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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: La Jolla 2009 conference, to be held at the Marriott San Diego La Jolla from October 2-4, 2009 in La Jolla, California.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend: Marco Island 2010 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort from December 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child have been tested for celiac.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for ONE by Kathleen Stanley, CDE, RD, LD, MSEd, BC-ADM and Connie C. Crawley, MS, RD, LD.
- 10 Second Sprint May Help Prevent Post-Exercise Hypoglycemia is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,240 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:
I recently had to take one of my 3-year-old twins to Clinic for her check-up. My non-diabetic twin asked if her sister's insulin pump was broken. When I told her "No, but her pancreas doesn't work." She replied, "We need to get her pancreas new batteries!" If it were only that easy.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Why is it so hard to keep my 14-year-old's blood sugar down? Is it normal for a teenager to be so insulin resistant? My son also has a problem falling asleep at school and takes Abilify. Is his fatigue related to his diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt for Life
- We added three panels to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total number of panels to 686. 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.
- Cameron Harris - In Range is a collection of video podcasts.
Studies and Surveys
- 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)
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
- Pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus in youth: the evolving chameleon. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Minimally invasive insulin delivery in subjects with type 1 diabetes using hollow microneedles.
- A Case-Sibling Assessment of the Association Between Skin Pigmentation and Other Vitamin D-related Factors and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Adiposity and mortality in type 1 diabetes.
- Camel milk as an adjuvant therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes: verification of a traditional ethnomedical practice.
- School-Centered Telemedicine for Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Evaluation of daily glycemic profiles in well controlled children with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a continuous glucose monitoring system.
- Predictors of parental interest in continuous glucose monitoring for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Pramlintide Lowered Glucose Excursions and Was Well-Tolerated in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from a Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study.
- Use of non-mydriatic retinography to determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in diabetic patients.
- Oral health knowledge and habits in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Flow rate, pH and calcium concentration of saliva of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Quality of life and associated factors among Jordanian adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Peri-Conceptional A1C and Risk of Serious Adverse Pregnancy Outcome in 933 Women With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Sexual Dysfunction and Symptom Impact in Men with Long-Standing Type 1 Diabetes in the DCCT/EDIC Cohort.
- Between Celiac Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The "No Man's Land" of Gluten Sensitivity.
- Analysis of HLA and non-HLA alleles can identify individuals at high risk for celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- The President's Nominee: Judge Sonia Sotomayor. See also The American Diabetes Association Applauds President Obama's Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, JDRF Statement on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to U.S. Supreme Court , Her Diabetes: Will It Be a Handicap?, Sotomayor's Type 1 Diabetes Is 'Non-Issue,' Say Docs, and Sotomayor and Diabetes Get All Media'd Out.
- D.C. Federal Court Rules People with Diabetes Cannot be Denied Employment Based on Disease Management.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Not one missed day for two graduates.
- Unbeaten on court, unbowed in life.
- 'I wrote the book I wanted to read'.
- Hospital steps in to fund pump for Lauren.
- Mother found guilty in daughter's diabetes death.
- UK researchers make breakthrough in immune system therapy.
- Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes is the tragic story of a young girl dying from DKA at diagnosis. To help raise awareness of the symptoms of undiagnosed type 1, see Defeat DKA and save lives.
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