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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  3. Many activities are planned around the globe for World Diabetes Day -- November 14, 2007.

New This Week

  1. Pfizer pulls inhaled insulin EXUBERA from the market due to poor sales. See also Healthcare Provider Letter.
  2. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now sold out.
  3. Our report from the Minneapolis Focus on Pumping conference is online, with several pages of photos.
  4. The Family Support Network has over 3,400 families from all 50 states and 73 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 husband suspects he got type 1 as an adult as a result of eating too many sweets throughout his life. Is this a correct assumption? How can we prevent our children from getting the disease?
    See the answer.
  6. From the CWD Forums:
    Grades, Tests and Type 1
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 598 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  8. The IDF's excellent Guideline for Management of Postmeal Glucose summarizes scientific evidence for specific clinical care guidelines.
  9. The Economist Intelligence Unit Report: The Silent Epidemic: an economic study of diabetes in developing and developed countries offers a detailed look at the cost of diabetes in several countries in the world, including the United States.
  10. Joslin's 8th Annual High Hopes Gala, the Center's signature black-tie event, will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 6 p.m. to Midnight at The Westin Copley Place in Boston.
  11. 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.
  12. The Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook, Second Edition offers many tasty recipes using lower fat ingredients.
  13. Type 1 diabetes intervention trials 2007: where are we and where are we going?
  14. Pancreas and islet cell transplantation in diabetes.
  15. Long-term engraftment following transplantation of pig pancreatic primordia into non-immunosuppressed diabetic rhesus macaques. See also Cross-species transplant in rhesus macaques is step toward diabetes cure for humans.
  16. Induction of insulin secretion in engineered liver cells by nitric oxide. Free full text available in PDF format.
  17. Recent enterovirus infection in type 1 diabetes: Evidence with a novel IgM method.
  18. The effect of birth order and parental age on the risk of type 1 and 2 diabetes among young adults.
  19. Abnormal T-cell reactivities in childhood inflammatory demyelinating disease and type 1 diabetes.
  20. Protein restriction for diabetic renal disease.
  21. Robust Parameter Estimation in a Model for Glucose Kinetics in Type 1 Diabetes Subjects.
  22. Efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in Type 1 diabetes: a 2-year perspective using the established criteria for funding from a National Health Service.
  23. Telecare for teenagers with type 1 diabetes: a trial.
  24. Paediatric diabetes: achieving practical, effective insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  25. A study of trained clinicians' blood glucose predictions based on diaries of people with type 1 diabetes.
  26. Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus and endothelial dysfunction in adolescents.
  27. The effect of intense, short-term topical dexamethasone disodium phosphate eyedrops on blood glucose level in diabetic patients.
  28. Effect of atorvastatin on endothelial function and inflammation in long-duration type 1 diabetic patients without coronary heart disease and arterial hypertension.
  29. Should pulse pressure and day/night variations in blood pressure be seen as independent risk factors requiring correction or simply as markers to be taken into account when evaluating overall vascular risk?
  30. Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Acquired Generalized Lipodystrophy and Insulin Resistance: The Effect of Long-Term Leptin Therapy. Free full text available in PDF format.
  31. Glycaemic control and control of risk factors in diabetes patients in an ophthalmology clinic: what lessons have we learned from the UKPDS and DCCT studies?
  32. Stakeholder perspectives on the development of a virtual clinic for diabetes care: qualitative study. Free full text available in HTML format.
  33. Welcome to Celiac Camp.
  34. Effect of a Gluten-free Diet on the Risk of Enteropathy-associated T-cell Lymphoma in Celiac Disease.
  35. Bone Mineralization in Young Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Screening-identified Evidence of Celiac Disease.
  36. Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Strategies for Diagnosing Celiac Disease.
  37. Long-term Fracture Risk in Patients with Celiac Disease: A Population-Based Study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
  38. Sarcoidosis in Patients with Celiac Disease..
  39. The American Nurses Association, ANA/California File Lawsuit Against The California Department Of Education to stop anyone except nurses from administering insulin in schools.
  40. Diabetic dilemma: With Type 1 diabetes rising, lawmakers push for a nurse at every school.
  41. Moderation key for diabetic children on Halloween.
  42. In Diabetes, a Complex of Causes.
  43. CU makes breakthrough in type 1 diabetes.
  44. Charted new course; Researcher gave patients new responsibilities in their diabetes treatment.
  45. A normal kid with type 1 diabetes.
  46. Diabetes not slowing down precocious 3-year-old.
  47. Elliott Yamin Named Global Ambassador Of The Inspired By Diabetes Creative Expression Competition.
  48. Is Alzheimer's a Form of Diabetes?
  49. FDA Says Diabetes Drug May Cause Pancreatitis.
  50. Privacy concerns cast pall over Microsoft's medical site debut.
  51. Johnson & Johnson Launches Global Diabetes Institute to Provide State-of-The-Art Education, Training to Health Professionals.
  52. UCDHSC Researchers Discover Antibody Used to Detect Diabetes.
  53. Joslin Diabetes Center's Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE to Provide Diabetes Insight to CalorieKing.
  54. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My six year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 on April 1 (of all days!) 2002. He is an avid Pokemon fan. We were teaching him how to read the nutrition labels and find out how many carbs are in various foods. One day he picked up a can of light lemonade and said "Mom, this does 2 points damage, can I drink this?" So now we track our carbs by how many "hit points" or how much "damage" a food will do.
  55. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you "campout" in the living room and use the oven timer to wake you up every 2 hours when your D child is sick. See more parent humor.
  56. Last week's poll asked readers how often they change the lancet for blood glucose checks. This week's poll asks readers how much time per day they spend on diabetes-related tasks.
  57. The Featured Book of the Week is Smart Pumping for People with Diabetes, edited by Howard Wolpert, MD.
  58. Our page about Halloween is Worth a Look.

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