Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Colorado Teen Adventure will be held in Boulder, Colorado from May 19-21, 2006. Sign up now for a fabulous outdoor experience.
- "Quilt for Life" Display Set For Washington D.C. Mall; Children's colorful and emotional quilts show the true face of diabetes.
- The room block for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is two-thirds full. You can reserve a room online or, if you would prefer to reserve by phone, please call 1-800-266-9432 or 1-801-832-4532 M-F 8 a.m.-9 p.m. central time. Do not use the central Marriott 800 number to book within the CWD room block; the central reservations area does not have access to it. The Children with Diabetes room block is available on a first-come, first-served, basis. (We're working on increasing the room block.)
- 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.
- Make plans to join us for the CWD Focus on Pumping regional conference at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from September 29 - October 1, 2006.
- 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 has been extended to April 15, 2006.
- 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.
- 20 families joined the Family Support Network last week, bringing the total to 2,200 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
- With the change to daylight savings time, be sure to adjust the time on your glucose meters and insulin pumps.
- March 2006 was the busiest month ever for Children with Diabetes. We hosted almost 650,000 user sessions and delivered over 3.1 million pages to visitors from 149 countries.
- Share CWD Brochures, URL Cards, Friends for Life conference brochures, and Quilt for Life flyers -- all free.
- CWD's Sports Corner Host Rick Philbin writes about DESA.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My toddler, diagnosed with type 1 early this year, runs away crying when I try to do injections anywhere but her arms. Do you have any advice about how to get her to let me do shots elsewhere?
See the answer.
- We added four panels to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total number of quilt panels to 454. 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 Ko-Man-She is for kids 6 to 17 who live in southwestern Ohio.
- Families needing financial help to send their child to camp should learn about the Abbott Diabetes Care "Send a Kid to Camp" program. Speak with your diabetes team, since they need to apply for you. Entries must be received by May 1, 2006.
- Rotarians want to sponsor a child for diabetes camp.
- You can read the transcript of last week's chat about CWD Conferences and CWD Adventures.
- ADA seeks California parents who are willing to be plaintiffs in lawsuit aimed at making glucagon available to students experiencing severe hypoglycemia and to allow students who are able to self-manage their diabetes to do so wherever they are in conjunction with a school activity.
- New Jersey Kids is a support group for families near Whippany, New Jersey.
- The Greater Philadelphia Area Pediatric Support Group meets at various locations three times each spring and three times in the fall.
- Diabetes Youth New Zealand has begun it's Lacelets 2006 Appeal to support Kiwi kids with diabetes and their families.
- Teens with type 1 and their parents are needed for a study about how they work together to manage diabetes.
- Hunter Marcum writes about How I Found Out About Diabetes.
- He and His CEO Inhaled is about inhaled insulin.
- We have photos of the DexCom sensor in use.
- The Healthy Lunchbox: How to Plan, Prepare & Pack Stress-Free Meals Kids Will Love can help parents offer better lunchtime choices to their kids.
- Cognitive and Neural Hippocampal Effects of Long-Term Moderate Recurrent Hypoglycemia.
- Therapy of diabetes mellitus : Pancreas transplantation, islet transplantation, stem cell and gene therapy.
- Failure of Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells to Adopt a Pancreatic ß-Cell Fate.
- Decreased In Vitro Type 1 Immune Response Against Coxsackie Virus B4 in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Increased Brain Monocarboxylic Acid Transport and Utilization in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Identical twins discordant for type 1 diabetes show a different pattern of in vitro CD56(+) cell activation.
- Insulin Sensitivity, Glucose Effectiveness, and Free Fatty Acid Dynamics Following Human Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Type 1 diabetes in Japan.
- Maternal age at delivery and order of birth are risk factors for type 1 diabetes mellitus in Upper Silesia, Poland.
- Sex- and season-dependent differences in C-peptide levels at diagnosis of immune-mediated type 1 diabetes.
