Of Continuing Interest
- 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).
- 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
- Diabetes in California Schools is working to ensure that kids in California public schools always have access to proper diabetes care while at school.
- Last week's poll asked pump users how often they usually change their infusion set. This week's poll asks readers how they dispose of sharps at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- Our page about the Retinopathy is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On top of the cookies in the cookie jar is a paper with 6c. (6 Carbohydrates) each written on it. Upon returning from getting a cookie, my non-diabetic nephew says, "I don't have 6 cents to pay for each one of these cookies." My 5 year old diabetic son said, "It's carbs, not cents!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find your five-year-old daughter testing the finger of her baby doll and saying, "Uh-Oh, what did you eat?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Despite controlling my blood sugar and taking insulin, I keep getting ketones. Why is this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Finger pricks - need advice
Studies and Surveys
- Families are encourage to participate in an online survey about bloog glucose meters, the results from which will be presented by Ellen Ullman, MSW, at the upcoming FDA/CDRH Public Meeting on Blood Glucose Meters, to be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.
- 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
- Kris Freeman Update: Breaking D-Ground in Olympic Endurance Sports.
- Would you buy a second-hand insulin pump? examines the growing number of prescription diabetes products for sale online.
- 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.
- Immunomodulation with microbial vaccines to prevent type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Immune therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus-what is unique about anti-CD3 antibodies?
- Stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Amperometric Glucose Sensors: Sources of Error and Potential Benefit of Redundancy.
- Simulation Environment to Evaluate Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Effectiveness of Intravenous Infusion Algorithms for Glucose Control in Diabetic Patients Using Different Simulation Models.
- Clinical Evaluation of a Noninvasive Alarm System for Nocturnal Hypoglycemia.
- Alarm Characterization for Continuous Glucose Monitors Used as Adjuncts to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose.
- Alarm Characterization for a Continuous Glucose Monitor That Replaces Traditional Blood Glucose Monitoring.
- Telehealth Behavior Therapy for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescents.
- Normal-range albuminuria does not exclude nephropathy in diabetic children.
- Efficacy of low-dose oral sulodexide in the management of diabetic nephropathy.
- Impact of Gluten-free Camp on Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease.
- Prevalence of low bone mineral density in children and adolescents with celiac disease under treatment.
- Infectious Disease and Risk of Later Celiac Disease in Childhood.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- USA's Freeman has blood sugar crash in cross-country pursuit.
- Little loved one has diabetes, but laughter has outweighed tears.
- Call for a cure.
- Artificial Pancreas Project Update.
- Keller doesn't let diabetes slow him down.
- Variety brings Zoe spice of life.
- Girl with diabetes to receive some canine help.
- Dear Abby: Teen with diabetes might be able to have an occasional treat.
- SickKids scientists discover a genetic clue for Type 1 diabetes.
- Gone too soon.
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