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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Readers are encouraged to participate in the 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge. Three $7,000 Grand Prizes will be awarded.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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, is sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case space becomes available, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at .

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Important Note To Customers: FreeStyle Navigator® Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
  2. Peter is 17 and was diagnosed in April 2010.
  3. Last week's poll asked readers how often they download data from their home glucose meter. This week's poll asks readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is The Diabetes Travel Guide, 2nd Edition by Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM.
  5. Why Does My Blood Sugar Go Up with Exercise or Competition? is Worth a Look.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our son Nicholas, age six, was diagnosed on November 12, 1999 when he was four years old. He has been absolutely wonderful about dealing with his diabetes--NOTHING stops this child. He started pumping on November 9, 2001. We went to his Endo appointment this past Wednesday. Before we left we were sitting in the living room and he looks at me and says, "Mom what does cure mean?" I explained that it means when scientists and doctors find out how to stop a disease or problem and then it's gone forever. He looks at me with this silly expression on his face and says, "Well do you think that you can tell Dr. Yaw to speed things up a little?"
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go into the bathroom and find your 3-year-old son peeing into a Dixie Cup, and when asked why, he looks up at you and replies, "Well I have to test my peetones." See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Is there any reason my son, who has type 1, should not get LASIK surgery?
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    Teenage sound sleepers and alarms
  12. Chats

  13. Psychologist Jill Weissberg-Benchell hosted a special chat about "Making Sense Of Grief And Anger" on Tuesday, April 13th. You can read the transcript.
  14. Diabetes Basics

  15. Type 1 Diabetes and the Environment looks at the science behind environmental factors in the rise in type 1 diabetes.
  16. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  17. Science Stage - Diabetes TV offers a collection of excellent videos related to diabetes, including may from Taking Control of Your Diabetes.
  18. Studies and Surveys

  19. Families in the Cincinnati area are need for a new study on Type 1 Diabetes and Depression: A Study for Teens and Their Families.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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:

    1. Survey for teens
    2. Survey for parents

  23. Diabetes Blogs

  24. Allison Blass, a young adult with type 1 diabetes, recounts her experience with metformin in The Pill Popper and The Work is Never Finished.
  25. Eva Saxl: Surviving as a Diabetic During World War II.
  26. Jobs

  27. Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
  28. Research

  29. Suspended insulin infusion during overnight closed-loop glucose control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
  30. Maternal intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and risk of advanced beta cell autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes in offspring.
  31. Inflammatory Markers Are Increased in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH Case-Control Study.
  32. Insulin Resistance is Associated with Microangiopathy in Type 1 Diabetic Patients Treated with Intensive Insulin Therapy from the Onset of Disease.
  33. HLA-DR genotypes influence age at disease onset in children and juveniles with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  34. Incidence trends of childhood type 1 diabetes in eastern Saudi Arabia.
  35. Daily Care

  36. Improving glycaemic control in children and adolescents: which aspects of therapy really matter?
  37. Temporal patterns in overweight and obesity in Type 1 diabetes.
  38. Effect of carbohydrate counting and medical nutritional therapy on glycaemic control in Type 1 diabetic subjects: a pilot study.
  39. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes and risky behaviour.
  40. Computer's use, free time activities and metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  41. Pregnancy-induced sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in women with Type 1 diabetes.
  42. Detection of Surreptitious Administration of Analog Insulin to an 8-Week-Old Infant.
  43. Prime-Time Hypoglycemia: Factitious Hypoglycemia During Insulin-Pump Therapy.
  44. Early Risk Factors for Nonadherence in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes: A Review of the Recent Literature.
  45. Celiac

  46. How Patchy Is Patchy Villous Atrophy?: Distribution Pattern of Histological Lesions in the Duodenum of Children With Celiac Disease.
  47. HLA-DR genotypes influence age at disease onset in children and juveniles with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  48. Legal and Legislative

  49. US Investigates Florida Man On Fake J&J Diabetes-Care Products.
  50. District's nurses oppose Care Act.
  51. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  52. The alarm that can save diabetics' lives (so why is the NHS rationing them?). See also NHS must act on diabetes pump.
  53. Parents who worry too much about their diabetic child 'could be situation worse'.
  54. College Softball: Catawba's Marshall a record-breaker.
  55. Diabetic teens do listen; When mom and dad get involved, kids better manage condition, study shows.
  56. Ruth's pumped about diabetic aid.
  57. Utah Kids with Diabetes Get Motivated in Park City.
  58. Redesigned Chassis Pumps New Life into Insulin Management System.
  59. Couple Accused of Door-to-Door Scam.
  60. Parasitic Worms Could Become Basis for Type 1 Therapy. See also Fighting Allergies by Mimicking Parasitic Worms.
  61. Press Releases

  62. Roche acquires Medingo Ltd. and expands its position in the growing insulin delivery systems market.
  63. CureDM Partners Novel Diabetes Treatment With Sanofi-Aventis (PDF).

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