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Of Continuing Interest

  1. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now sold out.
  2. CWD's Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008 will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information.
  3. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  4. This Wednesday is World Diabetes Day -- November 14, 2007.

New This Week

  1. Summaries of presentations at the DRI's recently held World of Hope conference are now online.
  2. Maple Grove Farms is offering a Family Scholarship to CWD's Friends for Life 2008 conference. Applications are due by January 15, 2008.
  3. CGMS Central is a new web site devoted to helping people with diabetes get insurance coverage for continuous glucose sensors.
  4. CWD's "Insulin Is Not a Cure" T-Shirts make great holiday gifts. They're now available in white text on black or black text on white.
  5. Mary Elizabeth is 13 and was diagnosed when she was six.
  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Is it possible to cover breakfast, which is around 7:00 a.m., and a morning snack around 9:00 a.m. with a dual wave bolus? We are looking at ways to have better control at school.
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums:
    Diluting insulin
  8. The Quilt for Life now has 598 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  9. The Average Daily Risk Range Variability Index can help you understand your glucose levels.
  10. We're running a brief survey about your experiences with blood glucose meters.
  11. Parents and young adults with diabetes are strongly encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey. The DAWN Youth 'WebTalk survey' is an international online survey for young people with diabetes, parents/caregivers of children with diabetes and health professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes. More young adults are particularly needed.
  12. Health Care Professionals are also encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey for Professionals. Please use survey code USE33.
  13. Families are encouraged to share their experiences with diabetes technology at the diaTribe Online Survey.
  14. Participants are needed for a Research Study On Children With Type 2 Diabetes in the Long Beach, California area.
  15. Center Watch has a listing of Clinical Trials: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1.
  16. HealthEngage Diabetes is a diabetes management tool available for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms -- each of which can download most glucose meters.
  17. The new inset™ 30 infusion set is available from Animas Corporation.
  18. Glucagon-like-peptide-1 inhibits blood-brain glucose transfer in humans.
  19. Prevalence of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphism in a Uruguayan population and its relation to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  20. Pro-inflammatory Variants of DRB1 and RAGE Genes Are Associated with Susceptibility to Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: A New Hypothesis on the Adaptive Role of Autoimmunity.
  21. Distribution of neuropeptide Y Leu7Pro polymorphism in patients with type 1 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy among Swedish and American populations.
  22. Comparative therapeutic effects of orally administered 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) and 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D(3) on type-1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice fed a normal-calcaemic diet.
  23. Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant for Treatment of Diabetes.
  24. Pancreas-Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
  25. Induction of Robust Diabetes Resistance and Prevention of Recurrent Type 1 Diabetes Following Islet Transplantation by Gene Therapy.
  26. Epitope Analysis of GAD65 Binding in both Cord Blood and at the Time of Clinical Diagnosis of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes.
  27. The role of virus infections in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes--a case report.
  28. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy: effects on quality of life. Free full text available in PDF format.
  29. A Randomized Trial Comparing Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion of Insulin Aspart versus Insulin Lispro in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
  30. Long-term efficacy of insulin.
  31. Real-time continuous glucose monitoring using Guardian((R))RT: from research to clinical practice.
  32. Mediators of Depressive Symptoms in Children with Type 1 Diabetes and their Mothers.
  33. Delayed pubertal onset and development in German children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: cross-sectional analysis of recent data from the DPV diabetes documentation and quality management system.
  34. Modifications of 24-h blood pressure profile associated with reduction of the heart rate variability in type 1 diabetic patients.
  35. Diabetes mellitus, bone mineral density, and fracture risk.
  36. Carbohydrate nutrition, glycemic index, and the 10-y incidence of cataract.
  37. Diagnosis of neonatal and infancy-onset diabetes.
  38. Management of neonatal and infancy-onset diabetes mellitus.
  39. Not every diabetic child has type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  40. Pancreatic Exocrine Dysfunction in MODY3.
  41. Long-term follow-up of 61 coeliac patients diagnosed in childhood: evolution toward latency is possible on a normal diet.
  42. Factors that Influence Adherence to a Gluten-Free Diet in Adults with Celiac Disease.
  43. Usefulness of Antibodies to Deamidated Gliadin Peptides in Celiac Disease Diagnosis and Follow-up.
  44. Celiac disease: Variations of presentations in adults.
  45. Oral mucosa of coeliac disease patients produces antiendomysial and antitransglutaminase antibodies: the diagnostic usefulness of an in vitro culture system.
  46. Clinical presentation and incidence of complications in patients with coeliac disease diagnosed by relative screening.
  47. Family outraged by diabetic man's death in Ramsey County jail. See also Ramsey Co. inmate's parents plan wrongful-death lawsuit.
  48. A long life repays debt for diabetes sufferer.
  49. Insulin pump is a lifesaver.
  50. Man's best friend helps Moreau in struggle against disease.
  51. Diabulimia, from Self Magazine, explores the very dangerous practice of skipping insulin to lose weight. See also The diet that's too good to be true.
  52. For some youths, managing diabetes is part of daily life.
  53. My iPod, My Cell, My Insulin Pump.
  54. Living with diabetes.
  55. 10 ways to be a smart diabetic.
  56. Syringes on display delivers message of diabetes.
  57. Pump pocket.
  58. Diabetes film debuts at Carnegie Science Center.
  59. Animas Corporation expands product line with introduction of inset™ 30, the world's first all-in-one angled insulin infusion set and inserter.
  60. New Web Site Tools Help Alleviate Stress Associated with Caring for Children with Diabetes During the Holidays.
  61. Abbott Responds Regarding FreeStyle Navigator.
  62. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    One day, when I gleefully announced to my 8 year old daughter that scientists were successfully working on ways to transplant islet cells, I was surprised to find that her reaction appeared sort of solemn. When I asked her if something was wrong, she said, "I hope they don't find a cure until I get my chance at a pump."
  63. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non D child tells you they are low to get attention, get candy, or to explain misbehaving. See more parent humor.
  64. Last week's poll asked readers about who administers insulin for their child at school. This week's poll asks readers what they use to record blood glucose values.
  65. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky, Ph.D.
  66. Our selection of Diabetes Blogs is Worth a Look.

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