Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Colorado Teen Adventure will be held in Boulder, Colorado from May 19-21, 2006.
- "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.
- 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.
- Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships. Applications must be received by May 1, 2006.
- Applications for the 2006 Lilly for Life Achievement Awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2006.
- 25 families joined the Family Support Network last week, bringing the total to over 2,125 families from all 50 states and 55 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
- The room block for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is half full. If you're planning to attend the conference, now is the time to call the Renaissance Orlando Resort directly at 407-351-5555 to reserve your room. Be sure to say you are with the Children with Diabetes conference.
- Initial Focus Group details are online for our summer Friends for Life conference. Focus groups fill up quickly, so sign up soon.
- Registration is now available for CWD Soccer Camp for Teens at Santa Clara University, California, to be held from July 29 - August 1, 2006.
- Jonathan is six and was diagnosed when he was five.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
What are the odds of one family having three children with diabetes?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 442 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 Kakhamela offers kids and families in British Columbia a wonderful camping experience.
- Moses Cheeks Basketball Diabetes Camp is a free day camp for kids with diabetes in the Chicago area.
- The dLife TV production History of Insulin recounts the discovery of insulin and how it changed the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
- Is A1C the Best Measure of Glycemic Control?
- American Diabetes Association Calls for Tennessee Advocates.
- Team Type 1 is racing across America to raise money for a cure and to raise awareness. See also Diabetic team joins cross-country race.
- Clinical islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes mellitus: results of Australia's first trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The influence of implantation site on the biocompatibility and survival of alginate encapsulated pig islets in rats.
- Non-invasive glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes: A novel system based on impedance spectroscopy.
- Analysis of polymorphisms in 16 genes in type 1 diabetes that have been associated with other immune-mediated diseases. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Therapeutic potential of self-antigen-specific CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells selected in vitro from a polyclonal repertoire.
- Photosynthetic Oxygen Generator for Bioartificial Pancreas.
- Increased clonogenic potential of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in patients with type 1 diabetes and proliferative retinopathy. Also available in PDF format.
- ENPP1, the first example of common genetic link between childhood and adult obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Insulin Therapy and In-Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
- Short sprint prevents low blood sugar.
- ACE-inhibitor use and the long-term risk of renal failure in diabetes.
- The Renin-Angiotensin system and its blockade in diabetic renal and cardiovascular disease.
- Efficacy of conversion from bedtime NPH insulin to morning insulin glargine in type 2 diabetic patients on basal-prandial insulin therapy.
- Biphasic insulin aspart 30: literature review of adverse events associated with treatment.
- Randomized placebo-controlled trial of metformin for adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome.
- Should Postprandial Hyperglycaemia in Prediabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Patients be Treated?
- North Carolina family medicine residency programs' diabetes learning collaborative. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Canadian dietitians' use and perceptions of glycemic index in diabetes management.
- Cutaneous manifestations in celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Senate approves bill that allows unlicensed school personnel to treat diabetes. For additional information, see Indiana Senate Bill 0336.
- Bill aids kids with diabetes.
- Climber won't let disease stop him.
- Diabetics fly far for pig cell transplants.
- Not too young to be a hero.
- Boy, 11, given national award for saving father.
- 129,210 shots: Fread marks 50 years on insulin.
- A shared sickness - Diabetes has sister struggling; other frustrated at sense of helplessness.
- New treatments show promise for some diabetics.
- White shrugs off diabetes, leads Tigers.
- Teen with juvenile diabetes raising money to find a cure.
- Teen gets real about diabetes.
- Man: Diabetic shock led to wrongful arrest. (Free registration required)
- An Appeal to raise £5,000 to help diabetic children from Chernobyl has been launched.
- Village News columnist dies.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child says, "Do I HAVE to take that nasty tasting medicine? Will you ask the doctor if it comes in an injectable form?" See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers in which month they or their child were diagnosed. This week's poll asks readers about the number of basal rates they use in their insulin pump.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Converging Hope: 67 Years Surviving Diabetes by William J. David, Ph.D.
- Our page about Medical Identification Products is Worth a Look.
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