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Southwest Regional
Conference and Expo

January 3-5, 2003
Sheraton El Conquistador Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Of Continuing Interest

  1. Our Quilt for Life continues to grow, with 286 quilts online. You can now view quilts in the Online Gallery by quilt number, last name, and first name, to make it easier to find a quilt for someone you know. If you have not yet made a quilt square, please do so. We need hundreds more squares to really show the impact of type 1 diabetes. See the Quilt Submission Form for details.

  2. You can once again purchase Children with Diabetes polo shirts and event-related t-shirts online at our CWD Shirt Store.

  3. The International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors are a group open to all young people worldwide who desire to make positive change in the lives of people with diabetes, as well as help find a cure for diabetes. Children With Diabetes offers us the unique opportunity to share information about how diabetes is handled around the world. While much of this information is already shared through the outstanding educational information offered on the Children With Diabetes site, this on-line group will give kids and teens a chance to communicate as a team. Our focus will be on educating each other and acting as a support network and inspiration for those kids who might want to get involved, but don't know where to start. Please write in, share your story, and "Join Us" in the ground breaking developement of this group!

New This Week

  1. Early registration for our Focus on Technology conference in Tucson ends on November 1. Register today. Pump companies will be offering saline pump trials for anyone interested in insulin pump therapy.

  2. The United Nations has recognized our International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors program. See Youth network to help in the fight against diabetes.

  3. You can now generate a Quilt for Life Calendar from the Quilt for Life Online Gallery. Use the calender to help remind legislators why it's important to increase funding for diabetes research.

  4. Rufus and Ruby have returned from space, where they traveled 4.5 million miles aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Rufus #1 and Ruby #1 served as international bear ambassadors in space, highlighting the global reach of type 1 diabetes and the importance of science in finding a cure.

  5. Jim McCord is scheduled to complete his cross-country run from San Diego to Washington, D.C. on the Capitol steps on Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00 noon. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area or can travel there, please join Jim in his quest to raise awareness of the need to increase funding for diabetes research. His team has blocked some rooms in the Phoenix Park Hotel for anyone who wishes to meet with them in Washington, D.C. If you are interested, Jim can be reached via e-mail at or via cell phone at (859) 512-1550.

  6. Looking for holiday cards? Check out DRI's Holiday Kards, where four out of the five card designs were submitted by CWD kids!

  7. Join Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall, Jr., hailed the fastest swimmer in the world, and the scientific staff of the Diabetes Research Institute for What's Up Doc?, a half-day interactive tour of the DRI facility for children with diabetes and their families to be held Saturday, November 9, 2002 in Miami, Florida.

  8. Maureen has type 1 diabetes and is a police officer.

  9. Carolyn updates us on her insulin pump.

  10. Myriam's Web Site is about Myriam, a young girl from Canada who has type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump. The site is available in English and French.

  11. We've added a page about Stem Cell Research.

  12. Read the transcript from our Halloween chat held on October 17th.

  13. Read the transcript of our International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors chat held on October 15th.

  14. We're running a Diabetes and Asthma Survey for Professor Shih-Wen Huang, M.D. of the Division of Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Deparment of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine.

  15. Dr. Cynthia Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is conducting an online survey for children with type 1 diabetes. The survey will allow children to provide anonymous information about their type 1 diabetes-related self-care activities and their feelings and concerns about having diabetes. Information gained from this survey will provide nurses and other health care professionals with important knowledge which will improve the care they provide to children and adolescents with diabetes. Dr. Schmidt can be reached via e-mail at to answer specific questions.

  16. The Medscape Diabetes and Endocrinology web site offers information aimed at health care professionals. (Free Medscape registration required)

  17. Microvascular Complications of Diabetes. (Free Medscape registration required)

  18. A recent issue of the American School Health Assocation publication Health in Action was about diabetes. You can download a mini-edition of the diabetes issue.

  19. In Pursuit of Type 1 Diabetes Prevention.

  20. Immunological Markers in the Diagnosis and Prediction of Autoimmune Type 1a Diabetes.

  21. On the Forefront of a New Paradigm in the Treatment of Diabetes? Quite Possibly. (Free Medscape registration required)

  22. Naturally Occurring Protein Protects Human Islet Cells from Death.

  23. Depression in Type 1 diabetes in children. Natural history and correlates.

  24. Many more readers have written responses to the recently published Training in flexible, intensive insulin management to enable dietary freedom in people with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE) randomised controlled trial.

  25. Treatment of Chronic Painful Diabetic Neuropathy With Isosorbide Dinitrate Spray.

  26. The use of lamellar body counts to predict fetal lung maturity in pregnancies complicated by diabetes mellitus.

  27. Correction for insulin-dependent diabetes in maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein testing has outlived its usefulness.

  28. Insulin pump therapy in toddlers and preschool children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  29. The Business of Insulin Pumps in Diabetes Care: Clinical and Economic Considerations.

  30. Errors of Insulin Commission?

  31. Avoiding Insulin Errors. Also available in PDF format.

  32. Five Decades of Diabetes Patient Care: The Time of My Life.

  33. Outgoing Clinical Diabetes editor Irl B. Hirsch, MD, offers Reflections.

  34. Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults: A "New Epidemic".

  35. Screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in the subsequent pregnancy: Is it worthwhile?.

  36. The March 2002 issue of the Journal of the Indian Medical Assocation has several articles about diabetes in India.

  37. Pennsylvania Senator Jane Orie (R-40) has introduced legislation (Senate Bill 1538) to ensure appropriate care for children with diabetes in school.

  38. Voice of the Diabetic, a magazine for people with diabetes who are also visually impaired, has two articles about insulin pumps: Nikki And Her Insulin Pump and If You Exercise and Use Insulin, Then Pump It!

  39. Kids learn there are others with diabetes.

  40. Diabetes doesn't stop family's or girl's drive.

  41. Lauren Szablak is not about to let disease slow her.

  42. The Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes.

  43. Max has an instinct for nightwatch.

  44. Teen leads active life despite diabetes.

  45. Running for a cure: Local runner competing in marathon to raise money for diabetes research.

  46. Pacemaker helps diabetic eat.

  47. Last week's poll asked our readers if they or their child will be getting a flu shot. This week's poll asks our readers how their HbA1c has changed in the past year.

  48. 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!

  49. The Featured Book of the Week is Easy as ABC: What You Need to Know About Children Using Insulin Pumps at School by Deborah Tappen, CPNP-CS, CDE, Commander, Nurse Corps, US Navy.

  50. How to Say "I Have Diabetes" in Many Languages is Worth a Look.

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