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
- The room block for CWD's Friends for Life 2007 annual conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is over 90% full. If you're planning on coming, now is the time to register and reserve your hotel room.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,100 families from all 50 states and 70 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.
- Aiden was diagnosed when he was just 5 1/2 weeks old.
- Emily was diagnosed at 16 months and is now pumping.
- Chiara is 7 and was diagnosed in March 2007.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen daughter will be attending church camp this summer. They say she must keep all her medications at the health center. Is there any law to allow her to have her supplies with her?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 561 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.
- Noah Moore, who has attended many CWD Friends for Life conferences, will be touring the country and visiting several diabetes camps.
- We're running a brief survey about Pumps, Pens and Syringes.
- The mission of the Spring Point Project is to develop special pigs for islet xenotransplantation.
- The University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research now has several educational videos online.
- Insulin dependant diabetes mellitus: implications for male reproductive function. See also Diabetes may cut male fertility and Diabetes Damages DNA In Men's Sperm And May Affect Fertility, According To Study.
- Intracoronary ultrasound examinations reveal significantly more advanced coronary atherosclerosis in people with type 1 diabetes than in age- and sex-matched non-diabetic controls.
- A Rho-kinase inhibitor, fasudil, prevents development of diabetes and nephropathy in insulin-resistant diabetic rats.
- Two-week treatment with pravastatin improves ventriculo-vascular haemodynamic interactions in young men with type 1 diabetes.
- Conversion of embryonic stem cells into pancreatic beta-cell surrogates guided by ontogeny.
- Sleep deprivation reduces the lymphocyte count in a non-obese mouse model of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Long-Term Effect of Diabetes and Its Treatment on Cognitive Function. See also Intense Diabetes Therapy OK for Brain; Tight Control of Type 1 Diabetes Poses No Risk to Mental Skills and Tight Diabetes Control Does not Impact Cognitive Ability in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Early retinopathy progression in four randomized trials comparing insulin glargine and NPH insulin.
- Comparison of the modified Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study and mild macular grid laser photocoagulation strategies for diabetic macular edema.
- Adolescents' experience of living with diabetes.
- Six-year incidence of proteinuria in type 1 diabetic African-Americans.
- Ethnicity and young age influence the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis at the onset of type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes mellitus and risk of endometrial cancer: a meta-analysis.
- Relationships and their potential for change developed in difficult type 1 diabetes.
- Prescription of insulin glargine in primary care practices in Germany.
- Short-Term Risk for Stroke Is Doubled in Persons With Newly Treated Type 2 Diabetes Compared With Persons Without Diabetes. A Population-Based Cohort Study.
- Moderate alcohol consumption and insulin sensitivity: observations and possible mechanisms.
- Pharmacokinetics of an Oral Drug (Acetaminophen) Administered at Various Times Relative to Subcutaneous Injection of Pramlintide in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes.
- Maternally inherited diabetes with deafness and obesity: body weight reduction response to treatment with insulin analogues.
- Immune cross-reactivity in celiac disease: anti-gliadin antibodies bind to neuronal synapsin I.
- Type 1 Diabetes: A Parent's Perspective.
- Taking their best shot at managing diabetes.
- New treatment helps rare form of diabetes.
- Dr. Diabetes Featured in New Comics.
- Childhood Diabetes Education.
- Driver in fatal crash sent to county prison.
- Novo Nordisk inaugurates Latin America’s largest insulin plant in Brazil.
- FDA Approves SoloSTAR® - A New Prefilled Disposable Insulin Pen For Use With LANTUS® In People With Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One evening, after dinner, our daughter who has diabetes asked me to get her some Hershey's Kisses to eat. I grabbed the bag as her siblings also asked for some. I gave two to her sister, then I gave my daughter two. She said, "Please give me another one; I bolused for three." Her non-diabetic sister quickly chimed it, "Well, I bolused for five."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the coffee pot or other kitchen appliance beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping.) See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times they have a retinal photograph as part of their diabetes eye care. This week's poll asks readers if their diabetes team provides emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker).
- The Featured Book of the Week is Getting the Most Out of Diabetes Camp: A Guide for Parents and Kids.
- The report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, D.C. is Worth a Look.
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