Back to Home What's New for 6 March 2005

Of Continuing Interest

  1. AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.) and the Fundacion Diabetes Juvenil Ecuador are proud to announce Campo Amigo Ecuador 2005. Campo Amigo, to be held on the beach of Salinas, Ecuador is a fun, safe, and educational seven day overnight camping experience for children with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 5 and 18. AYUDA is looking for both Ecuadorian campers and International youth volunteers to serve as counselors. The dates of Campo Amigo Ecuador are July 31 - August 6, but volunteers are asked to be in Ecuador from July 9 - August 8. For more details about the volunteer program please visit or contact Ben Clements at

  2. If you're considering coming to the Friends for Life: 2005 annual CWD conference this summer, now is the time to make your hotel reservations. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, where we are holding this summer's conference, is sold out for regular rooms (but not those in CWD's room block) for some of the nights our conference is there -- specifically, the weekend of July 8. While we have quite a few rooms in our room block, they are already 86% reserved. If you reserve your room and find you can't attend, you can always cancel and get your deposit back as long as you cancel 72 hours out from the reservation. To reserve your room, you must call the Disney conference reservations line at 407-939-1020.

New This Week

  1. Early registration for CWD's Focus on the Future: Colorado 2005 conference ends March 1st. Come and learn about continuous glucose sensing, insulin delivery systems, pump therapy, best practices, and new medicines for people with diabetes that can help reduce the risk of complications. Plus have a great time with other CWD families.

  2. The Family Support Network now includes more than 460 families from 50 states and 16 countries. If you're new to diabetes, the Family Support Network will help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.

  3. The new Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation provides scholarships for activities related to diabetes education, including diabetes summer camps and diabetes education conferences, for both the child with diabetes and the child's family. Scholarship assistance is available for the CWD Friends for Life 2004 summer conference at Disney World. The application deadline for scholarship funds for the Friends for Life conference is April 1, 2005.

  4. The Stranger is by Mary Ellen O'Neill.

  5. Anne is 11 and just started on an insulin pump.

  6. Rachel and Emily are sisters with diabetes and both have Cozmo pumps.

  7. Samantha and her mom write about diabetes and her diagnosis.

  8. Marissa is 17 and was diagnosed in June 2002.

  9. Traci was diagnosed in March 2002 and loves her Cozmo pump.

  10. Michelle is 15 and is from New Jersey.

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

    1. Camp Coqui is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

    2. Camp Rainbow Ridge offers an equestrian camp for kids with diabetes in Pennsylvania

  12. Parents of young kids with diabetes are encouraged to bring their kids for a special kids chat tonight, Sunday, March 6th, at 7:30 pm Eastern Time (6:30 pm Central) in the Kids Chat Room. This is a chance for school aged kids to chat online with each other while supervised by their parents.

  13. Spring is around the corner. "Spring into Fitness" with tips and ideas to help you exercise with good blood glucose control. If you participate in sports, gym workouts, or running with your friends, come to our Sports and Exercise chat with questions that can help improve your fitness on Wednesday, March 16th at 9pm Eastern in the Sports and Exercise chat room.

  14. The Silly-Yak Celiac Information Page offers a summary of celiac disease.

  15. The Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland is an institution engaged in clinical care, diagnostic support, education, and clinical and basic science research in Celiac Disease.

  16. We're running a Cure and Care Survey and would appreciate your feedback.

  17. The California Diabetes Program primary prevention efforts that engage industry, building and community planners, schools, workplaces, and places of worship to improve access to healthy foods and daily physical activity.

  18. Fiddledee IDs sells medical identification products.

  19. Antibody Response to Inhaled Insulin in Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.

  20. Modeling insulin action for development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas.

  21. Run-to-Run Control of Meal-Related Insulin Dosing.

  22. Impaired Retinal Angiogenesis in Diabetes: Role of Advanced Glycation End Products and Galectin-3.

  23. Increased aortic stiffness is persistent in type 1 diabetic women: a follow-up study.

  24. Sex differences in the effect of diabetes duration on coronary heart disease mortality.

  25. Anemia with impaired erythropoietin response in diabetic patients.

  26. Lung function and glucose metabolism: an analysis of data from the third national health and nutrition examination survey.

  27. Bungled insulin production may be a culprit in diabetes, University of Michigan researchers say. See Proinsulin disulfide maturation and misfolding in the endoplasmic reticulum.

  28. Toxin-based selection of insulin-producing cells with improved defense properties for islet cell transplantation.

  29. Retrovirus-Like Long-Terminal Repeat DQ-LTR13 and Genetic Susceptibility to Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Addison’s Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  30. Accuracy of the Modified Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGMS((R))) Sensor in an Outpatient Setting: Results from a Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) Study.

  31. Home use of the GlucoWatch G2 biographer in children with diabetes.

  32. EEG abnormalities with and without relation to severe hypoglycaemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

  33. Depression in diabetic patients; The relationship between mood and glycemic control.

  34. Subjective well-being before and after the onset of diabetes mellitus Results of the Nord-Trondelag Health Study.

  35. Type 2 diabetes, glycemic control, and continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea.

  36. Mapping of gluten T-cell epitopes in the bread wheat ancestors: implications for celiac disease. See also Ancient Wheat Could Yield Celiac-Friendly Bread.

  37. New policy helps diabetic students; U.F. Regional School District will allow blood testing in the classroom.

  38. More syringes and needles available for people with diabetes.

  39. Islet transplants could be the future of diabetes treatments. See also Researchers: New Approach May Keep Diabetes Patients Off Insulin Shots; UM Researchers Work To Make Supply Of Insulin-Producing Cells.

  40. Spare a kidney? N. Adams man seeking donor for transplant.

  41. Diabetes doesn't deter Portage's Dixon.

  42. Kevin is poles apart from rest; A diabetic man is taking on one of the world's toughest races – from Canada to the North Pole.

  43. Rob Chappell Finds Inspiration in Hockey to Battle Diabetes.

  44. Cheerleader takes on diabetes.

  45. UConn lax defender on guard against diabetes.

  46. Living with diabetes.

  47. Kathy Quimby still strong after Type 1 setbacks.

  48. DRI Demonstrates New Approach to Transform Stem Cells Into Insulin-Producing Cells. See also the video from NBC's Today Show about this work.

  49. Probable Trigger of Kidney Disease in Diabetics Identified.

  50. Treatment of Sleep Apnea Lowers Glucose Levels in Diabetics.

  51. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:

    I had to respond to the tidbit about the dog, whose favorite toy is a test strip bottle. My son Tony, age 7, has type 1 diabetes, and a cat named Rocket. The cat's favorite toy is the plastic end piece on a syringe. Rocket waits for me to load the syringe with insulin because he knows when I'm done, I'll toss the "toy" down to him to play with.

  52. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.

  53. Last week's poll asked readers about how many people in their immediate family have type 1 diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how they get their HbA1c measured.

  54. FREE Ascensia Contour blood glucose monitor with purchase of 100 Contour test strips and with enrollment in our Patient Compliance Program. Only $28.44 per box of 50 Contour strips with membership. From Diabetic Express, the online store partner and a sponsor of Children with Diabetes.

  55. The Featured Book of the Week is My Own Type 1 Diabetes Book by Sandra J. Hollenberg.

  56. The Quilt for Life is Worth a Look.

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