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 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 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
- Diabetes Organizations Need Your Help.
- Last week's poll asked readers what insulin pump they use. This week's poll asks readers how they usually obtain their insulin.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Diabetes Travel Guide, 2nd Edition by Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM.
- Our section about Blood Glucose Monitors is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter came home from kindergarten and told me that her teacher almost sent her up to the nurse that day because she felt low. "Almost?" I asked (a little concerned). "Yeah," she said, "I was trying to tell her my CRAYON was low, and hard to color with. She didn't understand!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you come home and ask you son how he is doing and he answers with a number. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Our 12-year-old has had type 1 for about nine years. He has been put on an ACE inhibitor for his blood pressure and to help his kidneys, especially since his A1c has been over 10% for about a year. What kind of future might be in store for him given his medical issues? How can we prevent complications?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
CGMS start tomorrow, give me a crash course of what I need to know
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- ADA Camp Independence is a day camp program held in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Camp Adam Fisher in South Carolina is for campers with diabetes ages 6 to 17, as well as brothers, sisters, and friends.
- The Barton Center for Diabetes Education provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends.
- Camp Bluebonnet is a summer day camp in Youngsport, Texas.
- Camp EDI is a residential camp for kids from Illinois and Missouri.
- Camp Red Bird is a day camp for children ages 5 - 13 with diabetes and their siblings.
- Triangle D offers children with diabetes in northern Illinois a summer camping experience.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference on Wednesday, February 18th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- The Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada is available online in PDF format.
- Clinical and cost-effectiveness of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) for non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes. (PDF)
- YouTube - GoInsulin is a new video site by sanofi-aventis.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Vlogging While Low.
- Lancets, Test Strips, and Syringes, Oh My! See more at Our Family's Struggle With Type 1 Diabetes.
- The International Diabetes Federation is looking to hire a full-time Health Economist for its Executive Office in Brussels, Belgium.
Products and Books
- Diabetes UK launches kids' activity sheet.
- A Feedforward-Feedback Glucose Control Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The role of toll-like receptor pathways in the mechanism of type 1 diabetes.
- Perinatal risk factors in young adult-onset type 1 and type 2 diabetes - a population-based case-control study.
- Protection of synapses against Alzheimer's-linked toxins: Insulin signaling prevents the pathogenic binding of A-beta oligomers. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Insulin is a Possible New Treatment for Alzheimer's, Insulin May Protect Mind, Memory; Diabetes Drugs Protect Against Alzheimer's-Related Memory Damage, and A Surprising Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's.
- Significant vitamin D deficiency in youth with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Twenty-four hour Simultaneous Subcutaneous Basal-Bolus Administration of Insulin and Amylin in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Decreases Post-Prandial Hyperglycemia.
- Effect of popular takeaway foods on blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients on intensive insulin therapy.
- Long-Term Maintenance of Treatment Outcomes: "Diabetes Personal Trainer" Intervention for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Caring for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus engaging in disturbed eating or weight control: a qualitative study of practitioners' attitudes and practices.
- Explaining the Adjustment of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: The Role of Diabetes-Specific and Psychosocial Factors.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy: A primer on insulin pumps.
- Managing type 1 diabetes at school: an integrative review.
- Chronic kidney disease in long duration type 1 diabetes lasting more than 50 years.
- Economic family burden of metabolic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus [in Mexico].
- Effect of a gluten-free diet on bone mineral density in children with celiac disease.
- Diabetes and autoimmune diseases: prevalence of celiac disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- beta-Cell Autoimmunity in Pediatric Celiac Disease: The Case for Routine Screening?
Legal and Legislative
- When Parents Call God Instead of the Doctor.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Pro Bowl QB Shares Bond With Local Kids.
- With a Tour of California spot, Team Type 1 is spreading the message to athletes with diabetes.
- Noncompliance Versus Diabetes Self Care: Are We Still Playing a Blame Game?
- Diabetes can't keep Dwyer's Kaminske, Malloy off the field.
- Steve Canterbury, Howard, wrestling.
- Living with diabetes; Boy comes far in dealing with his illness.
- For better or worse includes children.
- Early tests help predict diabetes.
- Key distinctions must be drawn in diabetes coverage.
- Molecule that suppresses immune response under study in type 1 diabetes.
- Back at USF, former Miss America advocates diabetes education.
- Sustained Benefit with DIABECELL® Implants.
- Diamyd® Combination Trial Aimed At Regenerating Insulin-producing Capacity In Established Type 1 Diabetes Gets Approval From FDA.
- Novel Diabetes Drug Discovery Has Potential To Reverse Disease.
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