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
- John is nine and lives in Arizona.
- McKayla is six and was diagnosed in November 2009.
- Grace is seven and lives in Arizona.
- Isabella is almost seven and was diagnosed in May 2007.
- Molly is 17 and rides dirt bikes.
- Last week's poll asked readers what insulin pump they use. This week's poll asks readers how they usually obtain their insulin.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- Our page about Celiac is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son was chosen to be line leader for his class at school. Prior to lunch he always goes down to the nurses office to have his blood sugar checked. When it was time to line up and go to lunch, my son went to the nurses office as usual, only on this day the whole class ended up there too. They all got a good laugh over it.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed last April, my son is experiencing very high blood sugars. I suspect he is "sneaking" food. What do you suggest I do about this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Daughter wants to change pumps
- 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.
- The Potential of Immunotherapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
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.
- Several bloggers commented on Oprah's recent show about diabetes. See Oprah Does Diabetes and Dear Oprah & Dr. Oz- The Diabetes Show- Major FAIL for a sense of the response in the type 1 community.
- Home Alone With Diabetes.
- Flying The Friendly Skies? If You Have An Insulin Pump - Not So Much.
- You decide. See also CGM impact – is A1C all there is?
- 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.
Products and Books
- Grandma's Hands is an Ontario based company that specializes in custom made insulin pump pouches and belts for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Manual closed-loop insulin delivery in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a phase 2 randomised crossover trial. See also Early Artificial Pancreas Trials Show Benefits for Kids, Teenagers with Diabetes While Sleeping Overnight and Insulin Study Could Lead to New Dosage Devices.
- Space-time clustering analyses of type 1 diabetes in children from north-east England: support for an infectious aetiology?
- PSECMAC Intelligent Insulin Schedule for Diabetic Blood Glucose Management Under Nonmeal Announcement.
- High-mobility group box 1 is involved in the initial events of early loss of transplanted islets in mice. See also Researchers Discover Protein that Triggers Islet Cell Rejection.
- Measurement delay associated with the Guardian(R) RT continuous glucose monitoring system.
- Fear of hypoglycaemia in mothers and fathers of children with Type 1 diabetes is associated with poor glycaemic control and parental emotional distress: a population-based study.
- Advanced glycation end products assessed by skin autofluorescence in type 1 diabetics are associated with nephropathy, but not retinopathy.
- Association between glycated haemoglobin and the risk of lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetes mellitus-review and meta-analysis.
- Long-Term Results of Gastric Bypass Surgery in Morbidly Obese Type 1 Diabetes Patients.
- Questionnaire-Based Case Finding of Celiac Disease in a Population of 8- to 9-Year-Old Children.
- Low expression of human beta-defensin 1 in duodenum of celiac patients is partially restored by a gluten-free diet.
- Mortality in celiac disease.
- Old and new serological tests for celiac disease screening.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Insulin pump win for children with Type 1 Diabetes See also Insulin pump subsidy boost (in Australia).
- Scots third in world for child cases of Type 1 diabetes – and it's getting worse.
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