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There is still time to register for "It's a New Day in Diabetes" Conference and Expo, to be held from July 18-22, 2001 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Join Olympic Gold Medalist Gary Hall, Jr. in opening the Exhibit Hall in the Coronado Ballroom on Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Gary will meet the kids individually (yes, and the parents, too), pose for photos, and hand out autographed posters.

Come to the conference and try a pump!
Animas, Disetronic and MiniMed will be offering a great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers to try a pump with saline. Reservations are required, however. Contacts are:
-- Animas: Maura Emory, CDE, at 1-877-YES Pump, extension 164.
-- Disetronic: Meredith Rivers at (800) 915-3698 ext. 5705
-- MiniMed: Lisa Martinez at 800-933-3322, Extention 5046.

Hundreds of families from 37 states and 15 countries are currently registered. Curious where the families are traveling from? Check out the map!

  1. The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana is collecting supplies to help Russian kids with diabetes.

  2. Edita is 16 and lives in Lithuania.

  3. Bernice Mehok tells about meeting a friend from the Parents Chat Room.

  4. We report on kids from Kazakhstan who visited Camp Happy Hollow.

  5. Kazakhstan kids learn about diabetes at camp.

  6. Campamento para niños con diabetes CENEXA is a summer camp for kids in Argentina.

  7. We have new diary entries recounting the many travels of Rufus, the bear with diabetes.

  8. The June 2001 issue of Diabetes Interview focuses on children and the special challenges they face in living with and controlling their diabetes. It gives tips from kids to kids that help inspire. The issue talks about camps that give children a rewarding experience and let them know that they aren't alone. Anyone wishing free copies (in blocks of 25) can contact Jennifer Armor via e-mail at or via telephone at 1-800-488-8468, ext. 3, weekdays between the hours of 7am and 2pm Pacific.

  9. Join us for our two special chats this week:

    1. School Chat: Preparing you for diabetes at school at 9pm Eastern in the School Chat Room. Hosted Steph Schwartz, RN, MPH, CDE; Crystal Jackson, Legal Advocacy and Government Relations, American Diabetes Association - National Office in Alexandria, VA; and Michael Hohn, a school psychologist from Portland, Oregon.

    2. Virtual Support Group: Type 1 Diabetes with Betty Brackenridge and Kris Swenson at 9pm Eastern in the Virtual Support Room.

  10. Read the transcript of the Parent Activism chat, held on July 5th.

  11. We review LifeScan's Penlet Plus lancing device.

  12. We review the new BD Lancet Device.

  13. We review Bayer's Microlet lancing device.

  14. We review Taking Care of Your Diabetes by Dr. Steven Edelman.

  15. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a video about research into a vaccine to prevent Type 1 diabetes.

  16. Physical Activity and Television Watching in Relation to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Men.

  17. Reversal of established autoimmune diabetes by restoration of endogenous ß cell function . See also the commentary, Immunomodulatory therapy of human type 1 diabetes: lessons from the mouse.

  18. First Successful Trial on Oral Insulin in Capsule Form. See also Insulin pill offers hope for diabetes.

  19. Diabetics may someday use oral spray for their insulin.

  20. Research Efforts in Noninvasive Glucose Monitors Growing. (Free Medscape membership required)

  21. How It Works: Giving Diabetics (and Their Sore Fingers) a Break reports on the GlucoWatch by Cygnus.

  22. High school students raise money in ADA Walk.

  23. Texas Children's Hospital has an excellent collection of daily care guides on their web site.

  24. The Diabetes Bulletin Board offers information on advocacy, legislation affecting those with diabetes, and ways you can help fund the cure for diabetes without any cost to you.

  25. Diabetes Voice is the Bulletin of the International Diabetes Federation.

  26. Diabetes and You offers both Arabic and English language educational material for people living in Bahrain. The web site is also accessible through

  27. Türkiye Diyabet Vakfi (Turkish Foundation for Diabetes) offers information about diabetes in Turkish.

  28. Junior golfer Mallory Code battles a deadly disease with a weapon of her own: Life.

  29. We've added three new recipes this week:

  30. Last week's poll asked readers readers about the importance of alternative site (non-finger tip) blood glucose testing. This week's poll asks readers what product they use most often to deliver insulin.

  31. The Featured Book of the Week is When Diabetes Hits Home: The Whole Family's Guide to Emotional Health by Wendy Satin Rapaport, LCSW, PsyD.

  32. Our page of humorous Tidbits is Worth a Look.

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