Back to Home What's New for 26 February 2006

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. Applications for the 2006 Lilly for Life Achievement Awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2006.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. More than 30 families joined the Family Support Network last week, bringing the total to over 2,040 families from all 50 states and 54 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can 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 American Diabetes Association is running a survey about its support for children with diabetes and their parents.

  2. dLifeTV presents The Story of Insulin, the miraculous medical discovery that changed diabetes care forever, tonight, February 26, 2006, at 7:00PM ET, 4:00PM PT on CNBC.

  3. Share CWD Brochures, URL Cards, Friends for Life conference brochures, and Quilt for Life flyers -- all free.

  4. Sarah, diagnosed at 13 months in October 2005, is now pumping.

  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My stepson has missed appointments with his endocrinologist and his A1c is up a bit. Should he be seen by a pediatrician or an endocrinologist?
    See the answer.

  6. The Quilt for Life now has 439 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.

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

    1. Elliott P. Joslin Camp and the Joslin Winter Camp are in Charlton, Massachusetts.

  8. Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 9pm Eastern for a chat about the Quilt for Life, including the upcoming showing of the quilt on the Washington, D.C. mall in June. The chat will be held in the Quilt for Life chat room.

  9. Point-of-Care Testing for Glycated Hemoglobin (GHB).

  10. Preventing Childhood Obesity: An Open Letter to the US Congress.

  11. There's a great photograph of 10-year-old Tommy wearing both a Medtronic CGMS and pump at Until a Cure.

  12. 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.

  13. Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience needed for summer 2006.

  14. The VialVase is a clever device to hold vials of insulin.

  15. Prolonged diabetes reversal after intraportal xenotransplantation of wild-type porcine islets in immunosuppressed nonhuman primates. See also U research holds hope for diabetics.

  16. The Bioartificial Pancreas: Progress and Challenges. Free full text available in PDF format.

  17. Strategies for Testing Long-Term Transcutaneous Amperometric Glucose Sensors. Free full text available in PDF format.

  18. Urinary oxidative stress markers in young patients with type 1 diabetes.

  19. Heart rate variability and circadian variations in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  20. Stem Cell Breakthrough Helps 85% Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients.

  21. C-peptide exerts antithrombotic effects that are repressed by insulin in normal and diabetic mice.

  22. The joint diabetic-renal clinic in clinical practice: 10 years of data from a District General Hospital.

  23. Inverse relationship between allergic contact dermatitis and type 1 diabetes mellitus: a retrospective clinic-based study.

  24. Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. See also National University of Singapore Study Finds People With Diabetes May Have Higher Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer.

  25. Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: An Assessment of Preventive Bedtime Treatments. Free full text available in PDF format.

  26. Classroom attention in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: The effect of stabilizing serum glucose.

  27. Insulin Pump Therapy in Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Improves Glycemic Control and Decreases Glucose Excursions and the Risk of Hypoglycemia. Free full text available in PDF format.

  28. Insulin pumps in pediatric routine care improve long-term metabolic control without increasing the risk of hypoglycemia.

  29. Palm Glucose Readings Compared with Fingertip Readings Under Steady and Dynamic Glycemic Conditions, Using the OneTouch® Ultra® Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Free full text available in PDF format.

  30. Improved glycaemic control with insulin glargine plus insulin lispro: a multicentre, randomized, cross-over trial in people with Type 1 diabetes.

  31. Biphasic insulin aspart vs. human insulin in adolescents with type 1 diabetes on multiple daily insulin injections.

  32. Psychological aspects of continuous glucose monitoring in pediatric type 1 diabetes.

  33. Quantifying Temporal Glucose Variability in Diabetes via Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Mathematical Methods and Clinical Application. Free full text available in PDF format.

  34. Conscious level in children with diabetic ketoacidosis is related to severity of acidosis and not to blood glucose concentration.

  35. Inflammatory cytokine, growth factor and counterregulatory responses to exercise in children with type 1 diabetes and healthy controls.

  36. EXUBERA®: Pharmaceutical Development of a Novel Product for Pulmonary Delivery of Insulin. Free full text available in PDF format.

  37. How Good Is Your Glucose Control? Free full text available in PDF format.

  38. Glycated Hemoglobin Assessment in Clinical Practice: Comparison of the A1cNow(TM) Point-of-Care Device with Central Laboratory Testing (GOAL A1C Study). Free full text available in PDF format.

  39. Evaluation of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for Use in Veterinary Medicine. Free full text available in PDF format.

  40. Celiac disease: Shedding light on Dr. Tony Riehl's condition.

  41. New labels help avoid forbidden ingredients, but dangers lurk.

  42. Diabetic's family sues the county.

  43. Living with juvenile diabetes.

  44. 'They called me a junkie'.

  45. For these siblings, love is sweeter than sugar.

  46. Seaweed bubbles may fight diabetes. See also Diabetics get kelp to dump the needle.

  47. Sierra Sands nurses serving students' needs despite being shorthanded.

  48. Program for Ill Teens Faces Cash Crisis.

  49. 2006 Walk for the Cure at FGCU highlights urgency of diabetes.

  50. Deadly hit-run spree caused by low blood sugar.

  51. Abbott Launches First Complete Blood Glucose Monitoring System Designed For Diabetic Cats And Dogs.

  52. Researchers Find Striking Difference Between Human And Animal Insulin-producing Islet Cells.

  53. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My six-year-old son who was diagnosed at 23 months was asking me about DKA. I explained to him that DKA happens when you don't get enough insulin. I also told him that the only time he'd ever been in DKA was when he was first diagnosed because he wasn't getting any insulin at all since we didn't know he had diabetes. He looked at me sternly and said, "Mom! You should have looked at my i.d. bracelet!"

  54. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping." See more parent humor.

  55. Last week's poll asked readers how they get their HbA1c measured. This week's poll asks readers if they or their children experience discrimination from friends or family members because of having diabetes.

  56. Diabetic Drug Store,, CWD's Online Store partner, offers an excellent child's medical identification bracelet at just $11.98. Every bracelet is custom-engraved, stainless steel and features free patient-specific information engraved for you. Each item holds up to six lines of personalized information that is engraved in red. These medical id products are for all medical conditions, allergies or any information that emergency personnel should know, remember "they speak when you can not." Your choice of style only $11.98 each! Visit for more information.

  57. The Featured Book of the Week is How I Feel: A Book about Diabetes by Michael Olson.

  58. The Quilt for Life is Worth a Look.

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