Of Continuing Interest
- On January 3, 1999, the chat room program was updated to provide improved performance and require less resources on the server. If you have problems, access to the chat rooms via the old chat room program is still available.
- The Diabetes Wellness Retreat 1999 will be held at the Grosvener Resort, Walt Disney World, Florida, from March 4-7, 1999.
- Have you traveled to a theme park or resort recently? If so, please let us know how "diabetes friendly" it was. Important considerations include proximity to health care facilities and pharmacies, ready availability of food, enough rest rooms, as well as tolerance for diabetes care procedures. We'll be collecting reports and publishing a Traveling with Diabetes Report to help families with diabetes better plan their vacation destinations. Send your reports to [email protected]
New This Week
- Andrea Martinez is five years old and lives in Madrid, Spain.
- Parents of children with nesidioblastosis can visit the Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia of Infancy web site for information and support.
- The Diabetes Advocate is monthly advocacy newsletter published by the American Diabetes Association on their web site. The January 1999 issue is now available and covers the new Congress, among other topics.
- JDF Testifies Before the Senate on Stem Cell Research as a Potential Cure for Diabetes.
- Diabetes Digest is a magazine that is available for free at drugstore chains in the United States. Their web site has information about diabetes in English and Spanish.
- FDA to consider MiniMed's Invasive Sensor on February 26, 1999.
- Amira Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the First System to Eliminate Painful Fingersticks for Diabetes Blood Glucose Testing.
- Amylin Pharmaceuticals Announces Mid-2000 Pramlintide Regulatory Filing Strategy and New Clinical Data from Completed Phase 3 Trials.
- Camp Coqui, located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, has updated information for the 1999 summer camping season.
- Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1949, also has a family session for very young children with diabetes.
- A diabetes Emergency Pack can help you through severe weather. Be sure you have one packed.
- Maytal's BIC (Bg-Insulin-Carbs calculator) is a spreadsheet that one father uses to help manage his daughter's diabetes. You can download the spreadsheet and documentation. Please address comments to the author.
- Last week's poll asked readers about the diabetes care products that are paid for by their insurance. This week's poll asks readers how they dispose of their lancets, syringes, and other "sharp" medical waste.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ten Keys to Helping Your Child Grow Up With Diabetes by Tim Wysocki, Ph.D.
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