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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 Regional Conference, to be held from February 29 - March 2, 2008 at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
  2. Make plans now to attend CWD's 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.
  3. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  4. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is offering scholarships for families and young adults to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 conference.
  5. Maple Grove Farms is offering a Family Scholarship to CWD's Friends for Life 2008 conference. Applications are due by January 15, 2008.
  6. With the holiday season approaching, we encourage CWD readers help make a difference through the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation, the CWD Foundation, and the IDF's Life for a Child program.
  7. 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.

New This Week

  1. We have a brief report from the Global Diabetes Summit, recently held at the Ohio State University.
  2. Molly is 14 and was diagnosed when she was 23 months old.
  3. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen daughter feels she has her diabetes under control, but I am concerned about her extreme blood sugars. Can you advise how long the sugar level has to be high before it starts to affect the body? My daughter thinks that highs of several hours will not affect her. Is this true?
    See the answer.
  4. From the CWD Forums:
    Anyone use pen cartridges to fill their syringes or pump?
  5. 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.
  6. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Endres, near Davis, Oklahoma, provides a camping experience for kids ages 9 to 16.
    2. Camp Ho Mita Koda, founded in 1929, offers residence camp for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen weekends.
    3. Camp Kno-Koma provides adventures for young people with diabetes in West Virginia. Ever seen counselors covered in shaving cream? Stop by for a look.
    4. Lions Camp Merrick / Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for kids with diabetes, but for their families too! Kids from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia are also welcome. See the schedule page for the dates.
    5. Camp Nejeda offers a camping adventure for children with diabetes in New Jersey.
  7. Join Dr. Wendy Rapaport for a special chat about getting ready for holiday stress on Tuesday, December 4th at 9pm Eastern in the Holiday Support Chat Room.
  8. 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. More young adults are particularly needed.
  9. Health Care Professionals are also encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey for Professionals. Please use survey code USE33.
  10. Increasing GLP-1-induced ▀-cell Proliferation By Silencing The Negative Regulators Of Signaling CREM And DUSP14.
  11. Murine Anti-Thymocyte Globulin Therapy Alters Disease Progression in NOD Mice by a Time Dependent Induction of Immunoregulation.
  12. Novel human protein networks of genetic interactions in type 1 diabetes.
  13. The candidate genes TAF5L, TCF7, PDCD1, IL6 and ICAM1 cannot be excluded from having effects in type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
  14. Parental country of birth is a major determinant of childhood type 1 diabetes in Sweden.
  15. Seasonality of month of birth differs between type 1 diabetes patients with pronounced beta-cell autoimmunity and individuals with lesser or no beta-cell autoimmunity.
  16. Relationship of highly sensitive C-reactive protein and lipid levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  17. Oxidative Stress and the JNK Pathway are Involved in the Development of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
  18. Skin Autofluorescence: A Tool to Identify Type 2 Diabetic Patients at Risk for Developing Microvascular Complications.
  19. Proteinuria disappears promptly after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation in nephrotic diabetic patients with near-normal GFR.
  20. RAGE and Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy.
  21. Intensive insulin therapy improves endothelial function and microvascular reactivity in young people with type 1 diabetes.
  22. Insulin glargine improves fasting blood glucose levels in prepubertal children with unsatisfactorily controlled type 1 diabetes.
  23. An angled insertion technique using 6-mm needles markedly reduces the risk of intramuscular injections in children and adolescents.
  24. Mean blood glucose compared with HbA(1c) in the prediction of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  25. Delayed recovery of cognitive function following hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes: effect of impaired awareness of hypoglycemia.
  26. Trends and Disparities in U.S. Emergency Department Visits for Hypoglycemia, 1993ľ2005.
  27. Metabolic control and insulin administration in a girl with Turner syndrome and type 1 diabetes during long-term growth hormone therapy.
  28. Dry eye syndrome in diabetic children.
  29. Effective treatment with oral sulfonylureas in patients with diabetes due to SUR1 Mutations.
  30. Factors Affecting Use of Insulin Pens by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
  31. Is a gluten-free diet necessary in patients with potential celiac disease?
  32. Design of azidoproline containing gluten peptides to suppress CD4(+) T-cell responses associated with Celiac disease.
  33. Dealing with Celiac.
  34. Lewis & Clark Student Helps Create First U.N. World Diabetes Day.
  35. Traveling with diabetes is a video at
  36. Walk Against Diabetes In Abu Dhabi.
  37. Skin Patch May Replace Traditional Injections.
  38. Residents say new diabetes monitor is life-changing.
  39. The American Diabetes Association Expands Commitment; Tesch West, ADA's National Youth Advocate, emphasizes the critical need for support and resources. See also PlanetD.
  40. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I had just come in from cleaning the inside window of the car my daughter drives. She's had diabetes for over 14 years and recently started driving. When I came in, my wife asked, "Were you showing Marissa how to check the glucose level in the car?" I think she meant oil level.
  41. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you purchase a new baby monitor for your D 8-year-old's room. See more parent humor.
  42. Last week's poll asked readers about their plans for continuous glucose sensing. This week's poll asks readers how often they check for ketones during the course of a year.
  43. The Featured Book of the Week is Enlightened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen.
  44. The The History of CWD is Worth a Look.

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