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Go Kris Freeman!
Kris Freeman, 2005 World Cup in
Oberstdorf, Germany
(Courtesy of Andrew Cardiff)
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Watch Kris Freeman
go for the Gold
on February 12th, 17th,
19th, and 26th

Kris Freeman, Andover, N.H.
Number-one U.S. cross-country skier
2006 Winter Olympian
Type 1 diabetes

Of Continuing Interest

  1. The American Diabetes Association is accepting applications for its 2006-2007 National Youth Advocate. This is a great opportunity for a teen with diabetes. Applications are due by February 28th, 2006, so apply soon.

  2. Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships.

  3. 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.

  4. "Quilt for Life" Display Set For Washington D.C. Mall; Children's colorful and emotional quilts show the true face of diabetes.

  5. 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.

  6. The schedules for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference are now online. There are separate schedules for parents and adults, teens, tweeners, and elementary kids. Parents who have very young kids are encouraged to send in a Childcare Registration Form as soon as they can.

  7. The Family Support Network includes over 2,010 families from all 50 states and 54 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. We officially launch our CWD Podcasts section with five podcasts.

  2. CWD Sports Center host Rick Philbin teaches us about Hydration, Diabetes, and Sports Performance.

  3. Kris Freeman seeks medal in cross country skiing.

  4. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is once again offering scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life 2006 conference in Orlando. The application deadline is March 31, 2006, so apply soon.

  5. Applications for the 2006 Lilly for Life Achievement Awards are being accepted now through June 30, 2006.

  6. CWD's Colorado Teen Adventure will be held in Boulder, Colorado from May 19-21, 2006.

  7. We've added a new UK Parents' Voices section, and our first UK parent's story is from Alison Gordon who writes about Ozzie's diagnosis.

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My husband checked his blood sugar using my daughter's lancet, then neglected to replace the lancet when done. Should my husband have tests to ensure he has no diseases that he could have passed to my daughter?
    See the answer.

  9. The Quilt for Life now has 435 panels. We need many more in preparation for a showing at the Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2006 near the Capitol. Please consider making a panel.

  10. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2006 camping season include:

    1. Camp Adam Fisher in South Carolina is for campers with diabetes ages 7 to 17, as well as brothers, sisters, and friends.

    2. Camp De Los Niños, in San Jose, California, offers camp for kids with diabetes ages 6 to 13.

    3. Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    4. Camp Kyle T. Woodruff is a summer day camp in Fall River, Massachusetts.

    5. The Circle of Life Camp provides camping for kids 8-15 at a lakeside campsite in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.

    6. Larry L. Hillblom Camp is a youth resident camp at Sequoia Lake.

    7. Northern Illinois Day Camps provide a great summer experience for younger kids with diabetes, their siblings, and their friends.

    8. Teen Cruise Camp is a four-day cruise on Carnival Cruise for teens with diabetes ages 13 to 17.

    9. Triangle D offers children with diabetes in northern Illinois a summer camping experience.

  11. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Thursday, February 16th at 9pm Eastern for a chat about CWD's upcoming conferences and CWD Adventures. The chat will be held in the Events chat room.

  12. Clinical Use of Hemoglobin A1c to Improve Diabetes Management. Also available in PDF format.

  13. Your A1C Results: What Do They Mean? Also available in PDF format.

  14. If the Numbers Don't Fit... Discrepancies Between Glucose Meter Readings and Hemoglobin A1c Reveal Stress of Living With Diabetes.

  15. The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for participants in their 2006 Call to Congress, to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9, 2006. Call to Congress participants learn how to make their voice heard on Capitol Hill and meet with their state and local representatives to advocate for diabetes causes.

  16. We're running a Diabetes Testing Device Survey to help a graduate student at the University of Louisville.

  17. Internet Version of Blood Glucose Awareness Training Almost Here.

  18. The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia helps inform health care professionals about the services and resources offered by this Department of Health (provincial) program.

  19. DiabetesNew is a UK-based online diabetes magazine by Abbott Diabetes Care.

  20. Associação de Jovens Diabéticos de Portugal offers help to families in Portugal.

  21. The Los Angeles California based Diabetes Prevention Source (DPS) ( is looking for a skilled and committed individual with the passion to help reverse the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people.

  22. Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience needed for summer 2006.

  23. We've dropped the price of our "Insulin Is Not a Cure" and "I Believe" (in a cure) bracelets to $2. Now's a great time to order a bunch! Those who ordered recently can contact us to receive additional bracelets at no charge.

