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
- We have a preliminary report from the just completed Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 annual conference. We'll have the complete report and more photos online in the coming week.
- Last week's poll asked readers if caring for their diabetes causes financial hardship for their family. This week's poll asks readers if they have sought counseling.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitors by H. Peter Chase, M.D., Jana Gaston, MS, CDE, RD, and Laurel Messer, RN, BSN.
- Our Report from Quilt for Life: DC 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
We just put an inground pool in our backyard this summer. One day, I was testing the pool for chlorine and ph balance. My 9 year old daughter saw me put the testing strip in and compare it to the colours on the bottle. She then asked, "Does the pool have ketones?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you you ask your child what they had for lunch and they reply 45 carbs! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son has had four morning seizures when his blood sugar has been in the low 100s mg/dl [5.6 to 5.8 mmol/L]. Why is this happening?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Experiment: does keeping records improve the A1c?
Quilt for Life
- We added 10 new panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 709 panels.
- Dr. Steve Ponder is writing about his experiences at the Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes.
- Insulin Pump Therapy: The Pros and Cons in Current Diabetes Management.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The American Diabetes Association Now Accepting Applications For The 2010 National Youth Advocate. The ADA's National Youth Advocate (NYA) position is open to young people ages 12-17 years old (as of October 1) with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2009.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation has teamed up with Find A Cure Panel, which will donate a minimum of $25 to the Diabetes Scholars Foundation for each survey completed.
- Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch.
Studies and Surveys
- A company developing a new insulin pump seeks feedback from users of traditional insulin pumps and users of the OmniPod insulin pump system.
- Open-label Investigation of the Safety and Effectiveness of DIABECELL(R) in Patients With Type I Diabetes Mellitus begins in New Zealand.
- CWD: "You Can Not Like It and Still Do It."
- CWD: Inspired by Jay Hewitt - Again!
Products and Books
- 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It is an excellent new book for everyone's diabetes library.
- Diabetes and the iPhone.
- DiabeText (in public beta) lets you track your glucose, insulin and carbs using simple text messaging.
- Animas is offering protective skins for their insulin pumps.
- Identification of three wheat globulin genes by screening a Triticum aestivum BAC genomic library with cDNA from a diabetes-associated globulin. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Progress towards the clinical use of CD3 monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of autoimmunity.
- Hypoglycemic and beta cell protective andrographolide analogue for diabetes treatment.
- The glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 immunoglobulin G subclass profile differs between adult-onset type 1 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) up to 3 years after clinical onset.
- Mild Fasting Hyperglycemia in a Child: Importance of New Genetic Tools. Also available in PDF format, which includes the referenced tables.
- Pigment epithelium-derived factor contributes to insulin resistance in obesity. See also Discovery of Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Opens Path to Possible New Treatment and When Weight Is the Issue, Doctors Struggle Too.
- Insulin Glargine and Cancer—An Unsubstantiated Allegation.
- Efficacy and safety of insulin glulisine in Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Continuous glucose monitoring in youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Associations of Parent Coping, Stress, and Well-Being in Mothers of Children with Diabetes: Examination of Data from a National Sample.
- Compensatory beliefs about glucose testing are associated with low adherence to treatment and poor metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Changes in Visual Impairment Prevalence by Period of Diagnosis of Diabetes The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Retinal vessel calibre and micro- and macrovascular complications in type 1 diabetes.
- Abnormal cold perception in the lower limbs: A sensitive indicator for detection of polyneuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Low dose (0.05 units/kg/h) is comparable with standard dose (0.1 units/kg/h) intravenous insulin infusion for the initial treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in children with type 1 diabetes-an observational study.
- Diabetes mellitus and gastric emptying: questions and issues in clinical practice.
- Insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes treatment in a girl with Down's syndrome.
- Chapter 6 introduction of oats in the diet of individuals with celiac disease a systematic review.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Standards Might Rise on Monitors for Diabetics. See also How Accurate Are Handheld Glucose Meters?
- Do Contaminants Play a Role in Diabetes?
- Sotomayor's nomination is historic also because she is living successfully with diabetes.
- NBC Nightly News featured a story about type 1 diabetes that features the Diabetes Research Institute.
- Indy Lights Racer Charlie Kimball Will Not Let Diabetes Slow Him Down.
- Living her life to the fullest.
- Second Opinion: OmniPod gives girl normalcy.
- Diabetes doesn't stop U.S. setter.
- FDA Approves NovoLog® Labeling Update; Increasing the Time Patients Can Use and Store NovoLog® in Their Pumps from Two Days to Six Days.
- OneTouch® Ping™ Glucose Management System Approved by Health Canada.
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