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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 due by April 15, 2008. This is a correction to an earlier published date of March 15, 2008.
  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. The Abbott Diabetes Care FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System has received FDA approval. See also FDA Approves Abbott's FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System; New Tool Uniquely Provides Minute-by-Minute and Trend Information That Can Lead to Proactive Diabetes Management.
  2. Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Bethesda 2008 conference, to be held at the Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda, Maryland from September 26-28, 2008.
  3. The report from CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 conference is online.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Is having diabetes for 50 years without complications an unusual occurrence, an exception rather than the rule? Do you think that with modern advances there will be more and more people live longer without complications?
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    What they didn't teach you at the hospital at diagnosis
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 604 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  7. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  8. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  9. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
  10. Smiths Medical MD, Inc. issues a voluntary recall of specific serial numbers of the Deltec Cozmo® Insulin Pump.
  11. Vitamin D Supplementation in Early Childhood and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. See also Vitamin D Lowers Diabetes Risk and Extra Vitamin D In Early Childhood Cuts Adult Diabetes Risk.
  12. Progression to type 1 diabetes and autoantibody positivity in relation to HLA-risk genotypes in children participating in the ABIS study.
  13. Markers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in type 1 diabetic patients with or without diabetic nephropathy followed for 10 years: association with mortality and decline of glomerular filtration rate.
  14. Genetic variation and activity of the renin-angiotensin system and severe hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes.
  15. The Arg16Gly variant of the beta2-adrenergic receptor predisposes to hypoglycemia unawareness in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  16. A comparison of the levels of hepatocyte growth factor in serum in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus with different stages of diabetic retinopathy.
  17. Hormonal profile of diabetic men and the potential link to prostate cancer.
  18. A Comparison of Protocols used to Generate Insulin-producing Cell Clusters from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells.
  19. Over 500 solitary pancreas transplants in nonuremic patients with brittle diabetes mellitus.
  20. Nocturnal hypoglycaemias in type 1 diabetic patients: what can we learn with continuous glucose monitoring?
  21. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion leads to immediate, stable and long-term changes in metabolic control.
  22. Treatment satisfaction and quality of life with insulin glargine plus insulin lispro compared with NPH insulin plus unmodified human insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes.
  23. Improved glycemic control and lower frequency of severe hypoglycemia with insulin detemir; long-term experience in 105 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  24. Comparison Of The Numerical And Clinical Accuracy Of Four Continuous Glucose Monitors.
  25. The relationship between alcohol consumption and glycemic control among patients with diabetes: the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry.
  26. Progression of retinopathy in type 1 diabetic women during pregnancy.
  27. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus - prevalence, patterns of use, and costs.
  28. Physical work ability in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  29. Low levels of parental monitoring affected adolescents' HbA1c; Fathers' monitoring had an independent effect on their children's HbA1c levels. See also The Role of Parental Monitoring in Understanding the Benefits of Parental Acceptance on Adolescent Adherence and Metabolic Control of Type 1 Diabetes, previous reported.
  30. Fathers of children and adolescents with diabetes: what do we know?
  31. Racial Disparities in Diabetes Mortality Among Persons Aged 1-19 Years—United States, 1979-2004.
  32. Celiac disease in children with short stature.
  33. Serological and histological correlations in celiac disease.
  34. What is the role of serologic testing in celiac disease? A prospective, biopsy-confirmed study with economic analysis.
  35. Diabetes Advocates Urge Members of Congress to Support Creation of National Diabetes Coordinator. See also the National Changing Diabetes® Program and the Federal Spending Report - A Study of Federal Spending on Diabetes in America.
  36. Human trials to begin on 'diabetes cure' after terminally ill mice are returned to health. See also Diabetes: Of Mice and Men.
  37. Diabetes: Bay Area companies fighting epidemic.
  38. Climber not limited by diabetes.
  39. Ammon Elementary Student Invents 'Diabetic Dress'.
  40. Diabetes coverage should be added to Ohio's health plans.
  41. Saucy Underwear Rep Proves A Lifesaver For Diabetes Sufferer Zoe.
  42. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My three year old daughter Haley and I were reading one of her favorite bedtime stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. When we got to the page with all of the junk food the caterpillar ate, Haley named all of the goodies: a piece of cake, a piece of candy, pie, sausage, etc. After the very last one she said in all seriousness, "Mommy, he needs to check his blood sugar. He ate too much!"
  43. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 16-year-old child with diabetes decides to leave syringes and Lantus out for Santa and his reindeer. See more parent humor.
  44. Last week's poll asked pump users about how many basal rates they have in their main profile. This week's poll asks pump users about which infusion set they use most often.
  45. The Featured Book of the Week is A Child in Your Care has Diabetes, 3rd Edition, by Elisa Hendel.
  46. Our CWD UK Information is Worth a Look.

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