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
- Thousands Take The Big Blue Test On World Diabetes Day. See also The Big Blue Test on World Diabetes Day.
- Touchdowns for Diabetes is a Lilly-sponsored diabetes camp scholarship program that will donate $1,000 for every touchdown pass completed by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. See also Bears Quarterback Shares Diabetes Story, Teams With Lilly to Help Kids.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they use most often to treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers about their plans for Halloween.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- While they are no longer traveling, The Travels of Rufus and Ruby are Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My five-year-old has been diabetic now for two years. After one of his injections last week, I had an emotional moment and told him I was so sorry that I had to give him injections. I told him a was so sorry that he was diabetic. He took my face in his hands and said, "Mom it's not your fault, and I'm sorry that you are old!" I'm thirty two and never really considered myself as old, but I guess in their young minds there are worse things in life than being diabetic!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, in public, your teenager announces they're high and you hand them a syringe. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed six months ago, our toddler's blood sugars continue to vary from one extreme to the other on a daily basis. We are worried about the effects on his body. Do you have any advice?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Basic CGMS questions
- Blood and Honey is a feature-length documentary film about living with diabetes, led by project director Jessica Bernstein, Ph.D., who was diagnosed with type 1 as a child. Be sure to watch the sample reel.
- 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.
Studies and Surveys
- The DiaPrevent research study is designed to see if the investigational Diamyd vaccine shots may help to preserve insulin producing capacity in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
Products and Books
- Healthy Outcomes is a new, free online diabetes education service that rewards patients for taking control of their health and wellness.
- Preventing hypoglycemia using predictive alarm algorithms and insulin pump suspension.
- Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Using a Subcutaneous Glucose Sensor and Intra-Peritoneal Insulin Delivery: A Feasibility Study Testing a New Model for the Artificial Pancreas.
- Aortic Intima Media Thickness is an Early Marker of Atherosclerosis in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Nephropathy in Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased circulating activated platelets and platelet hyperreactivity.
- Daily vegetable intake during pregnancy negatively associated to islet autoimmunity in the offspring–The ABIS study.
- Associations of Serum Concentrations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone with Surrogate Markers of Insulin Resistance among U.S. Adults without Physician-Diagnosed Diabetes: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2006.
- A Pilot Trial of Pramlintide Home Usage in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Microalbuminuria, preeclampsia and preterm delivery in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes - results from a nation-wide Danish study.
- Three-Year Efficacy of Complex Insulin Regimens in Type 2 Diabetes.
- Optimal Insulin Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Long-term Clinical Significance of Thyroid Autoimmunity in Children with Celiac Disease.
- Serologic screening for celiac disease in children: a comparison between established assays and tests with deamidated gliadin-derived peptides plus conjugates for both IgA and IgG antibodies.
- Neurological symptoms in patients with biopsy proven celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Fort Wayne Indiana Daycare to pay $20,000 in discrimination settlement.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Tricking diabetes gives children treat.
- Diabetes may create a chasm between patient, doctor.
- Banting birthplace creates Canadian shame.
- Comics take medical science to kids.
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