Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
- "Quilt for Life" Display Set For Washington D.C. Mall; Children's colorful and emotional quilts show the true face of diabetes.
- 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.
- 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 1,930 families from all 50 states and 53 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
- Sofia is nine and was diagnosed in September 2005.
- Emmanuel was diagnosed in September 2004, one week after his second birthday.
- Anna is 15 and was diagnosed when she was five.
- Hailee is 14 and was diagnosed when she was four.
- Loanne lives in France and was diagnosed in November 2005 just before she turned two.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
As a high school senior, I am now afraid to go away to college, unsure that I could take proper care of my diabetes. Why am I now afraid to go away for school? Would it be better to find an endocrinologist near campus?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 433 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 Leo near Shelton, Washington, offers kids a wonderful time in the great outdoors.
- Camp Possibilities is an overnight camp for kids with diabetes living in Pennsylvania.
- Diabetes Kamp for Kids by the Diabetes Foundation of Georgia for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 and their families is held at the Enota Mountain Retreat
- Lion's Camp Hickory is a day camp on the Seneca River in New York for children with type 1 diabetes.
- You can read the transcript from last week's chat about CWD Conferences and the new CWD Adventures.
- The Barbara Davis Center's Young Adult Clinic offers some excellent advice to young adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetic Children Performing Prolonged Aerobic Exercise May Have High Rate of Hypoglycemia offers CME credit.
- The IDF has a Position Statement on Animal, Human and Analogue Insulins.
- The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for participants in their 2006 Call to Congress, to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9, 2006. Call to Congress participants learn how to make their voice heard on Capitol Hill and meet with their state and local representatives to advocate for diabetes causes.
- Diabetes en Colombia is a web-based support group for families living in Colombia, South America.
- The Diabetes and Wellness Foundation focuses on exercise to help people with diabetes.
- The Diabetes Carbohydrate & Fat Gram Guide can help you make healthy choices in your meal planning.
- Human fetal islet transplantation in type 1 diabetics: comparison of immunological effects between multiple implantation regimens.
- Cytoprotection of beta cells: rational gene transfer strategies.
- Allelic Variation in Key Peptide-Binding Pockets Discriminates between Closely Related Diabetes-Protective and Diabetes-Susceptible HLA-DQB1*06 Alleles.
- Preemptive transplantation for patients with diabetes-related kidney disease.
- Improved cardiovascular risk profile of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and renal failure after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.
- The estrogenic effect of bisphenol A disrupts pancreatic beta-cell function in vivo and induces insulin resistance. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Diabetes from a Plastic? Estrogen mimic provokes insulin resistance.
- Gestational diabetes: The significance of persistent fasting hyperglycemia for the subsequent development of diabetes mellitus.
- Motor cortical excitability remains unaffected of short-term hyperglycemia in Type 1 diabetic patients.
- Painful diabetic neuropathy: a cross-sectional survey of health state impairment and treatment patterns.
- Treatment of intractable painful diabetic neuropathy with intravenous lignocaine.
- Urinary creatinine concentration is inversely related to glycaemic control and the presence of some diabetic complications in patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
- Things we have learned from tilapia islet xenotransplantation. (See Wikipedia for information about the tilapia.)
- Attentional functioning is impaired during acute hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes.
- Optimal timing of injection of once-daily insulin glargine in people with Type 1 diabetes using insulin lispro at meal-times.
- On-line adaptive algorithm with glucose prediction capacity for subcutaneous closed loop control of glucose: evaluation under fasting conditions in patients with Type 1 diabetes.
- A predictive tool for the self-management of diabetes (Librae): evaluation using a continuous glucose monitoring system.
- Glycaemic Control with Modified Intensive Insulin Injections (MII) Using Insulin Pens and Premixed Insulin in Children with Type-1 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Hippocampal volume and cognitive performance in long-standing Type 1 diabetic patients without macrovascular complications.
- Periodontal status of diabetics compared with nondiabetics: a meta-analysis.
- Dose–response relation between sulfonylurea drugs and mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Heart Deaths.
- Effect of inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system and other antihypertensive drugs on renal outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis.
- Cost-effectiveness of full medicare coverage of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for beneficiaries with diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Nocturnal neuropathic pain in diabetic patients may be caused by spinal stenosis.
- Early detection of diabetic cardiomyopathy: usefulness of tissue Doppler imaging.
- Screening for Type 2 diabetes in the accident and emergency department.
- Possible correlation between type 1 diabetes mellitus and female sexual dysfunction: case report and literature review.
- ADA honors diabetic who fought to deploy.
- Boy saves mother.
- Program that counsels teens struggling to stay open.
- Family donates $1M for diabetes research.
- A diabetes crisis consumes the country.
- Tight race to be the first in a new class of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) inhibitors for the oral treatment of type 2 diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The day after my daughter started pumping, she experienced a low, so I decided to pick her up from school. Imagine my surprise when the nurse told me "She's suspended." As she realized my eyes had widened, she corrected herself, saying, "Oh, I meant her pump."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your six year old runs to the bathroom yelling "I've got to go Type 2!" See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers about the insulins they use. This week's poll asks readers about their thoughts on the New York City proposal to track HbA1c readings by the government.
- 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 Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, M.D.
- CWD Español is Worth a Look.
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