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Of Continuing Interest

Join us in Pasadena, California, July 17-21, as hundreds of CWD families join in the 3rd annual conference, Friends For Life: Pasadena 2002. There will be educational sessions for everyone, young and old, whether you are a child or adult with type 1 diabetes, a family member, or a diabetes health care provider. Best of all, enjoy watching the children participate in conference sessions and some very cool social events, interacting, learning, and having fun with other children who face the same challenges each and every day. Find out more!

Of Continuing Interest

  1. The number of squares committed to our Quilt for Life is growing fast. Your quilt square is important to help demonstrate the enormity of type 1 diabetes.

  2. LifeScan is offering a $500 Diabetes Camp Scholarship program that includes 25 $500 scholarships for diabetes camp, or one of 2000 ONE TOUCH Ultra Meters. One lucky grand prize winner will also get a visit at camp from champion swimmer Gary Hall, Jr. And you'll even get a free Marissa Bear with entry while supplies last. No purchase is necessary.

New This Week

  1. Dispute over insulin pump pits student against assistant principal. Send your e-mail comments to the school at You can also visit the school's web site.

  2. Early registration for our Friends For Life: Pasadena 2002 conference ends on April 1, 2002. Register now and save $25!

  3. We're running a special poll about diabetes funding priorities. Please share your opinion with us.

  4. Caitlin was diagnosed in December 2001 and lives in Australia.

  5. Irina is 13 and lives in Romania.

  6. Jennyfer, who is 16 and lives in France, updates her story.

  7. Summer camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 2002 camping season include:

    • Camp Hickory Hill is a summer camp in Columbia, Missouri, for children with diabetes.

    • Camp Sunshine in Maine offers camp for kids with diabetes and other medical conditions.

  8. The Friends with Diabetes web site has information about Diabetes and Passover.

  9. Read the transcript from last week's Pasadena 2002 Conference chat.

  10. Insuflon is an indwelling infusion set for injection users that stays in place for several days, making injections easier and pain free.

  11. Music lovers can listen to A1c, the latest song from The Pump Girls.

  12. Bayer Care Diabetes offers diabetes informaiton and a fun "Kids' Zone".

  13. Controversy surrounds proposed xenotransplant trial.

  14. The Vatican has an excellent introduction to the science and ethics of xenotransplantation.

  15. Islet cell transplantation tolerance.

  16. JDRF funds stem cell research in Sweden and islet transplantation research at Emory University.

  17. One-step immunochromatographic assay for screening of coeliac disease. (PDF version)

  18. Effect of 6-week course of glucagon-like peptide 1 on glycaemic control, insulin sensitivity, and beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes.

  19. Protein kinase C and the development of diabetic vascular complications.

  20. Acute intensive insulin therapy exacerbates diabetic blood-retinal barrier breakdown via hypoxia-inducible factor-1 and VEGF.

  21. Normalization of pregnancy outcome in pregestational diabetes through functional insulin treatment and modular out-patient education adapted for pregnancy.

  22. Glycaemic control with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion compared with intensive insulin injections in patients with type 1 diabetes: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

  23. The British Medical Journal published a review of Peripheral neuropathy.

  24. Delaware officials see diabetes epidemic.

  25. is an Italian language web site about diabetes by Novo Nordisk.

  26. Last week's poll asked readers their diabetes team has discussed the benefits of ACE inhibitors with them. This week's poll asks readers when they or their child last received a retinal photograph as part of their diabetes eye care.

  27. The Featured Product of the Week is the A1cNow Hemoglobin A1c Test, the first ever prescription at home test for HbA1c. Act now and receive a $1.00 discount off the purchase price of the single pack or a $2.00 discount off the two pack!

  28. The Featured Book of the Week is Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes by Leslie Plotnick, M.D. and Randi Henderson.

  29. Our page on Books about Food and Nutrition is Worth a Look.

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