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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

Read more about Kris Freeman at

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. The Family Support Network includes over 2,040 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. Stronger Warnings for Tequin. See also Do Not Give Gatifloxacin to Diabetics and Letter to Healthcare Providers from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

  2. Share CWD Brochures, URL Cards, and Quilt for Life flyers.

  3. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Are there any documented cases of people with type 1 having some permanent level of islet cell function, even years later? My son's doctor did not believe my son would honeymoon, but his insulin requirement has dropped. Could it be a honeymoon?
    See the answer.

  4. The Quilt for Life now has 437 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.

  5. You can read the transcript from the CWD Conferences and CWD Adventures Chat held on February 16, 2006.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic belongs in the home of every family living with celiac disease.

  10. Diabetes: A Guide to Living Well can help adults who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

  11. 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.

  12. Serum alpha-tocopherol concentrations and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cohort study in siblings of affected children.

  13. The role of diabetes duration, pubertal development and metabolic control in growth in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  14. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intranasal insulin administered to patients with type 1 diabetes: a preliminary study.

  15. B-cell autoantibodies in children with type 2 diabetes mellitus: subgroup or misclassification?

  16. Type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA): one end of the rainbow. Free full text available in PDF format.

  17. Gene therapy strategies towards immune tolerance to treat the autoimmune diseases.

  18. Acute effects of C-peptide on gastric emptying in longstanding type 1 diabetes.

  19. High prevalence of diabetic polyneuropathy in a group of Brazilian children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  20. Antiglycation properties of aged garlic extract: possible role in prevention of diabetic complications.

  21. Exploring the thrifty genotype's food-shortage assumptions: A cross-cultural comparison of ethnographic accounts of food security among foraging and agricultural societies.

  22. Two new studies add further evidence to the significant clinical benefit of blood ketone testing compared with urine ketone testing:

    1. Sick day management using blood 3-hydroxybutyrate (3-OHB) compared with urine ketone monitoring reduces hospital visits in young people with T1DM: a randomized clinical trial.

    2. Early detection of insulin deprivation in continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion-treated patients with type 1 diabetes.

  23. Acute, Same Day, Effects of Antecedent Exercise on Counterregulatory Responses to Subsequent Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

  24. Effect of stress management training on glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes.

  25. Improving self-management in insulin-treated adults participating in diabetes education. The role of overprotection by the partner.

  26. The extended health belief model applied to the experience of diabetes in young people.

  27. Brief Report: Friendships of Adolescents with and without Diabetes.

  28. Allergy causes french fry quandary. See also McDonald's Sued Over Ingredients of Fries and Jupiter couple sue McDonald's, claiming fries made daughter ill.

  29. Obstacle, Yes, but Not a Career Ender.

  30. Diabetic Geri Winkler Arrives In Nepal On Bike After More Than 4,800 Miles Spent In The Saddle.

  31. Mt. Carmel sophomore hasn't allowed juvenile diabetes to pin him down.

  32. For diabetic diver, no pain, no gainer.

  33. Finding a cure for Lolly.

  34. Rye Neck's Spedafino a true fighter.

  35. Diabetes management gets a shot in the arm.

  36. Dog calls 911, saves diabetic owner's life.

  37. Diabetes Is Seen as a Rising Risk in Mothers-to-Be.

  38. TolerRx Receives Orphan Drug Designation from FDA for TRX4 for the Treatment of New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes. See also Insulin Needs after CD3-Antibody Therapy in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes. Also available in PDF format.

  39. Secure Supply Of Pork-based Insulin Welcomed; Canadian Diabetes Association and Society for Diabetic Rights welcome new supplier.

  40. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son Josh is 9 years old, he was diagnosed when he was 4. About a week after he was diagnosed, I was explaining to him what the honeymoon phase was. I told him that it was like his diabetes was sleeping for a while, and when it woke up, he would have to start taking care of it. Just then my 8 year old daughter Amanda walked into the kitchen loudly. Josh quickly said, "SHHHHHHH! My diabetes is sleeping!"

  41. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you tell your child to "check their sugar" and the kid next to them starts pulling candy out of their pockets to show how much they have. See more parent humor.

  42. Last week's poll asked readers how they usually obtain their insulin. This week's poll asks readers how they get their HbA1c measured.

  43. Diabetic Drug Store,, CWD's Online Store partner, offers an excellent child's medical identification bracelet at just $11.98. Every bracelet is custom-engraved, stainless steel and features free patient-specific information engraved for you. Each item holds up to six lines of personalized information that is engraved in red. These medical id products are for all medical conditions, allergies or any information that emergency personnel should know, remember "they speak when you can not." Your choice of style only $11.98 each! Visit for more information.

  44. The Featured Book of the Week is Great Temptations: Recipes for People with Celiac Disease and Diabetes by Kathryn Manraj.

  45. Our page about Retinopathy is Worth a Look.

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