Of Continuing Interest
- 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. Registration information is now online.
New This Week
- Pre-registration is closed for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference. If you are coming but have not yet registered, you will be able to register on site. If you do not yet have a hotel reservation, please make it this week before the hotel fills up. Just a few rooms remain. 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.
- The Family Support Network has over 2,395 families from all 50 states and 60 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:
I don't trust the local doctor to care for my five year old. Should I drive to a bigger city to find a pediatric endocrinologist? Should we force our son to get a pump? His current A1c is 6.7 and he is on two daily injections.
See the answer.
- We added two panels last week to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 544. 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.
- You can read the transcript from last week's chat about the upcoming CWD Friends for Life Conference.
- Dr. Fran Kaufman will be hosting a special chat for teens about diabetes at Starlight Starbright on Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00PM PST / 6:00PM EST.
- Type 1 Diabetes: Molecular, Cellular, and Clinical Immunology, edited by George Eisenbarth from the Barbara Davis Center, has several updates online.
- 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 submission deadline is July 30th. The cookbook will be available later this summer.
- Child and Adolescent Research Study is seeking children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 16 living in the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale area who have a sibling with a chronic illness to participate in a study to investigate how disruption to child health and functioning affects sibling interaction, and how the emotional and psychological status of well siblings is affected by the introduction of a chronic illness in a brother or sister.
- 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.
- Diabetes Etiquette: Uncharted Territory by William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE, is from the March 2006 edition of Diabetes Forecast.
- The Effect of Glucose Variability on the Risk of Microvascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes concludes "... that blood glucose variability does not appear to be an additional factor in the development of microvascular complications." Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Embryonic Pig Pancreatic Tissue Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Suitability of human juvenile pancreatic islets for clinical use.
- Combination therapy reverses type 1 diabetes in animals. Free full text of the study -- -- is available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Direct evidence of attempted beta cell regeneration in an 89-year-old patient with recent-onset type 1 diabetes.
- Evaluation of the Effect of Gain on the Meal Response of an Automated Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System.
- C-peptide replacement improves weight gain and renal function in diabetic rats.
- Relation between age and cardiovascular disease in men and women with diabetes compared with non-diabetic people: a population-based retrospective cohort study. See also Diabetes Adds 15 Years to Heart Attack Risk Calculation.
- A Strong Dose-Response Relation Between Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Diabetes - Results from the National Health and Examination Survey 1999–2002.
- A Prospective Study of Dairy Intake and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women.
- Ethnicity, Obesity, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women.
- Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2.
- The Unitarian Hypothesis for the aetiology of diabetes mellitus.
- Diabetes, insulin, and risk of cancer.
- Growth, puberty, and final height in children with Type 1 diabetes.
- Efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) to detect postprandial hyperglycemia and unrecognized hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetic patients.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring–Guided Insulin Adjustment in Children and Adolescents on Near-Physiological Insulin Regimens.
- Evaluation of Factors Affecting CGMS Calibration. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Home-based Behavioral Health Intervention: Use of a Telehealth Model to Address Poor Adherence to Type-1 Diabetes Medical Regimens.
- Insulin glargine and its place in the treatment of Types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Psychological interventions to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Long-Term Clinical Effects of Epalrestat, an Aldose Reductase Inhibitor, on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
- Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Fitness, and Insulin Sensitivity Among U.S. Adolescents - The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2002.
- Highly efficient gluten degradation with a newly identified prolyl endoprotease: implications for celiac disease. See also Celiac Success: New Enzyme Efficiently Degrades Gluten.
- Insulin Pump Stolen From Diabetic Girl; Family Thinks Thief Mistook Pump For An iPod.
- New Bobcat An Inspiration For Those With Diabetes.
- A very special bond: All campers have diabetes.
- The Rainbow Club offers lessons, play for diabetic kids.
- Camp lifts attitudes of kids with diabetes.
- Camp gives children with diabetes a new outlook.
- Sugar Free Gang off to camp.
- Cheever transitions from camper to counselor.
- Yamin raises cash for diabetes fund.
- Up, up & Away: Hot air balloon rides provide light-hearted fun for young campers with diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter Abbie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September 2000 when she was 5 years old. She has one older sister and two younger sisters. One day, recently, she was having a low and I gave her a popsicle. I explained to her sisters that this was like medicine for Abbie. Her two-year-sister coughed and said, "I need some medicine."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you no longer say it's time for dinner -- instead you yell to everyone that it's time to check blood sugars. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they had their basal rates and insulin dosing factors written down. This week's poll asks readers to tell us about themselves.
- 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.
- Our report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, D.C. is Worth a Look.
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