Of Continuing Interest
- Applications for the 2010 College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now online. At least seventeen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be submitted by April 15, 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. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference.
- 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 Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first. This week's poll asks readers what they think about the artificial pancreas project.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Best Year of My Life: Book 1: Getting Diabetes by Jed Block, illustrated by Caitlin Block/
- Our Art and Poetry section is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Last week, Scott took Daniel and Jesse to Raceway Park in New Jersey to see drag racing, funny car races, etc. The other night, at about 11:15 pm, the house phone rings. I picked it up to hear Daniel say, "389." I said, "What did Jesse eat? Didn't the Navigator alarm? What's wrong?" I'm kind of panicky. Daniel laughed and said, "Ma, what are you talking about?" I said, "A blood sugar of 389 is nothing to laugh about!" My brilliant son said, "Ma, I don't know what you're talking about. But Dad just filled up your gas tank at $3.89 a gallon."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go through a drive-in at Dunkin' Donuts and see the sign that said "High Curb" and you start laughing because you think it said "HIGH CARB." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed a month ago and on Lantus, my toddler experiences a rise in his blood sugar from around 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., then is back in range in the morning. Why is this happening?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Is a "closed-loop" system a cure?
Advocacy and Support
- Diabetes in California Schools is a new organization working to ensure that children with type 1 diabetes in California receive appropriate care at school.
- TCOYD and Diabetes Sisters are partnering to offer the first annual Weekend for Women Conference, to be held from Saturday, May 22 to Sunday, May 23, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Studies and Surveys
- Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are looking for teenage drivers with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 16-19 and their parents to participate in an online study about how diabetes affects driving in teens. The survey is anonymous, which means that no one will know your answers but YOU. For more information and to complete the survey, please choose the appropriate survey:
- Survey for teens
- Survey for parents
- JDRF, Animas, and Dexcom Walk Into a Bar: Not a Diabetes Joke - An Artificial Pancreas.
- NEWS FLASH: JDRF Joins with Animas & DexCom to Build "First-Generation" Artificial Pancreas.
- The Business of Diabetes: Big Changes May Be In Store For The U.S. Insulin Market.
- Casey Johnson: The Fear in All of Us.
- Dimorphic histopathology of long-standing childhood-onset diabetes.
- Circulating endothelial cells are elevated in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Birthweight and the risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a meta-analysis of observational studies using individual patient data.
- 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.
- Helminthic therapy: using worms to treat immune-mediated disease.
- Hypoglycemia unawareness in patients with type 1 diabetes: pilot study of naltrexone therapy.
- The dual-wave bolus feature in type 1 diabetes adult users of insulin pumps.
- How Much Do I Give? Reevaluation of Insulin Dosing Estimation Formulas Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
- Euglycemic infusion of insulin detemir compared to human insulin appears to increase direct current brain potential response and reduces food intake while inducing similar systemic effects.
- The use of metformin in type 1 diabetes: a systematic review of efficacy.
- Maternal overweight and pregnancy outcome in women with Type-1 diabetes mellitus and different degrees of nephropathy.
- Stress among fathers of young children with type 1 diabetes.
- The "Cough Trick," a Brief Strategy to Manage Pediatric Pain From Immunization Injections.
- Age at Development of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease-Associated Antibodies and Clinical Disease in Genetically Susceptible Children Observed from Birth.
- Bifidobacteria inhibit the inflammatory response induced by gliadins in intestinal epithelial cells via modifications of toxic peptide generation during digestion.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Southwest High freshman's paper may have helped save a life. See also Biology project saves life of Fort Worth ISD teacher's daughter.
- Freeman hasn't let diabetes stop him.
- Sarah Rousey - Billiard Player. See also Billiards magazine makes local star a cover girl.
- Colleges: Clark has a keeper.
- Indianapolis Colts made an offer John Chick 'couldn't refuse'.
- Doctors use baby's cord blood to treat diseases.
- Digital Pharma: Virtual diabetes patient community launched on Second Life.
- Diabetes Technology and Intimacy.
- Tandem Diabetes Care Snags $52M Financing for Insulin Pumps.
- JDRF Forms Partnership with Animas to Develop First-Generation Automated System for Managing Type 1 Diabetes.
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