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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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. You can read the results of our recent survey of readers' experiences with CWD.

New This Week

  1. The new CWD Welcome Kit, sponsored by LifeScan and Animas, is now available to US families and includes a blank quilt square for the CWD Quilt for Life, a DVD about kids with diabetes, and comes in a cool backpack -- and it's free!
  2. The Family Support Network has over 2,625 families from all 50 states and 65 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.
  3. Allisen is 16 and lives in Georgia.
  4. Amber is 13 and lives in New South Wales.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Is it safe for some with diabetes to get a tattoo?
    See the answer.
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 549 panels. Please contribute your square.
  7. In light of the recent studies about treating a rare form of neonatal diabetes with oral sulfonylureas instead of insulin, we have added a page about neonatal diabetes with contact information for parents interested in having their children tested for this genetic condition.
  8. The Role of Schools in Preventing Childhood Obesity.
  9. Diabetes and Ramadan fasting.
  10. The JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project looks to accelerate the development, regulatory approval, and acceptance of continuous glucose monitoring and artificial pancreas technology.
  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. NYU researchers are looking for teens with type 2 diabetes or teens with a BMI over 30, aged 14 -19, for a study at the NYU Medical Center. The study involves two visits to the medical center, and includes cognitive testing (memory, etc.), a blood sample, and an MRI scan of the brain. Parental consent is necessary for those under 18. All volunteers will be financially compensated $100 for their time.
  13. VitalID medical identification products are made of nylon and come in kid-friendly designs and colors, including pink camo. Inside the Velcro strap is a removable form for writing down your child's name, medical condition, and contact information. Each ID comes with three forms, so you can have different information for when you're away, for example. Available in Canada and the US.
  14. Pump Wear is now offering to make small runs of walk t-shirts for teams who are participating in diabetes fundraising walks. You can choose on of their designs or email them your own logo.
  15. The Politics and Promise of Stem-Cell Research is an editorial published in the September 21, 2006 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Also available in PDF format. See also Bit Player or Powerhouse? China and Stem-Cell Research, also available in PDF format; Stem cells--a clinical update which has free full text available in PDF format; and Naturally dead embryos yield stem cells.
  16. Chromatin-remodeling factors allow differentiation of bone marrow cells into insulin-producing cells.
  17. Transplantation of bone marrow genetically engineered to express proinsulin II protects against autoimmune insulitis in NOD mice.
  18. A multicenter, double-blind, safety study of QR-333 for the treatment of symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy. A preliminary report.
  19. Metabolic decompensation in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus associated with increased serum levels of the soluble leptin receptor.
  20. Early epitope- and isotype-specific humoral immune responses to GAD65 in young children with genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes.
  21. Effects of treatment for diabetes mellitus on circulating vascular progenitor cells.
  22. Total and Component Health Care Costs in a Non-Medicare HMO Population of Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes and With and Without Macrovascular Disease.
  23. Relationship Between Lipid Abnormalities and Insulin Resistance in Japanese School Children.
  24. Study Suggests Insulin May Have Potential to Prevent Thrombosis Leading to Heart Attack and Stroke. See also Insulin for heart attacks.
  25. Performance of the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) during development of ketosis in patients on insulin pump therapy.
  26. Prevalence and characteristics of type 2 diabetes mellitus in 9-18 year-old children with diabetic ketoacidosis.
  27. Pathophysiology and management of recurrent hypoglycaemia and hypoglycaemia unawareness in diabetes.
  28. The effect of metformin on blood glucose control in overweight patients with Type 1 diabetes.
  29. Young adults with Type 1 diabetes in tertiary education: do students receive adequate specialist care?
  30. Clinical characteristics of depressed patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus.
  31. The prevalence of growth hormone deficiency and celiac disease in short children. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  32. Reduced care may harm pupils at risk.
  33. Schools pondering 'what if' scenarios with lack of nurses.
  34. Hope for new diabetes treatment.
  35. Calling 911 for diabetes emergencies.
  36. Fighting a family disease.
  37. Despite onset of diabetes, 7-year-old lives life to fullest.
  38. Illness conqueror -- 69 years with diabetes.
  39. Student-athlete ahead in count against diabetes.
  40. Athens family knows the pain of having juvenile diabetes.
  41. Insulin pump keeps diabetic Kuehne going strong.
  42. Avalanche, diabetes don't deter Sasseville from taking on Everest.
  43. Why Rosie gets two shots a day is about a cat with diabetes.
  44. Agua Dulce Teenager Receives LillyforLife™ Achievement Award.
  45. Maple Oatmeal Bars is a tasty treat. See our other Recipes.
  46. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son was diagnosed at 21 months. At age three his ID bracelet broke. He handed me the remains, raised his little arm, and said, "Look mom I'm not diabetic anymore." It was hard to explain that it didn't work that way.
  47. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
  48. Last week's poll asked parents if someone at their child's school will administer glucagon if needed. This week's poll asks readers about the insulin regimen they use most often.
  49. The Featured Book of the Week is Young Voices: Life with Diabetes by Hala Khalaf.
  50. Our page about the work of Dr. Denise Faustman is Worth a Look.

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