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 online and must be received by April 15, 2009.
- 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.
New This Week
- The schedule for Friends for Life 2009 is online.
- Photos from CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 are online, with more to be posted in the next week.
- Last week's poll asked readers at what age their child was diagnosed. This week's poll asks readers what insulins they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE.
- Our Art and Poetry section is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed in November of 2007. Yesterday she came out of the washroom and announced very proudly, "Mummy, I tested my pee-tones. They were negative.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you end up with a drop of blood on the antenna of your cell phone during a 1 am blood glucose check. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen daughter does not feel her lows, nor experience rebounds. I feel that a rebound is a "safety net" to some extent. Why does she not experience this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
504 annual review - question
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Kudzu provides year round programming for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes in Georgia, including summer camp, family camp and other targeted programs.
- The Joslin Diabetes Center offers Money Saving Strategies for Diabetes Care Supplies.
- Essential Fatty Acids: What You Need to Know (Part 1).
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.
- GAD-Alum Treatment Seems Effective in Slowing Residual Beta-Cell Function Loss. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Central nervous system function in youth with type 1 diabetes 12 years after disease onset.
- Selective Loss of Inner Retinal Layer Thickness in Type 1 Diabetic Patients with Minimal Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Rapamycin Prevents and Breaks the Anti-CD3–Induced Tolerance in NOD Mice.
- The protective effect of simvastatin against low dose streptozotocin induced type 1 diabetes in mice is independent of inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase.
- Bone inflammation and altered gene expression with type I diabetes early onset.
- Efficient differentiation of insulin-producing cells from skin-derived stem cells.
- Encapsulated porcine islet transplantation: an evolving therapy for the treatment of type I diabetes.
- Reducing postprandial hyperglycemia with adjuvant premeal pramlintide and postmeal insulin in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Improved glycaemic control by switching from insulin NPH to insulin glargine: a retrospective observational study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Computerized Automated Reminder Diabetes System (CARDS): E-Mail and SMS Cell Phone Text Messaging Reminders to Support Diabetes Management.
- A randomized prospective study of insulin pump vs. insulin injection therapy in very young children with type 1 diabetes: 12-month glycemic, BMI, and neurocognitive outcomes.
- Effects of diabetes mellitus on periodontal and peri-implant conditions: update on associations and risks.
- Associations between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and glycemic control in a large cohort of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the Hvidoere Study Group on Childhood Diabetes.
- Unchanged incidence of Microalbuminuria in Children with Type 1 Diabetes since 1986: A UK based inception cohort.
- Diabetic retinopathy is associated with early autonomic dysfunction assessed by exercise-related heart rate changes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Toward conceptual clarity in a critical parenting construct: parental monitoring in youth with chronic illness. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Diet Soda Intake and Risk of Incident Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
- Families who use a numbing cream for insulin pump infusion set or continuous glucose monintoring system insertions should read FDA Warns of Potential of Serious Side Effects with Topical Numbing Agents. See also FDA Public Health Advisory: Life-Threatening Side Effects with the Use of Skin Products Containing Numbing Ingredients for Cosmetic Procedures and Topical Anesthetics Stakeholder Letter from the FDA.
- Coeliac disease: current approach and future prospects.
- Doctor unraveling mystery of celiac disease.
- Celiac sufferers adjust to gluten-free lifestyle, wait for a cure.
Legal and Legislative
- Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine.
- SFUSD weighing policy for insulin injections.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Central swimmer in control in the pool and in the treatment of her diabetes.
- CLU Notebook: Dealing with diabetes hasn't slowed Smith in the pool.
- Vanderkooi won't be slowed down in spite of setbacks.
- PREPS: California High's Perea a big three-sport star.
- Erin Doyle, mom on a mission to Washington, D.C.
- A different kind of courage.
- Playing with a smile.
- Nemours lands grant to study diabetes.
- Diabetic man died after police mistook him for drink-driver, inquest hears.
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