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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Come to the Pasadena 2002 conference and try a pump! Three pump companies, Animas, Disetronic, and Medtronic MiniMed, will be offering this great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers. Anyone interested in wearing a pump (with saline) may do so Thursday and Friday at the conference. A prescription from your physician is required and must include the wording "insulin pump trial with saline."

  2. Come see how insulin pumps are produced and meet the friendly faces behind the Medtronic MiniMed products! Medtronic MiniMed is pleased to offer a tour of their nearby facilities to the first 150 conference participants to sign up for this opportunity. Two tours will be offered on Wednesday, July 17th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Medtronic MiniMed will provide transportation between the Sheraton Pasadena and their facility. Families are welcome! Children, including teens, must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kyndra Gregg at (818) 576-4420 or via email at

New This Week

  1. At its 2002 annual meeting, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists presented the Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service to Jeff Hitchcock for his work on the Children with Diabetes web site.

  2. Read the daily diary of Jim McCord's cross-country run for diabetes awareness.

  3. Jenny is 11 and was diagnosed in December 2001.

  4. Barbara writes about her family's struggles with diabetes through three generations.

  5. This week we launch a new section about alternate site testing.

  6. Mission Possible is a special program by the Georgia Chapter of the JDRF to raise $50,000 to fund diabetes research. The program was created by Barbara Roos in memory of her daughter Debbie, who died at the age of 32 from complications of type 1 diabetes. The online presentation includes facts about diabetes, the goals of the program, and some very emotional words and photos from Barbara.

  7. Our Sample 504 and IEP Plans will help parents ensure that their kids get the most out of school. Parents are encouraged to submit their children's plans.

  8. The PADRE Foundation offers an excellent collection of educational material for parents and schools on their PEDS (Pediatric Education for Diabetes in School) web site. You can download free materials and updates or order bound volumes. California has been successfully using PEDS in the schools for over a year.

  9. Join us for a special chat about the upcoming Pasadena Conference and Quilt for Life with Laura Billetdeaux, Events Coordinator, on Tuesday, May 14th at 9pm Eastern in the Pasadena 2002 chat room.

  10. Read the transcript from our special chat about the new InDuo meter and insulin doser.

  11. Safety At Your Feet sells medical identification products that attach to kids' shoes.

  12. Disetronic now has removable skins for its H-TRON insulin pump.

  13. Comparison of blood glucose stability and HBA1C between implantable insulin pumps using U400 HOE 21Ph insulin and external pumps using lispro in type 1 diabetic patients: a pilot study.

  14. Enzymatic markers of salivary cell injury in saliva of type 1 diabetic children.

  15. Work on developing a prototype wearable 'artificial pancreas' to improve care and lifestyle for diabetic people is showing "very encouraging results" at City University, London.

  16. Diamyd Medical is starting the third group of 12 patients of the ongoing vaccine study with its GAD-based vaccine Diamyd.

  17. Michael Freemark, MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Duke University School of Medicine, is a big proponent of pump use in toddlers. See:

    1. Pilot study: Insulin pump may be effective for youngest diabetics.

    2. Diabetic Toddlers Can Use Insulin Pumps.

  18. New Program Offers JumpStart in Care for Kids Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes.

  19. Insulin Pumps in the Classroom offers information for school nurses.

  20. Diabetes doesn't slow down Raceland athlete.

  21. Parents commit to raising diabetes funds and awareness.

  22. Computer program will translate so docs can treat diabetes in Spanish speakers.

  23. Diabetes World Flight is a mission by Douglas Cairns, an ex-Royal Air Force flying instructor, to be the first pilot with Type 1 Diabetes to fly around the world in a light aircraft and raise funds for diabetes research.

  24. Last week's poll asked readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared. This week's poll asks readers if they are interested in the newly approved GlucoWatch.

  25. The Featured Product of the Week is the A1cNow Hemoglobin A1c Test, the first ever prescription at home test for HbA1c. Act now and receive a $1.00 discount off the purchase price of the single pack or a $2.00 discount off the two pack!

  26. The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, 9th Edition by H. Peter Chase, M.D.

  27. If you're undecided about attending our summer conference in Pasadena, our Report from 2001 Conference at Disney World is Worth a Look.

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