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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Families and young adults are invited to the CWD Bay Area Adventure to be held at the Marriott Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California from November 3-5, 2006. This weekend event is for both families and college-age (young adult) CWD participants.
  2. 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 online. With the room block over 80% full, now is the time to book.
  3. Preliminary information is now online for our Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 Conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World in Florida from July 11-15, 2007. You may now reserve your room by calling Disney directly at 407-939-1020 and telling them that you are in the Children with Diabetes room block. You may also registration for the conference.

New This Week

  1. The CWD Focus on Pumping regional conference at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from September 29 - October 1, 2006 is sold out.
  2. Join your friends for the CWD New York City Family Adventure Weekend at the New York Midtown East Courtyard by Marriott from February 16-19, 2007.
  3. You can read the results of our recent survey of readers' experiences with CWD.
  4. Make plans to attend the DRI New York Research Update, entitled The Roadmap To The Cure: From Vision to Patient Application, to be held on October 21, 2006 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. You can also download a PDF of the event announcement.
  5. The Family Support Network has over 2,600 families from all 50 states and 64 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. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    How would a medical professional determine if my son's kidneys are damaged?
    See the answer.
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 549 panels. Please contribute your square.
  8. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California and offers winter and summer camping.
  9. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about CWD's upcoming conferences on Tuesday, September 19th at 9pm Eastern in the Conferences chat room.
  10. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers Tight Control of Type 1 Diabetes: Recommendations for Patients. Also available in PDF format. See also the patient handout, Type 1 Diabetes: What You Should Know.
  11. The Education for CWD Foundation is selling colorful magnets for your car or home ($5 each including shipping to US addresses) and a cookbook with recipes from CWD families ($10 each including shipping to US addresses) to help fund educational opportunities for kids with diabetes. Please visit their web site to learn more.
  12. Lilly Announces LillyforLife(TM) Achievement Award Winners.
  13. We're running a survey about Predictors of Self-Esteem in Diabetic Children Ages 14-16.
  14. Learn about the importance of blood ketone monitoring at easybloodketonemeter.com. Included is a summary of a survey we recently conducted about blood ketone monitoring. For more information about blood ketone testing, see Sick day management using blood 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-OHB) compared with urine ketone monitoring reduces hospital visits in young people with T1DM: a randomized clinical trial and Early detection of insulin deprivation in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion-treated patients with type 1 diabetes.
  15. 101 Tips on Nutrition for People with Diabetes, Second Edition, by Patti B. Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDE and Lea Ann Holzmeister, RD, CDE offers answers to questions about nutrition and diabetes.
  16. E K Access offers an assortment of insulin pump cases and medical identification products.
  17. Switching from Insulin to Oral Sulfonylureas in Patients with Diabetes Due to Kir6.2 Mutations. See also Activating Mutations in the ABCC8 Gene in Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus, Drug Restores Insulin Secretion for Rare Type 1 Cases, and Molecular medicine comes to the rescue: Targeted therapy turns life around for child with neonatal diabetes. Parents of children who were diagnosed before 6 months of age should speak with their diabetes team about this research.
  18. Effect of Ramipril on the Incidence of Diabetes. The DREAM Trial Investigators. Full text available in PDF format. See also Angiotensin-Converting–Enzyme Inhibitors for Impaired Glucose Tolerance — Is There Still Hope?, EASD: ACE-Inhibitor Diabetes Prevention DREAM is Over, and Drug Can Prevent Diabetes in Many at High Risk, Study Suggests.
  19. Abstracts are available from the just completed EASD meeting.
  20. MRI Can Track Survival Of Pancreatic Islets After Transplantation.
  21. Extreme genetic risk for type 1A diabetes. Full text available in PDF format.
  22. Seasonal variation in the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in south-east Sweden.
  23. Induction of the chemokine interferon-gamma-inducible protein-10 in human pancreatic islets during enterovirus infection.
