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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.
  6. The Abbott Diabetes Care FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System has received FDA approval. See also FDA Approves Abbott's FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System; New Tool Uniquely Provides Minute-by-Minute and Trend Information That Can Lead to Proactive Diabetes Management.

New This Week

  1. Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Bethesda 2008 conference, to be held at the Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda, Maryland from September 26-28, 2008.
  2. Kaitlin is 13 and is a Sea Cadet.
  3. Taylor is 14 and lives in Idaho.
  4. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Since our insurance company will not cover a CGMS for our son, who has type 1 and Down Syndrome, do you know of any studies in which he could participate where we would be given a CGMS?
    See the answer.
  5. From the CWD Forums:
    5 year old just diagnosed
  6. 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.
  7. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. Camp De Los Niños, in San Jose, California, offers camp for kids with diabetes ages 6 to 13.
    2. Camp Floyd Rogers in Omaha, Nebraska, offers June camping for kids with diabetes ages 8 to 18.
    3. Camp Leo near Shelton, Washington, offers kids a wonderful time in the great outdoors.
    4. Camp Wana Kura is a day camp for young kids with diabetes near San Diego.
    5. Larry L. Hillblom Teen Camp DJ Sequoia Lake offers teens ages 13 to 17 an adventure among the Giant Sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on Sequoia Lake.
    6. Larry L. Hillblom Youth Camp is a youth resident camp at Sequoia Lake.
    7. Teen Cruise Camp is a four-day cruise on Carnival Cruise for teens with diabetes ages 13 to 17.
  8. Charlie the Carb offers an introduction to carb counting.
  9. Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
  10. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  11. Climb for the Cure is the blog of Evin Eldridge, who will celebrate her 20th birthday and 2-year anniversary of having diabetes by climbing Mount Rainier.
  12. Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
  13. The NovaMaxLink glucose meter can be used to communicate with Medtronic Paradigm insulin pumps (512/712 or higher).
  14. Effect of C-peptide on diabetic neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  15. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of pregabalin treatment of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy: findings from 7 randomized, controlled trials across a range of doses.
  16. Risk of microalbuminuria and progression to macroalbuminuria in a cohort with childhood onset type 1 diabetes: prospective observational study.
  17. Serum adiponectin and progression of diabetic nephropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  18. Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Testosterone in Individuals with Childhood Diabetes.
  19. Trends in High-Risk HLA Susceptibility Genes Among Colorado Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
  20. Improved Metabolic Control and Quality of Life in Seven Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Following Islet After Kidney Transplantation.
  21. Experiences of parents of young people with diabetes using insulin pump therapy.
  22. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily insulin injections in patients with diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis.
  23. Impaired endothelial function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  24. Varenicline may trigger severe hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetes.
  25. Reproductive History and Hormonal Birth Control Use are Associated with Coronary Calcium Progression in Women with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
  26. Cure or control: complying with biomedical regime of diabetes in Cameroon. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  27. Characteristics of men and women with diabetes; Observations during patients' initial visit to a diabetes education centre. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  28. Update on coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus in childhood.
  29. Increasing prevalence of coeliac disease over time.
  30. High Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Mexican Mestizo Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  31. Pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis of adult celiac disease.
  32. Almost gluten-free Communion for celiac sufferer. See also Spanish Bishop Opts for Almost Gluten-Free Host.
  33. Keeping Kosher Gluten-Free.
  34. Health Care Exclusions Targeted.
  35. Letter of the Week: Experimental Drug Has Cured My Son of Type 1, Says RN. For more information, see The Protege Study - Research to Protect Beta Cells.
  36. More Vitamin D in Childhood Cuts Later Diabetes Risk.
  37. Grape Skin Compound Fights The Complications Of Diabetes.
  38. Big Race Ahead for Cyclists With Diabetes.
  39. Diabetic attempts to scale Everest. See also Sebastien Sasseville Inspires.
  40. Group ships $1.1 million in medical equipment.
  41. Family uses creativity to fund camp.
  42. Finger-prick alternative for diabetics?
  43. Mother forced to go to her diabetic son's school every lunchtime to give him injection - because teachers refuse to do it.
  44. Diabetic children hit hard by viral outbreak.
  45. Kids' art project will benefit juvenile diabetes event.
  46. Family gives business profits to diabetes camp.
  47. Swimmer overcomes diabetes; Gary Hall has won 10 Olympic medals, and he's going for more.
  48. Pilot sentenced for concealing diabetes from FAA.
  49. Cell procedure brings hope for diabetes cure.
  50. Diane Berry of McKinney: Regulating diabetes requires daily attention.
  51. FDA Approves NovoLog® for Use in Insulin Pumps by Children and Adolescents; Data Demonstrates Efficacy and Safety for Patients aged 4 to 18. See also FDA Approves First Insulin Analog for Use in Insulin Pumps by Children, Adolescents.
  52. Diabetes Treatment and Research at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Bolstered by $28 Million Donation from The Russell Berrie Foundation.
  53. 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."
  54. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, while driving in the car with your diabetic child, a radio show asks listeners to call in with the answer to the question, "What do parents most often say at their kids?" and your daughter answers, "Did you bolus?" See more parent humor.
  55. Last week's poll asked pump users pump users about which infusion set they use most often. This week's poll asks readers how often they check blood glucose levels during the night.
  56. The Featured Book of the Week is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, MD and Rory Jones.
  57. Our page about Immunizations and Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.

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