Of Continuing Interest
- The room block for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is nearly 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. If you're coming, please reserve a room as soon as you can.
- Childcare for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is nearly full. If you are bringing a child age 5 or younger, please sign up soon.
- Families attending the Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference need to complete and submit a Childcare Medical Information Sheet for all kids in childcare no later than July 1, 2006.
- Families in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to a CWD Northern California Get Away Weekend from July 28-31, 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.
- Looking for a great winter vacation? Join us for CWD Focus on Best Practices at the Marriott Marco Island Resort on Marco Island, Florida from January 4-7, 2007.
New This Week
- Focus Groups at Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 are nearly full. If you're coming and would like to influence the development of new diabetes care products, help scientists working to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, learn more about continuous glucose sensing, or improve your diabetes skills, attending a focus group is for you. Check out the Quick Summary or Detailed Descriptions for more information.
- We have a report from the showing of the Quilt for Life in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2006.
- We have a brief report from the 2006 ADA Scientific Sessions.
- Registration information for CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2007 conference in January 2007 is now online.
- Team Type 1 wins Race Across America. See also Team Type 1 wins 8-person Corporate Challenge, shatters all records!.
- dLife airs the first of a new season of shows tonight with a new format.
- The Family Support Network has over 2,375 families from all 50 states and 59 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.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Since both my siblings have type 1, I have tested my son. Yesterday, his blood sugar was 163 mg/dl [3.5 mmol/L] three hours after eating. What do you think? Could this be an early sign of type 1?
See the answer.
- We added four panels last week to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 542. The next showing of the Quilt is at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference. Panels received before July 10th will be included in the showing in Orlando.
- Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2006 camping season include:
- Chesapeake Health offers day camp for kids with diabetes living near Chesapeake, Virginia.
- Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, June 27th for the final chat about the upcoming Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life 2006 chat room.
- We've added a page about Symlin® (pramlintide acetate).
- Amylin Replacement for Insulin-Treated Patients With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes is a CME Live Web Conference with John B. Buse, MD, PhD; Irl B. Hirsch, MD; and Jane Jeffrie Seley, NP, CDE. The course begins at 1pm Eastern on Tuesday, June 27.
- The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is seeking recipes for a cookbook, sales of which will be used to raise funds for their scholarships. The cookbook will be available later this summer.
- Children ages 6 to 11 who have had diabetes for at least one year, and their parents, are invited to participate in a study about accurately detecting symptoms of low and high sugars.
- Children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who have banked cord blood are needed for an important clinical trial.
- 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.
- Teens with type 1 and their parents are needed for a study about how they work together to manage diabetes.
- Study on Diabetes Technology Study of Real-Time Glucose Alerts in the Team Management of Diabetes is seeking participants throughout the US.
- IDF Aiming for a Worldwide Resolution on Diabetes. For more information, see the Unite for Diabetes web site.
- JDRF Gives a 'Tremendous Boost' to the Artificial Pancreas Project.
- Association between infectious diseases and type 1 diabetes: a case-crossover study.
- HLA-DQB1 genotypes, islet antibodies and beta cell function in the classification of recent-onset diabetes among young adults in the nationwide Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden.
- Does physiological beta cell turnover initiate autoimmune diabetes in the regional lymph nodes?
- Assessing 1-h plasma glucose and shape of the glucose curve during oral glucose tolerance test.
- Hyperketonemia (ketosis), oxidative stress and type 1 diabetes.
- Mechanisms of sympathoadrenal failure and hypoglycemia in diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. The PDF version includes an excellent diagram of the physiological and behavioral defenses against hypoglycemia. See also Corticotrophin-releasing factor receptors within the ventromedial hypothalamus regulate hypoglycemia- induced hormonal counterregulation, which also has free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. Repeat Episodes Of Low Blood Sugar Spell Diabetic Disaster offers a brief, non-technical summary.
- Continuous subcutaneous glucose monitoring in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial.
- Prevalence and risk factors for microalbuminuria in a population-based sample of children and adolescents with T1DM in Western Australia.
- Asymptomatic cardiomyopathy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: association of echocardiographic indicators with duration of diabetes mellitus and metabolic parameters.
- Myocardial dysfunction, neuropathy and nephropathy in long standing type 1 diabetic patients.
- Urinary cytokine response to asymptomatic bacteriuria in type 1 diabetic children and young adults.
- Teenagers with Diabetes - Management Challenges is the PDF full text of a study previously reported as an abstract.
- An empowerment-based educational program improves psychological well-being and health-related quality of life in Type 1 diabetes.
- Perinatal mortality and congenital anomalies in babies of women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland: population based study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Obesity Among US Urban Preschool Children - Relationships to Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Exercise for Low-Income Patients With Diabetes is about type 2 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Rational design of combination enzyme therapy for celiac sprue.
- Celiac disease and childhood cancer.
- Bill would allow kids to give diabetes shots. See also A bill allows diabetic children to take insulin shots.
- 4 Diabetes Drugs Are Seen Raising Hope and Profit.
- A Bite and Bark That Saved a Life.
- 21-year-old covers 127 miles by kayak.
- Bound For The Junior Olympics: MW's Coulter Hopes To Make Big Noise In Martial Arts.
- Abbott Helps Children With Diabetes by Sending Them to Camp This Summer.
- Breakthrough in battle against diabetes is about New Zealand's efforts to manage kids with type 2 diabetes.
- The Upside of Diabetes looks at investing in companies involved in diabetes.
- The Molecular Mechanism of a Diabetes Vaccine Revealed.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My dog is crated when I am not home or not in the room. She is a Siberian Husky, and can be rather naughty at time. I made a mistake a few weeks back by letting her stay inside while I ran to the store. I came home to find what was a full bottle of glucose tabs eaten and chewed to bits on the living room floor. My husband said, "Oh, great, now she's high!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your "D" child gets more birthday cards from his pump company than from his own family! See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have considered using Symlin or Byetta. This week's poll asks readers if they have their basal rates and correction factors written down.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- Our page about Continuous Sensors is Worth a Look.
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