Of Continuing Interest
- 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 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
- The American Diabetes Association offers Information on H1N1 Flu Precautions for Students with Diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers if the current economic situation has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers how concerned they are about their children's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are an adult.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
- Our page about ADHD and Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter Sarah went to a party last weekend. She was getting ready to leave and a guy called her over and asked, "So why are you wearing your garage door opener?" He actually did know what it was. It was her insulin pump.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when all three of your children request the "A1C Steak Sauce" at the dinner table. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Recently diagnosed with type 1, my son was sweating profusely in the middle of the night. His blood sugar was in range. Should I be concerned or is this normal for someone with diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
It Is Done, My Participation in the Joslin Medalist Study
Quilt for Life
- We added two quilts to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total number of panels to 713.
- With the help of diaTribe, we have an explanation of the various stages of clinical trials. This week we bring you Completing the Process -- Some More Testing, then Soon to Market!
- Current Advances and Travails in Islet Transplantation.
- Intensive Diabetes Management is a slide deck by Dr. Francine Kaufman (PDF).
- Nanotechnology to end insulin injections for diabetics explores the work of Professor Tejal Desaione, from the University of San Francisco, and her team's efforts to build an artificial pancreas.
- Researchers stop diabetes progression in a clinical trial discusses Rituximab, B-lymphocyte depletion, and preservation of beta-cell function, previously presented.
- Real-time detection of nocturnal hypoglycemic episodes using a novel non-invasive hypoglycemia monitor.
- Familial type 1 diabetes mellitus-gender distribution and age at onset of diabetes distinguish between parent-offspring and sib-pair subgroups.
- Bone mass and sex steroids in postmenarcheal adolescents and adult women with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Use of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system in children and young adults on insulin pump therapy: patients' and caregivers' perception of benefit.
Legal and Legislative
- Insurance coverage for diabetes, autism approved in House votes.
- Matter of life, death.
- Board of education closes Scott/Gray case, diabetes advocates clash with teachers' union.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Pumping diabetes awareness.
- Animal transplants imminent.
- Lilly Announces the First 300-unit Vial of Insulin.
- Fda Grants Ibsolvmir Orphan Drug Designation In The Treatment Of Diabetes Patients In The U.S. See also IBsolvMIR®, a Drug That Prevents Islet Transplantation Rejection, Receives FDA Orphan Drug Status.
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