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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Families in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to a CWD Northern California Get Away Weekend from July 28-31, 2006.

  2. Make plans to join us for the CWD Focus on Pumping regional conference at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from September 29 - October 1, 2006.

  3. Looking for a great winter vacation? Join us for CWD Focus on Best Practices at the Marriott Marco Island Resort on Marco Island, Florida from January 4-7, 2007. Registration information is now online.

New This Week

  1. Pre-registration is closed for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference. If you are coming but have not yet registered, you will be able to register on site. If you do not yet have a hotel reservation, please make it this week before the hotel fills up. Just a few rooms remain. You can reserve a room online or, if you would prefer to reserve by phone, please call 1-800-266-9432 or 1-801-832-4532 M-F 8 a.m.-9 p.m. central time.

  2. The Family Support Network has over 2,395 families from all 50 states and 60 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.

  3. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    I don't trust the local doctor to care for my five year old. Should I drive to a bigger city to find a pediatric endocrinologist? Should we force our son to get a pump? His current A1c is 6.7 and he is on two daily injections.
    See the answer.

  4. We added two panels last week to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 544. The next showing of the Quilt is at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference. Panels received before July 10th will be included in the showing in Orlando.

  5. You can read the transcript from last week's chat about the upcoming CWD Friends for Life Conference.

  6. Dr. Fran Kaufman will be hosting a special chat for teens about diabetes at Starlight Starbright on Wednesday, July 12th at 3:00PM PST / 6:00PM EST.

  7. Type 1 Diabetes: Molecular, Cellular, and Clinical Immunology, edited by George Eisenbarth from the Barbara Davis Center, has several updates online.

  8. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is seeking recipes for a cookbook, sales of which will be used to raise funds for their scholarships. The submission deadline is July 30th. The cookbook will be available later this summer.

  9. Child and Adolescent Research Study is seeking children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 16 living in the Miami or Ft. Lauderdale area who have a sibling with a chronic illness to participate in a study to investigate how disruption to child health and functioning affects sibling interaction, and how the emotional and psychological status of well siblings is affected by the introduction of a chronic illness in a brother or sister.

  10. Children ages 6 to 11 who have had diabetes for at least one year, and their parents, are invited to participate in a study about accurately detecting symptoms of low and high sugars.

  11. Children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes who have banked cord blood are needed for an important clinical trial.

  12. The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is looking for families with children between the ages of 9 and 15 who have had Type 1 diabetes for less than one year for a study trying to find ways to help families work together to better manage diabetes during this difficult time. For more information, see Family Management of Childhood Diabetes.

  13. Teens with type 1 and their parents are needed for a study about how they work together to manage diabetes.

  14. Study on Diabetes Technology Study of Real-Time Glucose Alerts in the Team Management of Diabetes is seeking participants throughout the US.

  15. Diabetes Etiquette: Uncharted Territory by William H. Polonsky, PhD, CDE, is from the March 2006 edition of Diabetes Forecast.

  16. The Effect of Glucose Variability on the Risk of Microvascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes concludes "... that blood glucose variability does not appear to be an additional factor in the development of microvascular complications." Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  17. Embryonic Pig Pancreatic Tissue Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  18. Suitability of human juvenile pancreatic islets for clinical use.

  19. Combination therapy reverses type 1 diabetes in animals. Free full text of the study -- -- is available in HTML and PDF formats.

  20. Direct evidence of attempted beta cell regeneration in an 89-year-old patient with recent-onset type 1 diabetes.

  21. Evaluation of the Effect of Gain on the Meal Response of an Automated Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System.

  22. C-peptide replacement improves weight gain and renal function in diabetic rats.

  23. Relation between age and cardiovascular disease in men and women with diabetes compared with non-diabetic people: a population-based retrospective cohort study. See also Diabetes Adds 15 Years to Heart Attack Risk Calculation.

  24. A Strong Dose-Response Relation Between Serum Concentrations of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Diabetes - Results from the National Health and Examination Survey 1999–2002.

  25. A Prospective Study of Dairy Intake and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women.

  26. Ethnicity, Obesity, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Women.

  27. Effects of a cinnamon extract on plasma glucose, HbA, and serum lipids in diabetes mellitus type 2.

  28. The Unitarian Hypothesis for the aetiology of diabetes mellitus.

  29. Diabetes, insulin, and risk of cancer.

  30. Growth, puberty, and final height in children with Type 1 diabetes.

  31. Efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) to detect postprandial hyperglycemia and unrecognized hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetic patients.

  32. Continuous Glucose Monitoring–Guided Insulin Adjustment in Children and Adolescents on Near-Physiological Insulin Regimens.

  33. Evaluation of Factors Affecting CGMS Calibration. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

  34. Home-based Behavioral Health Intervention: Use of a Telehealth Model to Address Poor Adherence to Type-1 Diabetes Medical Regimens.

  35. Insulin glargine and its place in the treatment of Types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.

  36. Psychological interventions to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Free full text available in PDF format.

  37. Long-Term Clinical Effects of Epalrestat, an Aldose Reductase Inhibitor, on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

  38. Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Fitness, and Insulin Sensitivity Among U.S. Adolescents - The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2002.

  39. Highly efficient gluten degradation with a newly identified prolyl endoprotease: implications for celiac disease. See also Celiac Success: New Enzyme Efficiently Degrades Gluten.

  40. Insulin Pump Stolen From Diabetic Girl; Family Thinks Thief Mistook Pump For An iPod.

  41. New Bobcat An Inspiration For Those With Diabetes.

  42. A very special bond: All campers have diabetes.

  43. The Rainbow Club offers lessons, play for diabetic kids.

  44. Camp lifts attitudes of kids with diabetes.

  45. Camp gives children with diabetes a new outlook.

  46. Sugar Free Gang off to camp.

  47. Cheever transitions from camper to counselor.

  48. Yamin raises cash for diabetes fund.

  49. Up, up & Away: Hot air balloon rides provide light-hearted fun for young campers with diabetes.

  50. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My daughter Abbie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in September 2000 when she was 5 years old. She has one older sister and two younger sisters. One day, recently, she was having a low and I gave her a popsicle. I explained to her sisters that this was like medicine for Abbie. Her two-year-sister coughed and said, "I need some medicine."

  51. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you no longer say it's time for dinner -- instead you yell to everyone that it's time to check blood sugars. See more parent humor.

  52. Last week's poll asked readers if they had their basal rates and insulin dosing factors written down. This week's poll asks readers to tell us about themselves.

  53. The Featured Book of the Week is The Joslin Diabetes Great Chefs Cook Healthy Cookbook by Frances Towner Giedt and Bonnie Sanders Polin, Ph.D.

  54. Our report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, D.C. is Worth a Look.

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