Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Make plans now to join us for Friends for Life: Orlando 2006, the annual CWD summer conference. Special guests include Chris Dudley, former NBA star, and Jay Leeuwenburg, former NFL star, both of whom grew up with type 1 diabetes and excelled in professional sports.
- The Family Support Network includes over 1,800 families from all 50 states and 50 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
- CWD Sports Center host Rick Philbin offers advice for Starting a New Sport.
- Calling All School Advocates: ADA/CWD Need You to participate in a program at CWD's Friends for Life 2006 conference.
- The Quilt for Life now has 431 panels. We need many more in preparation for a showing at the Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2006 near the Capitol. Please consider making a panel.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2006 camping season include:
- Camp Victory offers a free camping experience for kids in Louisiana. Campers displaced by Hurricane Katrina are encouraged to contact the camp.
- No Limits Diabetes is the home of the Diabetic Teens Without Boundaries Foundation, which brings together American, Russian, and Lithuanian teens with diabetes.
- The ADA has released its Clinical Practice Recommendations for 2006. Included are:
- Diabetes Care in the School and Day Care Setting. Also available in PDF format.
- Diabetes Care at Diabetes Camps. Also available in PDF format.
- Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes–2006. Also available in PDF format.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, 20.8 million Americans have diabetes (all types), and about 176,500 people under 20 have diabetes (mostly type 1).
- JDRF Names Arnold W. Donald President and Chief Executive Officer. See also Arnold Donald will lead juvenile diabetes group.
- Balancing Statin Therapy Guidelines With Practice.
- Nanny Need in Northern Virginia.
- HealthEngage has an updated version of their HealthEngage Diabetes software, which interfaces with the latest LifeScan and Abbott Diabetes Care meters.
- Can we slow the rising incidence of childhood-onset autoimmune diabetes? The overload hypothesis.
- Use of antimicrobials and risk of type 1 diabetes in a population-based mother-child cohort.
- Long-term mortality in a nationwide cohort of childhood-onset type 1 diabetic patients in Norway.
- A Low Brain Serotonergic Neurotransmission in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Detected Through the Intensity Dependence of Auditory-Evoked Potentials.
- Intensive Diabetes Treatment and Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. See also Tight Glucose Control Cuts Heart Disease by Half in Type 1 Diabetes and Study: Good news for type 1 diabetics.
- Improvement in Glycemic Excursions With a Transcutaneous, Real-Time Continuous Glucose Sensor reports on the DexCom 3-day sensor. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats and include photos of the sensor.
- Nocturnal differences in subcutaneous tissue glucose between forearm and abdominal sites during continuous glucose monitoring in normal subjects.
- The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Glucose and Counterregulatory Hormone Concentrations in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Postprandial Blood Glucose Is A Stronger Predictor Of Cardiovascular Events Than Fasting Blood Glucose In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Particularly In Women. Lessons from the San Luigi Gonzaga Diabetes Study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Association of Increased Total Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels with Delayed Age at Menarche in Young Women with Type 1 Diabetes. See also Onset of period delayed in young diabetic women.
- Knowledge about preconception care in French women with type 1 diabetes.
- Insulin detemir: a new basal insulin analogue.
- Subcutaneous insulin resistance successfully circumvented on long term by peritoneal insulin delivery from an implantable pump in four diabetic patients.
- Research Suggests Foods May Reduce CVD-linked Inflammation. See also Good Nutrition Evidence Proves Elusive.
- How should we treat type 2 diabetes in youth?
- Disparities in diabetes care: impact of mental illness.
- Impact of Active Versus Usual Algorithmic Titration of Basal Insulin and Point-of-Care Versus Laboratory Measurement of HbA1c on Glycemic Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes.
- Association Between Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use, Preventive Care Practices, and Use of Conventional Medical Services Among Adults With Diabetes.
- High Blood Sugar Hurts Thinking.
- Celiac disease support group offers advice on how to cope.
- Wheat intolerance.
- Because of diabetes, U.S. cross-country skier working on his balance.
- Scott Dunton Surfs and Manages Diabetes Without Fear.
- Newfound freedom: Insulin pumps change children's lives.
- Celebrity Health - Mari Wilson.
- For Family With 2 Diabetics, Constant Vigilance.
- Basketball camp teaches children with diabetes many lessons.
- Bodybuilder uses training to top disease.
- U of L achieves 'amazing' find with stem cells.
- Popcorn tribute for transplant workers.
- Congress to Adjourn by Making First-Ever Reduction to Effective CDC Diabetes Prevention Program; Research at NIH Also Cut.
- Novo Nordisk receives subpoena in the US.
- Is Margarine Safe for People With Diabetes?
- Taking a bite out of the glycemic index trend.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son Connor, age 6, was diagnosed in April of 2005. Since his diagnosis we have kept a drawer of "free food" in the fridge that he can eat whenever he wants. A couple of days ago after playing in the snow, we did his lunch fingerstick, which was a little high. He was kind of quiet for a while, then on the way to his grandmother's he said to me, "Mom, is snow free?" I was confused until he followed it up with, "Because I ate a lot of it and maybe that's why my stick was high." Just another conversation I never thought I would be having.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find used infusion sets tied to the furniture as toys for the new kitten. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers to tell us what their relationship to diabetes is.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Young Voices: Life with Diabetes by Hala Khalaf.
- The report from the First Showing of the Quilt for Life is Worth a Look.
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