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 about which insulins they use. This week's poll asks readers what is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It by Dan Hurley.
- Our page about Hyperglycemia and Ketone Testing is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
We went to dinner at a local brewpub, and were about to test 5 year-old Gracie when I noticed she had oil pastel on her fingers that didn't wash off. I offered her one of her alcohol wipes to get her finger cleaner. She was hungry and impatient, so while I was fishing through her kit, she started chanting, a bit too loudly, "Where's my alcohol!?! Where's my alcohol?! Give me alcohol!!" Needless to say, we got some REALLY strange looks from people around us.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child what they had for lunch and they reply 45 carbs! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I am almost 15. Since puberty, my A1c has been elevated and I haven't been growing. Are my high blood sugars causing my lack of growth?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Did You (Or Do Your T1 Children) Take An Active Role In Their Diabetes?
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- The ADA Donovan McNabb Diabetes Camp offers kids in Pennsylvania a great camping experience with NFL star Donovan McNabb.
- The Barton Center for Diabetes Education provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends. The Elliott P. Joslin Camp is now operated by the Barton Center.
- Bearskin Meadow Camp in California includes a family camp for younger kids.
- Camp Adam Fisher in South Carolina is for campers with diabetes ages 6 to 17, as well as brothers, sisters, and friends.
- Camp Bluebonnet is a summer day camp in Youngsport, Texas.
- Camp Carefree in New Hampshire provides two weeks of fun for kids with diabetes in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
- Camp Carowanis, a bilingual summer camp for diabetic boys and girls ages 8 to 15 in Mont-Royal, Quebec, Canada. (Version Française)
- Camp Coqui offers summer camp for children and teens with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Camp Floyd Rogers in Omaha, Nebraska, offers June camping for kids with diabetes ages 8 to 18.
- Camp Fun in the Sun is a diabetes camp in the Inland Northwest.
- Camp Gilbert offers kids in South Dakota a summer camping experience.
- Camp Hertko Hollow offers camping for kids in Iowa
- Camp Ho Mita Koda, founded in 1929, offers residence camp for kids with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen weekend for kids in Ohio
- Camp Hodia, Idaho's camp for children with diabetes, offers camp sessions throughout the year.
- Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with special health needs, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Camp Hot Shots is a day camps for kids in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.
- Camp Jordan, hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for kids with diabetes.
- Camp Kudzu provides year round programming for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes in Georgia, including summer camp, family camp and other targeted programs.
- Camp Possibilities is an overnight camp for kids with diabetes living in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
- Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1947.
- Camp Sweeney, located 1 1/2 hours north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, offers children ages 6-18 three 3-week residential behavior modification programs, two 1-week programs (1 in the summer and 1 between Christmas and New Years) and weekend family camps.
- Chris Dudley Basketball Camp in Oregon is for boys and girls with diabetes, ages 10 to 17, who want to learn about basketball.
- The Circle of Life Camp provides camping for kids 8-16 near Albany, New York.
- Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma offers Camp Endres Senior (ages 13-17) and Camp Endres Junior (ages 8-12) camping experiences.
- DYFI camp for children with diabetes offers resident camp for kids in Indiana.
- Florida's Diabetes Camp sits on 47 acres on the shores of beautiful Lake Winona.
- Gales Creek, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is located on 36 acres of beautiful woodland.
- Lion's Camp Hickory is a day camp on the Seneca River in New York for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Lions Camp Merrick / Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for kids with diabetes, but for their families too! Kids from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia are also welcome. See the schedule page for the dates.
- Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.
- The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, offers camp for kids with diabetes (PDF) and other disabilities. The camp is fully paid for by the Texas Lions.
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
- Aaron Kowalski: Your Questions on the Artificial Pancreas Answered Here.
- Metformin for Type 1 Diabetes – Really? Why?
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- Glucose Levels at the Site of Subcutaneous Insulin Administration and Their Relationship to Plasma Levels.
- Parental attitudes towards overnight closed-loop glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Teplizumab therapy for type 1 diabetes.
- Aluminum Gallium Nitride (GaN)/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor-Based Sensors for Glucose Detection in Exhaled Breath Condensate. See also Breath-based glucose sensor developed (and why it may never make it to market).
- Correlates of Insulin Injection Omission. See also 57% of diabetics occasionally skip insulin shots on purpose.
- Hemoglobin glycation index: a robust measure of hemoglobin A1c bias in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) versus multiple insulin injections for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Attitudes towards insulin pump therapy among adolescents and young people.
- Siphon Effects on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Pump Delivery Performance (PDF). See also Changes in the Position of Conventional Insulin Pumps Shown to Significantly Impact Accuracy of Insulin Delivery.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring during Exercise in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (PDF).
- Individuals Achieve More Accurate Results with Meters That Are Codeless and Employ Dynamic Electrochemistry (PDF).
- Prevalence of Increased Arterial Stiffness in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Differs by Measurement Site and Sex: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
- Risk Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms in Caregivers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes or Cystic Fibrosis.
- Glycemic control and selected pregnancy outcomes in type 1 diabetes women on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and multiple daily injections: the significance of pregnancy planning.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Fighting diabetes, a ZIP code at a time.
- N.S. must fund insulin pumps.
- Man runs past his diabetes.
- Young diabetes sufferers 'at risk' of complications.
- How Did School Staffers Get Insulin Instead of Flu Vaccine?
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