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
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they check blood sugars during the middle of the night. This week's poll asks readers how concerned they are about the accuracy of their blood glucose meter.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.
- Our page about Gestational Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 4,500 families from all 50 states and 84 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son was diagnosed at 21 months. At age three his ID bracelet broke. He handed me the remains, raised his little arm, and said, "Look mom I'm not diabetic anymore." It was hard to explain that it didn't work that way.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non-D child refers to all numbers as carbs - "I'm 3 carbs old!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter's school would like to see some studies on the extent of cognitive thinking impairment when blood sugars are out of the normal range. Where can I find such studies?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Sharing ideas on reducing/avoiding night time lows
- Family Therapist Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, will host two special chats about "Processing the Most Difficult," first on Thursday, April 1st at 8pm Eastern and again on Tuesday, April 6th at 2pm Eastern/7pm London in the Joe S chat room.
Studies and Surveys
- Please add yourself to the T1D Exchange, a new not for profit project that we hope will become the largest type 1 diabetes study ever. Parents should answer the survey questions for their child.
- 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
- Basal/Bolus Mix-and-Match.
- Looking Back: Understanding Pity.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- In light of the suggested correlation between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk for type 1 diabetes, Adherence to Vitamin D Recommendations Among US Infants and Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency in Urban Massachusetts Newborns and Their Mothers are noteworthy.
- Infant feeding and the risk of type 1 diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes patients born to immigrants to Sweden increase their native diabetes risk and differ from Swedish patients in HLA types and islet autoantibodies.
- Lack of effect of short-term treatment with Amlodipine and Lisinopril on retinal autoregulation in normotensive patients with type 1 diabetes and mild diabetic retinopathy.
- Leptin therapy in insulin-deficient type I diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Texas Researcher Poised to Test Leptin as a Replacement for Insulin Among Type 1s.
- Use of continuous glucose monitoring in young children with type 1 diabetes: implications for behavioral research.
- Frequency of SMBG correlates with HbA1c and acute complications in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Predictors of metabolic control in children with Type 1 diabetes: The impact of Hurricane Katrina in a prospective study.
- Optimal timing of insulin detemir injection in patients with type 1 diabetes and poor metabolic control.
- Dental caries and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Verbal and academic skills in children with early-onset type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetic mothers and their newborn infants - rooming-in and neonatal morbidity.
- Perceived Access to Contraception Among Adolescents With Diabetes: Barriers to Preventing Pregnancy Complications.
- Effect on carbohydrate metabolism and analysis of acceptability (menstrual cycle control) of extended regimens of the vaginally inserted hormone-releasing system 'NuvaRing' as compared with the standard 21/7 regime in reproductive-age women with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Diagnosis of celiac disease in adults.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- KCD senior is master of lacrosse, diabetes.
- MV's Cannon is beating the disease.
- Mother locates day care for daughter with diabetes.
- IDF appoints Special Ambassador for the Rights of People with Diabetes.
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