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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  3. Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Bethesda 2008 conference, to be held at the Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda, Maryland from September 26-28, 2008.
  4. Preliminary information about CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference is now online, including registration information. The last two Marco Island conferences sold out, so if you are interested in attending, please register early.
  5. Applications for the Education for CWD Foundation 2008-2009 college scholarships, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, are due by April 15, 2008. This is a correction to an earlier published date of March 15, 2008.
  6. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation has extended its Friends for Life 2008 family scholarships to include families from the United States and Canada.

New This Week

  1. Children with Diabetes has joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
  2. Catherine is 13 and uses an OmniPod.
  3. Ashleigh was diagnosed when she was 13 months old.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My son needs an up front bolus, plus an additional bolus four hours later to cover pasta. Is this related to celiac? My son's recent blood test was positive for celiac.
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    Where are all the dads?
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 606 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  7. Join CWD's Jeff Hitchcock and Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about CWD joining Johnson & Johnson. The chat will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd at 9:00 pm Eastern in the CWD Chat Room.
  8. Join Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about upcoming Children with Diabetes conferences. The chat will be held on Thursday, April 3rd at 9:00 pm Eastern in the Conferences Chat Room.
  9. You can read the transcript of the chat about CWD Joining Johnson & Johnson held on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
  10. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  11. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  12. Full Time Two-Year Associate Positions at Close Concerns, Inc.
  13. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
  14. Autologous umbilical cord blood infusion for type 1 diabetes.
  15. Lack of association of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Portuguese population.
  16. Incidence of children with slowly progressive form of type 1 diabetes detected by the urine glucose screening at schools in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
  17. The lack of anti-idiotypic antibodies, not the presence of the corresponding autoantibodies to glutamate decarboxylase, defines type 1 diabetes.
  18. The relationship between risk factors and mortality in type 1 diabetic patients in Europe, the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study (PCS).
  19. Having One Kidney Does Not Accelerate the Rate of Development of Diabetic Nephropathy Lesions in Type 1 Diabetic Patients.
  20. Oxidative stress parameters as possible urine markers in patients with diabetic nephropathy.
  21. Improved Metabolic Control and Quality of Life in Seven Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Following Islet After Kidney Transplantation.
  22. HLA sensitization in islet transplantation.
  23. Long-term engraftment following transplantation of pig pancreatic primordia into non-immunosuppressed diabetic rhesus macaques.
  24. Evaluation of treatment satisfaction associated with the use of insulin aspart in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
  25. Continuous insulin infusion (CSII) or modern type of multiple daily injections (MDI) in diabetic children and adolescents a critical review on a controversial issue.
  26. Differences in Family Mealtime Interactions between Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes and Controls: Implications for Behavioral Intervention.
  27. Daily insulin requirement of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: effect of age, gender, body mass index and mode of therapy.
  28. Trends in prevalence and outcomes of pregnancy in women with pre-existing type I and type II diabetes.
  29. Providing Diabetes Care to Arab Migrants in the UK: Cultural and Clinical Aspects.
  30. Adjust To Target In Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison Of A Simple Algorithm To Carbohydrate Counting For Adjustment Of Mealtime Insulin Glulisine.
  31. Improvements in HbA1c remain after 5 years - a follow up of an educational intervention focusing on patients' personal understandings of type 2 diabetes.
  32. The association between antidepressant use and disturbances in glucose homeostasis: evidence from spontaneous reports.
  33. Social phobia in coeliac disease.
  34. Effect of Gluten-Free Diet on Pregnancy Outcome in Celiac Disease Patients with Recurrent Miscarriages.
  35. The presence and distribution of dental enamel defects and caries in children with celiac disease.
  36. Celiac disease--a frequent cause of "idiopathic osteoporosis" in premenopausal and early postmenopausal women.
  37. YMCA, Austin family spar over care of boy with diabetes; Matter may go to court, though mother prefers to compromise. See also the comments from readers.
  38. Diabetes bill would aid patients, employers, taxpayers.
  39. Tallahassee doctors honored for work with children.
  40. Henderson Family Deals With Juvenile Diabetes -- in Triplicate.
  41. Diabetic device lets 6-year-old run, swim and play again.
  42. Walking for a diabetes cure; 9-year-old diabetes patient to walk for research.
  43. Half her life in the limelight.
  44. Is the medicine you depend on made in a place you trust? examines diabetes care products.
  45. Charges possible in diabetes death.
  46. Medtronic Announces Sales Milestone of One Million Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensors Worldwide.
  47. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Diabetes always has its challenges. When Kiersten, now nearly 13, was about 4, she had one day where her numbers were unusually high. When I asked her what she'd eaten and whether she could think of ANYTHING that she may have had, she looked a bit puzzled. I asked her again, and she said, "I did have one of Bailey's dogbones. I didn't think THAT would matter."
  48. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when all three of your children request the "A1C Steak Sauce" at the dinner table. See more parent humor.
  49. Last week's poll asked readers how often they check blood glucose levels during the night. This week's poll asks our readers who are pump users how often they change their infusion set.
  50. The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
  51. Our page about Getting Started with Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Worth a Look.

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