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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. Families are encouraged to sign up for focus groups as soon as possible, as slots fill up very quickly.
  2. Make plans to attend our 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. We have a report from our La Jolla 2007: Focus on Pumping conference.
  2. We have a brief report from the 2007 Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting, just concluded in San Diego, California.
  3. Mr. Universe's Police Run-In Becomes a Force for Education.
  4. The room block for CWD's Friends for Life 2007 annual conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is 90% full. If you're planning on coming, now is the time to register and reserve your hotel room.
  5. Pump companies Animas, Disetronic, Insulet, Medtronic Diabetes, and Smiths Medical offer would-be pumpers a chance to try their products using saline at Friends for Life 2007. A prescription from your physician is required and must include the wording "insulin pump trial with saline." If you plan to try more than one pump, be sure to bring a prescription for each. This opportunity is by appointment only and appointments fill up very quickly. For more information, contact:

    1. Animas
      Val Valentino at 1-877-YES PUMP x1225 or
    2. Disetronic Medical Systems Inc/Roche Diagnostics
      Terri Richert at 317-570-5268 or
    3. Medtronic Diabetes
      Julie Sweidan at 1-800-999-9859 x4514 or
    4. OmniPod Insulin Management System
      Janet Tedeschi 1-781-457-4804 or
    5. Smiths Medical
      Mikelyn Calhoun at 651-628-7476 or
  6. The Family Support Network has over 3,080 families from all 50 states and 70 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.
  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    As a nursing student with diabetes, I am unsure how to react when my instructors ask if I have "brittle" diabetes. I'd thought that term was outdated. How should I respond?
    See the answer.
  8. The Quilt for Life now has 558 panels. 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.
  9. Read the transcript from last week's chat with Team Type 1 founder Phil Southerland.
  10. Read the transcript form last week's chat with CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux about upcoming CWD Conferences
  11. Expectant families with a mom or dad or sibling with type 1 diabetes are needed for the TEDDY, an NIH funded study that's trying to uncover the environmental triggers of type 1 diabetes.
  12. Families who have a child using multiple injection therapy are needed for a brief survey and will receive a $10 gift voucher.
  13. Families are invited to participate in an online Continuous Glucose Sensor Survey being run by a team from the University of Virginia.
  14. Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience Needed.
  15. Mutations in KATP Channel Genes cause Transient Neonatal Diabetes and Permanent Diabetes in Childhood or Adulthood.
  16. Early infancy onset of type 1A diabetes mellitus in dizygotic twins: association with genetic and environmental factors. Free Portugues language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  17. Brief Hyperglycaemia In The Early Pregnant Rat Increases Fetal Weight At Term By Stimulating Placental Growth And Affecting Placental Nutrient Transport.
  18. Fasting c-peptide and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 levels help to distinguish childhood type 1 and type 2 diabetes at diagnosis.
  19. Routine hospital admission versus out-patient or home care in children at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  20. Use of Maternal Glycosylated Hemoglobin Concentration to Estimate the Risk of Congenital Anomalies in the Offspring of Women with Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Mellitus.
  21. A multicenter Italian study on pregnancy outcome in women with diabetes.
  22. Role of physical exercise in children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus.
  23. Quantitative assessment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with use of the clanging tuning fork test.
  24. Transformational experience of a student nurse with diabetes: a case study.
  25. Active use of cocaine: an independent risk factor for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in a city hospital.
  26. Treatment options for type 2 diabetes in adolescents and youth: a study of the comparative efficacy of metformin alone or in combination with rosiglitazone or lifestyle intervention in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.
  27. A comparison of mealtime insulin aspart and human insulin in combination with metformin in type 2 diabetes patients.
  28. Commentary: Reaching a milestone in diagnosing coeliac disease.
  29. Pre-endoscopy serological testing for coeliac disease: evaluation of a clinical decision tool. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Clinical presentation and incidence of complications in patients with coeliac disease diagnosed by relative screening.
  31. Dental enamel defects in children with coeliac disease.
  32. Gluten-free beer put to test.
  33. Fear of brain-wasting prions halts islet transplants.
  34. Father, son make best of life with diabetes.
  35. Driver's blackout 'killed nurse'.
  36. Abbott Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of New FreeStyle Lite™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System.
  37. Disposable Insulin Nanopump from Debiotech and STMicroelectronics Marks Major Breakthrough in Diabetes Treatment.
  38. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
  39. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when most of the cleaning in your house is done on an ad-hoc basis with alcohol wipes. See more parent humor.
  40. Last week's poll asked readers which glucose meter they use most often. This week's poll asks parents how soon after diagnosis they began going out again.
  41. The Featured Book of the Week is My Life as a Pancreas: Reflections on Raising a Child with Diabetes by Priscilla Call Essert.
  42. Our CWD UK Information page is Worth a Look.

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