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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 Regional Conference, to be held from February 29 - March 2, 2008 at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
  2. Make plans now to attend CWD's 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.
  3. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  4. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is offering scholarships for families and young adults to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 conference.
  5. Maple Grove Farms is offering a Family Scholarship to CWD's Friends for Life 2008 conference. Applications are due by January 15, 2008.

New This Week

  1. Megan and Jonny are teens living in New Jersey and both have type 1.
  2. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Our 10-year-old daughter was put on metformin for insulin resistance. She had an episode at school where she felt shaky so was given a snack. In fact, afterwards, her blood sugar was much lower. What should I do? I can't get her to the endocrinologist until April.
    See the answer.
  3. From the CWD Forums:
    New here with questions
  4. The Quilt for Life now has 599 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  5. Photos of the 2007 Campamento Diabetes Safari, a bi-lingual camp held in Mexico City, are online.
  6. The ADA's 2007 Clinical Practice Recommendations are now online.
  7. The 1st International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) will be held from February 28 through March 2, 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic.
  8. Parents are invited to help nursing students learn about living with diabetes.
  9. Why I adopted a reduced carbohydrate approach.
  10. Test Strip Recall for Contour TS.
  11. No change in apolipoprotein AI metabolism when subcutaneous insulin infusion is replaced by intraperitoneal insulin infusion in type 1 diabetic patients.
  12. Insulin Mutation Screening in 1044 Patients with Diabetes: Mutations in the INS gene are a Common Cause of Neonatal Diabetes but a Rare Cause of Diabetes Diagnosed in Childhood or Adulthood.
  13. Family-based analysis of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and type 1 diabetes in the population of South Croatia.
  14. Plasma concentration of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) predicts cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in type 1 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy.
  15. Effects of pyridoxamine in combined phase 2 studies of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and overt nephropathy.
  16. The effects of type 1 diabetes on cerebral white matter.
  17. Low discomfort and pain associated with intensified insulin therapy in children and adolescents.
  18. Human Insulin Analog Induced Lipoatrophy.
  19. Comparison between continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and multiple daily injection regimens in adolescent with type 1 diabetes from a public health care system approach to severe hypoglycemia. Free Portuguese-language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  20. Factors influencing pregnancy outcome in women with type 2 versus type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  21. Everyday Walking Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Risk.
  22. Mediterranean-style Eating Staves Off CVD in Diabetes.
  23. Population screening for coeliac disease in primary care by district nurses using a rapid antibody test: diagnostic accuracy and feasibility study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  24. The safety, tolerance, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of single doses of AT-1001 in coeliac disease subjects: a proof of concept study.
  25. Response to Hepatitis B Vaccination in Patients with Celiac Disease.
  26. Now he can sleep late -- Medical gift ensures a better life for Clarenville boy.
  27. Holiday Hazards for Diabetics -- How Those With Diabetes Can Avoid Unhealthy Holiday Season Temptations.
  28. Diabetes Group Backs Low-Carb Diets.
  29. How to make life easier for diabetes sufferers.
  30. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    One evening during the dinner rush, I asked my diabetic 4-year-old Emma to get the twins some Cheerios so they would stop crying. The crying didn't stop right away, and when I looked over at the twins in their high chairs, they were really frustrated and mad. Emma was sitting just out of their reach, meticulously measuring out their Cheerios into bowls with a tablespoon. She wanted to make sure they "weren't eating too many carbs, Mommy!"
  31. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your dog has frequent "accidents" and you test her blood sugar! See more parent humor.
  32. Last week's poll asked readers what they do with their insulin pump infusion set tubing. This week's poll asks readers what one innovation they believe we'll see in 2008.
  33. The Featured Book of the Week is Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for ONE, Second Edition, by Kathleen Stanley, CDE, RD, LD, MSEd, BC-ADM and Connie C. Crawley, MS, RD, LD.
  34. Our Report from the Global Diabetes Summit 2007 is Worth a Look.

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