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.
- 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
New This Week
- We report on our recently concluded Focus on Technology conference, held in Chicago.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they think is the hardest part of living with diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how many times they have had a retinal photograph.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Dare to Dream: Flying Solo With Diabetes by Douglas Cairns.
- Our page about the Diabetes Emergency Kit is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,175 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:
Massachusetts is going to be selling a JDRF License plate, thanks to the Massachusetts Rotary Club. The club came up with the idea after hearing my daughter Lauren speak. They told me recently, since Lauren was their inspiration, I could choose the first number plate. They fully expected me to say "1." But, being the parent of a child with diabetes, I chose the number we all yearn for: 104. I figure every parent of a child with diabetes will laugh when they see my plate!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed with type 1 last year, my young son has been stuttering a lot and experiencing trouble while speaking. Is this due to a sugar imbalance?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Work and diabetes
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 683 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.
- DTREAT Philadelphia is a free diabetes retreat weekend for young adults with type 1 diabetes, scheduled for May 29-31, 2009 at Vilanova University in Pennsylvania.
Studies and Surveys
- Cord Blood Infusion Plus Vitamin D and Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplementation to Preserve Beta Cells in Children With Recent Onset Type 1 Diabetes - Seeking Participants.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Jobless and Diabetic: Some Folks We Know.
- Diabetic Subjects Diagnosed Through the Diabetes Prevention Trial–Type 1 (DPT-1) Are Often Asymptomatic With Normal A1C at Diabetes Onset.
- The Presence And Severity Of Chronic Kidney Disease Predicts All-Cause Mortality In Type 1 Diabetes.
- Infection and type 1 diabetes mellitus - a two edged sword?
- Treatment of diabetes by transplantation of drug-inducible insulin-producing gut cells.
- Engineering functional islets from cultured cells.
- Pig embryonic pancreatic tissue as a source for transplantation in diabetes: transient treatment with anti-LFA1, anti-CD48 and FTY720 enables long term graft maintenance in mice with only mild ongoing immunosuppression.
- Consequences of delayed pump infusion line change in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- Predictors of Insulin Regimens and Impact on Outcomes in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
- Health economic comparison between continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and multiple daily injections of insulin for the treatment of adult type 1 diabetes in Canada.
- Glycaemic impact of patient-led use of sensor-guided pump therapy in type 1 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial.
- Realistic Expectations and Practical Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring For the Endocrinologist.
- Comparison of a Multiple Daily Insulin Injection Regime (Basal Once-Daily Glargine plus Mealtime Lispro) and CSII (Lispro) in Type 1 Diabetes: a Randomized Open Parallel Multicenter Study.
- Hypoglycemia unawareness is associated with reduced adherence to therapeutic decisions in patients with type 1 diabetes: evidence from a clinical audit.
- The Impact of Managing School-aged Children's Diabetes: The Role of Child Behavior Problems and Parental Discipline Strategies.
- Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes.
- The great majority of children with type 1 diabetes produce and deposit anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies in the small intestine.
- Serum fatty acid profile in celiac disease patients before and after a gluten-free diet.
- Early pregnancy loss in celiac women: The role of genetic markers of thrombophilia.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Dealing with Diabetes.
- Managing diabetes even more daunting in tough economy.
- Blood testing, mosquito style.
- Diabetes vaccine may be years away.
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