) was low about 2am the other night. I fed him the Pringles from his Lunchable. The next afternoon when it was time for lunch, he was looking for his Pringles, and was quite mad that he ate them, and in his own words, "without being able to enjoy them." Guess I'll have to have the lunch Pringles vs. the 2am Pringles.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you see the high gas prices at a station and what you really see are high blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers about blood glucose meter they use most often. This week's poll asks readers about their Halloween plans.
- The Featured Product of the Week is the Ascensia Contour blood glucose monitor which is free with purchase of 100 Contour test strips and enrollment in our Patient Compliance Program. Only $28.44 per box of 50 Contour strips with membership! Do you have insurance? Your diabetes supplies may be free. Visit us at www.DiabeticCareServices.com. 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 and Diabetes123.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Trick-or-Treat for Diabetes by Kim Gosselin.
- Our page about Halloween and Diabetes is Worth a Look.
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