Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
- The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
- 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.
- 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
- Our report from our Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is online.
- The Friends for Life 2008 program for adults and program for youth is now online, as is the summary of social events, to help you with your planning. We'll be updating the Wednesday Focus Groups in the coming months.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,520 families from all 50 states and 73 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:
My daughter was recently hospitalized with DKA. Which of her test results best indicates DKA? How severe was it? Can you help me understand her test results?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
Understanding a bedtime high.
- 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.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Sweeney, located 1 1/2 hours north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, offers children ages 6-18 three 3-week residential behavior modification programs, two 1-week programs (1 in the summer and 1 between Christmas and New Years) and weekend family camps.
- Campamento Diabetes Safari offers camping fun for kids near Mexico City, Mexico.
- Lions Camp Merrick / Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for kids with diabetes, but for their families too! Kids from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia are also welcome. See the schedule page for the dates.
- Qatar Diabetes Association to host children’s health meet.
- Families are Needed Who Have an Infant Under age 5 Months or a Mother in the Last Trimester of Pregnancy and a Family Member with Type 1 Diabetes are highly encouraged to participate in the TrialNet NIP study.
- Parents are invited to help nursing students learn about living with diabetes.
- The Fall 2007 issue of the DESA Challenge, from the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association, features women athletes with type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes, Depression and Death.
- Vaccination against self to prevent autoimmune disease: the type 1 diabetes model.
- Mutations in the Insulin Gene can Cause MODY and Autoantibody-Negative Type 1 Diabetes.
- The Relationship Between Diabetes Mellitus and Traffic-Related Air Pollution.
- AIR® Inhaled Insulin versus Subcutaneous Insulin: Pharmacokinetics, Glucodynamics, and Pulmonary Function in Asthma.
- Relationship between plasma sialic acid and fibrinogen concentration and incident micro- and macrovascular complications in type 1 diabetes. The EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study (PCS).
- Hypothesis-Ultraviolet-B Irradiance and Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of Viral Infections and thus Their Sequelae, Including Autoimmune Diseases and some Cancers.
- Impact of intensive insulin treatment on the development and consequences of oxidative stress in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
- Can Serum beta-hydroxybutyrate Be Used To Diagnose Diabetic Ketoacidosis?.
- Tracking and prediction of arterial blood pressure from childhood to young adulthood in 868 patients with type 1 diabetes: A multi-center, longitudinal survey in Germany and Austria.
- Impaired contractility and remodeling of the upper gastrointestinal tract in diabetes mellitus type-1.
- Physician Recommendations about Maternal Involvement in Adolescent Diabetes Management.
- The role of partner relationships in the young person's adherence to the diabetes self-care regime.
- Nail susceptibility to fungal infection in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes under long term poor glycaemia control.
- HLA-DQ and Susceptibility to Celiac Disease: Evidence for Gender Differences and Parent-of-Origin Effects.
- Genetic background of celiac disease and its clinical implications.
- Factors that impact health-related quality of life in adults with celiac disease: A multicenter study.
- Determinants of endomysial antibody status in untreated coeliac disease.
- Autoantibodies in celiac disease.
- Celiac disease in North Italian patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases.
- Neutrophilic myositis as a manifestation of celiac disease: a case report.
- Statins could help diabetes patients, say researchers.
- Pig Islet Cells: The Solution for Diabetes?
- Girl creates company to benefit other kids; Fifth-grader with diabetes uses some proceeds for insulin pump fund.
- Southerland puts troubled cycling in positive light.
- Heaven scent.
- Former Miss America visits for event focusing on diabetes.
- Sweet sorrows.
- Catholic school second grader wins Miracle Tie art contest, becomes an instant 'celebrity'.
- Kentucky School Policies On Diabetes Draw Criticism; Advocates Cite Bans On Checking Blood-sugar Level In Classrooms.
- Summit Focuses on Solutions to Diabetes Problem.
- No Laughing Matter; Diabetes Education in Comic Book Form Targets the Latino Community.
- Diabetes awareness through art launched in Egypt.
- DexCom™ Announces Joint Development Agreement with Animas Corporation to develop a continuous glucose monitoring system to work with Animas® insulin pumps.
- Insulet Corporation and DexCom Announce Development Agreement that will integrate the DexCom continuous sensing system into the OmniPod controller.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
While riding down the road recently, my nine year old diabetic daughter calls out "420" from the backseat. My husband and I both panic and begin the procedure to lower her blood sugar ... only to realize she was just announcing the time, 4:20pm in the afternoon!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child is playing a video game and when the "life force" level starts running out she says "Oh no! I'm low" and then starts laughing hysterically and says "I need glucose tablets!" See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first. This week's poll asks readers how old they were at diagnosis.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabesity by Fran Kaufman, M.D.
- Our page about Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.
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