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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping conference from October 5-7, 2007 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
  2. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill.

New This Week

  1. CWD's Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2007 conference concludes today. We'll have a report with photos online next week.
  2. Preliminary information about our Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008, to be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information. Note that hotel reservations can be made beginning September 1, 2008.
  3. With school beginning soon, parents are highly encouraged to download "Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed. A Guide for School Personnel" from the National Diabetes Education Program. Our Diabetes at School section has more information and resources.
  4. JDRF's 2007-2008 Promise to Remember me Campaign is seeking families from around the United States to share their stories with Members of Congress.
  5. The Family Support Network has over 3,290 families from all 50 states and 72 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.
  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Since diagnosis, my daughter has always tested negative for antibodies. She even stopped insulin for six months, but used metformin instead. She's now on both. What type of diabetes does she have? Our doctor is not sure.
    See the answer.
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 596 panels.
  8. The ADA is hosting a Back to School with Crystal Jackson chat on August 21st at 1pm.
  9. The Nutritional Intervention to Prevent Diabetes (NIP) Study is actively seeking participants.
  10. Parents are invited to help nursing students learn about living with diabetes.
  11. Randomized Study of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitors in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes continues to seek patients 8-years-old and above who have had type 1 diabetes for a year or more.
  12. 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.
  13. The University of Florida is seeking kids newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who had their cord blood banked for a study about Cord Blood and Diabetes.
  14. Keeping Science on Top in Drug Evaluation from The New England Journal of Medicine is also available in PDF.
  15. Take a chance at winning one of 10,000 free OneTouch® UltraMini™ glucose meters at the What's Your Color? Giveaway.
  16. The Little Red Sports Car is a modern fable about type 1 diabetes.
  17. Large-scale genetic fine mapping and genotype-phenotype associations implicate polymorphism in the IL2RA region in type 1 diabetes.
  18. Length of gestation and gender are associated with HLA genotypes at risk for Type 1 diabetes (Italian DIABFIN 3).
  19. Epidemiology and genetic risk of type 1 diabetes among children in Aragon community, Spain.
  20. Short- and long-term glycaemic control and the state of the renin system in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  21. The influence of long-term therapy with the insulin pump (CSII) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus on metabolic compensation and on the incidence of hypoglycaemia. Comparison with intensified conventional insulin therapy (MDI).
  22. Clinical experience in treatment with the long-term insulin analogue glargine in a diabetes centre.
  23. The influence of health threat communication and personality traits on personal models of diabetes in newly diagnosed diabetic patients.
  24. Six-year incidence of visual loss in African Americans with type 1 diabetes mellitus: the New Jersey 725.
  25. Evaluation of inhaled insulin therapy for diabetes mellitus.
  26. Nothing's standing in their way.
  27. St. Joseph searches for diabetes triggers.
  28. Promise of a normal life for diabetics.
  29. 21-month Findings From Diamyd® Type 1 Diabetes Trial To Be Presented At An International Diabetes Conference In Berlin8/17/2007.
  30. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My 5 year old (diabetic) daughter was mad at me the other day. She came walking into the kitchen with her backpack full with all her stuff. She really knows what buttons to push, telling me: "I'm running away, I'm taking a lot of candy, and I'm not taking any insulin!"
  31. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you no longer say it's time for dinner -- instead you yell to everyone that it's time to check blood sugars. See more parent humor.
  32. Last week's poll asked readers if they have 504 plans in place for their children with diabetes. This week's poll asks readers with diabetes how often they check their blood sugar before they drive.
  33. The Featured Book of the Week is Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE.
  34. Information for Teachers and Child-Care Providers is Worth a Look.

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