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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. The last two Marco Island conferences sold out, so if you are interested in attending, please register early.

New This Week

  1. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    I've had diabetes for 13 years. Although I've had A1cs around 7, I had to withdrawal from college due to severe gastroparesis. Could there be another cause for my slow gastric emptying?
    See the answer.
  2. From the CWD Forums:
    Sore Fingers
  3. We added three new quilt panels this week, bringing the total number of panels in the Quilt for Life to 610. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  4. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  5. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  6. Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
  7. Abbott Diabetes Care introduces the FreeStyle Freedom® Lite blood glucose monitoring system, which offers no-coding.
  8. Angiotensinogen gene T235 variant: a marker for the development of persistent microalbuminuria in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  9. Angiotensin-converting enzyme activity and cognitive impairment during hypoglycaemia in healthy humans.
  10. The influence of autonomic neuropathy on cough reflex sensitivity in children with diabetes mellitus type 1. Free full text available in PDF format.
  11. Diabetes-Enhanced Tumor Necrosis Factor-{alpha} Production Promotes Apoptosis and the Loss of Retinal Microvascular Cells in Type 1 and Type 2 Models of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  12. Cross-sectional associations of C-reactive protein with vascular risk factors and vascular complications in the DCCT/EDIC cohort.
  13. Postural blood pressure changes and associated factors in long-term Type 1 diabetes: Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  14. Rotavirus Infection Accelerates Type 1 Diabetes in Mice with Established Insulitis.
  15. Control of pancreatic beta-cell fate by insulin signaling: The sweet spot hypothesis.
  16. Relation of Time of Introduction of Cow Milk Protein to an Infant and Risk of Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  17. Cost effectiveness of self monitoring of blood glucose in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes: economic evaluation of data from the DiGEM trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also 500,000 'making themselves depressed by unecessary blood sugar self-tests,' new study claims.
  18. Long-term efficacy of insulin glargine after switching from NPH insulin as intensive replacement of basal insulin in Japanese diabetes mellitus. Comparison of efficacy between type 1 and type 2 diabetes (JUN-LAN Study 1.2). Free full text available in PDF format.
  19. Dermatological complications of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children and adolescents.
  20. Elevated third-trimester haemoglobin A(1c) predicts preterm delivery in type 1 diabetes.
  21. The association between antidepressant use and hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients: a nested case-control study.
  22. Training tomorrow's doctors in diabetes: self-reported confidence levels, practice and perceived training needs of post-graduate trainee doctors in the UK: a multi-centre survey. Free full text available in PDF format.
  23. Shortage of pediatric endocrinologists found.
  24. Gluten tolerance in adult patients with celiac disease 20 years after diagnosis?
  25. Bone in celiac disease.
  26. Students' health issues brought to board.
  27. Tim Parker, "Medtronic's" Millionth. Touts His CGM As Both a Lifesaver and an Educational Tool.
  28. Local diabetes researchers seek to unlock mysteries of vitamin D.
  29. Students stand up for teacher.
  30. Teenager rides 140 miles to support diabetes charity.
  31. Diabetes not a death sentence, says author.
  32. Discovery Leads To Earlier Diagnosis Of Type 1 Diabetes.
  33. New method of measuring insulin promises improvements in diabetes treatment. See also New nanotube sensor can continuously monitor minute amounts of insulin.
  34. Toumaz Technology and Consortium Partners Win Major EU Funding To Develop Personal Blood Glucose Predictor For Diabetes Patients. See also Diabetes management taps wireless body monitoring technology.
  35. SWEET: New European Diabetes Initiative.
  36. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My husband had checked Hayden's glucose for me and yelled to me upstairs the numbers. Hayden needed his morning insulin of Humulin-U. I told Hayden to tell daddy he needed "3 units of U." He ran down the stairs yelling, "Daddy, you need 3 minutes of me!"
  37. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three year old child already knows his two and three digit numbers from reading his glucose meter. See more parent humor.
  38. Last week's poll asked readers which glucose meter they use most often. This week's poll asks readers what they think is the hardest part of living with diabetes.
  39. The Featured Book of the Week is Enlightened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen.
  40. The History of CWD is Worth a Look.

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