Of Continuing Interest
- 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. Families are encouraged to sign up for focus groups as soon as possible, as slots fill up very quickly.
- 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.
- Preliminary information about our Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now online, including registration forms.
New This Week
- Diabetic Mr. Universe cited in tussle with police. See also Mr. Universe Pumps Weights and Insulin, 'Mr. Universe' Blames Diabetes In Peninsula Assault Incident, Mr. Universe Assaulted by Police During Low Blood Sugar Episode, and Scrawny Boy With Type 1 Diabetes Becomes Mr. Universe.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,045 families from all 50 states and 69 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.
- Ashley is 15 and lives in Indiana.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Just before his diagnosis, my son became very talkative and giggly at school. Are these symptoms of high blood sugar?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 558 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.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Diabetes Day Camp is for kids in eastern Tennessee.
- Kids for a Cure Club is a day camp for kids with diabetes, ages 7-11, in Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.
- Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.
- Families are invited to participate in an online Continuous Glucose Sensor Survey being run by a team from the University of Virginia.
- Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience Needed.
- Hypoglycemic neuronal death is triggered by glucose reperfusion and activation of neuronal NADPH oxidase. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Hypoglycemia, functional brain failure, and brain death and Glucose Triggers Brain Cell Death In Rats After Hypoglycemic Coma.
- Moving towards efficient therapies in type 1 diabetes: To combine or not to combine?
- Shorter remission period in young versus older children with diabetes mellitus type 1.
- No evidence for increased self-reported cognitive failure in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study.
- Lack of evidence of hypervolemia in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
- Perturbation of hyaluronan metabolism predisposes patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus to atherosclerosis.
- Perinatal factors associated with subsequent diabetes mellitus in the child: record linkage study.
- Relationship between increased relative birthweight and infections during pregnancy in children with a high-risk diabetes HLA genotype.
- Relationship between gestational diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes: evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction.
- Generation of functional islet-like clusters after monolayer culture and intracapsular aggregation of adult human pancreatic islet tissue.
- An economic assessment of analogue basal-bolus insulin versus human basal-bolus insulin in subjects with type 1 diabetes in the UK.
- Short acting insulin analogues for treating diabetic patients with CSII (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion).
- Risk of hypoglycaemia in types 1 and 2 diabetes: effects of treatment modalities and their duration.
- Tricyclic antidepressants for chronic vomiting in diabetic patients.
- Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in a teaching hospital.
- Breastfeeding habits in families with Type 1 diabetes.
- The evidence base for the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in dental practice.
- Sliding (Scale) Down a Slippery Slope? Go to Proactive Glycemic Control in Patients.
- Quality of Diabetes Care Among Adults With Serious Mental Illness.
- The role of physical activity in the management of impaired glucose tolerance: a systematic review.
- Morphometric Analysis of Small-Bowel Mucosa in Turkish Children with Celiac Disease and Relationship with the Clinical Presentation and Laboratory Findings.
- 'No brainer' still finds opposition is about efforts to pass a bill in Rhode Island to allow non-medical personnel to inject glucagon at schools. Free registration required.
- Diabetes focus of lawsuit.
- Diabetic student saved from death by McCleskey Middle staff.
- Boca Raton students aboard ship that sunk in Aegean Sea set to return.
- Type 1 Pumper Runs Fifty 50 Diabetes Company With a High-Minded Bottom Line.
- Connor, the boy who's become a world leader.
- 'I will always be defined' by the Iditarod race is about Bruce Linton, who competed in the race using an insulin pump.
- Miss Rossi goes to Washington.
- For Jake, everything counts.
- Poker Run to Raise Funds to Send Children With Diabetes to Camp.
- Camp teaches children to "own" their diabetes.
- Nationals Give $2 Million For Diabetes Care Facility.
- Lecturers egged to raise money for insulin pumps.
- Jackie's Sweets 4 U 2 offers cake mixes sweetened with xylitol and stevia.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your teenager thinks that making a happy face on her arm with the marks from all the blood tests is better than a tattoo! See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers who use insulin pumps how often they change their infusion set. This week's poll asks readers how often they download data from their glucose meter at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- Our section about Summer Camps is Worth a Look.
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