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 1,880 families from all 50 states and 52 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
- We're pleased to announce CWD Adventures, which will teach life skills and diabetes management skills in a context of travel, outdoor adventure, and cultural activities for teens and young adults.
- The American Diabetes Association is accepting applications for its 2006-2007 National Youth Advocate. This is a great opportunity for a teen with diabetes. Applications are due by February 28th, 2006, so apply soon.
- Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships.
- Calling All School Advocates: ADA/CWD Need You to participate in a program at CWD's Friends for Life 2006 conference.
- Brittany is 15 and lives in Hawaii.
- Jacob is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed right before Christmas 2005.
- Riley, who is 10 and was diagnosed in July 1999, updates his story.
- 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 Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California.
- Camp Ho Mita Koda is offering a bicycle trip for teens age 13 and up with diabetes.
- Camp Huronda is a camp for kids with diabetes at Lake Waseosa near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
- Camp LADD is a free day camp for children with diabetes located in Cortland, N.Y.
- Camp Setebaid® is a camp for kids 8 to 17 in Pennsylvania.
- Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp is a camp for kids in north central Pennsylvania.
- Setebaid® Family Weekend offers a weekend camping experience for families
- Please let us know if a CWD teen soccer camp at the University of Santa Clara would be of interest to you.
- Families are needed to help with Diabetes Education for Nursing Students.
- TrialNet is an NIH sponsored multicenter study group which is conducting studies on the prevention of diabetes and on preserving islet cell function at the onset of diabetes. Last year the study group began recruiting for 12-35 year old subjects who had been diagnosed with diabetes within the past 3 months. The goal of this two year study is to find out if two medicines are able to stop the ongoing destruction of beta cells. The two medicines are called Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF/CellCept®) and Daclizumab (DZB/Zenapax®). Forty five subjects have been enrolled in this study, and the medications have caused minimal side effects, except in one subject who developed elevated liver enzymes when an additional medication to lower his cholesterol levels was added. Because the medications have been well tolerated, the study is now lowering the enrollment age to 8 years. If you are interested in participating go their web site at www.diabetestrialnet.org or call 1-800 HALT-DM1.
- The ADA's Legal Rights of Students with Diabetes is an authoritative and comprehensive tool for families seeking to ensure that their children with diabetes are afforded all of their legal rights while they are at school. This document is indispensable for all families. You can download the complete PDF from the ADA web site or from the Children with Diabetes web site.
- The Laurel Papworth - Online Communities - Australia and Global blog mentions CWD.
- Excess risk of fatal coronary heart disease associated with diabetes in men and women: meta-analysis of 37 prospective cohort studies. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The bioartificial pancreas: progress and challenges.
- New diabetes form found by Norwegian researchers.
- Beyond the beta cell in diabetes. Also available in PDF format.
- Glutathione-s-transferase M1 and T1 polymorphisms and associations with type 1 diabetes age-at-onset.
- Slowly progressing form of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children: genetic analysis compared with other forms of diabetes mellitus in Japanese children.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy in two children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Insulin pump therapy in preschool children with type 1 diabetes mellitus improves glycemic control and decreases glucose excursions and the risk of hypoglycemia.
- Determinants of glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes during intensified therapy with multiple daily insulin injections or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: importance of blood glucose variability.
- How good is your glucose control?
- Hidden danger is coming into focus; Celiac disease was once thought rare.
- Legislators skeptical of health insurance bills.
- Army Specialist Prepares To Donate Kidney To Mom.
- Sister's kidney is a gift that will keep on giving.
- Life-long struggle with diabetes.
- Innovation In Diabetes Care: New Ways For People To Take Insulin; New Compounds Under Development.
- Stephanie Rimbach Helps High Desert's diabetic children.
- Taking on diabetes: Anchorage clinic specializes in treating a killer disease that's on the rise.
- The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Celiac Disease.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I recently figured out how to work the vibrate mode on my pump and it has shocked me a couple of times, but just today was the best one yet. At my grandmother's house at Christmas dinner, my pump vibrated and I thought it was my cell phone, which I had also set on silent/vibrate. And even though my cell is a little smaller than my pump, I somehow mistook it. Yes, I answered my pump at the Christmas dinner table.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child is playing a video game and when the "life force" level starts running out she says "Oh no! I'm low" and then starts laughing hysterically and says "I need glucose tablets!" See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first. This week's poll asks readers about what they will be able to pay for continuous sensing.
- Diabetic Drug Store, CWD's Online Store partner, has a great selection of insulin injection aids and organizers to help make your life easier. Diabetes organizers reduce clutter and make it easy to check blood sugars on the go, Frio cooling pouches to keep your insulin at the right temperature, B-D's Safe-Clip needle nipper, and we even have products to help adults with type 2 diabetes, such as syringe magnifiers and pill organizers. See our entire selection online at www.diabeticdrugstore.com/Store-Department/Insulin-Aids-Organizers.htm
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes by Tim Wysocki, Ph.D.
- Our page about Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.
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