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. Online registration has closed. Onsite registration is available.
- 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
- In the next couple of days, the Children with Diabetes web site will be moved to a new web server and data center. We expect the move to be seamless, but in case you experience any problems with the main web site, please know that we will be working to resolve any issues.
- Last week's poll asked readers how concerned they are about their children's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are an adult. This week's poll asks readers what they do with their insulin pump tubing.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE.
- Our Report from AADE 2009 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I came downstairs one afternoon and my son Max (age 10, dx 4 years ago) said, "Mom, I was 28!" I said "Oh my gosh (panic rising in my throat), did you get some juice? Do you need help?" "No," he said. "Not my blood sugar! 28 was my Wii Fit age!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Six weeks ago, my teen daughter developed sudden hearing loss in her right ear. Three ENT specialists said it's a possible complication of diabetes. Have you ever heard of this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
For those using Lantus plus a pump - question is about the Untethered Regimen
- With the help of diaTribe, we have an explanation of the various stages of clinical trials. This week we bring you the final installment, How to Get Involved -- Participating in a Clinical Trial.
Advocacy and Support
- Support the I RUN ON INSULIN Campaign.
General Diabetes Information
- Etiquette for People Without Diabetes.
- BSparl: 20 Weeks.
- The FDA and Social Media.
- A Kindred Spirit, on Symlin and CGM.
Products and Books
- Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It by Dan Hurley is an exceptional new book about both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Available in early 2010. See also Book Review: Dan Hurley's book "Diabetes Rising" Disappoints (Just a Little) and SNEAK PREVIEW: "Epic" New Book, Diabetes Rising for more about the book.
- Pump*tastic offers insulin pump cases for kids and adults.
- Population density determines the direction of the association between ambient ultraviolet radiation and type 1 diabetes incidence.
- The Geoepidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Tea, Coffee Seem to Protect Against [Type 2] Diabetes.
- Age at the Introduction of Solid Foods During the First Year and Allergic Sensitization at Age 5 Years.
- Motor vehicle crashes in diabetic patients with tight glycemic control: a population-based case control analysis.
- Hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetic pregnancy: the role of pre-conception insulin aspart treatment in a randomized study.
- Teenage pregnancy in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- A personalized approach to exercise promotion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Racial and Ethnic Differences in an Estimated Measure of Insulin Resistance Among Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.
Legal and Legislative
- Hudson Valley Hospital Center settles nurse's discrimination suit.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Celtics' Ray Allen copes with time away.
- Film Premiere Proceeds Go To Diabetes UK.
- Diamyd® vaccine approved for studies in children down to 3 years of age in the US.
- Case Western Reserve University grants option to startup Thermalin Diabetes.
- Mobile Phone Technology May Address Unmet Needs of Parents of Children With Diabetes, Sending Blood Sugar Readings Via Text, to Help Manage Child's Illness.
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