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There's just two weeks to go until the Friends For Life: Pasadena 2002 annual conference. 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. There's still time to register! Sign up today!

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Come to the Pasadena 2002 conference and try a pump! All four pump companies -- Animas, Disetronic, Medtronic MiniMed, and SOOIL -- will be offering this great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers. Anyone interested in wearing a pump (with saline) may do so Thursday and Friday at the conference. A prescription from your physician is required and must include the wording "insulin pump trial with saline."

  2. Come see how insulin pumps are produced and meet the friendly faces behind the Medtronic MiniMed products! Medtronic MiniMed is pleased to offer a tour of their nearby facilities to the first 150 conference participants to sign up for this opportunity. Two tours will be offered on Wednesday, July 17th, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Medtronic MiniMed will provide transportation between the Sheraton Pasadena and their facility. Families are welcome! Children, including teens, must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kyndra Gregg at (818) 576-4420 or via email at

  3. Children with Diabetes is pleased to announce our first two regional weekend conferences entitled CWD: Focus on Technology. These conferences are for families and diabetes professionals interested in learning about the latest technology updates relating to the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Sessions for both children and adults will be offered. Exhibitors will be on hand to discuss their products.

    Focus on Technology Conference Locations:

    • September 27-29, 2002 at the Crystal Mountain Resort near Traverse City, Michigan
      High season for Fall colors! Enjoy the beautiful forest and dunes near Lake Michigan!

    • January 3-5, 2003 at the El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona
      Come early and vacation with your CWD pals over the New Year's holiday!

    Registration information will be available online shortly. CWD does have special accommodation rates. Stay tuned.

  4. Jim McCord is on his cross-country run from San Diego to Washington, D.C. to call attention to the need for increased federal funding for diabetes research. You can track his progress online or call 859-512-1550 for up-to-the-minute schedule information so you can meet Jim as he runs through your city.

New This Week

  1. Our Quilt for Life Online Gallery now has 200 quilts, with many more to be added this week. (120 were added during the past week.)

  2. Ricky is 6 1/2 and was diagnosed in June 2002.

  3. Will is seven and has been pumping since he was three.

  4. Deanna is six years old and was diagnosed on June 12, 2002.

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

  6. Join us for a special chat about our Pasadena 2002 Conference on Tuesday, July 2nd at 9pm Eastern, hosted by Laura Billetdeaux, Events Coordinator. Chat will be in the Pasadena 2002 chat room.

  7. We review the second edition of Sweet Kids, a book that belongs in the home of everyone who has a child (or grandchild) with diabetes.

  8. Therasense Announces Launch of Web-Based Data Management Program.

  9. Effect of darkness on inner retinal hypoxia in diabetes. PDF version. (Free registration required)

  10. Successful Islet Transplantation: Continued Insulin Reserve Provides Long-Term Glycemic Control.

  11. Elimination of Dietary Gluten Does Not Reduce Titers of Type 1 Diabetes-Associated Autoantibodies in High-Risk Subjects.

  12. A longitudinal study of the effects of a gluten-free diet on glycemic control and weight gain in subjects with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease.

  13. Endothelial Dysfunction Relates to Folate Status in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.

  14. Can glomerular mRNAs in human type 1 diabetes be used to predict transition from normoalbuminuria to microalbuminuria?

  15. Reply to Dr. Van Antwerp Howard A. Wolpert, Director, Insulin Pump Program, Joslin Diabetes Center, is another response to Metabolic decompensation in pump users due to lispro insulin precipitation.

  16. Carbohydrate administration during a day of sustained aerobic activity improves vigilance, as assessed by a novel ambulatory monitoring device, and mood.

  17. Effective diabetes care: a need for realistic targets.

  18. Reproducibility of glucose measurements using the glucose sensor.

  19. A prospective analysis of marital relationship factors and quality of life in diabetes.

  20. Tennessee enacted into law a bill permitting trained school staff to administer glucagon. The full bill is available as a PDF.

  21. Utah Jazz center Greg Ostertag donates kidney to younger sister with diabetes. See also Jazz Center Ostertag Donates Kidney to Sister.

  22. Camp helps diabetic children embrace a spirit of adventure.

  23. Are early tests for diabetes the right choice?

  24. Dream Desserts for Diabetics.

  25. Last week's poll asked readers about how important alternate site testing is to themselves or their child. This week's poll asks readers about how often they see a dietitian as part of their diabetes care.

  26. 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!

  27. The Featured Book of the Week is Rufus Come Home by Kim Gosselin.

  28. Our report from the ADA 2002 Scientific Sessions is Worth a Look.

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