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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping conference from October 5-7, 2007 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
  3. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill.

New This Week

  1. CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2007 conference is this week, beginning on Wednesday, July 11th. Onsite registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10th at 9:00 am. Childcare is full.
  2. The Family Support Network has over 3,200 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.
  3. Dominic is nine and is learning about insulin pumps.
  4. Fathima Salama is eight years old and is from Sri Lanka.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Recently, I had a bad low blood sugar reaction. I was angry and violent. Should I be concerned about such behavior? Will my brain be effected?
    See the answer.
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 590 panels and will be shown this week at CWD's 2007 Friends for Life Conference from July 11-15, 2007 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  7. Parents of children with diabetes, as well as young adults with type 1, are encouraged to participate in the DAWN Youth Survey. Use survey code USP66. For every completed survey, Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to the World Diabetes Foundation project Children with Diabetes in Tanzania, which helps poor children gain access to diabetes treatment.
  8. Generation of Insulin-producing Cells From Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells By Genetic Manipulation.
  9. Maternal Psychological Reaction to Newborn Genetic Screening for Type 1 Diabetes.
  10. Association of the vitamin D metabolism gene CYP27B1 with type 1 diabetes. See also CYP2R1 (vitamin D 25-hydroxylase) gene is associated with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes and vitamin D levels in Germans.
  11. Australian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have low vitamin D levels. Also available in PDF format (see page 3).
  12. T cell immunomodulation-the Holy Grail of therapeutic tolerance.
  13. Prevalence of autoimmune diseases in islet transplant candidates with severe hypoglycaemia and glycaemic lability: previously undiagnosed coeliac and autoimmune thyroid disease is identified by screening.
  14. Glucagon, in Concert with Insulin, Supports the Postabsorptive Plasma Glucose Concentration in Humans.
  15. Gluten-free but also gluten-enriched (gluten+) diet prevent diabetes in NOD mice; the gluten enigma in type 1 diabetes.
  16. Lower heart rate variability is associated with higher plasma concentrations of IL-6 in type 1 diabetes.
  17. Glycemic control over 3 years in a young adult clinic for patients with type 1 diabetes.
  18. Glycemic variation and hypoglycemia in patients with well-controlled type 1 diabetes on a multiple daily insulin injection program with use of glargine and ultralente as basal insulin.
  19. Use of insulin glargine in Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
  20. Incorporating PDA Use in Diabetes Self-Care: A Central Texas Primary Care Research Network (CenTexNet) Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  21. Experiences of patients with insulin-treated diabetes in conscript military service.
  22. Acute hyperglycaemia rapidly increases arterial stiffness in young patients with type 1 diabetes.
  23. Severe complications of a "Brazilian" bikini wax.
  24. Profile of diabetes health care at Benghazi Diabetes Centre, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
  25. Heart transplantation in insulin-treated diabetic mellitus patients with diabetes-related complications.
  26. Predictors of reduced health-related quality of life in adults with coeliac disease.
  27. Golfer Verplank an inspiration to fellow diabetics.
  28. Making A Difference.
  29. New hope for diabetic children in Wales.
  30. The diabetes way of death; Diabetics in Africa are dying because they cannot afford insulin, says Dr Thomas Stuttaford. The IDF's Life for a Child program helps children with diabetes in several countries get the medical supplies they need.
  31. Lilly, International Diabetes Federation and American Diabetes Association announce U.S. launch of "Inspired by Diabetes" Creative Expression Competition. See also the Inspired by Diabetes web site to participate.
  32. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    The other day, my 11 year old was watching a basketball game. He said, "The other teams needs 3 more units to win." Too funny!
  33. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you keep your insulated diaper bag because it makes a great insulin carrier, even though your youngest child is 6 and 1/2. See more parent humor.
  34. Last week's poll asked readers how they usually check for ketones. This week's poll asks readers how much of a financial burden paying for diabetes supplies place on their family.
  35. The Featured Book of the Week is Yes I Can! Yes You Can! by Denny Dressman and Jay Leeuwenburg.
  36. Our collection of Presentations About Diabetes are Worth a Look.

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