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.
- We've added a new section about Type 2 Diabetes, focused on type 2 diabetes in kids.
New This Week
- CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference has just concluded. We'll have a full report next week.
- The Family Support Network has over 2,450 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:
What are the indications to split the Lantus dose and once it is split, how do you decide which dose to adjust?
See the answer.
- The XII International Celiac Disease Symposium will be held from November 9-11, 2006 at the New York Hilton in New York City.
- 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.
- DRI Scientific Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi discusses new strategies, progress toward a cure in an online video.
- A Significant Role for Histocompatibility in Human Islet Transplantation.
- Type 1 diabetes: pathogenesis and prevention. Free full text available in PDF format and includes excellent drawings that help explain the autoimmune process of type 1 diabetes.
- Effects of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms on susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- C-peptide improves neuropathy in type 1 diabetic BB/Wor-rats.
- Lower bone mineral content in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus is linked to female sex, low IGFI levels and high insulin requirement. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Homocysteinylation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) from subjects with Type 1 diabetes: effect on oxidative damage of human endothelial cells.
- N-3 fatty acid supplementation decreases plasma homocysteine in diabetic dyslipidemia treated with statin-fibrate combination.
- Dietary proteins as environmental modifiers of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Growth disorders in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Genetic variants of RANTES are associated with serum RANTES level and protection for type 1 diabetes.
- Villous histomorphometry and placental bed biopsy investigation in Type I diabetic pregnancies.
- School nurses' perceptions of self-efficacy in providing diabetes care.
- The UK case-control study of cerebral oedema complicating diabetic ketoacidosis in children.
- Insulin detemir lowers the risk of hypoglycaemia and provides more consistent plasma glucose levels compared with NPH insulin in Type 1 diabetes.
- Treatment with insulin glargine does not suppress serum IGF-1.
- Preliminary data of insulin glargine use among Thai adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated at Siriraj Hospital.
- Improved glycemic control among Thai children and young adults with type 1 diabetes participating in the diabetes camp.
- A review of types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus and their treatment with insulin.
- Noninjectable methods of insulin administration.
- Changes in clitoral blood flow in premenopausal women affected by type 1 diabetes after single 100-mg administration of sildenafil.
- The changing immunological paradigm in coeliac disease.
- Assessing the population impact of low rates of breast-feeding on asthma, coeliac disease and obesity: the use of a new statistical method.
- The epidemiology of coeliac disease in East Dorset 1993-2002: An assessment of the 'coeliac iceberg', and preliminary evidence of case clustering.
- Neuropathy associated with gluten sensitivity. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Young Diabetes Patients Have Good Results With Insulin Pumps.
- Drawing To Deal With Diabetes.
- Smiths Medical wins second design excellence award for groundbreaking insulin infusion set.
- Abbott Reminds US FreeStyle® and FreeStyle Flash® Blood Glucose Meter Users to Verify Units of Measure When They Test.
- Physical activity linked to improved glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I recently had to take one of my 3-year-old twins to Clinic for her check-up. My non-diabetic twin asked if her sister's insulin pump was broken. When I told her "No, but her pancreas doesn't work." She replied, "We need to get her pancreas new batteries!" If it were only that easy.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medic alert bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they check for ketones. This week's poll asks readers if the cost of paying for diabetes supplies is a burden to their families.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Child Has Diabetes: A Parent's Guide to a Normal Life After Diagnosis by Karen Hargrave-Nykaza.
- Our Parents' Voices section is Worth a Look.
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