Back to Home What's New for 14 November 2004

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Let everyone know that insulin is not a cure by wearing a CWD bracelet.

  2. We've revamped our photos of diabetes care in interesting places section. Please take a picture to add to the collection.

  3. Join us for CWD's Focus on the Future conference in Colorado Springs from May 13-15, 2005.

  4. Make plans now to join us at the Friends for Life Annual Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 6-10, 2005.

  5. We now have 382 panels in the Quilt for Life. We need hundreds more. If you haven't made a quilt square, please consider doing so. You can download the instructions on making and submitting a quilt square.

  6. We're running a quick survey about Insulin Pump Concerns for people who are reluctant to use an insulin pump.

  7. Factors Affecting Adherence to a Diabetic Medical Regimen in Adolescents with Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus continues to enroll participants.

  8. Readers are encouraged to participate in the annual HON Usage of the Internet for Health/Medical Purposes survey.

New This Week

  1. In the lead article in the November 12, 2004 Wall Street Journal, entitled At Cigna, Some Patients Found Conflict of Interest in System, reporter Laura Johannes wrote that Dana Diabecare had set up a fake company to process insulin pump requests for Cigna, a major US health care insurance company. Specifically, the WSJ reported that "... doctors who wanted a pump from one of Dana's competitors for a Cigna-covered patient were forced to funnel their requests through a Dana employee. But the doctors didn't know this because the Dana employees used phony names and said they were 'benefit coordinators.'" Further, "Three state and federal agencies are in the early stages of probing Dana's operations." The WSJ requires subscriptions to access the story online.

  2. The National Institutes of Health is seeking additional public comments no later than November 16, 2004 about its proposal to provide Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information from NIH-funded research. If you believe that the results of federally funded research should be made available to the public who paid for the research, please add your voice of support. For more information, see NIH Public Access Homepage, The Alliance for Taxpayer Access, and Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information: Statement from the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

  3. We remember Taylor Jaymes Nelson.

  4. Justin is 19 months old and was diagnosed in October 2004.

  5. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2005 camping season include:

    1. Camp Hodia is Idaho's camp for children with diabetes.

  6. Advances in Diabetes for the Millennium: Diabetes in Minorities is an online CME course from Medscape.

  7. is a great resource for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes living in Australia.

  8. Professor Bumblebee's Guide to Type 1 Diabetes an excellent resource for newly diagnosed 6 -12 year olds, classmates and teachers.

  9. This Old Cub is a movie about Chicago Cub's legendary third baseman Ron Santo, who played secretly with type 1 diabetes.

  10. Adult pancreas generates multipotent stem cells and pancreatic and nonpancreatic progeny.

  11. Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms: are they really associated with type 1 diabetes?

  12. Abnormal proinsulin congeners as autoantigens that initiate the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes.

  13. Interstitial glucose kinetics in subjects with type 1 diabetes under physiologic conditions.

  14. Apoptosis and the beta-Cell in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

  15. beta-Cells in Type 2 Diabetes: A Loss of Function and Mass.

  16. High doses of vitamin E supplements do more harm than good.

  17. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion during general anesthesia: a case report.

  18. Daily stress and glycaemic control in Type 1 diabetes: individual differences in magnitude, direction, and timing of stress-reactivity.

  19. Cost-effectiveness of detemir-based basal/bolus therapy versus NPH-based basal/bolus therapy for type 1 diabetes in a UK setting: an economic analysis based on meta-analysis results of four clinical trials.

  20. Insulin detemir and insulin aspart: a promising basal-bolus regimen for type 2 diabetes.

  21. The impact of insulin glargine on clinical and humanistic outcomes in patients uncontrolled on other insulin and oral agents: an office-based naturalistic study.

  22. Beneficial Postprandial Effect Of A Small Amount Of Alcohol On Diabetes And Cardiovascular Risk Factors Modification By Insulin Resistance. Free full text available in PDF format.

  23. Preventing microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes.

  24. Angiotensin-receptor blockade versus converting-enzyme inhibition in type 2 diabetes and nephropathy.

  25. Dogs trained to sniff out another kind of danger.

  26. At-risk kids focus of diabetes study: Doctors will follow 8,000 children.

  27. Travelling US bear visits Whanga's Rachel.

  28. Teenager Handles His Disease With Confidence.

  29. Bruin Marissa Hartley overcomes big odds.

  30. Diabetes to motivate Penn State lineman.

  31. Gouthro Named Top Goalie In East.

  32. Diabetes: Regular maintenance; Local children live with disease.

  33. Type 1 diabetes can't stop this NCO, even during deployment.

  34. Plymouth teen leading fight for stem cell research.

  35. Grants Target Better Predictors for Type 1 Diabetes.

  36. Biocon Launches Insugentm - The New Generation Bio-insulin.

  37. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:

    One day, when I gleefully announced to my 8 year old daughter that scientists were successfully working on ways to transplant islet cells, I was surprised to find that her reaction appeared sort of solemn. When I asked her if something was wrong, she said, "I hope they don't find a cure until I get my chance at a pump."

  38. Last week's poll asked readers what type of sweetener they use most often when they cook. This week's poll asks readers how they record blood glucose data.

  39. FreeStyle Flash blood glucose monitoring system. Now test with the world's smallest meter! Free when you purchase a minimum of 50 FreeStyle test strips! Free Data Cable for your computer via mail in offer. 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.

  40. The Featured Book of the Week is Why Me? Why Did I Have To Get Diabetes? by Robert Messinger and Laura Messinger.

  41. Our page about Immunizations and Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.

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