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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 Regional Conference, to be held from February 29 - March 2, 2008 at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
  2. Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008, to be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008.
  3. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  4. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation is offering scholarships for families and young adults to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 conference.
  5. Maple Grove Farms is offering a Family Scholarship to CWD's Friends for Life 2008 conference. Applications are due by January 15, 2008.
  6. With the holiday season approaching, we encourage CWD readers help make a difference through the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation, the CWD Foundation, and the IDF's Life for a Child program.
  7. CWD's "Insulin Is Not a Cure" T-Shirts make great holiday gifts. They're now available in white text on black or black text on white.

New This Week

  1. Christian is 12 and in 7th grade.
  2. Owen was diagnosed just before he turned two.
  3. Jackson is 8 and was diagnosed in October 2006.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Diagnosed with mononucleosis, my teen son's blood sugars are not that elevated. Should we still check for ketones?
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    Who did your "pump start?"
  6. The Quilt for Life now has 599 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  7. Free full text articles from the November/December 2007 issue of The Diabetes Educator, the journal of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, is available for a limited time.
  8. Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital is conducting a brief survey for brothers and sisters of children with diabetes.
  9. Parents and young adults with diabetes are strongly encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey. The DAWN Youth 'WebTalk survey' is an international online survey for young people with diabetes, parents/caregivers of children with diabetes and health professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes. More young adults are particularly needed.
  10. Health Care Professionals are also encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey for Professionals. Please use survey code USE33.
  11. The Pelikan Sun lancing device is now available for purchase in the US.
  12. Medtronic Minimed offers a new assortment of pump skins, including major league baseball teams, Disney characters, Sponge Bob, and others.
  13. Lickety-Split Clothing Works offers clothing with Velcro openings at injection locations -- perfect for young kids with diabetes.
  14. Fit4D offers personalized coaching for people with diabetes.
  15. The Long Road to Beta Cells -- Quest for type 1 diabetes cure inches forward.
  16. Knock Out, Knock In, Knock Down Genetically Manipulated Mice and the Nobel Prize (PDF version) summarizes the process of removing and inserting genes into an animal's DNA, which is used extensively in research, including diabetes-related research.
  17. Humoral immune responses of Type-1 Diabetes patients to M. avium subspecies paratuberculosis lend support to the infectious trigger hypothesis.
  18. Regulated beta-cell regeneration in the adult mouse pancreas.
  19. Treatment of type 1 diabetes by transplantation of bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells expressing human insulin gene: experiment with mice.
  20. Defining pancreatic endocrine precursors and their descendants.
  21. Proinsulin C-peptide Constricts Glomerular Afferent Arterioles in Diabetic Mice. A Potential Reno-Protective Mechanism.
  22. The therapeutic potential of VEGF inhibition in diabetic microvascular complications.
  23. The G53D Mutation in Kir6.2 (KCNJ11) is Associated with Neonatal Diabetes and Motor Dysfunction in Adulthood that is Improved with Sulfonylurea Therapy. Free full text available in PDF format.
  24. Insulin Restriction and Associated Morbidity and Mortality in Women with Type 1 Diabetes.
  25. Predictors of good adherence of adolescents with diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus).
  26. A standardized protocol to achieve normoglycaemia during labour and delivery in women with type 1 diabetes.
  27. Different Brain Responses To Hypoglycemia Induced By Equipotent Doses Of The Long-acting Insulin Analog Detemir And Human Regular Insulin In Humans.
  28. A randomized cross-over trial to identify the optimal use of insulin glargine in prepubertal children using a three-times daily insulin regimen.
  29. Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of insulin glulisine.
  30. Similarity of the Impact of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on Cardiovascular Mortality in Middle-aged Subjects.
  31. The Association Between Hyperglycemia and Fracture Risk in Middle Age. A prospective, population-based study of 22 444 men and 10 902 women. Free full text available in PDF format.
  32. Imbalance in the composition of the duodenal microbiota of children with coeliac disease.
  33. Deficiency of 6B11+ Invariant NK T-Cells in Celiac Disease.
  34. A rapid and sensitive method to detect specific human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles associated with celiac disease.
  35. Pig islets ready to Rocky and roll.
  36. Space-tech could make life easier for diabetics.
  37. O'Brien's on the moo-ve.
  38. Superkid manages life with Type 1 diabetes.
  39. Your Insulin Pump Proposals: What You Want the Manufacturers to Change.
  40. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    During a recent snow storm, my three-year-old son, Aidan (diagnosed at one), was excitedly getting ready to go out and play in the snow. I asked him why he was so happy about the snow and he said, "Mom, I like to eat snow and there are no carbs in it so it is free for me."
  41. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping." See more parent humor.
  42. Last week's poll asked readers how often they get an error message when checking blood sugar levels. This week's poll asks readers if they commemorate their diagnosis date.
  43. The Featured Book of the Week is Guide to Healthy Fast-Food Eating by Hope S. Warshaw, MMsc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM.
  44. Our page about the Glucagon Emergency Kit is Worth a Look.

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