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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Join faculty from the Diabetes Research Institute for the 4th Annual DRI Research Conference entitled Islet Transplantation: From Research to Reality, on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Park Avenue and 42nd St. at Grand Central Station in New York City.

  2. DRI's Holiday Kard Kampaign offers holiday cards drawn by children with diabetes and supports the cure-related research efforts of the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, Florida.

  3. Enter the Diabetes Mall Monthly Contest and take a chance to win a Deltec Cozmo insulin pump!

New This Week

  1. Do you value the information and support that you get from Children with Diabetes? Would you like to help? You can by making a donation to Children with Diabetes using PayPal.

  2. LifeScan has some cool jack-o'-lanterns stencils in their Kids' Clubhouse.

  3. Elena is almost 5 and is in pre-school.

  4. Kelli, who is 11 and in the sixth grade, has updated her page.

  5. The Quilt for Life now has 342 squares. We need hundreds more.

  6. Read the transcript of last week's International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors chat.

  7. Generous research funds granted from the Children With Diabetes Foundation.

  8. ISPAD 2003 Abstracts include an extensive list of studies presented at the recent ISPAD meeting. Abstracts are all PDF files, in which multiple abstracts are presented within each file. Selected abstracts include:

    1. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes exhibit cognitive adaptation during prolonged mild hypoglycemia, which notes that "These data provide the first evidence of cognitive adaptation in adolescents during prolonged mild hypoglycemia...."

    2. Which children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes profit from insulin pump therapy?, which notes that "Adolescents with poor glycemic control frequently profit from CSII."

    3. Experience with insulin glargine in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: A 6-18 month follow-up study, which notes that "insulin glargine may be associated with better control in paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes, when compared with patients on NPH insulin."

    4. Effect of the addition of metformin to insulin therapy in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus, which notes that "Metformin is safe and may represent a useful adjunct to management of type 1 diabetes in adolescents and young adults who have poor glycemic control with reduction of insulin dose and body weight."

    5. Evening exercise in adolescents with T1D on MDI or CSII, which notes that "Patients on CSII are less likely to have a hypoglycemic episode after an evening exercise as compared to the night before exercise or to the patients on MDI."

    6. Long-term efficacy of physical activity on metabolic control in type 1 diabetes, which notes that "4 hours/week of exercise can improve long-term metabolic control."

    7. QTc interval prolongation and QTc dispersion in type 1 diabetic children and adolescents, which notes that "QTc prolongation and a larger QTc dispersion are already present in a significant proportion of children and adolescents with diabetes."

    8. The microbiological safety of pig islet xenotransplantation in humans, which notes that "Islet xenotransplantation using islets from neonatal animals from a highly selected herd of pigs is a safe procedure, and shows therapeutic promise."

  9. Description of microangiopathy in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a 19-year retrospective study.

  10. Acute-phase proteins among patients with type 1 diabetes.

  11. Lifetime Risk for Diabetes Mellitus in the United States reports on the growing risk of developing type 2 diabetes for Americans.

  12. Bone Is A Target For The Anti-diabetic Compound Rosiglitazone.

  13. 'Human' insulin versus animal insulin in people with diabetes mellitus.

  14. Retrospective review of care and outcomes in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Also in PDF format.

  15. Reliability of the electronic early treatment diabetic retinopathy study testing protocol in children 7 to <13 years old.

  16. Concordance and children's use of medicines offers recommendations on teaching children about medicines.

  17. ACCP: Pioglitazone May Help Children With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

  18. Celiac disease – a never-ending story?

  19. Celiac disease: A future without gluten-free diet?

  20. A prospective study of the incidence of childhood celiac disease.

  21. Characterization of cereal toxicity for celiac disease patients based on protein homology in grains.

  22. The molecular basis of celiac disease.

  23. Diabetes management goes high-tech.

  24. Cyclist devoted to her cause.

  25. His body's biggest test: Insulin-dependent Bob Paxon, 44, tries 508-mile Furnace Creek race.

  26. Caroline's Big Thank You To Caring Doctor.

  27. Insulin pump brings relief to diabetics.

  28. Type II Diabetes more deadly than ever in Indian youth.

  29. Cygnus, Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Sankyo Pharma Inc. and Sankyo Co., Ltd. Seeking Damages in Excess of $450 Million Relating to the GlucoWatch® Biographer Business.

  30. Cygnus, Inc. Reduces Work Force by Approximately 60% as a Result of Sankyo Pharma Inc.'s Breach of Contract.

  31. Last week's poll asked readers which blood glucose meter they or their child use most often. This week's poll asks readers if they plan to get a flu shot.

  32. Our featured page from The Diabetes Monitor is The Heart Protection Study.

  33. Brand New from Ascensia Breeze Meter only $9.95 after $40 Manufacturer's rebate from Diabetic Express! Easy testing. Single-function buttons are easy-to-use and understand No more fumbling with individual test strips. One easy-to-load Ascensia "AUTODISC" includes 10 individual test strips with no coding required Comfortable and convenient shape. Fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and is stable for table-top testing too Get accurate results quickly. Automatic coding and underfill detection You need just a tiny blood drop because the test strip automatically draws in the right amount - that's called "Sip-in Sampling" Saves information for up to 100 tests! Please visit Diabetic Express to see our complete line of over 1000 other Diabetes supplies. Diabetic Express is the proud Online Store partner of Children with Diabetes and Diabetes 123.

  34. The Featured Book of the Week is The Best Year of My Life: Book 1: Getting Diabetes by Jed Block.

  35. Our Diabetes Dictionary is Worth a Look.

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