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
- New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez to Help Raise $100,000 for JDRF in Pepsi Refresh Project Challenge. See also the JDRF press release.
- Last week's poll asked readers what is most important for the next generation of continuous glucose sensors. This week's poll asks readers what insulin pump they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- Our page about HbA1c Measurement is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My oldest granddaughter, Ashley, is the type 1 diabetic. Her younger sister, Alyssa, takes part in the TrialNet program and is tested periodically for 'antibodies', which we explained to her was to see if she might be getting sick with diabetes. One day, I was working on her computer and it wasn't responding properly, so Alyssa asked me, "Grandma does my computer have "antibodies?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your refrigerator magnets are from your endo, your diabetes supplier, your insurance company, and your pump manufacturer. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
As a college swimmer, my daughter has gone back to injections and reduced her insulin drastically, but she is still having 5 a.m. lows. How can she prevent them? She is nervous about the lows so she goes to bed with a very high blood sugar.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How long after you found out did your kids get the pump?
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a special chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference on Friday, February 12th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
Diabetes Videos and Podcasts
- Diabetes During Pregnancy is a podcast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Diabetes Research Institute has revamped its web site.
- 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
- A team from the University of Michigan is conduction a survey on parents' perceptions of their child's independence in caring for their type 1 diabetes at school and the amount of support (alliance) that parents perceive they receive from the school.
- 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
- Open Innovation Finds The Cure for Type 1 Diabetes - Thanks to Harvard Catalyst, InnoCentive & You.
- Bernard Farrell interviews Kris Freeman.
- Vote for SixUntilMe in the Medgadget Best Patient Blog contest.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) is seeking a highly motivated individual to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to generate increased awareness of ITN type 1 diabetes trials.
- A simulation study of an inverse controller for closed- and semiclosed-loop control in type 1 diabetes.
- Polysaccharide Multilayer Nanoencapsulation of Insulin-Producing beta-Cells Grown as Pseudoislets for Potential Cellular Delivery of Insulin.
- Timing of bolus in children with type 1 diabetes using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (TiBoDi Study).
- Comparison of the post-meal glucose response to different insulin bolus waveforms in insulin pump- and pre-meal pramlintide-treated type 1 diabetes patients.
- Insulin-sensitivity response to a single bout of resistive exercise in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Effect of Insulin Analogs on the Decline of Hemoglobin in Diabetic Patients with Nephropathy.
- Durham Bread Company Owner Arrested. See also Preliminary Injunction and NC vs. Great Specialty Products Update - Preliminary Injunction Granted.
- Celiac Disease: Eating Away at You.
- Celiac Disease Prevalence In Children And Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes From Serbia.
- In vivo real-time imaging of human duodenal mucosal structures in celiac disease using endocytoscopy.
Legal and Legislative
- Law Firm Files First Minimed Lawsuit in Federal Court.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Kevin Lewis refuses to be denied.
- Kris Freeman Skis for Gold at the Vancouver Olympics.
- Managing My Diabetes During RawUnity Powerlifting Competition.
- Former Roughrider John Chick speaks of his experience with diabetes.
- Diabetic children show pan talent.
- High-tech device gives local teen her freedom.
- Diabetes UK Announces Parliamentary Champion Winners.
- New source of insulin blossoming on the Prairies.
- Artificial pancreas is next goal for Type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes UK: HCPs encouraged to register for free DVD vouchers for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Efficacy and Safety Demonstrated by the OmniPod Insulin Management System in Retrospective Study.
- Home Diagnostics, Inc. Agrees to Be Acquired by Nipro Corporation; Companies Sign Definitive Agreement.
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