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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Let everyone know that insulin is not a cure by wearing a CWD bracelet.

  2. If you're considering coming to the Friends for Life: 2005 annual CWD conference this summer, now is the time to make your hotel reservations. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, where we are holding this summer's conference, is sold out for regular rooms (but not those in CWD's room block) for some of the nights our conference is there -- specifically, the weekend of July 8. While we have quite a few rooms in our room block, they are already 50% reserved and will go quickly since we're in the new year. If you reserve your room and find you can't attend, you can always cancel and get your deposit back as long as you cancel 72 hours out from the reservation. To reserve your room, you must call the Disney conference reservations line at 407-939-1020.

  3. Detailed schedules for parents and kids for the Orlando 2005 conference are now online, helping you to begin your planning.

  4. Childcare registration is now open for kids who will be attending our Friends for Life: Orlando 2005 summer conference. Registration is limited to the first 100 children, so you are encouraged to submit the registration form as soon as possible.

  5. Exhibitor information for companies planning to attend our Friends for Life: Orlando 2005 is now available. Companies are encouraged to sign up early to ensure that they get booth space.

  6. Thanks to Mariana Vivar from Chile and Adriana Escobar from Colombia, we have many pages translated into Spanish.

  7. The American Diabetes Association is currently accepting applications for the 2005 - 2006 National Youth Advocate. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2005.

  8. Tennis Players Ages 14-21 with Type 1 Diabetes Eligible for $5,000 Scholarship. See also Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards Provide Two Scholarships.

  9. Struggling to pay for diabetes supplies? The Supplies for CWD Foundation can help.

New This Week

  1. Shanee is 14 and has had diabetes for 10 years.

  2. Mark is 12 and uses the Cozmo pump.

  3. Emma is seven and was diagnosed Thanksgiving weekend 2004.

  4. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2005 camping season include:

    1. Camp Korelitz in Clarksville, Ohio, between Cincinnati and Columbus, offers camp for kids ages 9 to 15.

    2. Camp Setebaid® is a camp for kids 8 to 17 in Pennsylvania.

    3. Camp Tokumto is a day camp program for kids ages 6 to 9. Held throughout Ohio.

    4. Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp is a camp for kids in north central Pennsylvania.

    5. Northern Illinois Day Camps provide a great summer experience for younger kids with diabetes, their siblings, and their friends.

    6. Setebaid® Family Weekend offers a weekend camping experience for families in Pennsylvania

  5. Diet and Diabetic Retinopathy: Insights From the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).

  6. Insulin for Life, an organization that provides insulin to people in need living in the developing world, is seeking donations to help with relief efforts in south Asia.

  7. Laura Magee is a fourth year student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and is seeking help with a survey for her senior project.

  8. has a collection of cartoons about diabetes.

  9. My Child Has Diabetes is the web site of Russell Turner, father of a 10 year old daughter with diabetes.

  10. Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells. See also Adult Spleen Cells Demonstrate Regenerative Properties Associated with Embryonic Stem Cells.

  11. Stem cell treatment reverses diabetes: Argentine researchers.

  12. Insulin autoantibodies in cord blood from neonates with and without a sibling with type 1 diabetes-prevalence and characterization.

  13. Sudden cardiac death in diabetes mellitus: risk factors in the Rochester diabetic neuropathy study.

  14. Antioxidative treatment prevents activation of death-receptor- and mitochondrion-dependent apoptosis in the hearts of diabetic rats.

  15. Relationship between HbA(1)c and mortality in a Japanese population.

  16. Coffee consumption and glucose tolerance status in middle-aged Japanese men.

  17. Coffee consumption and incidence of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, and type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study.

  18. Diagnosis and management of maturity-onset diabetes of the young.

  19. Chorea and Broca aphasia induced by diabetic ketoacidosis in a type 1 diabetic patient diagnosed as Moyamoya disease.

  20. Diabetes Care in the Veterans Affairs System and in Managed Care.

  21. Incomplete control of HbA1c levels is the major drawback to current non-insulin antidiabetics.

  22. When gastrointestinal symptoms present, consideration should always be given to celiac disease.

  23. Evidence of a correlation between mannose binding lectin and celiac disease: a model for other autoimmune diseases.

  24. Serum granzymes and CD30 are increased in children's milk protein sensitive enteropathy and celiac disease.

  25. Prototypic disorders of gastrointestinal mucosal immune function: Celiac disease and Crohn's disease.

  26. 'Risk is worth the reward,' Plymouth breakfast attendees told.

  27. With determination, Strusses deal with diabetes.

  28. Off to camp! A fun way to learn about diabetes.

  29. Diabetic youth's practical tips part of book.

  30. Paris sets sail - regatta trip beckons.

  31. Thornton mother helps with international study.

  32. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:

    Diabetes always has its challenges. When Kiersten, now nearly 13, was about 4, she had one day where her numbers were unusually high. When I asked her what she'd eaten and whether she could think of ANYTHING that she may have had, she looked a bit puzzled. I asked her again, and she said, "I did have one of Bailey's dogbones. I didn't think THAT would matter."

  33. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!". See more parent humor.

  34. Last week's poll asked readers where they usually buy their insulin. This week's poll asks readers if they use alternative site testing for blood glucose monitoring.

  35. FREE AFTER $30 MAIL-IN REBATE AND $30 MAIL-IN TRADE-IN! The ONE TOUCH Ultra, LifeScan's newest blood glucose meter, sets a new standard for speed by producing results in five seconds. The ONE TOUCH Ultra uses FastDrawTM Design test strips, a new capillary action, end-fill test strip that takes only 1 microliter of blood, is touchable, and is approved for alternative sites (e.g., the arm instead of the finger tip). Diabetic Express is the proud Online Store partner of Children with Diabetes.

  36. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.

  37. Our Art and Poetry section is Worth a Look.

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