Of Continuing Interest
- Reservations for the CWD Focus on Best Practices conference at the Marriott Marco Island Resort on Marco Island, Florida from January 4-7, 2007, need to be made prior to December 1 in order to get the discounted CWD rate. After December 1, reservation costs will much higher. Conference registration forms must be completed and sent to CWD by December 15. There will be no on-site registration.
- 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: La Jolla 2007 conference at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla from April 13-15, 2007.
- Planning to come to the Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference? We have preliminary program information and a sessions list to help with your planning. Registration information is also now online.
- Chris Dudley brings his Basketball Clinic to the 2007 Friends for Life Conference. Registration for the basketball clinic is limited to 60 participants, and you must be registered for the Friends for Life conference before you can register for the basketball clinic.
- The CWD Welcome Kit is once again available. Health care teams are encouraged to request Welcome Kit Coupons for their patients.
- Order your holiday cards from MoreThanCards and help the CWD Foundation.
New This Week
- Travis Pascoe is in pursuit of an Olympic dream.
- The Family Support Network has over 2,750 families from all 50 states and 67 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.
- Hope is seven and was diagnosed in November 2006.
- Alexia is 11 and was diagnosed in July 2005.
- Harlee is seven and was diagnosed in April 2006.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Has there been any research done recently regarding the correlation between the onset of diabetes and the flu shot?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 551 panels. The Quilt for Life is scheduled to be displayed at the 2007 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association from June 22-26, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, and at CWD's 2007 Friends for Life Conference from July 11-15, 2007 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please contribute your square.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Carefree in New Hampshire provides two weeks of fun for kids with diabetes in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
- Camp Possibilities is an overnight camp for kids with diabetes living in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
- Asociacón Mutual Integral Provincial de Ayuda al Diabético offers support to families in Argentina.
- Adults with type 1 diabetes are sought for a Study On Stress and Emotional Understanding In Diabetes Control.
- A CDE's Tips for Surviving the Holidays if You Have Diabetes.
- In Reviving Healthcare, IBM offers a vision for changing American health care.
- New data from NIH lab confirms protocol to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice. However, see also Comment on Papers by Chong et al., Nishio et al., and Suri et al. on Diabetes Reversal in NOD Mice (PDF), Response to Comment on Chong et al. on Diabetes Reversal in NOD Mice (PDF), Response to Comment on Nishio et al. on Diabetes Reversal in NOD Mice (PDF), and Response to Comment on Suri et al. on Diabetes Reversal in NOD Mice (PDF).
- Multipotent stromal cells from human marrow home to and promote repair of pancreatic islets and renal glomeruli in diabetic NOD/scid mice. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Human Bone Marrow Cells Repair Mouse Islets.
- Elevated serum alanine transaminase in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Elevated circulating adiponectin in type 1 diabetes is associated with long diabetes duration.
- Plasma homocysteine, oxidative stress and endothelial function in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus and microalbuminuria.
- Divergent trends in the incidence of end-stage renal disease due to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Europe, Canada and Australia during 1998-2002.
- Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier prize winners advance diabetes therapy R&D.
- Heat-shock protein peptide DiaPep277 treatment in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes: a randomised, double-blind phase II study.
- Treatment of new-onset type 1 diabetes with peptide DiaPep277(R) is safe and associated with preserved beta-cell function: extension of a randomized, double-blind, phase II trial.
- Suppression of diabetes in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice by oral administration of a cholera toxin B subunit-insulin B chain fusion protein vaccine produced in silkworm.
- Renoprotective effects of tea catechin in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
- Luminance and chromatic visual evoked potentials in type I and type II diabetes: relationships with peripheral neuropathy.
- A review of human and analogue insulin trials.
- A randomized controlled trial of Sweet Talk, a text-messaging system to support young people with diabetes.
- Glucose requirements to maintain euglycemia following moderate intensity afternoon exercise in adolescents with type 1 diabetes are increased in a biphasic manner. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Exercise under hyperinsulinaemic conditions increases whole-body glucose disposal without affecting muscle glycogen utilisation in type 1 diabetes.
- The prevalence of depression and anxiety in adults with Type 1 diabetes.
- The role of alexithymia factors in glucose control of persons with type 1 diabetes: a pilot study.
- Trends in the prescription and cost of diabetic medications and monitoring equipment in England 1991-2004.
- FDA Approves Sitagliptin for Diabetes; First in class of DPP-4 inhibitors to reach U.S. market.
- Treatment and Management of Celiac Disease.
- Gluten intolerance: Gender and age-related features.
- Epilepsy and Celiac Disease: Favorable Outcome With a Gluten-Free Diet in a Patient Refractory to Antiepileptic Drugs.
- Insulin-glucose system gives diabetics break from shots.
- In Diabetes Fight, Raising Cash and Keeping Trust.
- CU diabetes-studies pioneer wins global acclaim.
- 'Amazing Grace' inspires diabetes fight Westwood View first-grader is Youth Ambassador for the Walk to Cure Diabetes.
- Cod Liver Oil Reduces Diabetes Risk.
- Type 1 diabetes deserves more attention.
- Can we prevent type 1 Diabetes by modifying infant nutrition?
- Breastfeeding may lower diabetes risk for children.
- Despite Difficult Start, Diabetic Morrison Realizes Progress.
- Carroll linebacker slaying his own dragons; Southlake Carroll gets shot of inspiration as he fights diabetes.
- Sticking around - A Hockey Player with Diabetes.
- Utah Soldier Serving in Iraq Gets Chance to "See" His Family on Thanksgiving.
- Letter of the Day: The rest of the story.
- Pump up the diabetes funding.
- Schools rapped over diabetes shots.
- Finally, diabetic patients receive medicine—and a new treatment center.
- Autoimmune Disease Triggered If T Cells Miss Single Protein Early On.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When our 6 year old son Robby (diagnosed at 14 months) was about 2 1/2, we went to a diabetes clinic appointment. Robby apparently was also working on some type of illness because he had ketones in his urine that day. As usual, he took his stuffed Elmo along for the visit. His physician asked him if Elmo also had ketones. Robby looked at her very seriously and said, "Elmo can't have ketones". She asked, "Why? Isn't Elmo a diabetic like you?" Robby looked at her as if she was crazy and replied, "Elmo can't have ketones, because Elmo doesn't have a pee-pee!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!" See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they use to record blood glucose data. This week's poll asks readers what they think is the hardest part of living with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes: An Emotional Journey by Renea Jo Zosel.
- Our page about Carrying Cases is Worth a Look.
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