Back to Home What's New for 29 January 2006

Of Continuing Interest

  1. The American Diabetes Association is accepting applications for its 2006-2007 National Youth Advocate. This is a great opportunity for a teen with diabetes. Applications are due by February 28th, 2006, so apply soon.

  2. Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships.

  3. Make plans to join CWD families for our Focus on Pumping Regional Conference from March 17-19, 2006 at the Philadelphia Marriott West Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  4. "Quilt for Life" Display Set For Washington D.C. Mall; Children's colorful and emotional quilts show the true face of diabetes.

  5. Make plans now to join us for Friends for Life: Orlando 2006, the annual CWD summer conference. Special guests include Chris Dudley, former NBA star, and Jay Leeuwenburg, former NFL star, both of whom grew up with type 1 diabetes and excelled in professional sports.

  6. Our insulin is not a cure t-shirts are the perfect accompaniment to our Insulin is Not a Cure red bracelets. Proceeds help fund research (through the Diabetes Research Institute), scholarships for kids with diabetes (through the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation), and diabetes supplies for families in need (through the Supplies for Children with Diabetes Foundation). Use our order form to get yours.

  7. The Family Support Network includes over 1,950 families from all 50 states and 53 countries who are there to help. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network will help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.

New This Week

  1. The schedules for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 annual conference are now online. There are separate schedules for parents and adults, teens, tweeners, and elementary kids. Parents who have very young kids are encouraged to send in a Childcare Registration Form as soon as they can.

  2. Kaylee is in first grade and was diagnosed in October 2005.

  3. Ritu is almost 15 and lives in India.

  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen son has gotten dumbbells to build up his arm muscles. I've heard that this is not a good idea. Will he be doing damage to his body?
    See the answer.

  5. The Quilt for Life now has 434 panels. We need many more in preparation for a showing at the Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 2006 near the Capitol. Please consider making a panel.

  6. Summer camps for kids with diabetes that have updated information for the 2006 camping season include:

    1. Camp Carolina Trails offers A Week of Fun and Friendship for kids in North Carolina.

    2. Camp Hendon provides a summer camping experience for kids ages 8 to 17 in Kentucky.

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

    4. Camp Kudzu provides year round programming for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes in Georgia, including summer camp, family camp and other targeted programs.

    5. Camp Tokumto is a day camp program for kids ages 6 to 9 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  7. Pediatric Diabetes Symposium & Kids Kamp At UCSF to focus on the Psycho-Social Aspects of Diabetes.

  8. The American Diabetes Association is now accepting applications for participants in their 2006 Call to Congress, to be held in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9, 2006. Call to Congress participants learn how to make their voice heard on Capitol Hill and meet with their state and local representatives to advocate for diabetes causes.

  9. We added two new mailing lists this week:

    1. Young Adults with Diabetes is for young adults with diabetes, regardless of the type.

    2. Recipes is for sharing your special recipes with others.

  10. What is celiac disease? is an excellent overview from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

  11. Testing the Accelerator Hypothesis: Body size, beta-cell function, and age at onset of type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes.

  12. Quality of life after islet transplantation.

  13. Mean Blood Glucose and Biological Variation Have Greater Influence on HbA1c Levels Than Glucose Instability: An analysis of data from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.

  14. Neuropathy Among the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Cohort 8 Years After Trial Completion.

  15. Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy Predicts Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Type 1 Diabetic Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy.

  16. Serum Lipids and the Progression of Nephropathy in Type 1 Diabetes.

  17. Effects of Type 1 Diabetes on Gray Matter Density as Measured by Voxel-Based Morphometry.

  18. Microvascular Disease in Type 1 Diabetes Alters Brain Activation.

  19. Statins Prevent Dextrose-Induced Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction, Possibly Through Inhibition of Superoxide Formation.

  20. Diabetes prevalence in England, 2001-estimates from an epidemiological model.

  21. Coffee, Caffeine, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A prospective cohort study in younger and middle-aged U.S. women.

