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.
- 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.
- 21 families joined the Family Support Network last week, bringing the total to 2,221 families from all 50 states and 57 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
- Registrations for CWD's CWD Soccer Camp for Teens at Santa Clara University, California, to be held from July 29 - August 1, 2006, must be received by July 1, 2006. Space is limited, so if you're interested, please register soon. Teens with type 1 diabetes are welcome to bring a friend.
- Tonight's dLife TV show is about athletes with diabetes, and features Detroit Tigers pitcher Jason Johnson, champion ultramarathoner Missy Foy, and Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Kendall Simmons.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My newly diagnosed niece is losing hair. Is this from a lack of nutrients or stress? Is celiac testing routine for those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 457 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.
- We've added a page comparing continuous glucose sensors.
- We've added a page about the work of Dr. Denise Faustman.
- The ADA's 2006 Clinical Practice Recommendations are online.
- 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.
- The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is looking for families with children between the ages of 9 and 15 who have had Type 1 diabetes for less than one year for a study trying to find ways to help families work together to better manage diabetes during this difficult time. For more information, see Family Management of Childhood Diabetes.
- Who pays for the pizza? Redefining the relationships between doctors and drug companies. 1: Entanglement. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Information About the Latest Research Findings on Type 1 Diabetes Published in the Journal Science. See also Infused Spleen Cells Found Not to Impact Islet Recovery and Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes in Mice and Diabetes Studies Conflict on Power of Spleen Cells.
- Age at introduction of new foods and advanced beta cell autoimmunity in young children with HLA-conferred susceptibility to type 1 diabetes.
- Dietary risk factors for the emergence of type 1 diabetes-related autoantibodies in 21/2 year-old Swedish children.
- Aminoguanidine prevented impairment of blood antioxidant system in insulin-dependent diabetic rats.
- Production of islet-like structures from neonatal porcine pancreatic tissue in suspension bioreactors.
- Aetiological heterogeneity of asymptomatic hyperglycaemia in children and adolescents.
- Role of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy: effects of blood pressure control and beyond.
- Cystic cholangiomas after transplantation of pancreatic islets into the livers of diabetic rats.
- Intranasal Vaccination with Proinsulin DNA Induces Regulatory CD4+ T Cells That Prevent Experimental Autoimmune Diabetes.
- Adaptive islet-specific regulatory CD4 T cells control autoimmune diabetes and mediate the disappearance of pathogenic Th1 cells in vivo.
- B cells in the spotlight: innocent bystanders or major players in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- Insulin independence of unstable diabetic patient after single living donor islet transplantation.
- Surgical complications of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: a 16-year-experience at one center.
- Quality of life after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.
- Active and passive smoking and development of glucose intolerance among young adults in a prospective cohort: CARDIA study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Preventing diabetes in patients with hypertension: one more reason to block the renin-angiotensin system.
- Cost implications of development of diabetes in the ALPINE study.
- Prevalence and correlates of depressed mood among youth with diabetes: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. See also Diabetic Children Should Be Screened for Depressive Symptoms.
- Insulin Allergy and Extensive Lipoatrophy in Child with Type 1 Diabetes.
- DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating): structured education in insulin replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes.
- Prevalence of antiplatelet therapy in patients with diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Diabetes mellitus and the dental patient.
- Sexual dysfunction in women with diabetes mellitus.
- Sildenafil improves sexual functioning in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes who are affected by sexual arousal disorder: a double-blind, crossover, placebo-controlled pilot study.
- Glycaemic levels triggering intensification of therapy in type 2 diabetes in the community: the Fremantle Diabetes Study.
- Massachusetts Sets Health Plan for Nearly All. See also Health Care Access and Affordability Conference Committee Report.
- Saving Mom: Austin and Hannah McGhee become heroes in their own home.
- Hospital investigates medication mistake.
- Diabetes doesn't slow Jets' Harris.
- Health care threatened for most needy.
- New pump makes living with diabetes easier.
- Mum's blind devotion rewarded.
- Voluntary Group Boosts Children With Diabetes.
- Diabetes keeps dancer from Harrison Twp. on her toes.
- 'Million-dollar pigs' are medical marvels.
- Lexington police look for two runaways.
- Number of Kids on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Doubles.
- Zero tolerance for junk food at schools?
- The Ultimate Show–and-Tell: Former Hoops Star Participates in ACCU-CHEK Take Chris Dudley to School Contest for Parents of Children with Diabetes.
- Disetronic Medical Systems, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of All ACCU-CHEK(TM) Ultraflex Infusion Sets.
- UVa Researchers Find Treatment that Reverses Type 1 Diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son Tommy who is 5 and was diagnosed in Aug 2000 recently asked me, "Momma, how many carbohydrates are in flies?" I said, "I don't know, why?" He said, "Because if a diabetic frog wanted to eat one, he would have to know!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are practicing spelling the word "S-I G-H-T" and your child asks if he should spell the "sight" with his eyes or the "site" on his butt. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked parents about who administers insulin to their children while they're at school. This week's poll asks readers how often they download data from their glucose meter at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is 487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes by Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy.
- Our section about Summer Camps is Worth a Look.
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