Back to Home What's New for 16 April 2006

Of Continuing Interest

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

  2. The room block for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is filling up. 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.

  3. 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.

New This Week

  1. Monday, April 17 is the last day to reserve a suite at the Boulder Renaissance Suites for the Colorado CWD Teen Adventure. The number to call is 1-800-HOTELS-1. We have about 10 spots left and would love to have your teen join us! Registration is $75 and the hotel is $109 per night.

  2. The CWD Soccer Camp for Teens has been cancelled.

  3. Boca Medical Products, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Insulin Syringe Product.

  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    If researchers were successful at preventing type 1 and reversing it in the newly diagnosed, would they stop doing research to help longer time sufferers of the disease?
    See the answer.

  5. The Quilt for Life now has 461 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.

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

    1. Camp Bluebonnet is a summer day camp in Youngsport, Texas.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. America's Best Cookbook for Kids with Diabetes offers parents new ideas for healthy foods that kids will eat.

  10. Sticky Jewelry offers an assortment of medical identification products for kids and adults, including traditional bracelets, pendants, charms, and watches.

  11. Diabetes Pilot is software for your PC desktop, Pocket PC or Palm handheld. A free, 15-day trial is offered. At present, meter downloading is not offered.

  12. A single transplantation of the islets can produce glycemic stability and reduction of basal insulin requirement.

  13. Preventive and Therapeutic Potential of p38{alpha} Selective MAPK Inhibitor in NOD Mice with Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.

  14. Islet neogenesis: a potential therapeutic tool in type 1 diabetes.

  15. Dietary Proteins as Environmental Modifiers of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

  16. Sequential kidney/islet transplantation: efficacy and safety assessment of a steroid-free immunosuppression protocol.

  17. Targeting type 1 diabetes before and at the clinical onset of disease.

  18. Prevalence and clinical characteristics of insulin-treated, anti-GAD-positive, type 2 diabetic subjects in an outpatient clinical department of a Dutch teaching hospital. Free full text available in PDF format.

  19. Early detection of endothelial injury and dysfunction in conjunction with correction of hemodynamic maladjustment can effectively restore renal function in type 2 diabetic nephropathy.

  20. Changes in renal hemodynamics in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with L-ascorbic acid supplementation.

  21. Severe depletion of intraepidermal nerve fibers in skin biopsies of pancreas transplant recipients.

  22. Assessing Glycemia in Diabetes Using Self-monitoring Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c.

  23. Efficacy of lipid lowering drug treatment for diabetic and non-diabetic patients: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Free full text available in PDF format.

  24. Lipid profile correlates with glycemic control in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  25. A therapeutic education programme for diabetic children: recreational, creative methods, and use of puppets.

  26. The glucose intolerance induced by caffeinated coffee ingestion is less pronounced than that due to alkaloid caffeine in men.

  27. Diabetic ketoacidosis--a possible complicating factor in deaths associated with drug overdose: two case reports.

  28. A First Communion dream in doubt. See also Dracut Girl Wants A Traditional First Communion and Family Upset With Church's Stance On Girl's Communion.

  29. Gluten guard.

  30. Protecting option for diabetics; Researchers search for ways to prevent rejection of islet cells, which free patients from daily injections.

  31. Diabetes can't stop Preds' Jimmy Fryzel.

  32. Softball: Algoma's Prochnow battles diabetes.

  33. Game hero battles diabetes to play ball.

  34. Thief takes cash collected to aid juvenile diabetes.

  35. Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for World's First Insulin Pump with Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring; MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time System Allows Patients to Make Immediate Diabetes Management Decisions; Marks Major Step Toward an Artificial Pancreas.

  36. Generex Biotechnology Announces Results of a Trial Using Generex Oral-lyn(TM) in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus.

  37. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our 5-year-old diabetic son wears a medic alert necklace, which he refers to as his "dog tags." Since he is into the army, this was a way to encourage him to wear it on a regular basis. Recently we purchased a GI-Joe doll that came with real "dog tags." When he noticed the necklace around the doll's neck, he came running in the door shouting, "Look! GI-Joe has just been diagnosed too!"

  38. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your teenager thinks that making a happy face on her arm with the marks from all the blood tests is better than a tattoo! See more parent humor.

  39. Last week's poll asked readers how often they download data from their glucose meter at home. This week's poll asks readers about the blood glucose meter they use most often.

  40. The Featured Book of the Week is The Joslin Diabetes Great Chefs Cook Healthy Cookbook by Frances Towner Giedt and Bonnie Sanders Polin, Ph.D.

  41. Our Presentations About Diabetes are Worth a Look.

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