  22. Monocyte Telomere Shortening and Oxidative DNA Damage in Type 2 Diabetes.

  23. Pfizer Receives FDA Approval for Exubera, the First Inhalable Form of Insulin for Controlling Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Adults. See also FDA Approves First Ever Inhaled Insulin Combination Product for Treatment of Diabetes, Pfizer Wins F.D.A. Approval for Inhaled Form of Insulin, and FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin.

  24. The Effect of Smoking Cessation and Subsequent Resumption on Absorption of Inhaled Insulin.

  25. Comparison of the effects of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and NPH-based multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) on glycaemic control and quality of life: results of the 5-nations trial.

  26. Insulin pump therapy in childhood diabetes-cost implications for Primary Care Trusts.

  27. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (or Tratamiento con infusión subcutánea continua de insulina en pacientes pediátricos con diabetes mellitus tipo 1) is in both English and Spanish. Free full text in Spanish available in PDF format.

  28. Hypoglycemia and its effects on the brain in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

  29. Periodontal Changes in Children and Adolescents With Diabetes.

  30. Spectrum and Prevalence of Atherogenic Risk Factors in 27,358 Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.

  31. Mobile diabetes education and care: intervention for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas of northern Germany.

  32. Quality of Life in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes Who Participate in Diabetes Camp.

  33. Middle-Aged Premenopausal Women With Type 1 Diabetes Have Lower Bone Mineral Density and Calcaneal Quantitative Ultrasound Than Nondiabetic Women.

  34. Sexual Function and Endocrine Profile in Fertile Women With Type 1 Diabetes.

  35. Increased Cancer-Related Mortality for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Who Use Sulfonylureas or Insulin.

  36. Presence of Diabetes Risk Factors in a Large U.S. Eighth-Grade Cohort.

  37. Mother of diabetic sues Metro Schools.

  38. LillyforLifeTM Ambassador Kris Freeman Named to 2006 U.S. Olympic Ski Team. See also Freeman, Swenson Head Up U.S. Cross-Country Team, Kris Freeman's page at, and Olympian Fights for Gold While Battling Diabetes, an ESPN video interview of Kris Freeman.

  39. Scott Verplank Takes His Best Swing at Diabetes.

  40. Group honors two area women for commitment to athletics.

  41. Ryan Lindner honored by Assemblyman Sweeney. See also Local Youth Recognized for Diabetes Awareness Efforts.

  42. Thriving with diabetes.

  43. The ups and downs of life with diabetes.

  44. At Harvard's Stem Cell Center, the Barriers Run Deep and Wide.

  45. Drug Maker's Efforts to Compete in Lucrative Insulin Market Are Under Scrutiny.

  46. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son Thomas is 11 years old and has had diabetes for 9. Recently he was asking about the early years and was it hard to take care of a toddler with diabetes. As I explained about the "honeymoon period" he commented that it was then that he and diabetes got married. Quickly he followed up with the comment, "Maybe someday we'll get divorced."

  47. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you have been doing frequent night checks because your child has been running a fever and find yourself in the bathroom getting Children's Tylenol before you realize the 103 was on the glucose meter, not the digital thermometer. See more parent humor.

  48. Last week's poll asked readers about their thoughts on the New York City proposal to track HbA1c readings by the government. This week's poll asks readers if they are interested in trying inhaled insulin, now that it has been approved by the FDA.

  49. Diabetic Drug Store, CWD's Online Store partner, has a great selection of insulin injection aids and organizers to help make your life easier. Diabetes organizers reduce clutter and make it easy to check blood sugars on the go, Frio cooling pouches to keep your insulin at the right temperature, B-D's Safe-Clip needle nipper, and we even have products to help adults with type 2 diabetes, such as syringe magnifiers and pill organizers. See our entire selection online at

  50. The Featured Book of the Week is Food and Diabetes - For Kids, Teens, Families and Caregivers by Doreen Yasui, RDN, CDE and Doreen Hatton, RN, MSN.

  51. Out page about HbA1c Measurement is Worth a Look.

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