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
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering scholarships for families from Canada to attend the 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. Applications must be received by February 20, 2009.
- A group from TeamCWD participated in the 2009 Disney Marathon.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first. This week's poll asks readers at what age their child was diagnosed.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitors by H. Peter Chase, M.D., Jana Gaston, MS, CDE, RD, and Laurel Messer, RN, BSN.
- Our page about Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Everynight at the dinner table our family askes what each of our "highs" and "lows" are (meaning best and worst part of each of our day). Going around the table we each tell of a typical thing, until we get to our 8 year old who was diagnosed 5 weeks prior. She starts laughing and states that her high was 554 and her low was 75 (her overall highs and lows during her 5 weeks of the diabetic world). Only a family with type 1 would understand.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son opens the car door at church and laughs because there's a test strip on the parking lot - and of course it's the type you use! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen son was recently diagnosed with type 1, shortly after complaining of frequent thirst/urination. With a blood sugar of 580 mg/dl [32 mmol/L] and another test that was 12, how can we be sure of the diagnosis?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Potty training a diabetic toddler.... tips?
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Bearskin Meadow Camp includes a family camp for younger kids.
- Camp Carefree in New Hampshire provides two weeks of fun for kids with diabetes in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
- Camp Colorado offers summer fun for kids with diabetes.
- Camp Fun in the Sun is a diabetes camp in the Inland Northwest.
- Camp Gilbert offers kids in South Dakota a summer camping experience.
- Camp Ho Mita Koda, founded in 1929, offers residence camp for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen weekends.
- Camp Hodia, Idaho's camp for children with diabetes, offers camp sessions throughout the year.
- Camp Nejeda offers a camping adventure for children with diabetes in New Jersey.
- Camp Possibilities is an overnight camp for kids with diabetes living in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
- Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1947.
- Camp Stix an independent, community based summer camp located in Northeastern Washington, for children and teens with diabetes throughout the Northwest.
- Camp Sweeney, located 1 1/2 hours north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, offers children ages 6-18 three 3-week residential behavior modification programs, two 1-week programs (1 in the summer and 1 between Christmas and New Years) and weekend family camps.
- Campamento Diabetes Safari offers camping fun for kids near Mexico City, Mexico.
- The Diabetes Youth Program in Toledo, Ohio sponsors Big Shots Resident Camp and Little Shots Day Camp.
- Lions Camp Merrick / Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for kids with diabetes, but for their families too! Kids from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia are also welcome. See the schedule page for the dates.
- ADA, AHA, ACC: Target glycemic goal should remain the same.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Ask FDA to Better Serve Diabetes Patient Needs is an online petition sponsored by clinicians, patients, and parents. Make your voice heard.
- Families in California are urged to support the training of unlicensed school personnel to administer insulin to students with diabetes in California's schools.
- You can vote in The 2008 Medical Weblog Awards Sponsored by Epocrates: Best Patient's Weblog Category. Six Until Me, Kerri Morrone Sparling's blog, is in the running.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Kerri Morrone Sparling gives us A1C - Sigh.
Products and Books
- Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE, offers guidance and support for grandparents and other extended caregivers.
- Correction of diabetes in primates by macroencapsulated pig islets.
- Prolonged survival of pig islets xenograft by adenovirus-mediated expression of either the membrane-bound human FasL or the human decoy Fas antigen gene.
- Intraperitoneal insulin infusion versus islet transplantation: comparative study in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Genome-wide scan for linkage to type 1 diabetes in 2,496 multiplex families from the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium.
- Intranasal Insulin Ameliorates Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy.
- The incremental value of the pancreas allograft to the survival of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney transplant recipients.
- Exercise Training During Diabetes Attenuates Cardiac Ryanodine Receptor Dysregulation.
- Analysis of islet inflammation in human type 1 diabetes.
- Childhood BMI trajectories and the risk of developing young adult-onset diabetes.
- The effect of insulin lispro on glycemic control in a large patient cohort.
- Patient-reported outcomes for an integrated real-time continuous glucose monitoring/insulin pump system.
- The Median Is Not the Only Message: A Clinician's Perspective on Mathematical Analysis of Glycemic Variability and Modeling in Diabetes Mellitus. (PDF)
- A study of variability in glycaemia in children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus type 1 on treatment with insulin glargine.
- Evaluating the Accuracy, Reliability, and Clinical Applicability of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Is CGM Ready for Real Time?
- Interactive Diary for Diabetes: A Useful and Easy-to-Use New Telemedicine System to Support the Decision-Making Process in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Training in flexible intensive insulin therapy improves quality of life, decreases the risk of hypoglycaemia and ameliorates poor metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Long-term review of driving potential following bilateral panretinal photocoagulation for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
- Pre- and postoperative accuracy and safety of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system in cardiac surgical patients: a randomized pilot study.
Legal and Legislative
- Only nurses entrusted with needles at schools.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Type 1 diabetes: how schools are failing some children.
- A mom's fight against juvenile diabetes.
- Iron-willed diabetic; A Philadelphia triathlete refuses to let disease hinder his life.
- High-scoring Hornet lighting up the CAL.
- Obesity campaign to be changed due to bullying charge.
- Jupiter woman hopes foundation will help children with diabetes.
- DexCom(TM) Amends Joint Development Agreement with Animas to Bring Continuous Glucose Monitoring-Enabled Insulin Pumps Outside U.S.
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