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
- 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!
- Novo Nordisk Warns Customers About Stolen Insulin. See also FDA Issues Public Health Advisory Regarding Levemir Insulin, Novo Nordisk product previously reported as stolen in North Carolina has resurfaced recently at a medical center in Houston and Stolen insulin found in medical center.
- Esté is 13 and lives in South Africa.
- Jacques is 10 1/2 and lives in New Zealand.
- Ben Cooper describes the cocktail of supplements that has kept him free from type 1 diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers who is primarily responsible for their child's diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers to describe themselves.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE.
- Starting a New Sport is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I had just come in from cleaning the inside window of the car my daughter drives. She's had diabetes for over 14 years and recently started driving. When I came in, my wife asked, "Were you showing Marissa how to check the glucose level in the car?" I think she meant oil level.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, after a trip to Europe, you can say "sugar free" in 12 languages, but "How are you?" in only 2. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Are glucose tablets considered medication? How much would three tablets raise one's blood sugar? Can a child have 1% chocolate milk at lunch that has 26 grams of carbohydrates?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How much do numbers vary with a new site?
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 688 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.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Win Jonas Brothers VIP Concert Tickets -- and Support the DRI.
- Chasing Numbers: Camp AZDA.
- The Onset of Diabetes in Three out of Four Sisters: A Japanese Family with Type 1 Diabetes. A Case Report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Pioglitazone might prevent the progression of slowly progressive type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Reducing glycaemic variability in type 1 diabetes self-management with a continuous glucose monitoring system based on wired enzyme technology.
- Insulin pump for treatment of children and adolescents with diabetes. Free Norwegian language full text available in HTML format.
- Intensive vs. conventional insulin management initiated at diagnosis in children with diabetes: Should payer source influence the choice of therapy?
- Monitoring of 24-h ECG and glucose level for detection of relations between glycemia and QT interval duration in type 1 diabetics.
- Subcutaneous antihistamine injection is effective to control a local allergic reaction to human insulin.
- The effect of substituting alternative grains in the diet on the nutritional profile of the gluten-free diet.
- Going Gluten-Free At Age 13.
Legal and Legislative
- A judgment against health-related bias.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Braves' Buddy Carlyle joins list of athletes with diabetes.
- Bears QB Cutler faces tough questions -- from kids. See also Cutler responds well to critics.
- Fun on the diamond: Local boy deals with diabetes; to compete in event at the Trop.
- Grueling ride for a good cause.
- Episcopal Academy rower fights through serious medical conditions.
- My son Sam has a life-threatening disease. But now we live in hope. See also Diabetes: The Silent Killer, an excellent audio program by BBC correspondent Justin Web about type 1 diabetes that focuses on his son Sam and his family.
- Diabetes Lobbyist Speaks Up.
- Raising Awareness for Juvenile Diabetes.
- 'Stunning' progress in diabetes treatment.
- Stem cells put to test as treatment for diabetes.
- Can-Am Care's Innovative Clickfine® Pen Needles Are Now Available at Major Retail Chains and Drugstores; Easy-to-Use Pen Needles Click-on All Major Diabetes Pens. (PDF)
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