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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.

New This Week

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: La Jolla 2007 conference at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla from April 13-15, 2007.
  2. Planning to come to the Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference? We have preliminary program information and a sessions list to help with your planning. Registration information is also now online.
  3. Many diabetes organizations raise money through the sale of holiday cards, including:

  4. The Family Support Network has over 2,680 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.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter tested positive for one of the diabetes antibodies and has fluctuating blood sugars, so I assume she is going to have type 1. What should we do? The local endocrinologist will not see her until she is actually diagnosed with diabetes.
    See the answer.
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 550 panels. Please contribute your square. The next display of the entire quilt will be at the 2007 Friends for Life conference at Disney World in July 2007.
  7. You can read the transcript from last week's chat about CWD Conferences and CWD Adventures.
  8. You can download the Family Diabetes Handbook from the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at the Stanford University Medical Center. This 123-page PDF offers a wealth of information for families who have kids with diabetes.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Teens with type 1 and their parents are needed for a study about how they work together to manage diabetes.
  12. Nicole Johnson Baker notes that Things Getting a Bit Easier for Students With Diabetes.
  13. Normal but increasing hemoglobin A1c levels predict progression from islet autoimmunity to overt type 1 diabetes: Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY).
  14. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together - a series of hypotheses on the etiology and pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
  15. A genetic explanation for the rising incidence of type 1 diabetes, a polygenic disease.
  16. Islet antibodies associated with pancreatic B-cell dysfunction at and 3 years after diagnosis of diabetes in subjects aged 35–64 years old: degree of impairment less severe than in those aged 0–34 years old.
  17. Usefulness of colour tissue Doppler imaging in assessing aortic elastic properties in Type 1 diabetic patients.
  18. Mother to child transmission of diabetes mellitus: does gestational diabetes program Type 2 diabetes in the next generation?
  19. Postchallenge glucose rises with increasing age even when glucose tolerance is normal.
  20. Food habits, energy and nutrient intake in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  21. Low risk of overt nephropathy after 24 yr of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Norway.
  22. Treatment with CSII in two infants with neonatal diabetes mellitus.
  23. A randomized controlled trial of telephone calls to young patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.
  24. Teenagers with type 1 diabetes-a phenomenological study of the transition towards autonomy in self-management.
  25. Association of periodontal disease severity with diabetes duration and diabetic complications in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  26. Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to sexuality and family planning in adolescent women with and without diabetes.
  27. Hormonal versus non-hormonal contraceptives in women with diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2.
  28. Self-monitoring in Type 2 diabetes: a randomized trial of reimbursement policy.
  29. Systemic autoimmune disorders in celiac disease.
  30. Your Job Or Your Life.
  31. FTC and FDA Act Against Internet Vendors of Fraudulent Diabetes Cures and Treatments. See also List of Firms Receiving Warning Letters for Marketing Unproven Dietary Supplements for Diabetes with Illegal Drug Claims, and Warning about fake diabetes cures.
  32. Frugal investor leaves $35.6 million to charity. See also $35 Million Gift Received By Diabetes Research Institute Foundation And Um/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  33. Family gives back to center.
  34. County lacks specialists to treat diabetic children.
  35. A family's struggle to return to normal; Diabetes diagnosis a 'shock'.
  36. FDA Approves Once-Daily JANUVIA(TM), the First and Only DPP-4 Inhibitor Available in the United States for Type 2 Diabetes. See also the Januvia web site.
  37. Nature Biotechnology Announces Publication of Paper Describing Creation of Insulin-Producing Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells by Novocell's K.A. D'Amour, et al. See also Firm Reports Stem Cell Use for Making of Insulin.
  38. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Let me begin by saying that when I'm stressed, it tends to work it's way to my stomach. When my son was diagnosed at 3, the doctor was sitting on the bed next to him, having a very big boy discussion about what diabetes was. The doctor said, "Can you say it? Can you say DI-A-BE-TES?" My son looked at him for a moment, very seriously, and said, "My mommy has DI-A-RHE-A".
  39. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your five-year-old asks, "Pretty please with Splenda on it." See more parent humor.
  40. Last week's poll asked readers how often they change their lancet. This week's poll asks readers how much time per day they spend on direct diabetes care tasks.
  41. The Featured Book of the Week is The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes by Tim Wysocki, Ph.D.
  42. Our page about ADHD and Diabetes is Worth a Look.

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