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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to come to the Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 11 - 15, 2007. The Parent and Adult Program and Youth Program are now online. Kids arriving early can join in Chris Dudley's Basketball Clinic on Tuesday, July 10th. Registration for the basketball clinic is limited to 60 participants, and you must be registered for the Friends for Life conference before you can register for the basketball clinic.
  2. CWD announces its first Canadian conference -- Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2007 from August 17-19, 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Special guests include country music star George Canyon, Sebastien Sasseville, the first Canadian with diabetes to successfully climb Peak Lenin, and Jen Alexander, an extraordinary swimmer.
  3. Preliminary information about our Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now online, including registration forms.

New This Week

  1. The hotel room block for CWD's Focus on Pumping: La Jolla 2007 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla from April 13-15, 2007 closes on March 13th and conference registration ends on March 30th.
  2. Families attending our Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 annual conference are encouraged to sign up for focus groups as soon as possible, as slots fill up very quickly.
  3. In case you missed the presentation on dLife, you can see the video about Sergeant First Class Mark Thompson, who continues to serve in the US Army with type 1 diabetes -- and an insulin pump.
  4. Rachel is 10 and has two brothers with diabetes.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen son has had diabetes for 12 years. Tall and thin, he wants to gain muscles. Is it okay for him to consume protein shakes?
    See the answer.
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 556. The Quilt for Life will next be displayed at CWD's 2007 Friends for Life Conference from July 11-15, 2007 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please contribute your square.
  7. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Orkila is an ADA camp that offers sessions for kids grades 3-12 in Washington state.
    2. Camp Sealth is an ADA camp that offers sessions for kids grades 1-12 in Washington state.
  8. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Monday, March 12th for a chat about upcoming CWD Conferences. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Conferences chat room.
  9. Parts of the ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2006–2007 are available online, including Definition, epidemiology and classification and The diagnosis and management of monogenic diabetes in children.
  10. There are several diabetes-related videos online, including:

    1. Type 1 Diabetes: Calvin's War is a video about 10-year-old Calvin.
    2. Every 10 Seconds and Break the Silence are about the IDF's Unite for Diabetes campaign.
    3. You can watch a preview of Moving Forward... With Diabetes.
  11. Families are invited to participate in an online Continuous Glucose Sensor Survey being run by a team from the University of Virginia.
  12. SafeSittings helps families find babysitters for their children with diabetes. Also see CWD's Family Support Network for babysitters and families to help college kids with diabetes who are living away from home.
  13. Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience Needed.
  14. Adaptive Closed-Loop Control Provides Blood-Glucose Regulation Using Dual Subcutaneous Insulin and Glucagon Infusion in Diabetic Swine.
  15. Microalbuminuria and the Risk for Early Progressive Renal Function Decline in Type 1 Diabetes.
  16. Vitamin D supplementation and diabetes-related autoimmunity in the ABIS study.
  17. Prevalence of atopy in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus in central Taiwan.
  18. HLA-DRB1*08 allele may help to distinguish between type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus in Mexican children.
  19. Selected immunologic and biochemical risk factors of the retinopathy and nephropathy development in children with diabetes mellitus type 1.
  20. Renal and retinal microangiopathy after 15 years of follow-up study in a sample of Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients.
  21. Prevalence and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy--a study of 217 patients from University of Malaya Medical Centre.
  22. Antibodies to GAD65 and peripheral nerve function in the DCCT.
  23. Clustering of Risk Factors in Parents of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes and Nephropathy.
  24. Are glomerular volume differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients pathologically significant?
  25. Genetic study reveals how endocrine cell types are produced in the pancreas.
  26. Autoimmunity and clinical course in children with type 1, type 2, and type 1.5 diabetes.
  27. Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Much Higher Than Previous Estimates.
  28. Accuracy of the 5-day FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System: comparison with frequent laboratory reference measurements.
  29. What is the frequency of symptomatic mild hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes in the young?: assessment by novel mobile phone technology and computer-based interviewing.
  30. Satisfaction and Quality of Life with Premeal Inhaled versus Injected Insulin in Adolescents and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
  31. Evolution of a Pulmonary Insulin Delivery System (Exubera) for Patients With Diabetes.
  32. Modelling cost effectiveness of insulin glargine for the treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes in Canada.
  33. Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of insulin glargine versus NPH insulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in the UK.
  34. The prescription cost of managing people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes following initiation of treatment with either insulin glargine or insulin detemir in routine general practice in the UK: a retrospective database analysis.
  35. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use and protection against pneumonia in patients with diabetes.
  36. Effect of intermittent high-intensity compared with continuous moderate exercise on glucose production and utilization in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
  37. Small bowel ultrasound in patients with celiac disease Retrospective study.
  38. Neutrophil Recruitment and Barrier Impairment in Celiac Disease: A Genomic Study.
  39. Dietary treatment of gluten neuropathy.
  40. Sycamore teen is Ohio delegate at Juvenile Diabetes research congress.
  41. Screening helps kids get jump on diabetes.
  42. Girl, interrupted.
  43. Mother of diabetic girl crusades for school's help.
  44. Diabetes camp for children in the Tahoe community.
  45. Takeda Warns of Broken Bones in Women Taking Actos for Diabetes.
  46. Jonas Brothers Band Member Reveals He Has Diabetes at Diabetes Research Institute Fundraiser.
  47. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
  48. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child, "Did you test?" and the child nearby says in a panic, "What test? When was it?" See more parent humor.
  49. Last week's poll asked readers in what month they or their child were diagnosed. This week's poll asks readers .
  50. The Featured Book of the Week is Young Voices: Life with Diabetes by Hala Khalaf.
  51. Getting Started with Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Worth a Look.

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