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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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 report on the 2008 Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting, just completed in Orlando, Florida.
  2. Raise Your Voice is about type 1 diabetes awareness. Join in.
  3. The Family Support Network has over 3,675 families from all 50 states and 75 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.
  4. Sebastien Sasseville is attempting to become the first Canadian living with Type 1 diabetes to summit Mount Everest.
  5. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter has dark patches on her neck and underarms. Her blood sugar, one hour after lunch, was about 130 mg/dl [7.2 mmol/L]. If diagnosed with diabetes, could diet alone control it?
    See the answer.
  6. From the CWD Forums:
    The Straw Broke the Camel's Back (or "The only way my 8-year-old son will get a CGMS is if he is pregnant")
  7. The Quilt for Life now has 607 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  8. LifeScan is offering summer camp scholarships for 30 kids in the United States.
  9. Children 9-12 with diabetes can apply to participate in "Insulindependence ironKiDz" which includes a six-month, personalized diabetes mentorship program, a canoe trip in Wisconsin in the days leading up to the Ironman Wisconsin race, and race day participation by supporting their mentor and ceremoniously crossing the finish line hand-in-hand.
  10. Darrell Wilson, MD, chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, provided comments regarding new and ongoing research to test whether or not oral insulin can help delay or prevent the development of Type 1 diabetes in at-risk kids (video).
  11. Your Opinions About Pumping Count.
  12. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  13. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  14. Jesus Aranda, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Argosy University in Dallas, is conducting a brief online survey about whether a person's self-esteem is related to how well he or she is controlling their blood sugar.
  15. Insulin Pumps at School.
  16. Full Time Two-Year Associate Positions at Close Concerns, Inc.
  17. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008. (PDF)
  18. The Renal Hemodynamic Effect of Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibition in Young Men and Women with Uncomplicated Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  19. Association between retinopathy, microalbuminuria and coronary perfusion in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  20. Effect Of Oral Amino Acid On Counterregulatory Responses And Cognitive Function During Insulin-induced Hypoglycemia In Non-diabetic And Type 1 Diabetic People.
  21. Long-term efficacy and safety of insulin detemir compared to Neutral Protamine Hagedorn insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes using a treat-to-target basal-bolus regimen with insulin aspart at meals: a 2-year, randomized, controlled trial.
  22. Prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes.
  23. Dietary Behaviors Predict Glycemic Control In Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
  24. Teaching children with diabetes about adequate dietary choices.
  25. Apparent lack of pharmacological effect of steviol glycosides used as sweeteners in humans. A pilot study of repeated exposures in some normotensive and hypotensive individuals and in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics.
  26. Parent-adolescent communication and diabetes: an integrative review.
  27. Albumin Excretion Rate in Normal Adolescents: Relation to Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Comparisons to Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients.
  28. Hyperglycaemia as a determinant of cognitive decline in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  29. Vascular risks and complications in diabetes mellitus: the role of helicobacter pylori infection.
  30. Influence of pregnancy on long-term progression of retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  31. Insulin intervention in slowly progressive insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
  32. Egg consumption in relation to cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Physicians' Health Study. See also Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study.
  33. Diabetes Patients Requiring Glucose-Lowering Therapy and Nondiabetics With a Prior Myocardial Infarction Carry the Same Cardiovascular Risk. A Population Study of 3.3 Million People.
  34. Pediatric Celiac Disease.
  35. Celiac disease diagnosis in 2008.
  36. Food Freedom: A Celiac's Passover Story.
  37. Letter of the Week: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter's Diagnosis.
  38. Williamsport boy, family deal with challenges associated with Type 1 diabetes.
  39. Sandy's Madsen battles bulls, diabetes.
  40. John remains one tough Chick.
  41. Swimming toward goal.
  42. Kids with diabetes gain independence at Camp Kno-Koma.
  43. Juvenile diabetes creates daily challenges.
  44. OneTouch® Laugh & Learn Sweepstakes To Award Scholarships For Summer Camp Experiences To Children With Diabetes.
  45. Team Of Type 1 Ironman Triathletes Reaches Out To Mentor Local Youth Across The Country.
  46. Pfizer Statement on Exubera Labeling Update in the United States.
  47. Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian and author of many books about nutrition and diabetes and has an updated web site.
  48. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
  49. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 3-year-old son with diabetes asks every person who drinks juice, "Are you low?" See more parent humor.
  50. Last week's poll asked our readers how often they download data from their glucose meter or continuous sensor at home. This week's poll asks readers which glucose meter they use most often.
  51. The Featured Book of the Week is The Diabetic Athlete by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D. and Edward Horton.
  52. Our Report from the Global Diabetes Summit 2007 is Worth a Look.

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