Of Continuing Interest
- 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 once again offering scholarships for young adults with type 1 diabetes to attend CWD's Friends for Life 2009 conference.
New This Week
- We report on our Focus on Pumping conference, just concluded in Toronto, Ontario.
- Vote for Michelle Rago's dream job -- photographing kids with type 1 diabetes.
- The Triabuddies program will bring fifteen kids with type 1 diabetes, ages 9-12, to travel to the American Southwest in November 2009 to cross the finish line of the Arizona Ironman with an athlete living with type1 diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they experience discrimination from friends or family members because of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how many basal rates are in their main basal rate profile.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Pumping Insulin, Fourth Edition by John Walsh, P.A., C.D.E., and Ruth Roberts, M.A.
- Our Report from CWD Focus on Best Practices at Marco Island 2009 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 6-year-old diabetic granddaughter (Ashley) was explaining to her 4-yr old sister what it was like learning to read. What she meant to say was "First you start with basic reading." What she actually said was, "First you start with basal reading."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child is playing a video game and when the "life force" level starts running out she says "Oh no! I'm low" and then starts laughing hysterically and says "I need glucose tablets!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Having taught her that fruit is a healthy food, my daughter wants fruit as her snacks, but it makes her blood sugar high. Is there something else I could give her? She will not eat vegetables.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Difficulty Getting the Shots done now
- The CWD chat rooms were upgraded on Wednesday, March 11th. Please report any problems using our feedback form.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, March 12th in the Friends for Life Chat Room.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Jean Nelson offers "the week that lasts a lifetime" to kids in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
- Case Study: Transitioning From Insulin to Glyburide in Permanent Neonatal Diabetes: Medical and Psychosocial Challenges in an 18-Year-Old Male. Also available in PDF.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring with DEXCOM's "The Seven" from DiabetesHealthTV offers a nice video about how this continuous glucose monitor works.
- Vitamin D and Diabetes-Can We Prevent it?
- Effect of Popular Takeaway Foods on Blood Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients on Intensive Insulin Therapy.
Surveys and Studies
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking children, teens and adults ages 1 to 45 years old (without diabetes) with a family member with type 1 diabetes. (PDF)
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is conducting a Type 2 Diabetes Study for 10 to 23 Year Olds. (PDF)
- 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)
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
- A Clinical Trial for Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. See also Type 1 diabetes patients sought for UT Southwestern clinical drug trial.
- A company interested in developing a better way to deliver glucagon is seeking your help through a survey for adults and a survey for caregivers.
Diabetes in School
- The American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know is a two-part training curriculum that consists of a CD containing thirteen PowerPoint modules and a DVD containing corresponding video segments. ADA's 2-disk set is designed to be used by a school nurse or diabetes health care professional to train non-medical school personnel in the performance of diabetes care tasks. This new school resource is now available at the ADA's online store at http://store.diabetes.org (item no. 3093-09) for a minimum shipping and handling charge. The PowerPoint training modules are available for freely downloading from www.diabetes.org/schooltraining.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Diabetes Back in the Day offers a poignant look at diabetes from the eyes of a younger Kerri Morrone Sparling.
- 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)
- The prevalence of enteroviral capsid protein vp1 immunostaining in pancreatic islets in human type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Virus 'triggers child diabetes', Common Virus Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Vaccine 'could stop diabetes'.
- Can We Learn From Viruses How to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
- Early infant feeding and type 1 diabetes.
- Immune modulation in type 1 diabetes mellitus using DiaPep277: a short review and update of recent clinical trial results.
- Therapy with GAD in diabetes.
- Screening for Associated Autoimmunity in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM).
- Recurrent Antecedent Hypoglycemia Alters Neuronal Oxidative Metabolism in Vivo.
- Institution of Basal-Bolus Therapy at Diagnosis for Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Long-acting insulin analogues vs. NPH human insulin in type 1 diabetes. A meta-analysis.
- Generic and Diabetes-specific Parent-Child Behaviors and Quality of Life Among Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Peri-conceptional HbA1c and risk of serious adverse pregnancy outcome in 933 women with type 1 diabetes.
- Cost-effective HLA typing with tagging SNPs predicts celiac disease risk haplotypes in the Finnish, Hungarian, and Italian populations.
- Missing Celiac Disease in Family Medicine: The Importance of Hypothesis Generation.
- A Simple Validated Gluten-Free Diet Adherence Survey for Adults With Celiac Disease.
Legal and Legislative
- President Barack Obama signs Executive Order Removing Barriers To Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.
- DRI Hails Decision To Lift Federal Stem Cell Restrictions.
- Statement from the American Diabetes Association on President Obama's Executive Order Regarding Stem Cell Research.
- Obama's Executive Order Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research Funding.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes test under way at Christ.
- Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration.
- How a dog saves his owner's life three times a week by predicting her diabetes attacks.
- Diamyd Medical wins Swedish approval for diabetes vaccine study.
- Does Stem Cell Research Hold Diabetes Cure?
- Novo Nordisk Improved FlexPen® Now Available in the U.S..
- TrialNet Centers Begin Diamyd® Vaccine Study For Recent-Onset Type 1 Diabetes.
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