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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping conference from October 5-7, 2007 at the Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
  2. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill. The room block is 90% full. Please make your reservation and register soon if you are planning on coming.

New This Week

  1. Parents and young adults with diabetes are strongly encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey. The DAWN Youth 'WebTalk survey' is an international online survey for young people with diabetes, parents/caregivers of children with diabetes and health professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes.
  2. Preliminary information about our Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008, to be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information. You may now make your hotel reservations.
  3. The Family Support Network has over 3,325 families from all 50 states and 72 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. Follow the travels of Sebastien Sasseville as he embarks on an expedition to Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.
  5. Lauren was diagnosed when she was eight.
  6. Ryan is 7 and lives in southern California.
  7. Amy Yang is 8 years old and lives in China.
  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    I recently had a blood sugar reading of 13 mg/dl [0.7 mmol/L] and was unconscious for some time. Could this have caused brain damage? Could I have gone into a coma?
    See the answer.
  9. The Quilt for Life now has 596 panels.
  10. We've updated our list of diabetes-related videos that are online -- mostly at YouTube.
  11. We're running a survey about your experiences living with diabetes in the US.
  12. Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs, author of The Diabetic Athlete, is looking for athletes of any age with diabetes to complete a survey for use in the next edition of her book.
  13. A Provider Primer on Omega-3.
  14. HLA-DPB1*0402 protects against type 1A diabetes autoimmunity in the highest risk DR3-DQB1*0201/DR4-DQB1*0302 DAISY population.
  15. Expression of cholera toxin B–proinsulin fusion protein in lettuce and tobacco chloroplasts – oral administration protects against development of insulitis in non-obese diabetic mice. See also Insulin Grown in Plants Relieves Diabetes in Mice; UCF Study Holds Promise for Humans and Local Professor Begins Human Trials For Diabetes Cure.
  16. Bone Marrow Is a Preferential Homing Site for Autoreactive T-Cells in Type 1 Diabetes.
  17. Vessel wall stiffness in Type 1 diabetes, and the central hemodynamic effects of acute hypoglycemia.
  18. Plasma endothelin response to acute hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes.
  19. Overexpression of the autoantigen IA-2 puts beta cells into a pre-apoptotic state: autoantigen-induced, but non-autoimmune-mediated, tissue destruction.
  20. Continuing Stability of Center Differences in Pediatric Diabetes Care: Do Advances in Diabetes Treatment Improve Outcome? The Hvidoere Study Group on Childhood Diabetes.
  21. Hyperglycemia and Externalizing Behavior in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
  22. Influence of flickering light on the retinal vessels in diabetic patients.
  23. Survey on Acute and Chronic Complications in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  24. The association of early atherosclerosis and retinopathy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: preliminary report.
  25. Ethnic differences in diabetic retinopathy.
  26. Association of diabetic retinopathy and renal function in patients with types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.
  27. LV systolic impairment in patients with asymptomatic coronary heart disease and type 1 diabetes is related to coronary atherosclerosis, glycaemic control and advanced glycation endproducts.
  28. Associations of Type 1 diabetes mellitus, maternal vascular disease and complications of pregnancy.
  29. Influence of maternal diabetes mellitus on fetal iron status.
  30. Randomized Study of Basal-Bolus Insulin Therapy in the Inpatient Management of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (RABBIT 2 Trial).
  31. Inhaled Insulin Shows Short-term Safety.
  32. The Rosiglitazone Story — Lessons from an FDA Advisory Committee Meeting. Also available in PDF format.
  33. Celiac disease: In vitro and in vivo safety and palatability of wheat-free sorghum food products.
  34. Can Campylobacter jejuni play a role in development of celiac disease? A hypothesis.
  35. Conviction in counterfeit test strip case.
  36. Family First: Children & Diabetes includes a video about a camp in New York.
  37. Low Carbohydrate Diets: Why You Don't Want the "Experts" to Tell You What to Eat.
  38. A formidable team is set to tackle type 1 diabetes.
  39. Rare pigs key to diabetes treatment.
  40. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    You know your daughter has diabetes when she is playing a game on the computer and picking all friuts and vegetables to feed her virtual pet because it needs to eat healthy!
  41. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medic alert bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
  42. Last week's poll asked readers how many times they have had to use glucagon. This week's poll asks readers how they first found CWD.
  43. The Featured Book of the Week is Young Voices: Life with Diabetes by Hala Khalaf.
  44. Our page about Gestational Diabetes is Worth a Look.

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