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  1. This week, over 100 families from four countries from Children with Diabetes will gather in Orlando, Florida.

  2. Jessica is twelve and was diagnosed in March 2000.

  3. Kristin Suchy reminds us of the importance of being alert to the signs of diabetes.

  4. Camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information include:

    1. Camp Needlepoint and Camp Daypoint offer incredible adventures for kids in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    2. Camp UTADA offers summer fun for kids and teens.

    3. Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.

  5. Dr. Camillo Ricordi reports on the Alberta Foundation's successful islet transplants.

  6. Abstracts from the 60th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association are online for you to review. Here are some selected abstracts:

    1. A study by members of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reports that 94% of families are satisfied with the care their children receive at school. This is significantly higher than our recent poll suggests.

    2. Study finds insulin pumps to be an effective alternative to insulin injection therapy in children and adolescents.

    3. Study shows that a small dose of glucagon is a safe and effective means of managing children and adolescents with impending hypoglycemia.

    4. Study explores the relationship of energy balance to additional food for nocturnal hypoglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes during summer camps.

    5. Study shows that parental knowledge of diabetes care directly correlates with children's HbA1c values.

    6. Study reviews Management of Hypoglycemia by Children with Diabetes and Their Parents.

    7. Detailed Data from a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) Facilitates Comprehensive Diabetes Management Recommendations.

    8. Study explores the Psychological Impact of Screening Programs in Mothers of Children At-Risk for Type 1 Diabetes.

    9. Study shows that children with recently diagnosed diabetes report similar quality of life satisfaction as kids without diabetes.

    10. Study found that Severe Hypoglycemia Does Not Impair Cognitive Function in Older Children with Diabetes Over a 9-Month Interval.

    11. Study explored the impact of insurance on the care for people with Type 1 diabetes.

  7. You'll find a discussion of ACE Inhibitors at Medscape.

  8. In Your Backyard: On Diabetes and Disabilities Law offers advice to families who are dealing with uncooperative schools.

  9. The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund publishes books that help explain the rights of people with disabilities.

  10. A recent study examined trace elements in diabetes mellitus.

  11. Betty Brackenridge, noted diabetes educator and member of the Diabetes Team, is hosting a chat entitled "The Diabetic Diet is Dead" at on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 pm Pacific US Time.

  12. Last week's poll asked readers which blood glucose meter they use most often. This week's poll asks readers how often they check their blood sugar each day.

  13. The Featured Book of the Week is Stop the Rollercoaster: How to Take Charge of Your Blood Sugars in Diabetes by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., Ruth Roberts, M.A., and Lois Jovanovic-Peterson, M.D.

  14. Our page on Carrying Cases is Worth a Look.

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