Back to Home What's New for 23 February 2003

Of Continuing Interest

  1. cwdMail is a free, web-based e-mail service provided by Children with Diabetes and sponsored by LifeScan. cwdMail provides a simple web-based interface and rigorous anti-spam filtering to reduce the amount of unsolicited commercial e-mail you receive. Also, your cwdMail address will never be sold or shared with anyone.

  2. CWD CoPilot is a free, web-based diabetes data management system sponsored by TheraSense. You can upload data from the FreeStyle and Tracker meters, and enter data in by hand.

  3. The THOR Foundation is offering scholarships for families to attend our Orlando 2003: Friends for Life summer conference. The application deadline is March 31, 2003. Apply now!

New This Week

  1. Andrey is 12 and lives in Ukraine.

  2. Megan Yoerger is 18 years old and lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

  3. Many summer camps for kids with diabetes have updated information for the 2003 camping season. It's time to reserve your spot. Newly updated camps include:

    • Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California.

    • Camp Jordan, hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for kids with diabetes.

    • Camp Stix an independent, community based summer camp located in Northeastern Washington, for children and teens with diabetes throughout the Northwest.

    • DYFI camp for children with diabetes is located at Happy Hollow Camp in Nashville, Indiana. The camp has a private lake, a variety of trails, outdoor camping facilities, cabins, a petting barn, and a horse stable.

    • Florida's Diabetes Camp sits on 47 acres on the shores of beautiful Lake Winona.

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

    • The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, offers camp for kids with diabetes and other disabilities. The camp is fully paid for by the Texas Lions.

  4. Join Clare Rosenfeld for a chat about the CWD IDYA program. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern on Wednesday, February 26th in the IDYA chat room.

  5. Read the transcript from last week's chat about Choosing an Infusion Set.

  6. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation will be holding a conference on Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Radisson Valley Center Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California entitled Turning Hope Into Reality: Breakthroughs In Islet Transplantation. Guest speakers include Dr. Norma Sue Kenyon from the Diabetes Research Institute and Mr. Ken Bernstein, an islet transplant recipient. For further information, contact Mitchell Glickman at or (310) 202-0080. Leave your name and address and you will receive an invitation, or just let him know how many people will be attending and their names and he will confirm your reservation. There is no charge, but reservations are required. Refreshments will be served.

  7. The Diabetes Resource Coalition of Long Island is having a conference for Health Care Professionals on March 28, 2003 entitled Psychological Issues in Diabetes Management: Strategies for Success. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Long Island. Contact Susan Wilk at 631 727 7850 x 385 or via e-mail at to request a conference brochure.

  8. LifeScan has information about their new meter, the OneTouch® UltraSmartTM, on their web site.

  9. Transarterial intrahepatic xenotransplantation of microencapsulated newborn porcine islets--an experimental study of type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  10. Experimental conversion of liver to pancreas. See also Gene-treated liver cells could help diabetics.

  11. University of Houston Researchers Focus On Diagnosing Eye Disease Using Adaptive Optics.

  12. von Willebrand Factor and Its Propeptide in Children with Diabetes. Relation between Endothelial Dysfunction and Microalbuminuria.

  13. Coexistence of impaired indices of autonomic neuropathy and diabetic nephropathy in a cohort of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  14. A computerized method of visual acuity testing: adaptation of the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol.

  15. A prospective study of thyroid function, morphology and autoimmunity in young patients with type 1 diabetes.

  16. Retinol and alpha-tocopherol in serum of type 1 diabetic patients with intensive insulin therapy. A long term follow-up study.

  17. Impairment of cerebral autoregulation in diabetic patients with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and orthostatic hypotension.

  18. Humoral and cellular immune responses to proinsulin in adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.

  19. The relationship between birth weight and maternal glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) concentration in pregnancies complicated by Type 1 diabetes.

