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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
  3. Preliminary information about CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference is now online, including registration information. The last two Marco Island conferences sold out, so if you are interested in attending, please register early.
  4. Applications for the Education for CWD Foundation 2008-2009 college scholarships, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, are due by April 15, 2008. This is a correction to an earlier published date of March 15, 2008.
  5. The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation has extended its Friends for Life 2008 family scholarships to include families from the United States and Canada. All Friends for Life family scholarships are due by May 31, 2008.

New This Week

  1. The report from CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 conference is online.
  2. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    How can I find out what information the school must provide with respect to carbohydrate counts for the foods it serves?
    See the answer.
  3. From the CWD Forums:
    Thoughts on Ketones
  4. The Quilt for Life now has 604 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
  5. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp Aldersgate is a co-ed resident camp in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    2. Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania offers excitement for kids with diabetes.
    3. Camp Cure - Bearing it Together is a day camp for young kids in eastern Tennessee
    4. Camp Hamwi, in central Ohio, offers horseback riding and outdoor adventure.
    5. Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    6. Camp Kakhamela offers kids and families in British Columbia a wonderful camping experience.
    7. Camp Needlepoint and Camp Daypoint offer incredible adventures for kids in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
    8. Camp Sioux offers a summer camp for kids with diabetes in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
    9. Camp Too Sweet is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Radford, Virginia.
    10. CODA Kid's Camp is a summer day camp for kids ages 3 through 7 near Columbus, Ohio.
    11. Stepping Stones Day Camp is a summer day camp for new campers ages 8 through 12 near Columbus, Ohio.
  6. Join Laura Billetdeaux, CWD's Vice President of Education and Programming, for a chat about the Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 annual CWD Conferences on Tuesday, March 11th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
  7. For fans of the Jonas Brothers, we have Nick Jonas Of The Jonas Brothers and the video for their hit single "When You Look Me In The Eyes".
  8. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  9. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  10. Tyler Hill, a young man with type 1 diabetes, died on a People to People trip to Japan. His family is promoting the T-Hill Safety Standards Bill to protect students on these kinds of trips.
  11. Salty and Sweet is a blog by Aspen, a young woman who has cystic fibrosis related diabetes.
  12. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
  13. The KitBag Company, based in the UK, offers a collection of diabetes carrying cases and kits and ships to EU and North American addresses.
  14. A Microsphere-based Vaccine Prevents And Reverses New-onset Autoimmune Diabetes.
  15. Noninvasive in vivo imaging of pancreatic islet cell biology . Free full text available through the DRI in PDF format. See also Diabetes Research Institute Develops Revolutionary Technique To Accelerate Research; First Ever "Living Window" Lets Scientists View Cell Activity, Processes in Real Time.
  16. In Vitro Proliferation Of Cells Derived From Adult Human Beta Cells Revealed By Cell-lineage Tracing.
  17. Serum alpha- and gamma-tocopherol concentrations and risk of advanced beta cell autoimmunity in children with HLA-conferred susceptibility to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  18. Serial Measurements of Cystatin C are More Accurate than Creatinine-based Methods in Detecting Declining Renal Function in Type 1 Diabetes.
  19. Glucose variability, blood pressure and arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes.
  20. Short-term heart rate complexity is reduced in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  21. Cutaneous Microvascular Dysfunction is associated with HLA-DQ in Youths with Type 1 Diabetes.
  22. Abnormal NF-kappa-B Function Characterizes Human Type 1 Diabetes Dendritic Cells and Monocytes. See also Simple test to unlock the diabetes roulette in children.
  23. Genetic Similarities Between LADA, Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes.
  24. Sensor-augmented pump therapy in type 1 diabetes.
  25. Detection of Hypoglycemia by Children With Type 1 Diabetes 6 to 11 Years of Age and Their Parents: A Field Study.
  26. Insulin detemir improves glycaemic control without weight gain in insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes: subgroup analysis from the PREDICTIVE(TM) study.
  27. Thyroid function and anti-thyroid antibodies in Iranian patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: influences of age and sex.
  28. Becoming pregnant: exploring the perspectives of women living with diabetes.
  29. Empowered to change: evidence from a qualitative exploration of a user-informed psycho-educational programme for people with type 1 diabetes.
  30. Meta-analysis of Health Behavior Change Interventions in Type 1 Diabetes.
  31. Hospitalization for vascular complications in childhood onset type 1 diabetes - effects of gender and age at onset.
  32. The influence of chronic diabetes mellitus on the thickness and the shape of the anterior and posterior surface of the cornea.
  33. The impact of diabetes on prescription drug costs: the population-based Turin study.
  34. Newly identified genetic risk variants for celiac disease related to the immune response. See also Major Breakthrough in the Treatment of Coeliac Disease by TCD Researchers; Coeliac Disease linked to Diabetes in new TCD Research, Coeliac link to diabetes and TCD scientists in coeliac breakthrough.
  35. Systematic review: tolerable amount of gluten for people with coeliac disease.
  36. Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas.
  37. Grape compound may aid type I diabetics, ARS. See also How Plants Protect Us: Unmasking the Secret Power of Phytochemicals.
  38. Former Warrior battled diabetes to post impressive performances.
  39. Lesson in caring.
  40. Diabetes won't hold back Cubs' outfield prospect.
  41. Mum dies after 38 years at coma-stricken child's bed. See also Kaye Obara dies; cared for comatose daughter 38 years.
  42. Lilly Announces Termination of AIR Insulin Program. See also Eli Lilly drops inhaled insulin program.
  43. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My six-year-old son who was diagnosed at 23 months was asking me about DKA. I explained to him that DKA happens when you don't get enough insulin. I also told him that the only time he'd ever been in DKA was when he was first diagnosed because he wasn't getting any insulin at all since we didn't know he had diabetes. He looked at me sternly and said, "Mom! You should have looked at my i.d. bracelet!"
  44. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are in bed ill and you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.
  45. Last week's poll asked readers about the month in which they were diagnosed. This week's poll asks pump users about how many basal rates they have in their main profile.
  46. The Featured Book of the Week is 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Steven V. Edelman, MD.
  47. CWD Español is Worth a Look.

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