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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.

  2. Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships.

  3. 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.

  4. "Quilt for Life" Display Set For Washington D.C. Mall; Children's colorful and emotional quilts show the true face of diabetes.

  5. 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.

  6. The schedules for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference are now online. There are separate schedules for parents and adults, teens, tweeners, and elementary kids. Parents who have very young kids are encouraged to send in a Childcare Registration Form as soon as they can.

  7. 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.

  8. The Family Support Network includes over 1,990 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

  1. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is once again offering scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life 2006 conference in Orlando. The application deadline is March 31, 2006, so apply soon.

  2. CWD's Colorado Teen Adventure will be held in Boulder, Colorado from May 19-21, 2006.

  3. Share CWD Brochures, URL Cards, and Quilt for Life flyers.

  4. Cecy is 13 and lives in Xalapa, Mexico.

  5. Ethan is two years old and was diagnosed in December 2005.

  6. Lisa (Shiyi) is 14 and lives in Harbin, China.

  7. Until a Cure is the blog of 10-year-old Tommy and his mom Jenny.

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My son, a competitive gymnast, has had two seizures in the last month, both the day after meets. The endocrinologist thinks they were from lows, but the pediatrician has suggested we taken our son to a neurologist. What do you think?
    See the answer.

  9. The Quilt for Life now has 435 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.

  10. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2006 camping season include:

    1. The Barton Center for Diabetes Education provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends.

    2. Camp Buck is held at beautiful Lake Tahoe.

    3. Camp Carowanis, a bilingual summer camp for diabetic boys and girls ages 8 to 15 in Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada. (Version Franšaise)

    4. Camp for Diabetic Children of Eastern Quebec (CEDEQ) offers camp for kids in Quebec. (Also in French.)

    5. Camp Fun in the Sun is a diabetes camp in the Inland Northwest.

    6. Camp Gilbert offers kids in South Dakota a summer camping experience.

    7. Camp Nejeda offers a camping adventure for children with diabetes in New Jersey.

    8. Camp Stix an independent, community based summer camp located in Northeastern Washington, for children and teens with diabetes throughout the Northwest.

    9. Camp Vegas offers summer camp for kids and a family camp session in the mountains southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.

    10. Children's Diabetes Summer Camp provides a summer camping experience for kids ages 6-14 living in Louisiana.

    11. Chris Dudley Basketball Camp in Oregon is for boys and girls with diabetes, ages 10 to 17, who want to learn about basketball.

    12. Day Camps in Nevada provide a free day camp experience for younger kids with diabetes.

    13. The Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley offers Youth Day Camps and Weekend Family Camps throughout the summer and into the fall.

    14. DYFI camp for children with diabetes offers resident camp for kids in Indiana.

    15. Family Camp in Nevada provide a great family camping experience.

    16. FCYD Utah Summer Camp offers winter and summer camps for kids with diabetes in Utah.

    17. Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.

    18. The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, offers camp for kids with diabetes and other disabilities. The camp is fully paid for by the Texas Lions. The Texas Lions Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).

  11. Facts About Exubera by Pfizer explains the newly approved inhaled insulin and has a photograph of the inhaler, collapsed and expanded.

  12. FDA Approvals: Exubera and Vaprisol offers CME credit.

  13. And Then There Were Some by DiabetesHealth Magazine reports on the decline in the number of types of insulin over the past several years.

  14. Inhaled Insulin: The Facts from dLife offers insight into the newly approved inhaled insulin.

  15. 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.

  16. The Los Angeles California based Diabetes Prevention Source (DPS) ( is looking for a skilled and committed individual with the passion to help reverse the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people.

  17. Excess mortality in incident cases of diabetes mellitus aged 15 to 34 years at diagnosis: a population-based study (DISS) in Sweden.

  18. Taller Diabetics at Greater Risk for Amputation.

  19. Increased Myocardial Fatty Acid Metabolism in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. See also Diabetic heart is overdependent on fat.

  20. A case of slowly progressive type 1 diabetes with unstable glycemic control caused by unusual insulin antibody and successfully treated with steroid therapy.

  21. Expansion and redifferentiation of adult human pancreatic islet cells.

  22. Evaluation of a self-management-based patient education program for the treatment and prevention of hypoglycemia-related problems in type 1 diabetes.

  23. An audit of diabetes control, dietary management and quality of life in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and a comparison with nondiabetic subjects.

  24. Structured Diabetes Therapy and Education Improves the Outcome of Patients with Insulin Treated Diabetes Mellitus - The 10 Year Follow-Up of a Prospective, Population-Based Survey on the Quality of Diabetes Care (The JEVIN Trial).

  25. The Trials and Tribulations of Dealing With a Diabetic Child.

  26. Diabetic Brothers Beat Odds With 8 Decades of Discipline.

  27. Mum saved by daughters.

  28. Yeast 'could allow insulin spray'.

  29. In New York Schools, Whole Milk Is Cast From the Menu.

  30. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My three year old daughter Haley and I were reading one of her favorite bedtime stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. When we got to the page with all of the junk food the caterpillar ate, Haley named all of the goodies: a piece of cake, a piece of candy, pie, sausage, etc. After the very last one she said in all seriousness, "Mommy, he needs to check his blood sugar. He ate too much!"

  31. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child doesn't know his 6 times tables, but knows the 15s. See more parent humor.

  32. Last week's poll asked readers if they are interested in trying inhaled insulin, now that it has been approved by the FDA. This week's poll asks readers about what insulin pump they use.

  33. 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

  34. The Featured Book of the Week is Why Me? Why Did I Have To Get Diabetes? by Robert Messinger and Laura Messinger.

  35. Our Blood Glucose Monitors section is Worth a Look.

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