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
- November 14 is World Diabetes Day.
- Share your life with diabetes through the 2nd Annual University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology World Diabetes Day Photo Contest.
- Scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology conference in Seattle are available.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation offers scholarships for CWD's conferences, including Seattle - Focus on Technology from November 20-22, 2009 and Houston - Focus on Technology from February 19-21, 2010.
- Drevina is 14 and lives in Indonesia.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times they've checked for ketones in the past year. This week's poll asks readers how they record blood glucose values.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes by Andie Dominick.
- Our page about Neonatal Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My husband had checked Hayden's glucose for me and yelled to me upstairs the numbers. Hayden needed his morning insulin of Humilin-U. I told Hayden to tell daddy he needed "3 units of U." He ran down the stairs yelling, "Daddy, you need 3 minutes of me!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the toilet is stuffed, you call the plumber, he snakes the bowl, and at the end of his snake is a piece of blue plastic that just happens to match the blue plastic cover of your son's inset infusion set. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter disconnects her pump and takes shots for volleyball tournaments, which can last up to four days. She often runs low and has to be removed from games. How can we avoid this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
A guide to parents written by a teenage diabetic, begun in November 2007, has many comments that are worth reading.
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life has 711 panels. Our most recent quilt is for Samuel from the UK.
- Injection-Site Lipoatrophy.
- Team Type 1 takes on diabetes.
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.
- Diabetes Research Institute: the best hope for a cure (indeed).
Products and Books
- The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin is the story of Elizabeth Evans Hughes, one of the first people in the world to receive insulin.
- Epidemiological perspectives on type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence in Germany: 20 years of the DIARY registry.
- Microvascular reactivity in type 1 diabetics.
- Regulation of oxidative stress by glycaemic control: evidence for an independent inhibitory effect of insulin therapy.
- Use of insulin glargine in type 1 diabetes children with less than eight years old.
- Use of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (Insulin Pump) Therapy in the Hospital: A Review of One Institution's Experience.
- Effects of a Mixed Meal on Hemodynamics and Autonomic Control of the Heart in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- The 600-step program for type 1 diabetes self-management in youth: the magnitude of the self-management task.
- A Pilot Study of Observed Parenting and Adjustment in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and their Mothers.
- Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity.
- Two prolamin peptides from durum wheat preclude celiac disease-specific T cell activation by gluten proteins.
- Foods formulation for people with celiac disease based on quinoa (Chenopoduim quinoa), cereal flours and starches mixtures.
- Celiac-associated peptic disease at upper endoscopy: How common is it?
- Malnutrition in adults with gastrointestinal disorders: a new reservoir of celiac disease?
- Silent celiac disease in a cohort of healthy adults.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- NIH diabetes leader heading to UMass.
- Viking Allen Commits To Sacking Diabetes.
- UF receives $3 million grant to study type 1 diabetes.
- Helmsley Trust Grant Advances OHSU's Search for a Diabetes Cure.
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