Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- We've migrated CWD's mailing lists to a new server. You'll now be able to manage your subscriptions more easily, and the digest processor is much better than before. If you have any questions or issues with email you receive from CWD, please let us know.
- We report on the fifth annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting, held in Long Beach, California on April 3rd and 4th, 2009.
- Several insulin pump companies are offering special programs to help users of the Deltec Cozmo® insulin pump:
- Animas Announces Animas Access Program for Deltec Cozmo® Users.
- Medtronic Announces Special Message for Deltec Insulin Pump Customers
- OmniPod Offers Upgrade Program for Deltec Cozmo® Users
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they download data from their glucose meter or continuous sensor at home. This week's poll asks readers about the blood glucose meter they use most often.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Our Report from ADA 2008 is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,140 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 son was chosen to be line leader for his class at school. Prior to lunch he always goes down to the nurses office to have his blood sugar checked. When it was time to line up and go to lunch, my son went to the nurses office as usual, only on this day the whole class ended up there too. They all got a good laugh over it.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are watching a football game and report that your team is behind by 4 units and nobody thinks a thing of it. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son was recently diagnosed with type 1. He tested negative for antibodies. Can just a viral illness kill the islet cells even if you have no antibodies? How often does this occur?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Switching to Lantus ... lots of questions
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.
- Grandparents are invited to join Betty, Rachele and Bruce for a special CWD Grandparents Chat from 9-10 pm on Thursday, April 16th in the Grandparents Chat Room.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference on Friday, April 17th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Pennsylvania families are urged to contact their state legislators to support Senate bill #737 and House Bill #1113.
- C-Peptide Levels and Insulin Independence Following Autologous Nonmyeloablative Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. See also Stem Cells Appear Effective for Type 1 Diabetes, Study: Stem Cells May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes and Transplants help Type 1 diabetics skip insulin, as well as related report Pancreatic Islet Demand for Diabetes Research Outruns Supply.
- Birth Weight, Early Weight Gain, and Subsequent Risk of Type 1 Diabetes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
- Nutrition Evidence-Based Guidelines for Treating Hyperlipidemia in Children With Type 1 Diabetes: A Case Presentation.
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN) in Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients and its Association with the Duration of Disease and Glycemic Control.
- Risk Factors for Urinary Incontinence Among Women With Type 1 Diabetes: Findings From the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study.
- Increased Prevalence and Mortality in Undiagnosed Celiac Disease.
- A Pilot Study on the Noninvasive Evaluation of Intestinal Damage in Celiac Disease Using I-FABP and L-FABP.
- Removing celiac disease-related gluten proteins from bread wheat while retaining technological properties: a study with Chinese Spring deletion lines. Free full text available in PDF format.
Legal and Legislative
- Ounces of Prevention — The Public Policy Case for Taxes on Sugared Beverages. Also available in PDF format.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Doggies Rule! The Story of Hunter and Diva.
- Diabetics risking life and limb amid recession. See also Recession Preventing Diabetics From Getting Proper Health Care.
- Diabetes camp a treat for children.
- Indy Lights Racer Charlie Kimball Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down.
- Device Protects Transplanted Pancreatic Cells from the Immune System.
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