- Increased prevalence of Down's syndrome in individuals with type 1 diabetes in Denmark: a nationwide population-based study.
- Sympathetic skin responses in Type-1 diabetic children: Relationship to urodynamic findings.
- Inhibition of diabetic nephropathy in rats by an oral antidiabetic material extracted from yeast.
- Modeling, identification and nonlinear model predictive control of type I diabetic patient.
- Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents - The Next Epidemic?
- Results of a Randomised Controlled Cross-Over Trial on the Effect of Continuous Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring (CGMS) on Glycaemic Control in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Type 1 Diabetes and Vigorous Exercise: Applications of Exercise Physiology to Patient Management.
- Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise: Using the Insulin Pump to Maximum Advantage.
- Alterations of blood pressure in type 1 diabetic children and adolescents.
- Comparison of dietary intake of type I diabetic patients and nutritional recommendations.
- Use of a blood glucose monitoring manual to enhance monitoring adherence in adults with diabetes: a randomized controlled trial.
- Thyroid disorders in diabetic patients. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity in a group of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Londrina, PR. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Visual prognosis after panretinal photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
- Diagnostic Criteria For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And Ovarian Morphology In Women With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Long-Term Breast-Feeding in Women With Type 1 Diabetes.
- High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes in the U.K..
- Association between insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and coeliac disease. A study on 175 diabetes patients.
- Risk of Celiac Disease in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Is Modified by Positivity for HLA-DQB1*02-DQA1*05 and TNF –308A.
- New easy test for celiac disease.
- Hopeful steps for celiac sufferers.
- Diabetes driving rules reassessed.
- Bill allowing students to administer medicine has some unhappy.
- Nurse gives dose of reality in diabetic debate.
- Bills Would Allow Students To Self-Medicate For Asthma, Diabetes. See also Nebraska LB 1107 - Committee Statement.
- FMCSA reconsidering diabetes standard. For details, see Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 49 CFR Part 391, [Docket No. FMCSA–2005–23151] RIN 2126–AA95, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard.
- Diabetic Plans To Climb Highest Summit On Each Continent.
- Morrison headlines list of Wooden Award finalists.
- Teen of the Week: Andy Fleming stands up against his disease.
- Texas second baseman excels at baseball despite diabetes; Bradley Suttle was diagnosed at age 11.
- Diabetes study sees hope on a transplant-free cure.
- A Designing Duo Creates Useful Healthcare Tools.
- Students shine at area science fairs.
- Morristown child nominated for national hero award.
- Sick teen turned away.
- $6 Million Gift Resurrects a Boot Camp for Diabetics.
- When diabetes took her sight, she gained perspective.
- Annapolis Rejects Plans To Weigh Kids.
- Novo Nordisk launches Levemir® in the United States.
- DexCom Receives FDA Approval For STS(TM) Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
- Groundbreaking Human Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes to Start This Spring in Pittsburgh.
- EMMC Reports on Byetta's Patient Results 11 Months After FDA Approval.
- Diamyd Medical To Participate In Seattle-Sweden Childhood Diabetes Awareness Day Event.
- New drug application for Galvus®, an innovative oral therapy for people with type 2 diabetes, accepted for review by FDA.
- Eat Well Be Well offers a wide variety of sugar free products that do not contain sugar alcohols.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 6 year old son (diagnosed at 3) and I were at church receiving communion. He had never received communion before. They passed the bread and he looked at me funny and I said, "Just take a piece." He did. When they brought the juice, I again said, "Just take one." He then looked at me and said "Mommy, is this my snack?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go through a drive-in at Dunkin' Donuts and see the sign that said "High Curb" and you start laughing because you think it said "HIGH CARB." See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they check blood sugars at night. This week's poll asks parents about who administers insulin to their children while they're at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A Child in Your Care has Diabetes, 3rd Edition, by Elisa Hendel.
- Our Podcasts are Worth a Look.
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