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.
- George Canyon's "The Sky's Not the Limit" Tour is offering a drawing with a Grand prize of a free trip to the Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando, Florida in July 2010, and free tickets to Disneyworld.
- Submit your diabetes story at GlucoStories for a chance to attend Charlie Kimball's race in Miami in October 2009.
- Support Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training and Education (DSMT). Tell Congress to pass the Medicare DSMT Act as part of national health reform.
New This Week
- CWD attended the 2009 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
- Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 is fast-approaching! The deadline for pre-registration is June 19. The CWD room block has just a few rooms left - please consider joining us!
- The MiniMed Paradigm® VeoTM System, which has a unique new capability to suspend insulin delivery automatically for up to two hours in case of a low blood glucose level, is now available in the UK.
- Emily is 11 and was diagnosed when she was four.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared. This week's poll asks readers who is primarily responsible for their child's diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- Getting Started with Continuous Glucose Monitoring is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After dinner one night, I sent my 9-year-old son to wash his face. I had noticed a large dot of ink on his forehead and told him to be sure to wipe it off as he washed up. At 8:00, my husband sent the kids up to get into their pajamas and told Jimmy to wash the dot off his forehead. Jimmy came back downstairs for his nightly Lantus shot. He was in his pajamas, but still had the dot. I had the syringe in one hand and the alcohol pad in the other. Deciding he was never going to clean that dot off his forehead, I proceed to rub at it with the alcohol pad. His eyes widened in horror as he shouted, "MOM! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" I explained about the dot. "Oh", he said with relief, "I thought you were going to give me the shot there! I know it has two cheeks, but that's my face." Guess where he gets his evening shot?
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find your five-year-old daughter testing the finger of her baby doll and saying "Uh-Oh, what did you eat?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Does the body treat sugar substitutes just like sugar?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
1st camping trip since dx'd
Quilt for Life
- We added two panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total number of panels to 688. 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.
- International Expert Committee Report on the Role of the A1C Assay in the Diagnosis of Diabetes (PDF). See also Redefining the Diagnosis of Diabetes Using Glycated Hemoglobin (PDF).
- New viral video tackles diabetes bullies.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Win Jonas Brothers VIP Concert Tickets -- and Support the DRI.
- Iditarod Musher Bruce Linton, who has type 1 diabetes, is seeking your help to be able to participate in the 2010 Iditarod.
- Sharpie fun for kids with diabetes.
- Can childhood viral infection protect from type 1 diabetes?
- Protective effects of 1-alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 on residual beta-cell function in patients with adult-onset latent autoimmune diabetes (LADA).
- Long-term glycemic control influences the long-lasting effect of hyperglycemia on endothelial function in type 1 diabetes.
- ADA: Fluorescent Intravascular Glucose Sensor Appears Accurate.
- Genes play role in glycemic control in type 1 diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus and school: a comparison of patients and healthy siblings.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily insulin injections in type 1 diabetes: a meta-analysis.
- Feeding problems reported by parents of young children with type 1 diabetes on insulin pump therapy and their associations with children's glycemic control.
- Effects of different antecedent increases of plasma cortisol on counterregulatory responses during subsequent exercise in type 1 diabetes.
- Prediction of albuminuria by different blood pressure measurement methods in type 1 diabetes: a pilot study.
- Tubular and glomerular injury in diabetes and the impact of ACE inhibition.
- Frequency and motives of blood glucose self-monitoring in type 1 diabetes.
- Adherence and Glycemic Control among Hispanic Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: Role of Family Involvement and Acculturation.
- Lifetime prevalence of suicidal and self-injurious behaviors in a representative cohort of Slovenian adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Stratifying Risk for Celiac Disease in a Large At-Risk US Population Using HLA Alleles.
- Resistance to celiac disease in humanized HLA-DR3-DQ2-transgenic mice expressing specific anti-gliadin CD4+ T cells.
- Prevalence of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity in the United States Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness Study Population.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- 'I thought insulin pumps were for lazy diabetics - now I'm hooked', says Steve Dixon.
- Braves' Buddy Carlyle joins list of athletes with diabetes.
- Telemedicine may improve care for school children with diabetes.
- Insulin pumps: getting smaller, more convenient, easier to use.
- 'Dream team' revealed to chase diabetes cure 'We've been waiting a long time for this' Four scientists who will research a cure for Type 1 diabetes. See also Sanford unveils global clinic.
- Automated 'Artificial Pancreas' Controls Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients for First Time.
- Helping to find a cure for diabetes.
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