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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend our first Canadian conference -- Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2007 from August 17-19, 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Special guests include country music star George Canyon, Sebastien Sasseville, the first Canadian with diabetes to successfully climb Peak Lenin, and Jen Alexander, an extraordinary swimmer.
  2. Preliminary information about our Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now online, including registration forms.

New This Week

  1. Friends for Life 2007 Update:

    1. We're pleased to announce that NBA Rookie star Adam Morrison will be joining us. Stay tuned for more details.
    2. The room block at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is nearly full. The only rooms left during the conference are in the CWD room block, so if you're planning on coming, now is the time to register and reserve your hotel room.
    3. The Family and Friends Banquet on Thursday evening is sold out. If you're registering late, don't worry -- there is still plenty of fun on Thursday evening after the banquet, including DJ Miles spinning family-friendly tunes, dancing, and more. Note that Teens have their own, separate event after the banquet.
    4. The Magical Memories Breakfast on Saturday morning is nearly sold out. If you're interested, please register soon.
    5. The Chris Dudley Basketball Clinic on Tuesday, July 10th is now open to siblings. If you're interested, please register soon.
    6. If you are interested in attending a focus groups on Wednesday and have not yet signed up, please do so.
    7. The Conference Frequently Asked Questions will help if you're unsure about anything.
  2. The Family Support Network has over 3,100 families from all 50 states and 70 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. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
  3. Rachel is 11 and likes the Clara Barton camp.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Diagnosed with type 2 six months ago, my daughter had an elevated microalbumin level. Is this normal for someone so newly diagnosed? Could it be unrelated to diabetes?
    See the answer.
  5. The Quilt for Life now has 562 panels. New panels must be received by June 15, 2007 to be included in the next showing at CWD's 2007 Friends for Life Conference from July 11-15, 2007 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  6. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Ivy is a day camp in Williamson, Georgia.
  7. The results of our recent survey about Pumps, Pens and Syringes are now online.
  8. American Diabetes Association: Diabetes School Care Act Significant Step in Meeting Medical and Educational Needs of Indiana Students with Diabetes.
  9. A high incidence of type 1 diabetes and an alarming increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among young adults in Finland between 1992 and 1996.
  10. Three-yr follow-up of a type 1 diabetes mellitus patient with an islet xenotransplant.
  11. Long-term treatment with the apolipoprotein mimetic peptide D-4F increases antioxidants and vascular repair in Type I diabetic rats. Free full text available in PDF format.
  12. Body composition in young female adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. A prospective case-control study.
  13. Jury Is Still Out on Gluten, the Latest Dietary Villain.
  14. The Absence of a Mucosal Lesion on Standard Histological Examination Does Not Exclude Diagnosis of Celiac Disease.
  15. Diagnostic significance of HLA-DQ typing in patients with previous coeliac disease diagnosis based on histology alone.
  16. Clinical utility of counting intraepithelial lymphocytes in celiac disease intestinal mucosa.
  17. Testing for IgG class antibodies in celiac disease patients with selective IgA deficiency. A comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of 9 IgG anti-tissue transglutaminase, 1 IgG anti-gliadin and 1 IgG anti-deaminated gliadin peptide antibody assays.
  18. As family grows, so does its appreciation for diabetes care.
  19. Diabetes epidemic.
  20. Students Invent Protective Pouch To Enhance Cell Therapy.
  21. New weapons against diabetes.
  22. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I have 8 month old non-diabetic granddaughter who's sister has type 1 diabetes. The baby was transitioning from Stage 1 babyfood to starting on table food. At dinner the other day, my daughter opened a container of baby food and looked concerned as she stirred it. She asked me if I thought it looked bad because it was lumpy. I bent over the container and asked my daughter, "Is it Type 1?" What I meant to say was Stage 1.
  23. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 3-year-old son with diabetes asks every person who drinks juice, "Are you low?" See more parent humor.
  24. Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes team provides emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker). This week's poll asks readers about how many immediate family members have type 1 diabetes.
  25. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Travel Tales and Tips by Marilyn L. Garcia.
  26. Our page about How to say "I Have Diabetes" In Many Languages is Worth a Look.

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