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
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships for young adults with type 1 diabetes to attend CWD's Friends for Life 2009 conference.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they usually obtain their insulin. This week's poll asks readers who use an insulin pump how often they usually change their infusion set.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Life as a Pancreas: Reflections on Raising a Child with Diabetes by Priscilla Call Essert.
- Our page about the Glucagon Emergency Kit is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son was getting ready to check his blood sugar before going to bed. When pulling out his lancing device somehow the top came off and landed somewhere on the floor and when trying to make a grab for it he dropped the other part with the lancet still stuck in it and it landed right on top of his big toe. Ouch! After hopping around on his foot for a minute he looked up and said I bet there is enough blood so I won't have to poke my finger, and took of his sock to check it out. I told him no, but nice try!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you notice someone giving you a concerned look and realize that they have overheard your cell phone conversation with your teen daughter that went something like this: "You are high? You were high last night too at about this time." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter had a urine test that was normal. Because she had some symptoms and type 1 is in my family, should I take her for a blood test?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Does anyone wear pumps while swimming?
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp for Diabetic Children of Eastern Quebec (CEDEQ) offers camp for kids in Quebec. (Also in French.)
- Camp Carolina Trails offers A Week of Fun and Friendship for kids in North Carolina.
- Camp Challenge offers camping for kids in North Carolina
- Camp Hertko Hollow, near Des Moines, Iowa, includes a two-story tree house and a real train caboose.
- Camp Huronda is a camp for kids with diabetes at Lake Waseosa near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
- Camp Kyle provides unthought-of fun for children with Type 1 diabetes, their siblings and friends living in the Fall River/New Bedford, MA and surrounding areas.
- Camp Midicha serves kids with diabetes in Michigan.
- Camp Victory offers a free camping experience for kids in Louisiana.
- Camp WeCanDo is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.
- Lion's Camp Hickory is a day camp on the Seneca River in New York for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Moses Cheeks Basketball Diabetes Camp is a free day camp for kids with diabetes in the Chicago area.
- Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.
- 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.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- iPump - 100 days.
- Paid Position - Summer Camp Counselor with Diabetes and/or Insulin Pump Experience -- Summer 2009. (PDF)
- Wanted for Summer 2009: Summer Camp Counselor and/or CIT With Type 1 Diabetes. (PDF)
Products and Books
- Haidee Soule Merritt offers "One Lump or Two?", a new book about living with diabetes.
- Medium Chain Fatty Acids Improve Cognitive Function in Intensively Treated Type 1 Diabetic Patients and Support in vitro Synaptic Transmission During Acute Hypoglycemia.
- Avosentan Reduces Albumin Excretion in Diabetics with Macroalbuminuria. See also Experimental Endothelin Antagonist Reduces Diabetic Kidney Disease.
- Specificity of islet cell autoantibodies and coexistence with other organ specific autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Erythropoietin during hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes: Relation to basal renin-angiotensin system activity and cognitive function.
- Exendin-4 treatment of nonobese diabetic mice increases beta-cell proliferation and fractional insulin reactive area.
- Immune markers of disease and therapeutic intervention in type 1 diabetes.
- Towards a curative therapy in type 1 diabetes: remission of autoimmunity, maintenance and augmentation of beta cell mass.
- Analytical Methods for the Retrieval and Interpretation of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data in Diabetes.
- Graphical and Numerical Evaluation of Continuous Glucose Sensing Time Lag.
- Detection of Hypoglycemia with Continuous Interstitial and Traditional Blood Glucose Monitoring Using the FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) therapy can be safely used in the hospital in select patients.
- Factors Associated with Adherence to Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion in Pediatric Diabetes.
- Adults with type 1 diabetes eat a high-fat atherogenic diet that is associated with coronary artery calcium.
- Magnitude of Type 1 Diabetes Self-management in Youth: Health Care Needs Diabetes Educators.
- Potential reno-protective effects of a gluten-free diet in type 1 diabetes.
- Celiac Disease Affects 1 Percent of U.S. Population. See also GI condition once thought rare is common in U.S.
- Follow-up of adult celiac patients: which noninvasive test reflects mucosal status most reliably?
Legal and Legislative
- Not ideal, but staff can help. See also Only nurses have right training.
- Diabetic man wins Americans With Disabilities Act ruling.
- NDP's Adrian Dix praises parents who led fight for insulin pumps for kids with Type 1 diabetes.
- Special needles: The long-term health of diabetic children is being put at risk by schools that do not offer support.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Helping a Diabetic in a Developing Country.
- Part 19 Of Our Award-winning Series "Our Children's Health" – Childhood Diabetes.
- Tulsa: Mom offers warning signs of diabetes.
- In the blood.
- Balanced life helps keep diabetes under control.
- Taking his message to Washington.
- For Uninsured Young Adults, Do-It-Yourself Health Care.
- Elite Skier Uses OmniPod® Insulin Management System at World Championships.
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