Of Continuing Interest
- Readers are encouraged to participate in the 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge. Three $7,000 Grand Prizes will be awarded.
- 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 May 15, 2010. This is a one-month extension.
- 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. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2010 conference.
- 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
- The Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 schedules for Parents and Adults and Youth are now online. We will have focus group information and sign up forms online in the coming weeks.
- Zip the Cure hopes to raise $100 from every ZIP code to fund research to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many different basal rates they use in their main insulin pump basal profile. This week's poll asks pump users about which infusion sets they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes by Andie Dominick.
- Our Presentations About Diabetes are Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 6-year-old diabetic granddaughter (Ashley) was explaining to her 4-yr old sister what it was like learning to read. What she meant to say was "First you start with basic reading." What she actually said was, "First you start with basal reading."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child, "Did you test?" and the child nearby says in a panic, "What test? When was it?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter has had diabetes for six years. Recently, she has been consistently low. Is she in her honeymoon period?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Tackle Football, CGMS, Pump, and all day conditioning camps
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life has 714 panels.
- Grandparents are invited to join Betty, Rachele and Bruce for a special CWD Grandparents Chat from 9-10 pm on March 18th in the Grandparents Chat Room. The topic will be Reclaiming Sleepovers and Get-aways.
Advocacy and Support
- Families from California are strongly encouraged to support Assembly Bill 1802.
- The Texas Lions Camp is holding an Adult Diabetes Retreat from April 16-18, 2010. Guest speakers include Steve Ponder, Barbara Anderson, and Karen Runnels. Details are available in the program flyer (PDF).
Studies and Surveys
- Families are encourage to participate in an online survey about blood 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
- Myabetic: Personalizing Diabetes Management.
- Clarifying LADA (Type 1 Diabetes in Adults).
- Four-year metabolic outcome of a randomised controlled CD3-antibody trial in recent-onset type 1 diabetic patients depends on their age and baseline residual beta cell mass.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reveals Associations of Glucose Levels with QT Interval Length.
- Successes and disappointments with clinical islet transplantation.
- The Programmable Cell of Monocytic Origin (PCMO): A Potential Adult Stem/Progenitor Cell Source for the Generation of Islet Cells.
- The Type 1 Diabetes - HLA Susceptibility Interactome - Identification of HLA Genotype-Specific Disease Genes for Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats (see HTML full text for PDF link).
- Experimental extracorporeal photopheresis therapy significantly delays the development of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice.
- Parental Involvement Buffers Associations Between Pump Duration and Metabolic Control among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Overweight Is Highly Prevalent In Children with Type 1 Diabetes And Associates with Cardiometabolic Risk.
- Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for diabetes: systematic review and economic evaluation.
- Association between metabolic control and oral health in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis in Austrian children in 1989-2008: a population-based analysis.
- Insulin pump therapy in moslem patients with type 1 diabetes during ramadan fasting: an observational report.
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.
- Asymmetric Large-for-Gestational-Age Infants of Type 1 Diabetic Women: Morbidity and Abdominal Growth.
- The spectrum of celiac disease: epidemiology, clinical aspects and treatment.
- Oral signs in the diagnosis of celiac disease: review of the literature.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Mom Says 'Just a Phone Call Away', Just Not Good Enough.
- Daily life with diabetes: Area 4-year-old deals with type 1 diabetes.
- Jays pair overcome diabetes.
- Chest cold, cold temps dog Kasilof musher.
- Diabetes: Do You Have It? Will You Get It? Find Out Now!
- Computer-Controlled Pancreas Could Close the Diabetes Loop.
- JDRF Founder, Lee Ducat, To Be Honored at 40th Anniversary Gala in Philadelphia.
- Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for Industry's Most Advanced Integrated System for Diabetes Management.
- Sernova Announces Interim Results from Key Preclincal Study With its Proprietary Cell Pouch System(tm).
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