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

  3. 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. Rufus and Ruby have been cleared for launch on the next Space Shuttle mission. Rufus #1 and Ruby #1 will serve as international bear ambassadors in space, highlighting the global reach of type 1 diabetes and the importance of science in finding a cure. NASA confirms the safe arrival of Rufus and Ruby at the Johnson Space Center in Texas for pre-flight preparations. Launch of STS-112 is scheduled for October 2, 2002 between 1 and 5pm CDT.

  2. 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 this week is:

    • September 23: Lexington, Kentucky for Diabetes Awareness Program
      12 noon - 2 p.m. at the Student Center's Grand Ballroom on the University of Kentucky campus

    • September 25: Cincinnati, Ohio
      Includes a stop at Fountain Square

    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.

  3. The DRI Research Conference will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Park Avenue at Grand Central Station in New York City.

  4. View the winners of DRI's Kids For Kids Holiday Kard Campaign and order your holiday cards now. Each card was designed by child with diabetes to help other children with diabetes by funding the Diabetes Research Institute in their search for a cure for type 1 diabetes.

  5. Ryan is 14 and lives in the Canary Islands.

  6. Join Dr. Richard Eastman, Medical Director for Cygnus, for a special chat about the GlucoWatch on Tuesday, September 24th at 9pm Eastern in the GlucoWatch chat room.

  7. Learn about parenting and coping strategies from Dr. Linda Siminerio, author of the ADA guide "Raising a Child with Diabetes," and Maria Eidelman, mother of two diabetic children, on the next edition of Diabetes Forecast - Live! on Tuesday, September 24. This event is co-sponsored by Children with Diabetes.

  8. Applications for JDRF's Children's Congress 2003, to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 21-24, 2003, must be received by October 1, 2002 to be considered. The JDRF Children's Congress sends 200 delegates to Washington to ask Congress for increased funding for diabetes research. Applications can be downloaded from the JDRF web site.

  9. Dr. Cynthia Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is conducting an online survey for children with type 1 diabetes. The survey will allow children to provide anonymous information about their type 1 diabetes-related self-care activities and their feelings and concerns about having diabetes. Information gained from this survey will provide nurses and other health care professionals with important knowledge which will improve the care they provide to children and adolescents with diabetes. Dr. Schmidt can be reached via e-mail at to answer specific questions.

  10. User's of the TheraSense Tracker who also use an insulin pump are advised to download a free software update from the TheraSense Tracker website to remedy a potential problem related to basal rate profiles. See Important New Information for People Using the FreeStyle Tracker System for details.

  11. Sankyo Pharma and Cygnus Announce Availability of the GlucoWatch G2 Biographer.

  12. As of August 2002, the Duet meter has been discontinued and the GlucoProtein test strips have been recalled.

  13. NIDDK announces Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet.

  14. Antibodies to bovine Beta-casein in diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.

  15. Nephropathy in type 1 diabetes: a manifestation of insulin resistance and multiple genetic susceptibilities? Further evidence from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complication Study.

  16. Professor warns of "brain drain" of diabetes researchers from Europe.

  17. Rorschach variables related to blood glucose control in insulin-dependent diabetes patients.

  18. Data mining a diabetic data warehouse.

  19. Pilot Study Indicates Insulin Pump Therapy is Effective for Infants and Preschool Children with Type I Diabetes.

  20. The September 2002 issue of the journal Emergency Medicine has an excellent article about insulin pumps entitled Insulin Pump Therapy: What You Need to Know.

  21. Less severe hypoglycaemia, better metabolic control, and improved quality of life in Type 1 diabetes mellitus with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy; an observational study of 100 consecutive patients followed for a mean of 2 years.

  22. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in the Veneto region: efficacy, acceptability and quality of life.

  23. Intensive insulin pump therapy slightly improves glycemic control in type 1 diabetes.

  24. Treatment of patients who have type 1 diabetes mellitus. Physiological misconceptions and infusion pump therapy advises dentists to become familiar with insulin pump therapy.

  25. The effect of walking before and after breakfast on blood glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with intensive insulin therapy.

  26. Predictors of glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes from NSW and the ACT.

  27. Children with type 1 diabetes: where are we at?

  28. Mothers' experiences raising young children with type 1 diabetes.

  29. Insulin lispro therapy in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  30. Clinical strategies for controlling peaks and valleys: type 1 diabetes.

  31. 'Human' insulin versus animal insulin in people with diabetes mellitus, from The Cochrane Library, concludes that there are no clinically relevant differences between the two types of insulin.

  32. Continuous glucose monitoring and haemoglobin A1c.

  33. Recent trends in hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis in Ontario children.

  34. Diabetes at school: Law now says schools must let students treat themselves.

  35. Kids Risk Loss of Health Coverage.

  36. Door County man gets new diabetes treatment.

  37. UW tries surgery that may cure a type of diabetes.

  38. Stem Cells Key to Diabetes Cure.

  39. Promised diabetes treatment review shelved.

  40. Football Is the Best Medicine For Ailing South River Coach.

  41. Penn State lineman overcomes health concerns.

  42. Walkers raise $1.2M in hike for juvenile diabetes.

  43. Diabetes walk raises $305,000.

  44. Walk aims to benefit fight vs. diabetes.

  45. Friends share battle with diabetes, hope for a cure.

  46. Pop treat for diabetes teenager.

  47. School district tries to ferret out diabetes.

  48. Wheelin' and dealin': Bikers ready to roll in Poker Run to Key West.

  49. U.S. Golf Pro Scott Verplank Takes On Ryder Cup and Diabetes; Verplank Improves Health and Achieves Goals With Insulin Pump Therapy.

  50. Eli Lilly in Deal for the Rights to a New Diabetes Drug. (Free registration required)

  51. Diabetes center goes bilingual.

  52. Last week's poll asked readers what their last HbA1c was. This week's poll asks our readers if they reuse lancets or syringes.

  53. 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!

  54. The Featured Book of the Week is A Child in Your Care has Diabetes by Elisa Hendel.

  55. Our page on Emergency Glucose is Worth a Look.

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