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 May 15, 2009. This is a one month extension from the original April 15 deadline. Up to fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
- 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
- Medtronic Announces Special Message for Deltec Insulin Pump Customers.
- Last week's poll asked readers about their use of alternative site testing. This week's poll asks readers how often they download data from their glucose meter or continuous sensor at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Enlightened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen.
- Our page about Gestational Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,100 families from all 50 states and 82 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 6 year old son (diagnosed at 3) and I were at church receiving communion. He had never received communion before. They passed the bread and he looked at me funny and I said, "Just take a piece." He did. When they brought the juice, I again said, "Just take one." He then looked at me and said "Mommy, is this my snack?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 7 year old announces at school that he has lost his "site" and his classmates think he has gone blind! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Is there any truth to the statistic that a child with type 1 has a 6% chance of being "dead in bed" over the course of their life?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Dexcom trial: What do I need to know?
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 681 panels. The next complete showing of the Quilt for Life will be at CWD's Friends for Life conference in Orlando in July 2009. Quilts received before July 1, 2009 will be included in the showing.
- TrialNet: Danae and Angelina Mazzanti.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Diabetics Running Amuck in New Haven.
- Attention Cozmo Pump Users: Medtronic to the Rescue.
- Pancreatic function assessment in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients according to disease duration. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The type 1 diabetes protective HLA DQB1*0602 allele is less frequent in gestational diabetes mellitus.
- Potential of small molecule protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors as immuno-modulators and inhibitors of the development of Type 1 diabetes.
- Prevalence of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1.
- Is an automatic pump suspension feature safe for children with type 1 diabetes? An exploratory analysis with a closed-loop system.
- The full text of Institution of Basal-Bolus Therapy at Diagnosis for Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, previously reported, is now available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Predictors of Metabolic Control among Adolescents with Diabetes: A 4-Year Longitudinal Study.
- Children and adolescents on intensive insulin therapy maintain postprandial glycaemic control without precise carbohydrate counting.
- Road traffic accident risk in patients with diabetes mellitus receiving blood glucose-lowering drugs. Prospective follow-up study.
- Pediatric Atorvastatin in Diabetes Trial (PADIT): a pilot study to determine the effect of atorvastatin on arterial stiffness and endothelial function in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Web-based collaborative care for type 1 diabetes: a pilot randomized trial.
- Early autonomic dysfunction in type 1 diabetes: a reversible disorder?
- Long-term health and quality-of-life consequences of mass screening for childhood celiac disease: a 10-year follow-up study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Economic benefits of increased diagnosis of celiac disease in a national managed care population in the United States.
- Sulfonylurea treatment in a girl with neonatal diabetes (KCNJ11 R201H) and celiac disease: Impact of low compliance to the gluten free diet.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Laid off, New Job and Life with Chronic Illness.
- Juvenile diabetes: A new lifestyle.
- Family copes with toddler's diabetes.
- Walk to Cure Diabetes: Two Local Children Talk.
- Mariners RHPs Morrow, Lowe deal with diabetes.
- Artist was pioneer in treatment of juvenile diabetes and carved his legacy of the natural world.
- New camp will help kids with diabetes.
- Passover Magazine (PDF) from the Jewish Diabetes Association offers advice for dealing with diabetes during Passover.
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