Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Houston 2010, to be held at the JW Marriott in Houston, Texas from February 19-21, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology: Houston 2010 conference.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010, to be held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, from April 16-18, 2010
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 International Conference, to be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from June 29 – July 4, 2010.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2010 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada from August 27-29, 2010.
New This Week
- We have a short video from the LifeScan and Animas team at the Friends for Life UK conference.
- Cristiana is 12 and lives in Italy.
- SafeSittings helps families find babysitters who understand type 1 diabetes. See also CWD's Family Support Network, which can also help you find sitters.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they change their lancet. This week's poll asks readers what they use most often to treat hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Juvenile Diabetes by Moira McCarthy.
- Our page about Diabetes Videos is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,350 families from all 50 states and 82 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I was diagnosed a couple months ago. The other day, I badly miscalculated the insulin for my dinner carbs, and an hour later found that I had dropped pretty low. So I grabbed some carbs, and then, because I'd never been quite that low before and was alone with the kids, I called my ten year old over to give him the standard mommy-is-low speech: "... so if I start acting funny or fall to the floor --" "I know, I know," he interrupted. "Dump a glass of water on your head and give you a juice box." I started laughing and told him dumping the water was probably not necessary. "I know," he said, "but I bet I could get away with it."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your laundry smells good because you accidently washed the glucose tabs again. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
As a high school soccer player, is my son legally allowed to wear his identification bracelet during games?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Newly Dx'd 4 year old...questions about pumps and CGMS
- Join CWD's Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about the Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference on Thursday, October 22 at 9 pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Learn about the latest cure-focused research at the Diabetes Research Institute's Diabetes 2.0 >> Connecting The Community From Care To Cure event, to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at The Signature Grand hotel in Davie, Florida.
- The 2010 National Taking Control of Your Diabetes Schedule is now available.
Products and Books
- Dex4 offers guidance for switching to their 4-gram glucose tablets after BD announces that they are discontinuing their 5-gram glucose tablets.
- tiniBoy is a new, ultra-small and ultra-thin lancet.
- Hippocampal Volumes in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Subclinical vascular alterations in young adults with type 1 diabetes detected by arterial tonometry.
- Age at Onset Of Type 1 Diabetes in Parents and Recurrence Risk in Offspring.
- Factors for thyroid autoimmunity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.
- Pancreatic islet transplantation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus: a review of recent clinical trials. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Absence of diabetic retinopathy in a patient who has had diabetes mellitus for 69 years, and inadequate glycemic control: case report. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in a Clinical Care Environment: Evidence from the JDRF-CGM Trial.
- Use of continuous glucose monitoring system in the management of severe hypoglycemia.
- Confirmation of Hypoglycemia in the 'Dead-in-Bed' Syndrome as Captured by a Retrospective Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
- Nocturnal Blood Glucose and IGFBP-1 Changes in Type 1 Diabetes: Differences in the Dawn Phenomenon between Insulin Regimens.
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Memory Dysfunction in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Study of celiac disease in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Uveitis in celiac disease with an excellent response to gluten-free diet: third case described.
Legal and Legislative
- Melissa Roosevelt Pflum: Universal coverage a moral must.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Giving blood with little pain.
- Boost for campaign fighting rare disease.
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