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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida from January 1-4, 2009.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Our report from the Friends for Life 2008 conference is now online. We'll have more pages of photographs up next week.
  2. Tom Karlya writes about Friends For Life.
  3. We have a brief report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, DC.
  4. You can now subscribe to the "Ask the Diabetes Team" questions using RSS.
  5. Last week's poll asked readers how many times have they or their child had needed a glucagon injection. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child have been checked for thyroid disorders.
  6. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
  7. Our page about How to say "I Have Diabetes" In Many Languages are Worth a Look.
  8. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    One evening, after dinner, our daughter who has diabetes asked me to get her some Hershey's Kisses to eat. I grabbed the bag as her siblings also asked for some. I gave two to her sister, then I gave my daughter two. She said, "Please give me another one; I bolused for three." Her non-diabetic sister quickly chimed it, "Well, I bolused for five."
  9. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go into the bathroom and find your 3-year-old son peeing into a Dixie Cup, and when asked why, he looks up at you and replies, "Well I have to test my peetones." See more parent humor.
  10. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  11. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter had "low positive" ICA 512 autoantibodies and 21-hydroxylase autoantibodies. What does this mean? Why did the doctor suggest TrialNet for her?
    See the answer.
  12. From the CWD Forums

  13. From the CWD Forums:
    Happy 21st Birthday to Marissa
  14. Quilt for Life

  15. The Quilt for Life now has 676 panels.
  16. Chat

  17. Join Crystal Jackson of the American Diabetes Association for a Back to School Chat on Wednesday, September 3 at 9pm Eastern. The chat will take place in the Back to School chat room.
  18. Advocacy, Events, and Support

  19. JDRF is now accepting applications for the 2009 Children's Congress.
  20. Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch.
  21. Diabetes in School

  22. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has an excellent School Advisory Toolkit for Families.
  23. General Diabetes Information Links

  24. Dr. Denise Faustman was a guest on the August 29, 2008 edition of NPR's Science Friday. Click on the audio link on the left of the page to listen to the segment.
  25. Research

  26. In vivo reprogramming of adult pancreatic exocrine cells to beta-cells. See also Diabetes researchers convert pancreas cells to produce insulin, New technique finds a faster way to change one cell type into another, and Researchers Create Insulin-Producing Cells from Adult Pancreatic Cells.
  27. Selective death of autoreactive T cells in human diabetes by TNF or TNF receptor 2 agonism. See also Potential Diabetes Treatment Selectively Kills Autoimmune Cells From Human Patients.
  28. Increased concentrations of soluble CD40 ligand may help to identify type 1 diabetic adolescents and young adults at risk for developing persistent microalbuminuria.
  29. Serum platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase activity: A novel potential inflammatory marker in type 1 diabetes.
  30. Correlation of different circulating endothelial progenitor cells to stages of diabetic retinopathy - first in vivo data.
  31. Daily Care

  32. Role of blood pressure in development of early retinopathy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: prospective cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  33. A Medical Home for Children With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes: Comanagement by Primary and Subspecialty Physicians—Convergence and Divergence of Opinions. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  35. Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children With Diabetes Conference.
  36. Family with Nine Kids, Three with Type 1, Finds There Are Some Silver Linings.
  37. Realistic Goals Improve Management of Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. A different kind of school supply list WHERE TO LEARN MORE Help for kids with asthma.
  39. Diabetic boy caught in school dilemma.
  40. Bassett forced into retirement by diabetes fears.
  41. Re-educating the Immune System to Treat Type 1 Diabetes.
  42. C-Sections May Increase the Risk of Diabetes.
  43. No easy answers after diabetic's crash.

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