Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Team Type 1 sets record in Race Across America victory. See also A 3,000-Mile Triumph, Spurred on by Diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have their most recent basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down This week's poll asks readers how they usually test for ketones.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Smart Pumping for People with Diabetes, edited by Howard Wolpert, MD.
- In anticipation of next week's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, the Report from Friends for Life 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
It was shortly before noon and my 6 year old told me that she felt low, so she grabbed her monitor and tested her blood sugar. She announced that her blood sugar was 33 so I panicked and grabbed a glucose tablet and juice box. After I juiced her up, I tested her again to see if her blood sugar had come up and the monitor now read "HI". I checked her previous reading and the monitor read "303". I guess in her little mind's eye it read 30 3. This will be a family favorite for years to come.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your two type 1 teens who both drive argue whoever has the best BG gets the car. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter was on an antibiotic for a short time when she had mononucleosis. Four weeks later, she was diagnosed with type 1. Could the antibiotic have brought on the diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Diabetes and Football-how do you do it?
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 695 panels. The next complete showing of the Quilt for Life will be at CWD's Friends for Life conference in Orlando in July 2009.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Submit your diabetes story at GlucoStories for a chance to attend Charlie Kimball's race in Miami in October 2009.
Studies and Surveys
- A diabetes advocacy group that is looking at ways to improve care and accelerate the development of new therapies for people with diabetes seeks your input through a survey about online tools and registries related to diabetes.
- Parents of children ages 5-17, diagnosed within the last six months, are invited to participate in a research survey about Development and Evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines.
- Seeding of pancreatic islets into pre-vascularized tissue-engineering chambers.
- Inflammation in Diabetic Encephalopathy is Prevented by C-Peptide.
- From Diabetelogia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes: Lantus insulin: a possible link with cancer which requires further investigation. The science and a statement from Sanofi-Aventis are freely available at that link in PDF form. See also Sanofi-aventis stands behind the safety of Lantus® (PDF), Lantus®: message from Dr. Jean-Pierre Lehner, sanofi-aventis Chief Medical Officer (video and PDFs), European Medicines Agency update on safety of insulin glargine (PDF), European Public Assessment report on Lantus (PDF), Points to consider on the Non-clinical assessment of the carcinogenic potential of human insulin analogues (PDF) from 2001, Statement from the American Diabetes Association Related to Studies Published in 'Diabetelogia', and Companies counter insulin safety concerns.
- Discontinuation of insulin pump treatment in children, adolescents, and young adults. A multicenter analysis based on the DPV database in Germany and Austria.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections.
- Poor vitamin C status is associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness, decreased microvascular function, and delayed myocardial repolarization in young patients with type 1 diabetes.
- The establishment of a new national network leads to quality improvement in childhood diabetes: Implementation of the ISPAD Guidelines.
- Effect of adjunct metformin treatment on levels of plasma lipids in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Excess Weight.
- High prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Animal insulin therapy induces a biased insulin antibody response that persists for years after introduction of human insulin.
- Food that makes you different: the stigma experienced by adolescents with celiac disease.
- "You don't need a prescription to go gluten-free": The scientific self-diagnosis of celiac disease.
- Increasing prevalence and high incidence of celiac disease in elderly people: A population-based study. Free full text available in PDF format.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Boris Kovatchev: Artificial Pancreas Could Help Diabetics.
- New shot aims to head off Type 1 diabetes; Shot is one of a handful of new immune therapies being tested around U.S. See also Experiment seeks to head off Type 1 diabetes.
- Interview with Manny Hernandez, Founder and President of Diabetes Hands Foundation.
- Carlyle focused on return to Braves 'pen; Reliever learning to live and pitch with diabetes.
- Non-compliance vs. diabetes self care: Are we still playing a blame game?
- Abbott Congratulates Team Type 1.
- UTS Diabetes for iPhone: Manage your diabetes stats and share it with your doctor remotely.
- Global Infusion Pumps Market is Projected to Reach $6.8 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts.
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