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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  3. Preliminary information about CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference is now online, including registration information. The last two Marco Island conferences sold out, so if you are interested in attending, please register early.
  4. Applications for the Education for CWD Foundation 2008-2009 college scholarships, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, are now online.
  5. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation has extended its Friends for Life 2008 family scholarships to include families from the United States and Canada.

New This Week

  1. We're running a special poll about your experience with insurance reimbursement for continuous sensors.
  2. Erin shares being diagnosed.
  3. Sara is 15 and lives in Florida.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Based on my recent urine tests, the laboratory says I have microalbuminuria. Should I do something now to protect my kidneys or wait? I've only had diabetes for 16 months, but my grandmother's brother had kidney problems only two years after his diagnosis with type 1.
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    Questions About Shaking Insulin
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 603 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  7. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Bearskin Meadow Camp in California includes a family camp for younger kids.
  8. The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute web site has been updated. The JJDI offers free diabetes education to health care professionals under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu.
  9. The Type 1 Mom Song is a hilarious online video.
  10. Families are Needed Who Have an Infant Under age 5 Months or a Mother in the Last Trimester of Pregnancy and a Family Member with Type 1 Diabetes are highly encouraged to participate in the TrialNet NIP study.
  11. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  12. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
  13. Lilly introduces the KwikPen, a new insulin pen prefilled with Humalog with a one unit dosing increment.
  14. Former Resident Authors Book on Life With Diabetes.
  15. Caesarean section is associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of observational studies.
  16. Cytomegalovirus infection in early infancy: risk of induction and progression of autoimmunity associated with type 1 diabetes.
  17. Winner of the 2007 Society for Thermal Medicine Young Investigator Award Fever-range whole body hyperthermia prevents the onset of type 1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice.
  18. Generation of Insulin-producing Beta Cells from Stem Cells - Perspectives for Cell Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
  19. Insulin-pump use in everyday practice: Data from an exhaustive regional registry in France.
  20. Observational Assessment of Family Functioning in Families with Children Who Have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  21. Methods for achieving stable normoglycemia during an educational camp for youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  22. Missed opportunities-adolescents with a chronic condition (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) describe their cigarette-smoking trajectories and consider health risks.
  23. Insulin sensitivity in Type 1 diabetic children and adolescents.
  24. Occurence of thyroid autoimmunity in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  25. A case of lipoatrophy with insulin detemir.
  26. Preferences of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus for Inhaled versus Injectable Insulin Regimens.
  27. Acute complications and drug-misuse are important causes of death for children and young adults with Type 1 diabetes: results from the Yorkshire Register of Diabetes in Children and Young People.
  28. Estimating Physician Effects on Glycemic Control in the Treatment of Diabetes: Methods, Effects Sizes, and Implications for Treatment Policy.
  29. A non-human primate model for gluten sensitivity.
  30. Stem Cells For Diabetes.
  31. Friends, family remember Jerry as 'life of the party'.
  32. Diabetes may have played role in McGrath's death.
  33. Seeking suitable school for diabetic son.
  34. Charlie Kimball: Diabetes doesn't force Formula driver off the road to fame.
  35. Newfoundland and Labrador provides insulin pumps for kids; B.C. still refuses to do the same.
  36. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son was diagnosed at 21 months. At age three his ID bracelet broke. He handed me the remains, raised his little arm, and said, "Look mom I'm not diabetic anymore." It was hard to explain that it didn't work that way.
  37. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you make sure your child has candy in bed with them. See more parent humor.
  38. Last week's poll asked readers if they experience discrimination from friends or family members because of having diabetes. This week's poll asks readers if they use alternative site testing.
  39. The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
  40. Our page about Retinopathy is Worth a Look.

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