Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2009 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 6-8, 2009.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Chicago 2009 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 2009.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 7-12, 2009.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life UK, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.
- Applications for the 2009-2010 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
New This Week
- We report on the CWD Focus on Best Practices conference, just concluded at the Marriott Marco Island Resort in Marco Island, Florida. We'll have more photos up in the coming weeks.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they think 2009 will bring in diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- Our page about Celiac is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child, "Did you test?" and the child nearby says in a panic, "What test? When was it?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Based on my patient's laboratory results and diagnosis of type 1, can you give me a second opinion about his treatment, diet, exercise, etc.?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Supplies at school
- Join Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, January 13th for a chat about CWD's Friends for Life 2009 conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life Chat Room.
- The American Diabetes Association offers a collection of educational web casts.
- Insulin Pumps and Young Children. (Free Medscape registration required.)
- Case report: Diabetic ketoacidosis caused by exposure of insulin pump to heat and sunlight.
- Early recognition of diabetes complications. (Warning: graphic medical photographs.)
- The Triabetes IronKiDz Project.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Inspired by Diabetes program is once again seeking applications. The submission deadline is March 31, 2009. For every entry into the competition, Eli Lilly and Company will donate money to support the International Diabetes Federation's (IDF) Life for a Child program, which provides insulin and diabetes supplies to more than 1,000 children in 17 developing countries.
Surveys and Studies
- Parents are asked for their opinions about a new type of glucose monitoring device under consideration by a new company.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking families with a child aged 9-11 who has had type 1 diabetes for at least a year to learn about how families manage diabetes day-to-day (PDF).
- Researchers at Northwestern University are seeking participants in a study called Prevent Risks by Early interVEntion at Nighttime in Type 1 diabetes for Kidney Disease (PREVENTKD).
- The University of Florida is studying Neulasta in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
- Nemours is running a survey of parents of kids (up to age 18) with type 1 diabetes to understand how they learn about the potential long-term health risks of diabetes.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Diabetes Mother is a blog by Corinne, whose son was recently diagnosed.
- Can We Learn From Viruses How to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
- The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Study.
- Diabetogenic effects of the most prevalent enteroviruses in Finnish sewage.
- Variations in incidence of type 1 diabetes in different municipalities of stockholm.
- Risk conferred by HLA-DR and DQ for type 1 diabetes in 0-35-year age group in Sweden.
- Exendin-4 therapy in NOD mice with new-onset diabetes increases regulatory T cell frequency.
- Leaking gut in type 1 diabetes.
- Persistence of residual beta cells and islet autoimmunity during increasing duration of diabetes in NOD mice and experimental approaches toward reversing new-onset disease with bioactive peptides.
- Antigen specific treatment for the inhibition and remission of type 1 diabetes.
- Review series on helminths, immune modulation and the hygiene hypothesis: how might infection modulate the onset of type 1 diabetes?
- Is population mixing associated with childhood type 1 diabetes in Canterbury, New Zealand?
- Role of increased ROS dissipation in prevention of T1D.
- Effect of Parental Type 2 Diabetes on Offspring With Type 1 Diabetes.
- "There's nothing I can't do: I just put my mind to it and I can do it": A qualitative analysis of how children with chronic disease and their parents account for and manage physical activity.
- The missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes services.
- Treatment of diabetes mellitus using an external insulin pump: the state of the art.
- Changes in the internal structure of the human crystalline lens with diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2.
- Life as a Celiac Kid.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Spaniard to be first diabetic space traveller .
- Shelby High's Royster up to the challenge.
- Prep spotlight - Kelsey Loeffler.
- Everyday battle; ThunderBird won't let diabetes stand in way.
- Personal Experience Inspires Teen's Fundraising.
- Living with diabetes; Local man may hold the secret to a long life with diabetes.
- Researchers Engineer Pancreatic Cell Transplants To Evade Immune Response.
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