Back to Home What's New for 18 December 2005

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to join CWD families for our Focus on Pumping Regional Conference from March 17-19, 2006 at the Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  2. Make plans now to join us for Friends for Life: Orlando 2006, the annual CWD summer conference. Special guests include Chris Dudley, former NBA star, and Jay Leeuwenburg, former NFL star, both of whom grew up with type 1 diabetes and excelled in professional sports.

  3. Our Insulin is Not a Cure t-shirts and bracelets make great gifts and can help educate others.

  4. The Family Support Network includes over 1,800 families from all 50 states and 50 countries who are there to help. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter, or need a college parent, 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.

New This Week

  1. Order holiday cards from More Than Cards and help the Children with Diabetes Foundation.

  2. Today's dLife TV episode is about relationships and features Dr. Richard Rubin and his son Stefan and includes a segment filmed at CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2005 conference.

  3. Leah doesn't like shots and hopes to get a pump soon.

  4. Anita is 13 and lives in Australia.

  5. Isabel is 13 and was diagnosed when she was 16 months old.

  6. Amanda is 17 and lives in Wisconsin.

  7. Karra is 16 and loves her insulin pump.

  8. Hans lives in Belgium.

  9. The Quilt for Life now has 431 panels. We need many more in preparation for a showing at the Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2006. Please consider making a panel.

  10. Insulin Independence is planning an expedition to Machu Picchu in Peru for six teens with type 1 diabetes. The effort is spearheaded by Chris Jarvis, member of the 2004 Canadian Olympic Rowing Team and athlete with type 1 diabetes.

  11. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada provided the Diabetes Resource Centre at The Diabetes Resource Centre has many excellent pages of content, some of which have nicely done animations and graphics.

  12. Nanny Need in Northern Virginia.

  13. Medsticks are medical identification stickers that athletes can apply to helmets. Designed by a motocross rider with diabetes.

  14. Environmental factors related to the induction of beta-cell autoantibodies in 1-yr-old healthy children.

  15. Is immunity in diabetic patients influencing the susceptibility to infections? Immunoglobulins, complement and phagocytic function in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  16. Cytoplasmic islet cell antibodies remain valuable in defining risk of progression to type 1 diabetes in subjects with other islet autoantibodies.

  17. The role of the diet as a risk factor for the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy. Free full text available in Portuguese in HTML and PDF formats.

  18. Characterization of human islet-like structures generated from pancreatic precursor cells in culture.

  19. Autoreactive CD8 T cells associated with {beta} cell destruction in type 1 diabetes.

  20. The association of CTLA4 polymorphism with type 1 diabetes is concentrated in patients complicated with autoimmune thyroid disease: a multi-center collaborative study in Japan. Free full text available in PDF format.

  21. The relevance of international consortia in studies on the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes: the role of ET1DGN.

  22. Pig cell diabetes treatment debated. See also Benson-Pope Speech: Xenotransplantation Report, NZ backs animal transplants for humans, Animal transplants into humans given go ahead and, Camps split over divisive transplants.

  23. A cross-sectional international survey of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in 377 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus from 10 countries.

  24. Efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring system to detect unrecognized hypoglycemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in Portuguese in HTML and PDF formats.

  25. Willingness to pay for inhaled insulin: a contingent valuation approach.

  26. Classification of diabetes in young adults: New concepts for an old disease.

  27. Do HbA(1)c levels and the self-monitoring of blood glucose levels adequately reflect glycaemic control during pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

  28. Audit of the outcome of pregnancy in diabetic women in Soweto, South Africa, 1992 - 2002.

  29. Association between serum markers for celiac and thyroid autoimmune diseases. Free full text available in Portuguese in HTML and PDF formats.

  30. Dr. Mom's intuition: When a child is ill, mothers use instincts, Internet, persistence to get answers.

  31. IRS Agent Wins Court Battle Over Diabetes Status.

  32. Brother duo fights diabetes.

  33. Just their type.

  34. Biking to beat diabetes.

  35. Living with diabetes: awareness is crucial.

  36. 21st-Century Kids Fight Diabetes.

  37. No recess for diabetes.

  38. Stronger than their struggles, published in the December 18, 2005 Cincinnati Enquirer, is about kids who overcome childhood illnesses, including type 1 diabetes.

  39. Johnson & Johnson Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Animas Corporation, an Insulin Delivery Company.

  40. One Key to Healthy Living with Diabetes: Volunteer at a Diabetes Camp and Give Back to Your Diabetes Community.

  41. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    The other day, my 11 year old was watching a basketball game. He said, "The other teams needs 3 more units to win." Too funny!

  42. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when asked by someone if they can borrow a pen, you reply: "H or NPH?" See more parent humor.

  43. Last week's poll asked readers how many times since diagnosis they or their child been hospitalized for DKA. This week's poll asks readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes.

  44. The Featured Product of the Week is the OneTouch UltraSmart, which is FREE AFTER $30 MAIL-IN TRADE-IN! The OneTouch® UltraSmart® is a Meter and electronic logbook in one. Get the big picture with the OneTouch UltraSmart System you don't just test. Now you can keep track of the things that affect your diabetes. Food, exercise, medication. All with push-button ease. See trends and spot patterns to help you stay in control. It's simple. The OneTouch UltraSmart System is easier to use than a paper logbook. Visit us at 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 Diabetes123.

  45. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabesity by Fran Kaufman, M.D.

  46. Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2005 is Worth a Look.

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