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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to come to the Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 11 - 15, 2007. The Parent and Adult Program and Youth Program are now online. Kids arriving early can join in Chris Dudley's Basketball Clinic on Tuesday, July 10th. 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.
  2. Make plans to attend our first Canadian conference -- Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2007 from August 17-19, 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Special guests include country music star George Canyon, Sebastien Sasseville, the first Canadian with diabetes to successfully climb Peak Lenin, and Jen Alexander, an extraordinary swimmer.
  3. Preliminary information about our Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now online, including registration forms.

New This Week

  1. We have a brief report and photos from our participation in the Arab Children Health Congress, recently held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  2. Registration for CWD's Focus on Pumping: La Jolla 2007 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla from April 13-15, 2007 ends on March 30th.
  3. Families attending our Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference are encouraged to sign up for focus groups as soon as possible, as slots fill up very quickly.
  4. Quinn is 3 years old and lives in Ontario, Canada.
  5. We've added many new IDYA members, including Kristen Vierhaus who noted, "I always thought that people who had an illness couldn't do anything that I could. Once I was diagnosed, I felt that I did more things than anyone else."
  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    We are considering a pump for our grandson, but I'm concerned he could damage it as he is very athletic. How could he handle the pump for karate class?
    See the answer.
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 557 panels. The Quilt for Life will next be displayed 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.
  8. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Too Sweet is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Radford, Virginia.
  9. Families are invited to participate in an online Continuous Glucose Sensor Survey being run by a team from the University of Virginia.
  10. Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience Needed.
  11. ID4U Designs offers medical identification products in Australia.
  12. Glycaemic control, health status and treatment satisfaction with continuous intraperitoneal insulin infusion.
  13. Normalization of the IGF-IGFBP-axis by Sustained Nightly Insulinization in Type 1 Diabetes.
  14. Are Insights Gained From NOD Mice Sufficient To Guide Clinical Translation? Another Inconvenient Truth.
  15. Childhood obesity as a risk factor for diabetes mellitus type I: the accelerator hypothesis.
  16. Dendritic cells with TGFß-1 differentiate naïve CD4+CD25– T cells into islet-protective Foxp3+ regulatory T cells. See also Successful Islet Cell Transplant Without Immunosuppressive Therapy In Mice With Type 1 Diabetes.
  17. Autoimmunity and beta cell regeneration in mouse and human Type 1 diabetes: The peace is not enough.
  18. Coxsackievirus infections and NOD mice: Relevant models of protection from, and induction of, type 1 diabetes.
  19. Immunoisolating Pancreatic Islets by Encapsulation with Selective Withdrawal.
  20. Mouse models for cardiovascular complications of type 1 diabetes.
  21. Possibility of insulin-producing cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells for diabetes treatment. Free full text available in PDF format.
  22. Strong association between time watching television and blood glucose control in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes mellitus.
  23. Association of glucose levels and glucose variability with mood in type 1 diabetic patients.
  24. Severe Hypoglycemia and Smoking in a Long-Term Type 1 Diabetic Population: Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  25. Type 1 diabetes and prolonged fasting.
  26. Insulin detemir in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  27. Insulin glargine in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  28. Systematic literature review: quality of life associated with insulin pump use in Type 1 diabetes.
  29. Co-morbidity, functionality and time since diagnosis as predictors of physical activity in individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  30. Association between cardiac autonomic dysfunction and inflammation in type 1 diabetic patients: effect of beta-blockade.
  31. Age of onset of type 1 diabetes in children and carotid intima medial thickness. Free full text available in PDF format.
  32. Assessment of an empowerment education programme. A randomized study in teenagers with diabetes.
  33. Updated and Revised Diabetes Family Conflict Scale.
  34. A controlled study of psychosocial factors in young people with diabetes in the United Arab Emirates.
  35. Technologies, diabetes and the student body.
  36. Birth weight and maternal glycated haemoglobin in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes.
  37. Diabetes Hospitalization at the U.S.–Mexico Border.
  38. Delayed diagnosis of coeliac disease increases cancer risk. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  39. In vitro tests indicate that certain varieties of oats may be harmful to patients with coeliac disease.
  40. Two-year follow-up of anti-transglutaminase autoantibodies among celiac children on gluten-free diet: Comparison of IgG and IgA.
  41. Role of wireless capsule endoscopy in the study of intestinal diseases. Critical analysis and observation of the first 50 cases.
  42. Population screening for celiac disease: Follow up of patients identified by positive serology.
  43. Celiac disease: more common than you think.
  44. But everything might contain gluten.
  45. Diabetics lobby for lifesaving-injection bill.
  46. F.D.A. Limits Role of Advisers Tied to Industry.
  47. Why has diabetes soared in children? See also Type 1 Diabetes on Rise in Young Children and Dramatic increase of Type 1 diabetes in under fives.
  48. Diabetes beaten, Padres' Cassidy can focus on pitching.
  49. Fighting diabetes one swing at a time.
  50. Ram fights diabetes - and wins.
  51. Diabetes Won't Stop 16-Day Trek Through Arctic. See also Former Stowe resident finishes grueling Iditarod.
  52. Zena Davenport manages misconceptions in battle with type I diabetes.
  53. Animas Corporation Introduces Its Next Generation Insulin Pump.
  54. Budget funding for MedicAlert will protect 10,000 Canadian children.
  55. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Alexis went to a birthday party that was taking a trip to the apple orchard. When she got to the stand, a lady behind the counter was describing the different type of apples. Alexis asked the lady behind the counter, "Where are the sugar-free trees?"
  56. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you use EMLA on your eyebrows before you tweeze them. See more parent humor.
  57. Last week's poll asked readers about the infusion set they use most often. This week's poll asks readers how often they check blood sugars during the middle of the night.
  58. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
  59. The The History of CWD is Worth a Look.

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