Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping conference from October 5-7, 2007 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
- CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill.
New This Week
- CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 conference has just concluded. We'll have a report online next week.
- The FDA has issued a recall of all Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps, models MMT-511, MMT-512, MMT-712, MMT-515, MMT-715, MMT-522 and MMT-722, due to risk of over delivery of insulin if exposed to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). (Recall note is near the bottom of the FDA page.)
- The Family Support Network has over 3,225 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.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
At his mom's, my stepson eats no fresh foods and mom doesn't serve the proper amount of carbohydrates. We serve healthier foods, fewer treats. Which plan is the best for my stepson?
See the answer.
- The Quilt for Life now has 590 panels.
- Parents of children with diabetes, as well as young adults with type 1, are encouraged to participate in the DAWN Youth Survey. Use survey code USP66. For every completed survey, Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to the World Diabetes Foundation project Children with Diabetes in Tanzania, which helps poor children gain access to diabetes treatment.
- Diabetic nephropathy in 27,805 children, adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes: effect of diabetes duration, HbA1c, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes onset and gender.
- Early changes in glomerular size selectivity in young adults with type 1 diabetes and retinopathy. Results from the Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden.
- Association of VEGF-1499C-->T polymorphism with diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Higher Prevalence of Elevated Albumin Excretion in Youth with Type 2 than Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
- The effect of exercise on the absorption of inhaled human insulin via the AERx® iDMS in people with type 1 diabetes.
- Comparison of pharmacokinetics and dynamics of the long-acting insulin analogs glargine and detemir at steady state in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a double-blind, randomized, cross-over study.
- Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in children and adolescents with type-1 diabetes attending summer camps in France.
- Post-exercise microalbuminuria in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic children - preliminary report.
- Helicobacter pylori infection and its metabolic consequences in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Diabetes Personal Trainer Outcomes: Short-term and One-year Outcomes of a "Diabetes Personal Trainer" Intervention among Youth with Type I Diabetes.
- Assessing treatment satisfaction in patients treated with pramlintide as an adjunct to insulin therapy.
- Vitreous hemorrhage in diabetic eyes previously treated with panretinal photocoagulation.
- Accuracy of filter paper method for measuring glycated hemoglobin.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in Tunisia: mass-screening study in schoolchildren.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son Jacob was diagnosed at 20 months and is now just about 4 years old. Today our family went to our local JDRF chapter "Walk for a Cure." Jacob asked where we were going and I told him we were walking to find a cure for his diabetes. He thought for a few seconds and then asked me: "What's it look like?" I said, "excuse me?" This time, he didn't miss a beat and said: "If we are walking to find the cure, we need to know what it looks like so we will know if we find it." Out of the mouths of babes....
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child starts saving used pump tubing, site covers, and cartridges to make a "here's what it's like to be diabetic" sculpture. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much of a financial burden paying for diabetes supplies place on their family. This week's poll asks readers how they get their HbA1c checked.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Best Year of My Life: Book 1: Getting Diabetes by Jed Block.
- The Diabetes Marketplace is Worth a Look.
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