  24. The unique cytoarchitecture of human pancreatic islets has implications for islet cell function.

  25. Emerging Science Note/Sugar Blues.

  26. UVa Researchers Show that a Natural Carbohydrate can Help Lower Blood Sugar.

  27. Tsunami Induced Hyperglycemia and Diabetes Mortality - Two studies from South India. Also available in PDF format.

  28. Dental caries and salivary status in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus, related to the metabolic control of the disease.

  29. Diabetes Can Lead To Gum Disease In Childhood; Onset Is Younger Than Previously Recognized.

  30. Facing the Diabetes Epidemic — Mandatory Reporting of Glycosylated Hemoglobin Values in New York City. Also available in PDF format.

  31. Evaluating the Clinical Accuracy of Two Continuous Glucose Sensors Using Continuous Glucose–Error Grid Analysis is now available in full text.

  32. Exubera Approved Despite Initial Lung Function Concerns.

  33. New Long-Acting Insulin, Levemir, Shows Less Weight Gain Associated With Insulin Therapy -- Now Available In Canada.

  34. Forty-eight-hour first-trimester glucose profiles in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a report of three cases of congenital malformation.

  35. The relation between family factors and metabolic control: the role of diabetes adherence.

  36. Effects of Enhanced Depression Treatment on Diabetes Self-Care. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  37. Quality of Preventive Care for Diabetes: Effects of Visit Frequency and Competing Demands. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  38. Management of Type 2 Diabetes in the Primary Care Setting: A Practice-Based Research Network Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  39. 'Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic', by Peter H.R. Green, M.D. and Rory Jones is First and Only Authoritative Guide on the Serious Autoimmune Disease.

  40. Bill Would Keep Diabetic Kids Safe At School.

  41. Family Sues When After-School Care Refuses To Give Boy Diabetes Shots.

  42. Insulin treatment woman gets award.

  43. Diabetes victim nears goal for fundraiser.

  44. Diabetes Seems to Be Rising.

  45. Morrison: NBA teams shouldn't worry about illness.

  46. Keeping Kids Healthy.

  47. Celebrity Health - Gary Mabbutt.

  48. How I've coped with diabetes for 50 years.

  49. Schools deal with rise in diabetic students; Nurses help kids keep eye on blood sugar, snacks, exercise.

  50. At many schools, the nurse is in.

  51. Diabetes Goes to School: Increase In Cases Raises Insulin-Injection Issues As Nurse Staffing Decreases.

  52. Ryan Phillips, Prep Basketball: Nothing can stop Santa Cruz's Cole Conroy.

  53. Parents fear kids exposed; Allege students stuck by lancets.

  54. Crash diabetic fainted at wheel.

  55. Divided Loyalties?

  56. The Diabetic Food Critic offers reviews of foods marketed to people with diabetes and offers ratings focused on taste.

  57. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    After dinner one night, I sent my 9-year-old son to wash his face. I had noticed a large dot of ink on his forehead and told him to be sure to wipe it off as he washed up. At 8:00, my husband sent the kids up to get into their pajamas and told Jimmy to wash the dot off his forehead. Jimmy came back downstairs for his nightly Lantus shot. He was in his pajamas, but still had the dot. I had the syringe in one hand and the alcohol pad in the other. Deciding he was never going to clean that dot off his forehead, I proceed to rub at it with the alcohol pad. His eyes widened in horror as he shouted, "MOM! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" I explained about the dot. "Oh", he said with relief, "I thought you were going to give me the shot there! I know it has two cheeks, but that's my face." Guess where he gets his evening shot?

  58. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go into the bathroom and find your 3-year-old son peeing into a Dixie Cup, and when asked why, he looks up at you and replies, "Well I have to test my peetones." See more parent humor.

  59. Last week's poll asked readers about what insulin pump they use. This week's poll asks readers how they usually obtain their insulin.

  60. Diabetic Drug Store, CWD's Online Store partner, has a wonderful selection of sugar free snacks! Everything from suckers to gummys. When used is part of a diabetic diet plan, these items add a great reward or special snack. Great for family fun night, picnics and additional school snacks. Also meal bars and Nite-Bites to keep sugar level sustained over night or on trips, when regular meals are not an option. We stand behind these delicious Sugar-Free food products, and know that they are the Best Tasting ones on the market today and will make meal planning for the diabetic diet easier, especially when trying for a dessert that will make any meal a special surprise. If you are trying to delight the little one, be sure to have a great tasting dessert that works with their diabetic diet plan. These sugar free snacks and sugar free desserts are all listed at Diabetic Drug Store, use this url to jump there now:

  61. The Featured Book of the Week is Can Mom Have a Piece of My Birthday Cake? written by Rochelle L. Stern and illustrated by Rosalind Orland.

  62. Our page about the Glucagon Emergency Kit section is Worth a Look.

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