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.
New This Week
- Following his Diabetes World Flight, Douglas Cairns, along with a second pilot with diabetes, will attempt to break a US National Record that passes through all 48 Contiguous States of the USA in June 2009.
- The Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest offers kids ages 6-18 a chance to meet Nick Jonas in person.
- Last week's poll asked readers how soon after their child's diagnosis did they begin to go out again with just their spouse. This week's poll asks readers if their diabetes team provides emotional support (e.g., a psychologist or social worker).
- The Featured Book of the Week is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, MD and Rory Jones.
- Our page about Flying With Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,200 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:
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find Cake Mate in the bedroom of your non-D child for when he's low. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
In poorly controlled diabetes, are growth hormone levels higher? Does tight control mean one may not grow as much?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Night readings & morning numbers
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.
- Insulin Pump Show and Tell.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Brenda Novak's 5th Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research benefits the Diabetes Research Foundation.
Studies and Surveys
- A PhD student at the University of Melbourne in Australia is seeking caregivers to answer a survey related to information needs and how information about care is obtained.
- 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.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- A Little Bit Naked is about missing a CGM.
- New OmniPod Color PDM: A First Look.
- Improved glycemic control with intraperitoneal versus subcutaneous insulin in type 1 diabetes. A randomized controlled trial.
- Pig-to-nonhuman primate islet xenotransplantation.
- The Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Well-controlled Type 1 Diabetes.
- Twenty-Four-Hour Simultaneous Subcutaneous Basal-Bolus Administration of Insulin and Amylin in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Decreases Postprandial Hyperglycemia.
- Effect of coffee and tea on the glycaemic index of foods: no effect on mean but reduced variability.
- New Definition for the Partial Remission Period in Children and Adolescents with T1D.
- A UK wide survey of insulin initiation in children with type 1 diabetes and nurses' perceptions of associated decision-making.
- Tooth discoloration in patients with neonatal diabetes after transfer onto glibenclamide: a previously unreported side effect.
- New therapeutic strategies for celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Children with diabetes: Is it safe to play sports?
- 'I believe under fives should be on a pump'.
- Diabetic motorist dies; lawyer says police beat him.
- Eating Like an Ironman.
- 'Our girl will have diabetes all of her life'.
- Someone 2 Know: Dr. David and Maryann Zucker.
- Polymers release insulin in response to glucose trigger.
- Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Visits The Diabetes Research Institute.
- Roche Announces Long-Term Commitment to Tackle Growing Epidemic of Diabetes.
- New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments.
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