  20. Evidence of at least two type 1 diabetes susceptibility genes in the HLA complex distinct from HLA-DQB1, -DQA1 and -DRB1. Full text is available free as HTML or PDF.

  21. A new look at viruses in type 1 diabetes.

  22. Autoimmune islet destruction in spontaneous type 1 diabetes is not beta-cell exclusive.

  23. Childhood diabetes identified in mass urine screening program in Taiwan, 1993-1999.

  24. C-peptide and autoimmune markers in diabetes.

  25. The prevalence of coeliac disease in Libyan children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  26. Psychosocial factors and diabetes-related outcomes following diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in adults: The Edinburgh Prospective Diabetes Study.

  27. Relation between hormone replacement therapy and ischaemic heart disease in women: prospective observational study finds that women with diabetes on HRT are at higher risk of death from all causes and ischaemic heart disease.

  28. A pilot study of the beneficial effects of amantadine in the treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

  29. Anti-Inflammatory Effects of alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone in Celiac Intestinal Mucosa. See also Discovery may lead to first medical treatment for Celiac disease.

  30. The California Department of Education is in the process of adopting a rule for the Administration of Medication to Pupils at School. This directly impacts children with diabetes. California residents are urged to read the proposed rule, Initial Statement of Reasons, and 15-day Notice Of Modifications To Text Of Proposed Regulations and make their views known to Debra Strain, Regulations Adoption Coordinator, California Department of Education, via e-mail at or via facsimile at (916) 319-0155. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2003, so act quickly.

  31. The American Diabetes Association is urging Ohio residents to meet in Columbus on March 25, 2003 to lobby for diabetes insurance coverage. Free transportation is being provided from Cincinnati, Cleveland/Akron, Toledo, and Southeastern Ohio.

  32. Pennsylvania residents are urged to contact their state representatives in support of SB 42, the Students with Diabetes Act.

  33. Rhode Island residents are urged to contact their state representatives in support of HB 5164, the Care of Students with Diabetes Act.

  34. The Arkansas Senate is considering HB 1344, which would eliminate the requirement that insurers cover diabetes supplies and medications. Arkansas residents should contact their state senator or Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Hill at 501-682-2902 or via e-mail at

  35. Diabetes World Flight finished on 19th February 2003 after covering 26,300 miles and 22 countries, demonstrating clearly that a licensed pilot with type 1 diabetes can fly safely.

  36. Upper St. Clair teen overcomes hurdles in life, competition.

  37. Freeman Impressively Takes 4th.

  38. Diabetic Orioles pitcher OK after episode; Johnson taken off field on cart. See also Paramedics return as Johnson episode gives Orioles scare.

  39. Preventing Type 1 Diabetes.

  40. Loma Linda University Children's Hospital takes a team approach.

  41. Easier, safer transplant offers new diabetes hope.

  42. Noble Work - Former Amboy resident puts scientific skill to use researching possible genetic causes for type 1 diabetes.

  43. Good listener, quiet hero.

  44. Living with diabetes.

  45. Last week's poll asked readers how often they do a blood test during the middle of the night. This week's poll asks readers about who does the middle of the night testing.

  46. Now available without a prescription at Diabetic Express! Introducing A1cNow. The A1cNow Monitor is the first ever single-use test for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) the "gold standard" indicator of diabetes management. Save $2.00 off single pack! Only $23.95! Regularly $24.95 or $43.95 for the 2-Pack Test! The test is easy to use, needs only a drop of blood and takes just 8 minutes. A1cNow is FDA approved and provides accurate results for patient use at home. Each monitor will be sent with a disposable lancet device and complete easy to use instructions. Please visit Diabetic Express to see our complete line of over 900 other Diabetes supplies. Diabetic Express is the proud Online Store partner of Children with Diabetes and Diabetes 123.

  47. The Featured Book of the Week is I'm Tougher than Diabetes by Alden R. Carter.

  48. Our page about NovoLog is Worth a Look.

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