Back to Home What's New for 26 December 1999
  1. Calvin is nine years old and lives in Kansas.

  2. Clinical trial of a new immunosuppresive agent to treat new onset Type 1 diabetes mellitus needs more participants.

  3. Incyte and Cambridge University Scientists Identify a New Genetic Cause for Type 2 Diabetes, Severe Insulin Resistance and Early Hypertension.

  4. Causes of Death in Children With Insulin-dependent Diabetes highlights the importance of avoiding DKA.

  5. The FDA offers guidance on buying medications on-line and health fraud.

  6. Presentations from the 1999 European Association for the Study of Diabetes are available at Medscape, including Recent Progress in Insulin Therapy, Advanced Technology in Diabetes Management, New Developments in the Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes: Implications for Children and Adolescents, and Psychosocial Aspects of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. (Free Medscape membership required)

  7. Study reports on results after lens extraction in patients with diabetic retinopathy.

  8. Anticonvulsant Therapy in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain.

  9. The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi serves the 240,000 people in Mississippi with diabetes.

  10. The The Diabetes Education and Counseling Center offers education and support to people with diabetes living on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  11. How Avandia Affects Insulin Use is an interesting, animated presentation that shows how insulin works and what insulin resistance is.

  12. The Blast Off 2000 Calendar for Kids with Diabetes is specially priced at $12.95 plus tax. The stickers that are included will appeal to kids with diabetes.

  13. Last week's poll asked readers if they use urine glucose test strips to check soft drinks that they order at restaurants. This week's poll asks readers if they have stockpiled extra diabetes supplies due to Y2K concerns.

  14. The Featured Book of the Week is The "I Can't Believe This Has No Sugar" Cookbook by Deborah E. Buhr.

  15. Parents' Voices is Worth a Look.

  16. As 1999 comes to a close, I would like to extend my thanks to Dr. Bill Quick, Medical Director, and the members of the Diabetes Team, who volunteer their time and expertise to answer your questions about diabetes care.

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