Of Continuing Interest
- 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. Registration ends on October 15th, so register soon if you're planning on coming.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
New This Week
- Due to staggering amounts of fraud, the CWD Welcome Kit is suspended and is being reworked. We will relaunch the program in a couple weeks.
- Sports Center host Rick Philbin brings us Running a Triathlon with Type 1 Diabetes, an interview with TriAthlete and pump wearer Brian Foster.
- 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.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My three and a half year old son, diagnosed in June 2006, was put on Lantus and Apidra. Since both have not been tested on children under six, should he be on older, "tried and tested" insulins?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 549 panels. Please contribute your square.
- Geoff Drake, the U.S. Web Manager for LifeScan, Inc., writes about his experience as a counselor at a diabetes summer camp.
- 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.
- Managing Hypoglycemia In The School Setting.
- Islets of Hope and IPump.org are run by a woman who has a daughter with type 1 diabetes.
- International Trial of the Edmonton Protocol for Islet Transplantation reviews the history of islet cell transplantation and concludes that "... insulin independence is usually not sustainable." See also Diabetes Treatment Disappoints in New Study.
- Proinsulin C-peptide elicits disaggregation of insulin resulting in enhanced physiological insulin effects.
- Cholesterol Absorption and Synthesis in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Paradoxically enhanced heart tolerance to ischaemia in type 1 diabetes and role of increased osmolarity.
- Oxidative stress markers in plasma and urine of prepubertal patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Modeling Chronic Glycemic Exposure Variables as Correlates and Predictors of Microvascular Complications of Diabetes.
- Cholesterol metabolism and non-cholesterol sterol distribution in lipoproteins of type 1 diabetes: The effect of improved glycemic control.
- Clinical characteristics and diabetes associated autoantibodies in patients with both type 1 diabetes mellitus and asthma.
- Role of sleep duration and quality in the risk and severity of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Effects of oral magnesium supplementation on glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of randomized double-blind controlled trials.
- Vitamin E and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in the Women’s Health Study Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Smoking enhances absorption of insulin but reduces glucodynamic effects in individuals using the Lilly-Dura inhaled insulin system.
- Prevention of Hypoglycemia During Exercise in Children With Type 1 Diabetes by Suspending Basal Insulin.
- A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Assessing Pramlintide Treatment in the Setting of Intensive Insulin Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Acute effects of hyperglycaemia in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: the patient's perspective.
- Flexible Intensive Insulin Therapy in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and High Risk for Severe Hypoglycemia and Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
- Randomized Study to Characterize Glycemic Control and Short-Term Pulmonary Function in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Receiving Inhaled Human Insulin (Exubera(R)).
- Spotlight on inhaled human insulin (Exubera(R)) in diabetes mellitus.
- Diabetes guidelines: easier to preach than to practise? Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Sensitivity and Specificity of Nonmydriatic Digital Stereoscopic Retinal Imaging in Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy.
- The Relation of Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Pulse Rate to Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus The Renin-Angiotensin System Study.
- Breast-Feeding and Risk for Childhood Obesity.
- Sourdough lactobacilli and celiac disease.
- Endoscopic markers for celiac disease.
- Improving Care for People With Diabetes by Senator Susan Collins.
- Too few nurses for students.
- Morrison's gameplan includes curbing diabetes.
- New diabetes medicine from Gila monster saliva causes excitement. See also Diabetics hail 'wonder drug' derived from the lizard and Diabetic drug has Gila monster to thank.
- BD To Exit Blood Glucose Monitoring Business.
- Lilly Announces LillyforLife(TM) Achievement Award Winners.
- Eli Lilly continues major contribution to Australian diabetes research and education.
- ACT nurses look to improve management of childhood diabetes by Australian families and clinicians.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Massachusetts is going to be selling a JDRF License plate, thanks to the Massachusetts Rotary Club. The club came up with the idea after hearing my daughter Lauren speak. They told me recently, since Lauren was their inspiration, I could choose the first number plate. They fully expected me to say "1." But, being the parent of a child with diabetes, I chose the number we all yearn for: 104. I figure every parent of a child with diabetes will laugh when they see my plate!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child gets his driver's learning permit and you have tubes of glucose gel in your car instead of your sunglasses but you smile because he has come such a long way. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers about the insulin regimen they use most often. This week's poll asks readers which blood glucose meter they use most often.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Trick-or-Treat for Diabetes by Kim Gosselin.
- Our CWD traffic statistics are Worth a Look.
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