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.
- 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 September 3-5, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010 conference.
New This Week
- The Children with Diabetes web site was moved to a new server last week. Please use our online feedback form to report any problems you find.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they do with their insulin pump tubing. This week's poll asks readers if they commemorate their date of diagnosis.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Our Report from Friends for Life 2009 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medic alert bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
One doctor has said artificially sweetened tea is okay, while one has said sweeteners like aspartame are worse than sugar. What is your opinion?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
My 4 AM Questions
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 713 panels.
Diabetes Videos and Podcasts
- Mother's Face is a podcast by Nicole Purcell from the NPR "This I Believe" series that describes her mother's reaction to Nicole's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. See also Nicole's blog at dLife.com.
- Treating Severe Hypoglycemia: Family and Friends Are Key.
Studies and Surveys
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital has a new Type 2 Diabetes Study For Children and Teens.
General Diabetes Information
- Etiquette for People Without Diabetes.
- The FDA and Social Media.
Products and Books
- The Diabetes Forecast Consumer Guide 2010 is available online.
- The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes by Riva Greenberg offers 26 pages of some of the most wonderful advice and perspective of living well with diabetes available.
- The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes is the story of Zippora Karz, who overcame type 1 diabetes to star with the New York City Ballet.
- The Pediatric Diabetes Dek, by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE, and contributing editors Barbara Anderson, PhD, Keith Campbell, RPh, CDE, and Kris Swenson, RN, CDE, is collection of educational card-sized tidbits on caring for type 1 diabetes in kids and teens and is now available at the iTunes store for iPod Touch and iPhone users.
- Researchers Re-Defining the Concept of a Cure for Diabetes.
- Six months of diazoxide treatment at bedtime in newly diagnosed subjects with type 1 diabetes does not influence parameters of beta-cell function and autoimmunity, but improves glycemic control.
- Ethnic Differences in Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes among Second-Generation Immigrants and Adoptees from Abroad.
- Progression to diabetes in relatives of type 1 diabetic patients: mechanisms and mode of onset.
- Gut barrier disruption by an enteric bacterial pathogen accelerates insulitis in NOD mice.
- Association between serum levels of the soluble receptor (sRAGE) for advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Can Roux-en-Y gastric bypass provide a lifelong solution for diabetes mellitus? Free full text available in PDF format.
- Responses to continuous glucose monitoring in subjects with type 1 diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion or multiple daily injections.
- Time lag characterization of two continuous glucose monitoring systems.
- New features and performance of a next-generation SEVEN-day continuous glucose monitoring system with short lag time.
- Difference in insulin usage patterns with pubertal development in children with type 1 diabetes during transition from multiple daily injections to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and through the CSII treatment.
- Long-term evaluation of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated with insulin glargine.
- Insulin requirements throughout pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus: three changes of direction.
- Transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care: smooth or slippery?
- Long-term detrimental consequences of the onset of type 1 diabetes on annual earnings-evidence from annual registry data in 1990-2005.
- Cerebral Metabolic Alterations in Rats with Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Effects of Treatment with Insulin and Intravenous Fluids and Effects of Bumetanide.
- Post-mortem pathologic and genetic studies in "dead in bed syndrome" cases in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Gluten-Free for the Holidays, and Beyond.
- Short stature, celiac disease and growth hormone deficiency.
Legal and Legislative
- Hottinger shows disregard for people he is supposed to serve.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sam's Diabetes: The Search for a Cure.
- Tween provides 6-year-old easier way to handle diabetes.
- Lasara Parents Arrested in Death of Daughter.
- JDRF Announces Diabetes Research Program with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science & Technology .
- 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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