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Of Continuing Interest

  1. CWD's Colorado Teen Adventure will be held in Boulder, Colorado from May 19-21, 2006.

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

  3. 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.

  4. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is once again offering scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life 2006 conference in Orlando. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2006.

  5. Teens with diabetes who play tennis are encouraged to apply for the Donnelly Award scholarships. Applications must be received by May 1, 2006.

  6. Applications for the 2006 Lilly for Life Achievement Awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2006.

  7. 30 families joined the Family Support Network last week, bringing the total to over 2,180 families from all 50 states and 55 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.

New This Week

  1. You can read the report from CWD's Focus on Pumping: Philadelphia 2006 conference.

  2. The room block for this summer's Friends for Life: Orlando 2006 conference is two-thirds full. You can reserve a room online or, if you would prefer to reserve by phone, please call 1-800-266-9432 or 1-801-832-4532 M-F 8 a.m.-9 p.m. central time. Do not use the central Marriott 800 number to book within the CWD room block; the central reservations area does not have access to it. The Children with Diabetes room block is available on a first-come, first-served, basis. (We're working on increasing the room block.)

  3. Initial Focus Group details are online for our summer Friends for Life conference. Focus groups fill up quickly, so sign up soon.

  4. Make plans to join us for the CWD Focus on Pumping regional conference at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from September 29 - October 1, 2006.

  5. Registration is now available for CWD Soccer Camp for Teens at Santa Clara University, California, to be held from July 29 - August 1, 2006.

  6. Share CWD Brochures, URL Cards, Friends for Life conference brochures, and Quilt for Life flyers -- all free.

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    During her recent illness, I gave my daughter glucagon twice to bring up her blood sugars. She is still running low. What could be going on?
    See the answer.

  8. The Quilt for Life now has 450 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.

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

    1. Camp Kushtaka is in Cooper Landing, Alaska.

    2. Camp Quest offers fun for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    3. Campamento Diabetes Safari offers camping fun for kids near Mexico City, Mexico.

    4. Diabetes Day Camp is for kids in eastern Tennessee.

    5. Kiki's Kids Camp is a day camp in Rome, Georgia.

  10. Join CWD Events Coordinator Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, March 28th for a chat about the many upcoming CWD Conferences and Adventures. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Conferences chat room.

  11. ADA seeks California parents who are willing to be plaintiffs in lawsuit aimed at making glucagon available to students experiencing severe hypoglycemia and to allow students who are able to self-manage their diabetes to do so wherever they are in conjunction with a school activity.

  12. The Therapeutic Patient Education 2006 Congress, which includes the 3rd International DAWN (Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs) Summit, will be held from April 27-30, 2006 in Florence, Italy. See also the DAWN Study web site.

  13. Medtronic Diabetes Australia has a great kids and teens section.

  14. The 24 March 2006 issue of Science contained three reports on studies that sought to replicate the work of Denise Faustman:

    1. Immunological Reversal of Autoimmune Diabetes Without Hematopoietic Replacement of Cells.

    2. Reversal of Diabetes in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice Without Spleen Cell-Derived Cell Regeneration.

    3. Islet Recovery and Reversal of Murine Type 1 Diabetes in the Absence of Any Infused Spleen Cell Contribution.

  15. For additional news reports on these studies and the work of Denise Faustman, see:

    1. Infused Spleen Cells Found Not To Impact Islet Recovery And Reversal Of Type 1 Diabetes In Mice.

    2. Procedure cures some diabetic mice, but not in the way previously reported.

    3. Researcher 'Elated' Over Failed Diabetes Studies.

    4. A Controversial Therapy for Diabetes Is Verified.

    5. Spleen Cell Treatment Reverses Diabetes in Mice Without Beta Cell Replacement.

    6. Scientists Hold Out Hope for Diabetes Cure.

    7. Study bolsters diabetes attack plan.

  16. Listen to an interview of Dr. Denise Faustman and Dr. David Nathan, professor of medicine; Harvard Medical School; director, General Clinical Research Center, director, Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, from NPR, recorded on Friday, March 24, 2006.

  17. More information about Dr. Faustman's work can be found at Type 1 Diabetes Research for Juvenile and Pediatric Diabetes at Mass General Hospital.

  18. Conditional and specific NF-{kappa}B blockade protects pancreatic beta cells from diabetogenic agents.

  19. Space-time clustering analyses of type 1 diabetes among 0- to 29-year-olds in Yorkshire, UK.

  20. Annual incidence of type 1 diabetes in Quebec between 1989-2000 in children.

  21. Nitrate in community water supplies and risk of childhood type 1 diabetes in Sardinia, Italy..

  22. Quality of life after organ transplantation in type 1 diabetics with end-stage renal disease.

  23. A New Strategy Toward Improving Immunoprotection in Cell Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus: Long-Functioning PEGylated Islets In Vivo.

  24. Continuous glucose monitoring: a critical appraisal after one year experience. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF format.

  25. Administration of Lispro Insulin with Meals Improves Glycemic Control, Increases Circulating Leptin, and Suppresses Ghrelin, Compared with Regular/NPH Insulin in Female Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. Free registration is required to view or download the accompanying Power Point presentation. See also the PubMed citation.

  26. FlexPen: addressing issues of confidence and convenience in insulin delivery.

  27. Subcutaneous tissue thickness in children with type 1 diabetes clearly illustrates the importance of choosing a correct needle length.

  28. Reproductive health and preconception counseling awareness in adolescents with diabetes: what they don't know can hurt them.

  29. The role of significant others in adolescent diabetes: a qualitative study.

  30. Dissociation of Lung Function Changes with Humoral Immunity During Inhaled Human Insulin Therapy.

  31. Epidemiology of diabetic retinopathy in Lebanon.

  32. Effects of fat on gastric emptying of, and the glycemic, insulin and incretin responses to, a carbohydrate meal in type 2 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.

  33. Diabetes: Unmasking Its Hidden Toll.

  34. Reduction of tissue transglutaminase autoantibody levels by gluten-free diet is associated with changes in subsets of peripheral blood lymphocytes in children with newly diagnosed coeliac disease.

  35. Long-term follow-up of coeliac disease - what do coeliac patients want?

  36. Take Action - S.1955 Threatens Diabetes Coverage Laws.

  37. Grandfather's bill would help diabetic students.

  38. Parents of diabetic, 7, win a victory; Wellesley camp operator won't bar such children.

  39. Diabetic at the top of the game; Science gives Gonzaga's Morrison the tools to take his talent to the NCAA Tournament.

  40. Team Type 1: The Pieces Come Together.

  41. Ankeny third-graders take on diabetes.

  42. State's diabetes cases expand with waistlines.

  43. Tissera reports further encouraging results of its ongoing large animal experiments of pancreatic xenotransplantation.

  44. Canadian Diabetes Association Applauds Ontario Budget Commitment To Children With Diabetes.

  45. Children With Type 1 Diabetes Receive Access To Insulin Pumps And Insulin Pump Supplies Through Government Funding.

  46. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    While riding down the road recently, my nine year old diabetic daughter calls out "420" from the backseat. My husband and I both panic and begin the procedure to lower her blood sugar....only to realize she was just announcing the time, 4:20pm in the afternoon!

  47. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your two-year-old insists on putting cotton balls in her doll's diapers to check for ketones. See more parent humor.

  48. Last week's poll asked readers if they or their children have been tested for celiac. This week's poll asks readers how often they check blood sugars at night.

  49. The Featured Book of the Week is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, MD and Rory Jones.

  50. The Report from Friends for Life 2005 is Worth a Look.

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