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Of Continuing Interest

  1. CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now sold out.
  2. CWD's Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008 will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information.
  3. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  4. Many activities are planned around the globe for World Diabetes Day -- November 14, 2007.

New This Week

  1. The Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health has a new web site for Reporting Problems with Glucose Meters and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. The goal for this site is to help FDA understand better the real-world challenges experienced by people with diabetes when they use blood glucose meters and continuous sensors. This is not a forum to bash vendors, but rather a way for consumers to help influence design goals for improving these important tools for managing diabetes. You may also email your comments to
  2. CWD's "Insulin Is Not a Cure" T-Shirts make great holiday gifts. They're now available in white text on black or black text on white.
  3. Ashton is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed in May 2007.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My young daughter is a gymnast and we are considering getting her a pump. Are there other gymnasts who use a pump? Do they wear the pump during gymnastics?
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    Flu Shot
  6. 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.
  7. Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Primary Care Challenges and Solutions.
  8. Selecting the Right Insulin Delivery System is intended for pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians who work with or anticipate working with patients with diabetes.
  9. Early infant feeding and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus-a nationwide population-based case-control study in pre-school children.
  10. Low-risk HLA genotype in Type 1 diabetes is associated with less destruction of pancreatic B-cells 12 months after diagnosis.
  11. Occurrence of enterovirus RNA in serum of children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and islet cell autoantibody-positive subjects in a population with a low incidence of type 1 diabetes.
  12. Islet cell autoantibodies in African patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Dar es Salaam Tanzania: a cross sectional study. Free full text available in PDF format.
  13. Stem cell genes may provide medicine's dream ticket includes a discussion of the work of enGene, Inc., which is working on a genetic engineering cure for type 1 diabetes.
  14. Hematopoietic Mixed Chimerism Derived From Allogeneic Embryonic Stem Cells Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes Mellitus In Nod Mice.
  15. Immune modulation induced by tuberculosis DNA vaccine protects non-obese diabetic mice from diabetes progression.
  16. Allogeneic islet transplantation.
  17. Partial Pancreatectomy In Adult Humans Does Not Provoke Beta Cell Regeneration.
  18. Simultaneous islet-kidney vs pancreas-kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a 5 year single centre follow-up.
  19. Cardiovascular impairment in children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).
  20. Burning mouth syndrome and peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  21. Increased serum pigment epithelium-derived factor is associated with microvascular complications, vascular stiffness and inflammation in Type 1 diabetes.
  22. Understanding the pathology and mechanisms of type I diabetic bone loss.
  23. Detection of a Meal Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Implications for an Artificial ß-cell.
  24. Inflammatory cytokines in insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes.
  25. Menin Controls Growth of Pancreatic ß-Cells in Pregnant Mice and Promotes Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
  26. Protective effects of GLP-1 analogues exendin-4 and GLP-1(9-36) amide against ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat heart.
  27. Influenza Vaccination: An Unmet Need in Patients With Diabetes.
  28. Impaired endothelial antithrombotic activity following short-term interruption of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetic patients.
  29. Age-specific Characteristics of the Basal Insulin-rate for Pediatric Patients on CSII.
  30. Prevailing therapeutic regimes and predictive factors for prandial insulin substitution in 26 687 children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in Germany and Austria.
  31. Improving health outcomes among youth with poorly controlled type I diabetes: the role of treatment fidelity in a randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy.
  32. Oral health problems in type 1 diabetic children.
  33. Risk factors for coronary disease and stroke in previously hospitalized African-Americans with Type 1 diabetes: a 6-year follow-up.
  34. Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Among Adults with Diabetes --- United States, 1997--2006.
  35. Frequency of preeclampsia in pregnant women with type1 diabetes mellitus.
  36. Does Anodyne Light Therapy Improve Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes? A Double Blind, Sham Controlled Randomized Trial to Evaluate Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy.
  37. Prevalence and clinical features of celiac disease in 950 children with type 1 diabetes in France.
  38. Serological screening of relatives of celiac disease patients: antiendomysium antibodies, anti-tissue transglutaminase or both? Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  39. The liver in celiac disease.
  40. Transplant key to success in diabetes cure.
  41. Omega-3 Lowers Risk of Type 1 Diabetes by 55 Percent in High Risk Group.
  42. Type 1: The OTHER Diabetes.
  43. Son's diagnosis 'knocked the life out of me'.
  44. Diabetes changes chef's perspective on food, health and life.
  45. You Can't Be Afraid To Try.
  46. American Idol's Elliott Yamin reflects on his diabetes... his music... and his true love.
  47. Sister-in-law's gift of love saves life of Sylacauga woman.
  48. Israel's SteadyMed pumps it up more - for less.
  49. Devil in drug plan details.
  50. Aleritas Announces Brand Name V-Go™ for Disposable Insulin Delivery Device Simple-to-Use V-Go™ Utilizes the Valeritas h-Patch™ Technology.
  51. Altea Therapeutics Announces Positive Clinical Results for its Basal Insulin Transdermal Patch in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
  52. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    For two days there had been a fly in my house. We'd tried to kill it and it kept escaping Well, this morning, Jesse was eating breakfast and it landed on the table and I was able to squish it. Jesse looked at the poor thing and screamed, "Quick! Get my meter!" This little bugger left a bloody blob on the table. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough blood for even the One Touch Ultra! The funniest part though was that my DH heard him scream (figured there was a problem) and came running into the kitchen dripping wet from the shower wrapped in a towel. He sees us trying to scrape the blood onto the strip, shook his head, and walked out.
  53. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child's sheets have "polka dots" from nighttime blood sugar checks. See more parent humor.
  54. Last week's poll asked readers what they usually use to treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers about who administers insulin for their child at school.
  55. The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
  56. Our page about Retinopathy is Worth a Look.

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