  24. Circulating antibodies to nephrin in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  25. The -374 T/A polymorphism in the gene encoding RAGE is associated with diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy in type 1 diabetic patients.
  26. Iodine status, thyroid function, thyroid volume and thyroid autoimmunity in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in an iodine-replete area.
  27. Estrogens protect pancreatic beta-cells from apoptosis and prevent insulin-deficient diabetes mellitus in mice.
  28. Selective susceptibility of different populations of sympathetic neurons to diabetic neuropathy in vivo is reflected by increased vulnerability to oxidative stress in vitro.
  29. Inhibition of T cell activation and autoimmune diabetes using a B cell surface-linked CTLA-4 agonist. Full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Little evidence for early programming of weight and insulin resistance for contemporary children: EarlyBird Diabetes Study report 19.
  31. Liraglutide, A Once-daily GLP-1 Analogue, Shows Potential To Change Course Of [Type 2] Diabetes.
  32. Improved Safety with Levemir for Diabetes Without Weight Gain. See also Evening and Bedtime Second Dose Equal for Long-Acting Insulin.
  33. The effect of long-term swimming program on body composition, aerobic capacity and blood lipids in 14-19-year aged healthy girls and girls with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Full text available in PDF format.
  34. High Risk Characteristics For Motor Vehicle Crashes In Persons With Diabetes By Age.
  35. Differences in corneal thickness and corneal endothelium related to duration in diabetes.
  36. Diabetic Blacks Have Worse Glycemic Control Than Whites. See also Diabetes Drug Adherence Lower for African Americans.
  37. Six-year progression of retinopathy and associated risk factors in African American patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: the New Jersey 725.
  38. Feasibility test of a shared care network for children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  39. Fasting Plasma Glucose Best Predictor of Diabetes Risk.
  40. Physician-Directed Primary Care Intervention to Reduce Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in High-Risk Youth.
  41. Do we need to measure total serum IgA to exclude IgA deficiency in coeliac disease?
  42. Selected aspects of the epidemiological analysis of celiac disease and diabetes mellitus type 1 coexistance in children and youth.
  43. Extraintestinal manifestations of celiac disease.
  44. Hematological manifestations of celiac disease.
  45. Peripheral Neurological Disturbances, Autonomic Dysfunction, and Antineuronal Antibodies in Adult Celiac Disease Before and After a Gluten-Free Diet.
  46. Stores increasingly offering gluten-free products.
  47. Patients often lost in painful mystery.
  48. Brewer Finds Success With Gluten-Free Beer.
  49. For Insurance, Adult Children Ride Piggyback highlights the challenge many young people with diabetes face -- getting health insurance.
  50. 'Miracle' unfolds for diabetic girl; Genetic discovery allows 6-year-old to swap insulin pump for readily available pill.
  51. Diabetic Man In Coma After Arrest; Family To Take Clement Off Life Support.
  52. As diabetes rises, doctors' numbers fall. See also Number of Endocrinologists Declines Nationwide as Population With Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis Increases.
  53. Diabetes: Alive And Well After 50 Years - And Response.
  54. Pump iron, muscle out diabetes.
  55. Modern Ways Open India's Doors to Diabetes examines the explosion of type 2 diabetes in India.
  56. 9-Year-Old Battling Celiac Disease Enjoys Pizza For The First Time.
  57. No Sugar Added Maple Rice Pudding is a tasty treat. See our other Recipes.
  58. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    For two days there had been a fly in my house. We'd tried to kill it and it kept escaping Well, this morning, Jesse was eating breakfast and it landed on the table and I was able to squish it. Jesse looked at the poor thing and screamed, "Quick! Get my meter!" This little bugger left a bloody blob on the table. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough blood for even the One Touch Ultra! The funniest part though was that my DH heard him scream (figured there was a problem) and came running into the kitchen dripping wet from the shower wrapped in a towel. He sees us trying to scrape the blood onto the strip, shook his head, and walked out.
  59. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child learns to count backwards before learning to count forwards--they learn this from watching their meter countdown. See more parent humor.
  60. Last week's poll asked parents about where their children perform blood glucose checks while at school. This week's poll asks parents if someone at their child's school will administer glucagon if needed.
  61. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabesity by Fran Kaufman, M.D.
  62. Our Report from AADE 2006 is Worth a Look.

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