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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.
  7. Children with Diabetes has joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

New This Week

  1. Raise Your Voice is about type 1 diabetes awareness. Join in.
  2. The Family Support Network has over 3,650 families from all 50 states and 75 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.
  3. Mackenzie is 14 and uses a Cozmo pump.
  4. Aliza is 10 and was diagnosed in October 2007.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    For a second year in a row, my son's public middle school refuses to give him a 504 plan. They say an individualized health plan is all he needs. Is this correct?
    See the answer.
  6. From the CWD Forums:
    Question for those that do night checks
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 607 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  8. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. ADA Camp Independence is a day camp program held in Greenville, South Carolina.
    2. The Barton Center for Diabetes Education provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends.
    3. Camp Carowanis, a bilingual summer camp for diabetic boys and girls ages 8 to 15 in Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada. (Version Française)
    4. Camp DAY Break provides kids ages 6 to 12 with a two-day camping experience in Jackson, Missouri.
    5. Camp for Diabetic Children of Eastern Quebec (CEDEQ) offers camp for kids in Quebec. (Also in French.)
    6. Camp Huronda is a camp for kids with diabetes at Lake Waseosa near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
    7. Camp Jean Nelson offers "the week that lasts a lifetime" to kids in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
    8. Camp Morton and Camp Maxwell are camps in Nova Scotia.
    9. Florida's Diabetes Camp sits on 47 acres on the shores of beautiful Lake Winona.
    10. Kiki's Kids Camp is a day camp in Rome, Georgia.
    11. Lions Camp ADA Camp Victory provides a summer camping experience for kids ages 6-14 living in Louisiana.
  9. The Canadian Diabetes Association has a complete list of Summer Camps in Canada.
  10. You can read the transcript of last week's chat about CWD joining Johnson & Johnson.
  11. You can read the transcript of last week's chat about upcoming Children with Diabetes conferences.
  12. YouTube offers a dLife channel.
  13. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  14. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  15. Regulating Off-Label Drug Use — Rethinking the Role of the FDA is a Perspective in the April 3, 2008 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Also available in PDF format.
  16. Full Time Two-Year Associate Positions at Close Concerns, Inc.
  17. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008. (PDF)
  18. Animas Corporation now offers pumps Pink Glow and Limelight colors.
  19. Altered Kinetics of Interleukin-6 and Other Inflammatory Mediators During Exercise in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
  20. Type 1 diabetes: can exercise impair the autoimmune event? The L-arginine/glutamine coupling hypothesis.
  21. The Role of Advanced Glycation End Products in Progression and Complications of Diabetes.
  22. Post-Meal Glucose Peaks at Home Associate with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Type 2 Diabetes.
  23. Continuous, but Not Occasional, Oral Ethanol Intake Reduces the Success of Intraportal Transplanted Islets of Langerhans: An Experimental Study.
  24. Biodritin microencapsulated human islets of langerhans and their potential for type 1 diabetes mellitus therapy.
  25. Treatment of Diabetic Rats with Encapsulated Islets.
  26. Ingested (oral) SIRS peptide 1-21 suppresses type 1 diabetes in NOD mice.
  27. PAX4 Enhances Beta-Cell Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells. See also Stem cell breakthrough offers diabetes hope.
  28. Long-term efficacy and safety of insulin detemir compared to Neutral Protamine Hagedorn insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes using a treat-to-target basal–bolus regimen with insulin aspart at meals: a 2-year, randomized, controlled trial.
  29. Prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes.
  30. Poor Glycemic Control Linked to Development of Microalbuminuria in Type 1 Diabetes. Note: CME credit is offered to physicians for answering questions related to this paper. Free Medscape registration is required.
  31. Are family factors universally related to metabolic outcomes in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes?
  32. Altered endothelial function in asymptomatic male adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  33. Long-term prevention of diabetic nephropathy: an audit.
  34. Continuous Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring System in diabetic mothers during labour and postnatal glucose adaptation of their infants.
  35. Adjust To Target In Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison Of A Simple Algorithm To Carbohydrate Counting For Adjustment Of Mealtime Insulin Glulisine.
  36. Lower economic status and inferior hygienic environment may protect against celiac disease.
  37. Advances in celiac disease and gluten-free diet.
  38. Psychological characteristics of adult patients with celiac disease.
  39. Golden celebration of life with diabetes.
  40. Rich kids more likely to get diabetes: study.
  41. Delores "Dee" Brehm, Age 77: Living with Type 1 Diabetes for 58 years.
  42. Problem Solver: Insulin Pump Dilemma.
  43. Chick speaks from experience.
  44. Camps' relief for diabetic children is about camps in Australia.
  45. Diabetic suing Dollywood for sugared soda mixup.
  46. McNally: We shouldn't expect God to take over our own duties.
  47. Elite Team of Cyclists with Type 1 Diabetes Powers Forward in 2008 Sponsored by Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra®. (PDF)
  48. Living Cell Technologies Announces Compelling Interim Diabetes Trial Results.
  49. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My daughter Taylor, now 8, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4. Her brother Brandt was 1 1/2 at the time. When he got older and started learning more about his sister's diabetes it amused my husband and I because it was also at the time we started potty training. Brandt would run into the bathroom and remark that his blood sugar was low and he had to check for ketones. He was about 3 at this time.
  50. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you grab the meter after cutting YOURSELF - that big drop of blood's just too perfect to waste! See more parent humor.
  51. Last week's poll asked our readers who are pump users how often they change their infusion set. This week's poll asks our readers how often they download data from their glucose meter or continuous sensor at home.
  52. The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.
  53. Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2007 is Worth a Look.

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