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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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 online. The room block is essentially full, so reserve your room now.
  2. Join your friends for the CWD New York City Family Adventure Weekend at the New York Midtown East Courtyard by Marriott from February 16-19, 2007.
  3. Preliminary information is now online for our Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 Conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World in Florida from July 11-15, 2007. You may now reserve your room by calling Disney directly at 407-939-1020 and telling them that you are in the Children with Diabetes room block. You may also registration for the conference.

New This Week

  1. Counterfeit Test Strips Discovered in United States: OneTouch® Ultra® and OneTouch® Basic®/Profile® Test Strips. See also Counterfeit Product Alert and FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile and One Touch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips.
  2. U.S. regulatory authority lifts import alert for Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump system.
  3. The Family Support Network has over 2,650 families from all 50 states and 65 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. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    At 12 weeks, I am extremely insulin sensitive and am constantly having to eat to avoid hypoglycemia. How long will this last? Do type 1 diabetics in good control often gain more than other women during pregnancy?
    See the answer.
  5. The Quilt for Life now has 549 panels. Please contribute your square.
  6. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about upcoming CWD events on Tuesday, October 17th at 9pm Eastern in the Conferences Chat Room.
  7. The Education for CWD Foundation is selling colorful magnets for your car or home ($5 each including shipping to US addresses) and a cookbook with recipes from CWD families ($10 each including shipping to US addresses) to help fund educational opportunities for kids with diabetes. Please visit their web site to learn more.
  8. A study about Biomarkers Of Glucose Metabolism In Exhaled Breath, being conducted at the University of California at Irvine, is seeking patients with type 1 diabetes and control subjects aged 18-40 and pays $200.
  9. Teens with type 1 and their parents are needed for a study about how they work together to manage diabetes.
  10. Episode #3: The Stealth Epidemic, part of Remaking American Medicine, a four-part PBS television series, examines chronic disease management and includes a segment about diabetes featuring Dr. Anne Peters of Los Angeles.
  11. Advances and Emerging Opportunities in Type 1 Diabetes Research will guide NIH research into type 1 diabetes. See also Plan Will Guide NIH Research in Type 1 Diabetes.
  12. Increased intestinal permeability precedes clinical onset of type 1 diabetes.
  13. Immune regulatory T cells in siblings of children suffering from type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  14. Incomplete penetrance of susceptibility genes for MHC-determined immunoglobulin deficiencies in monozygotic twins discordant for type 1 diabetes.
  15. Attitudes of genetic counselors towards expanding newborn screening and offering predictive genetic testing to children.
  16. Prevalence of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibody Positivity and its Association with Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity in Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: A Pilot Study.
  17. Five Weeks of Treatment with the GLP-1 Analogue Liraglutide Improves Glycaemic Control and Lowers Body weight in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes.
  18. Abnormal ghrelin and pancreatic polypeptide responses in gastroparesis.
  19. Child Routines and Youths' Adherence to Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes.
  20. Multiple mealtime administration of biphasic insulin aspart 30 versus traditional basal-bolus human insulin treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  21. Rotavirus infection frequency and risk of celiac disease autoimmunity in early childhood: a longitudinal study.
  22. Recent developments in celiac disease.
  23. Overweight in celiac disease: prevalence, clinical characteristics, and effect of a gluten-free diet.
  24. Cognitive impairment and celiac disease.
  25. Doctor's not in; Retirement leaves valley with one specialist to treat diabetic youngsters.
  26. Injured Diabetic Makes It Out of Crash; Diabetic Driver Heading Home Survives 4 Days on Wheat Thins and Dew After SUV Crashes in Mass.
  27. Take control: Living with diabetes requires a healthy diet, discipline and exercise.
  28. Bayer offers Ascensia Contour meter to BD Logic users.
  29. Duke researchers find physician resistance hinders diabetics use of cutting edge technology.
  30. 200 Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes--or Less! by Robyn Webb offers help for those of us who never seem to have enough time in the kitchen.
  31. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My six year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 on April 1 (of all days!) 2002. He is an avid Pokemon fan. We were teaching him how to read the nutrition labels and find out how many carbs are in various foods. One day he picked up a can of light lemonade and said "Mom, this does 2 points damage, can I drink this?" So now we track our carbs by how many "hit points" or how much "damage" a food will do.
  32. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 3-year-old son with diabetes asks every person who drinks juice, "Are you low?" See more parent humor.
  33. Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes team charges them for filling out paperwork for school or driver's licenses. This week's poll asks readers how often they change their lancet.
  34. The Featured Book of the Week is Dare to Dream: Flying Solo With Diabetes by Douglas Cairns.
  35. Our page about Halloween and Diabetes is Worth a Look.

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