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 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
- Medtronic Diabetes is running a contest, seeking 2-3 minute videos portraying Lenny the Lion teaching children about diabetes or about overcoming everyday challenges associated with diabetes by using insulin pump therapy. Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2010 (the web site says March 1).
- Last week's poll asked readers how they usually obtain their insulin. This week's poll asks pump users how often they usually change their infusion set.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Getting the Most Out of Diabetes Camp: A Guide for Parents and Kids.
- Our page about the Glucagon Emergency Kit is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When my daughter was in kindergarten one of her classmates told his mom, "Noelle has to go the health office all the time." When she asked him why, he said, "Because she is diabolical." Of course, she knew what he meant. We still call her our diabolical diabetic.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter wakes you see the high gas prices at a station and what you really see are high blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son has been taking enalapril for microalbuminuria. The cardiologist thinks the microalbuminuria might be sports related, while the nephrologist disagrees. How do we determine if it is related to his diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Help with lunch time insulin?
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.
- Diabetic Mommy.
- Calling All Grassroots Diabetes Advocates: Unite to Get Noticed!
- CGM gushing site footage.
- Insulin Pump Lobbying (in New Zealand).
- Casey Johnson Died of DKA; Could Diabulemia Be To Blame?
- 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.
- MD-Logic Artificial Pancreas System: A Pilot Study in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Carotid intima-media thickness and its relations with the complications in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Exploring self-management characteristics in youths with type 1 diabetes mellitus: does membership in a glycemic control category matter?
- The impact of vitamin D deficiency on diabetes and cardiovascular risk.
- Timing of meal insulin boluses to achieve optimal postprandial glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- The use of Rapid-Acting insulin Analogs in Basal-Bolus Regimens in type 1 Diabetes.
- The early pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic effects of mixing lispro with glargine insulin: results of glucose clamp studies in youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Effect Of Prior Intensive Insulin Treatment During The Diabetes Control And Complications Trial (DCCT) On Peripheral Neuropathy In Type 1 Diabetes During The Epidemiology Of Diabetes Interventions, And Complications (EDIC) Study.
- Effect of Prior Intensive Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on 10-year Progression of Retinopathy in the DCCT/EDIC: Comparison of Adults and Adolescents.
- Hemoglobin A1c is a reliable criterion for diagnosing type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence.
- The changing frequency of celiac disease diagnosed at the Stollery Children's Hospital.
- The frequency of histologic lesion variability of the duodenal mucosa in children with celiac disease.
- Positive celiac disease serology and reduced bone mineral density in adult women.
- Mucosal Recovery and Mortality in Adults With Celiac Disease After Treatment With a Gluten-Free Diet.
Legal and Legislative
- California Parents of Children with Diabetes and Care Advocates Hail Isadore Hall, III Legislation to Fight Diabetes.
- The Care of Students with Diabetes Act was introduced in the Illinois state legislature.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Type 1 Diabetes holds "no limits" for Kris Freeman in the Olympics.
- Type 1 athletes compete.
- Boys' swimming: Virgilio won't be deterred by diabetes.
- Athlete tackles diabetes on, off field.
- Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Carroll senior Dillon Olney's art is personal.
- Anchorage girl with diabetes to receive some canine help.
- Norwegian University Develops Self Help System To Monitor Diabetes Patients.
- iPhone Apps For The Masses: Health & Fitness.
- Funding boost for type 1 diabetes research.
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