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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 Conference, to be held at the Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England from October 29-31, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 conference.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers what they think about the artificial pancreas project. This week's poll asks readers about which insulins they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
- Our page about Exercising in Cold Weather is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Everynight at the dinner table our family askes what each of our "highs" and "lows" are (meaning best and worst part of each of our day). Going around the table we each tell of a typical thing, until we get to our 8 year old who was diagnosed 5 weeks prior. She starts laughing and states that her high was 554 and her low was 75 (her overall highs and lows during her 5 weeks of the diabetic world). Only a family with type 1 would understand.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 3-year-old son with diabetes asks every person who drinks juice, "Are you low?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Is it important that my 13-year-old son have his cholesterol checked? Our insurance company has called twice to ask if this has been done, but I thought it was a type 2 issue.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
What were your kids' thoughts/reactions to the idea of pumping before they started?
- Grandparents are invited to join Betty, Rachele and Bruce for a special CWD Grandparents Chat from 9-10 pm on January 21, 2010 in the Grandparents Chat Room. The topic will be Caregiver Guidelines: Knowledge and Skills Needed.
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
- Dear Doctors Banting & Best.
- Diabetes diagnosis changed the way we parent.
- Battling the other diabetes demons.
- Chasing the OmniPod: Patch Me If You Can.
- What Does "Six Until Me" Mean?, about Kerri Morrone, isn't new but is worth re-reading.
- Neuropsychological profiles of young people with type 1 diabetes 12 yr after disease onset.
- High caloric and sodium intakes as risk factors for progression of retinopathy in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Serum uric acid levels predict the development of albuminuria over 6 years in patients with type 1 diabetes: Findings from the Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes study.
- Coronary vasoreactivity is not altered in young people with type 1 diabetes.
- Automated detection of hypoglycemia-induced EEG changes recorded by subcutaneous electrodes in subjects with type 1 diabetes-The brain as a biosensor.
- Immunity to poliovirus after vaccination of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and rheumatic diseases.
- Skipping Meals or Carbohydrate-Free Meals in Order to Determine Basal Insulin Requirements in Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?
- Comparison of Insulin Detemir and Insulin Glargine on Glycemic Variability in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
- Utility of immediate hemoglobin A1c in children with type I diabetes mellitus.
- When to treat a diabetic patient using an external insulin pump. Expert consensus. Société francophone du diabète (ex ALFEDIAM) 2009.
- Medicine and Judaism--a patient is forbidden to endanger his life in order to fast on Yom Kippur.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- What Lessons Those Carrots Are Teaching.
- Insulin Pumps Might Have Slight Advantage Over Shots in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Diabetes Success Story: Tyler Curry Stevenson.
- Fighting disease with cord blood.
- Redcar mum's vow in memory of diabetic son.
- JDRF and BD Collaborate to Improve Insulin Pump Delivery.
- Insulet Applauds Kris Freeman as He Heads to 2010 Olympic Games.
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