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
- Author Dan Hurley answers, What Do We Really Know About Why Type 1 Is Rising?
- Diabetes: A Deeper Look, a traveling museum exhibit, is now at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. See also Diabetes: a Deeper Look Exhibit Kicks Off National Tour to Educate Americans About the Epidemic of Diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers how concerned they are about the accuracy of their blood glucose meter. This week's poll asks readers how often they download data from their home glucose meter.
- The Featured Book of the Week is 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It by Riva Greenberg.
- Preventing DKA 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:
Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are talking about a friend's car problem as "He needs to fix his carbohydrates" instead of carburetor. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Because of the red blood cell turnover, would donating blood on a regular basis affect one's A1c?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
When out in public...
- Family Therapist Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, hosted two special chats about "Processing the Most Difficult" last week. You can read the transcripts from the April 1st chat and the April 6th chat
- Join psychologist Jill Weissberg-Benchell for a special chat about "Making Sense Of Grief And Anger" on Tuesday, April 13th at 9pm Eastern in the "Jill W" chat room.
- You can read the presentations from the FDA public meeting about blood glucose meters, courtesy of the Diabetes Technology Society. Be sure to see Ellen Ullman's presentation (PDF).
Advocacy and Support
- Florida: Ask the House to keep kids safe at school.
- Pam Robbins, President of the Illinois Nurses Association, opposes legislation that would empower schools to provide better care to children with diabetes -- and parents respond.
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
- Pranay Bonagiri from Virginia is interested in Type 1 Diabetes and Pets.
- Beating the Odds with Richard Vaughn: Over Half a Century of Diabetes.
- Small But Mighty: MyCareConnect.com.
- Claire's Courage.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- C-Peptide as a Therapeutic Tool in Diabetic Nephropathy.
- Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and other complications in type 1 diabetes.
- No Effect of the 1-alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 on Beta Cell Residual Function and Insulin Requirement in Adults with New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes.
- Dietary intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and diabetic nephropathy – cohort analysis of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).
- Estimated average glucose and self-monitored mean blood glucose are discordant estimates of glycemic control.
- Partial sleep restriction decreases insulin sensitivity in type 1 diabetes.
- Glycemic Control, Coping, and Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Cross-Lagged Longitudinal Approach.
- Glycemic Control in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: Role of Caregiver Literacy.
- Psychosocial well-being and functional outcomes in youth with type 1 diabetes 12 years after disease onset.
- The Structure of Parental Involvement and Relations to Disease Management for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Interview: Samantha Katz, DiabetesMine Design Challenge Judge.
- Self-empowerment for teens with diabetes.
- Diabetes diets as different as its patients.
- Quincy woman plays role in helping to keep camp for diabetic children open this summer.
- This Really Won't Hurt a Bit: Wireless Sensor Promises Diabetics Noninvasive Blood Sugar Readings.
- Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Receives $5 Million Gift From The Building And Construction Trades Department.
- Living Cell Technologies Confirms Safety and Proof of Principle of Efficacy in its Penultimate Data Analysis from its Russian Human Phase I/IIa Trial with DIABECELL® in Diabetics.
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