Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- There is still time to order holiday cards from MoreThanCards and help the CWD Foundation.
New This Week
- In this season of generosity and giving, please consider making a contribution to one of these worthy efforts:
- For just $1 a day, the IDF Life for a Child program provides a year of insulin and glucose monitoring for a child with type 1 diabetes who might otherwise not survive.
- The Children with Diabetes Foundation funds innovative research seeking to cure and prevent type 1 diabetes.
- The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation provides scholarships to families to attend CWD's Friends for Life conference.
- 'Twas the Night Before Work ... by Kerri Morrone (Six Until Me author) offers a diabetes twist on the famous holiday favorite. Also be sure to read Kerri's She Still Smiles.
- The Family Support Network has over 2,785 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.
- Autumn is 10 years old and hopes to get an insulin pump.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After 10 years with diabetes, my 12 year old grandson had two tests show protein in his urine. What should we expect when he sees a kidney specialist in January?
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 Ho Mita Koda has been serving children with diabetes in Ohio for 77 years. They have residence camp for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen bicycle adventure.
- Camp Setebaid® is a camp for kids 8 to 17 in Pennsylvania.
- Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp is a camp for kids in north central Pennsylvania.
- Setebaid® Family Weekend offers a weekend camping experience for families.
- Stroke - Spin - Stride is a Diabetes Training Camp for Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Think Like a Pancreas is an interactive web site for young people with type 1 diabetes.
- Parents and children who are between 7 and 14 years old are invited to participate in a study about Sibling Relationships.
- Adults with type 1 diabetes are sought for a Study On Stress and Emotional Understanding In Diabetes Control.
- Kids aged 8 and older are needed for a nation-wide Randomized Study of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitors in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Volunteers wanted for diabetes trials in Australia. See also the Intranasal Insulin Trial site.
- Adam Morrison Above the Rim With Basketball and Diabetes Control.
- TRPV1+ Sensory Neurons Control ß Cell Stress and Islet Inflammation in Autoimmune Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Diabetes breakthrough; Toronto scientists cure disease in mice, Nervous system appears to play key role in developing Type 1 diabetes, Scientists make diabetes breakthrough in mice, and Type 1 Diabetes May Be Caused By Disruption of Link Between Nerve Cells and Beta Cells.
- Immune-neuroendocrine interactions and autoimmune diseases.
- Intranasal insulin administration: A method for dissociating central and peripheral effects of insulin.
- Children Diagnosed with Diabetes during Infancy Have Unique Clinical Characteristics.
- Insulin resistance in children and adolescents.
- The renaissance of insulin pump treatment in childhood type 1 diabetes.
- The government of Ontario, Canada has new coverage for insulin pumps for kids with type 1 diabetes. See also Administration Manual for the Insulin Pump and Supplies Program.
- Cardiovascular disease risk in youth with diabetes mellitus.
- Development of autoimmunity to transglutaminase C in children of patients with type 1 diabetes: relationship to islet autoantibodies and infant feeding.
- Spanish students put skills to test with service projects.
- Whole family becomes part of diabetic child's care.
- NZ pioneer brings cure for diabetes a step closer.
- Banting House stirs visitors' emotions.
- Bitter, sweet disease; Juvenile diabetes alters lifestyle of the entire family.
- Marut doesn't let diabetes slow him down.
- Just a Little Different; Student life when faced with a chronic illness.
- Judge Won't Stop Exubera Sales.
- Families of diabetics get funding for devices.
- Woman's coma leads to secrecy, silence examines a court case in which a woman suffered irreparable brain damage from severe, prolonged hypoglycemia while using an insulin pump and highlights the importance of frequent glucose monitoring for everyone who uses insulin.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My husband had checked Hayden's glucose for me and yelled to me upstairs the numbers. Hayden needed his morning insulin of Humulin-U. I told Hayden to tell daddy he needed "3 units of U." He ran down the stairs yelling, "Daddy, you need 3 minutes of me!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 16-year-old child with diabetes decides to leave syringes and Lantus out for Santa and his reindeer. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they get an error message when checking their blood glucose. This week's poll asks readers if they commemorate their date of diagnosis.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Still in the Game by Don W. Ray.
- Our page about Fast Food Facts is Worth a Look.
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