Of Continuing Interest
- 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 Focus on Technology: Seattle 2009, to be held at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington from November 20-22, 2009.
- 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 if their child has a 504 plan for diabetes care at school. This week's poll asks readers about who provides diabetes care assistance to their child while at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Child Has Diabetes: A Parent's Guide to a Normal Life After Diagnosis by Karen Hargrave-Nykaza.
- Our Sample 504 Plans are Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child learns to count backwards before learning to count forwards--they learn this from watching their meter countdown. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Is there any empirical data showing the effects that heat and humidity have on children with type 1 diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
- Join Crystal Jackson, associate director of legal advocacy of the American Diabetes Association, for a special chat about diabetes in school on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 9-10pm Eastern in the "Back to School" chat room.
- Presentations from the 2009 BDC/CDF Keystone Conference (Practical Ways to Achieve Targets in Diabetes Care) and 2008 BDC/CDF Keystone Conference (Management of Diabetes in Youth) are online.
- Nick Jonas recently spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Videos of his presentation are in six parts at YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The American Diabetes Association urges families living with diabetes to support health care reform that will include coverage of diabetes care products and services to prevent complications. See also Stop the Crisis: Health Care Reform Now, a video by George Huntley, chair of the board of directors with the American Diabetes Association.
Diabetes in School
- CWD's Diabetes at School section offers resources and links to help your child have a safe and successful school experience.
- We added instructions on how to get the proper SAT/ACT college entrance exam accommodations for diabetes.
Products and Books
- BD and Direct Relief International team up to donate syringes and pen needles to diabetes patients in need.
- Epigenetics: deciphering how environmental factors may modify autoimmune type 1 diabetes.
- Alleviation of exogenous insulin requirement in type 1 diabetes mellitus after immunoablation and transplantation of autologous hematopoietic stem cells.
- Noninvasive radial artery tonometry augmentation index and urinary albumin/creatinine levels in early adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Genetic-induced Variations in the GAD65 T-cell Repertoire Governs Efficacy of Anti-CD3/GAD65 Combination Therapy in New-onset Type 1 Diabetes.
- No Effect of the Altered-Peptide Ligand NBI-6024 on Beta Cell Residual Function and Insulin Needs in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes.
- TroponinT and proBNP in fetuses of Type 1 diabetic mothers.
- Placental structure in type 1 diabetes: relation to fetal insulin, leptin and IGF-I.
- Caffeine consumption attenuates neurochemical modifications in the hippocampus of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
- The Ectopic Expression of Pax4 in the Mouse Pancreas Converts Progenitor Cells into alpha and Subsequently beta Cells. See also Scientists Find That a Single Gene Can Convert Pancreatic Alpha Cells Into Betas in Lab Mice.
- Psychosocial problems in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Feasibility of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and daily supplemental insulin glargine injection in children with type 1 diabetes.
- A comparison of multiple daily insulin therapy with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a single-center experience from Turkey.
- Accuracy and reliability of continuous glucose monitoring in individuals with type 1 diabetes during recreational diving.
- Assessment of patient-reported outcomes of insulin pen devices versus conventional vial and syringe.
- Cause of death in infants of women with pregestational diabetes mellitus and the relationship with glycemic control.
- The Association Between Celiac Disease, Dental Enamel Defects, and Aphthous Ulcers in a United States Cohort.
- Anti-microbial antibodies in celiac disease: trick or treat?
- Double Trouble — Counseling Clients With Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Undergrad wins $100,000 to expand iPhone app for diabetics.
- Kennedy Untold Story: Lauren Standford is a report of a teenager with diabetes who wrote a letter to Senator Kennedy and was then brought to D.C. to testify about diabetes.
- Nick Jonas uses the pen, the press, and politicians to bring awareness to diabetic research.
- Two Drugs Disappoint as Type 1 Kidney Treatments, But Shine With Eyes.
- Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Foretells Cardiovascular Complications.
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