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Midwest Regional
Conference and Expo

September 27-29, 2002
Crystal Mountain Resort
Thompsonville, Michigan


Southwest Regional
Conference and Expo

January 3-5, 2003
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Our Quilt for Life continues to grow, with 278 quilts online. You can now view quilts in the Online Gallery by quilt number, last name, and first name, to make it easier to find a quilt for someone you know. If you have not yet made a quilt square, please do so. We need hundreds more squares to really show the impact of type 1 diabetes. See the Quilt Submission Form for details.

  2. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is seeking original artwork from kids for use in holiday cards. First prize is a $200 scholarship toward the CWD conference next year. See also Holiday Card Contest.

  3. You can once again purchase Children with Diabetes polo shirts and event-related t-shirts online at our CWD Shirt Store.

  4. The International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors are a group open to all young people worldwide who desire to make positive change in the lives of people with diabetes, as well as help find a cure for diabetes. Children With Diabetes offers us the unique opportunity to share information about how diabetes is handled around the world. While much of this information is already shared through the outstanding educational information offered on the Children With Diabetes site, this on-line group will give kids and teens a chance to communicate as a team. Our focus will be on educating each other and acting as a support network and inspiration for those kids who might want to get involved, but don't know where to start. Please write in, share your story, and "Join Us" in the ground breaking developement of this group!

New This Week

  1. GlucoWatch Receives FDA Approval for Pediatric Use of GlucoWatch G2 Biographer.

  2. Rufus and Ruby are about to undertake an amazing voyage. Watch for details next week.

  3. On Friday, August 30th, the Children with Diabetes, Diabetes123, and Diabetes Monitor web sites were moved to new and faster servers. If you experience any problems while trying to view a page in any of these web sites, please send an e-mail to

  4. Jim McCord is running cross-country from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research. His schedule for the next two weeks is:

    • September 4 - Evansville, Indiana
    • September 12 - Louisville, Kentucky
    • September 15 - Frankfort, Kentucky
    • September 18 - Lexington, Kentucky

    If you live near this route, please take the time to meet up with Jim and offer him encouragement (or a home-cooked meal). Jim can be reached via e-mail at via cell phone at (859) 512-1550.

  5. With Hurricane season approaching for people in coastal areas, it's a good time to re-check the contents of your Diabetes Emergency Pack.

  6. The Diabetes Team published 200 answers to your questions in August, bringing the total number of questions and answers online to 10,852. What's your question?

  7. Johnathan is 20 months old and was diagnosed when he was 16 months.

  8. Alexis is seven and is considering a pump.

  9. Emily was diagnosed on October 19, 2001, at the tender age of 2 1/2.

  10. Madison is four and was diagnosed in August 2002.

  11. Mohammed lives in the UAE.

  12. Join us on Saturday, September 7th at 3pm Eastern for the first of our monthly International Diabetes Youth Ambassador chats with Clare Rosenfeld in the IDYA Chat Room.

  13. The Seventh Pan Arab Conference on Diabetes will be held from March 25-28, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.

  14. Peterson Harley-Davidson in Miami, Florida is sponsoring its 30th Annual Poker Run on September 20-22, 2002 to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. If you have a motorcycle (any brand) and live in the Miami area, this is a great way to have fun and to support diabetes research. See also Harley Poker Run revs up Sept. 20.

  15. The JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter is now a nationwide search for artwork to be used for its 2003 holiday cards.

  16. ISPAD Rare Diabetes offers information about rare forms of diabetes.

  17. Roche Diagnostics has launched an on-line diabetes management system called Diabetes Assistant.

  18. The Transplantation Society recently held its International Congress. The following press releases are from the Congress:

    1. Islet Cell Transplantation For Diabetes Turns Corner With More Widespread Success, Researchers Say At International Congress Of The Transplantation Society.

    2. Cloning Pigs And Drug Discovery Among "Hot" Topics Discussed At International Congress Of The Transplantation Society.

    Also see the following news reports:

    1. Success of Cell Transplants for Diabetes Improving.

    2. Pig Cells Used to Treat Type 1 Diabetes.

    3. Pig-cell transplant treats diabetes.

  19. Acidic Drinking Water and Risk of Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes.

  20. Pupil Signs of Sympathetic Autonomic Neuropathy in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.

  21. Intravenous Glargine and Regular Insulin Have Similar Effects on Endogenous Glucose Output and Peripheral Activation/Deactivation Kinetic Profiles.

  22. Lantus is now available in the UK. See also our page about Lantus.

  23. Influence of Health Care Providers on the Development of Diabetes Complications.

  24. Evaluation of Conventional Blood Glucose Monitoring as an Indicator of Integrated Glucose Values Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Sensor.

  25. Spurious Reporting of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia by CGMS in Patients With Tightly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes.

  26. Effect of Wheat Bran on Glycemic Control and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes.

  27. North Carolina Senate passes Care for School Children With Diabetes Act. See also ADA Applauds North Carolina Schools Legislation.

  28. Senator Collins Introduces Islet Transplantation Bill.

  29. Administrators could help diabetic students under bill in California Senate.

  30. Checklist for diabetic students.

  31. Health Officials Unleash 'Diabetes Monster'.

  32. Diabetes war sends 'em running.

  33. 5 cops fired in death of diabetic.

  34. Diabetes man goes it alone.

  35. Last week's poll asked readers who helps adjust the insulin regimen for themselves or their child. This week's poll asks readers if someone at their child's school administer glucagon if needed.

  36. 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!

  37. The Featured Book of the Week is Practical Psychology for Diabetes Clinicians, 2nd Edition. Edited by Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, and Richard R. Rubin, PhD., CDE.

  38. Our page on the The Medtronic MiniMed CGMS is Worth a Look.

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