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.
- 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
- Last week's poll asked readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how they chose their current glucose meter.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Athlete's Handbook by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.
- Running Marathons with Type 1 Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter, Jazzy, was just diagnosed with diabetes last week. She has already mastered her finger pokes. Her little brother Colin, who is 22 months old, always watches her, holds up his finger, and says, "Too." She then pretends to give him a finger poke to he can "be like sissy."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your auto ashtray is full ... of test strips! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Does celiac disease make it more difficult to control one's blood sugars?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Type 1 and insulin resistant?
Diabetes Videos and Podcasts
- Vote for your favorite Lenny the Lion video.
Studies and Surveys
- Families in the Cincinnati area are need for a new study on Type 1 Diabetes and Depression: A Study for Teens and Their Families.
- 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
- Tolerx: Attacking the Cause of Type 1 Diabetes in People (Not Mice).
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
Products and Books
- "Low Predicted" shows how the new Medtronic Revel displays a predicted low blood glucose.
- A bihormonal closed-loop artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes. See also Novel Artificial Pancreas System Using Two Hormones Successfully Controls Blood Sugar Levels In Type 1 Diabetes Patients and Research offers promise for diabetics. To learn more, see Using mathematics to treat diabetes ... five minutes at a time (specifically the Publications section).
- Infant feeding and the risk of type 1 diabetes.
- Monocyte Gene-Expression Profiles Associated With Childhood-Onset Type 1 Diabetes and Disease Risk: A Study of Identical Twins.
- Quantification and 3-D imaging of the insulitis-induced destruction of beta-cells in murine Type 1 Diabetes.
- Skin fluorescence correlates strongly with coronary artery calcification severity in type 1 diabetes.
- Real-life glycaemic profiles in non-diabetic individuals with low fasting glucose and normal HbA(1c): the A1C-Derived Average Glucose (ADAG) study.
- Comparison of the clinical information provided by the FreeStyle Navigator continuous interstitial glucose monitor versus traditional blood glucose readings.
- Equal metabolic control but superior caregiver treatment satisfaction with insulin aspart in preschool children.
- Long-term biomedical and psychosocial outcomes following DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) structured education to promote intensive insulin therapy in adults with sub-optimally controlled Type 1 diabetes.
- Celiac Disease without Villous Atrophy in Children: A Prospective Study.
- The economics of celiac disease: a population-based study.
- Long-term deterioration of quality of life in adult patients with celiac disease is associated with treatment noncompliance.
- Implications of gluten exposure period, CD clinical forms, and HLA typing in the association between celiac disease and dental enamel defects in children. A case-control study.
- Gluten Free: Millions Have Celiac, Few Diagnosed.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Parents' fear of hypoglycaemia impacts on children's diabetes management.
- Kimball won't let diabetes slow him.
- Taking on theory of controlling diabetes.
- Student inks book on subject he knows best: Himself.
- Diabetics Skip Insulin To Lose Weight.
- Scientists work to keep hackers out of implanted medical devices. See also Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Software Radio Attacks and Zero-Power Defenses.
- Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes Moves Closer to Reality.
- Scripps Research scientists reveal how genetic mutations may cause type 1 diabetes summarizes The diabetogenic mouse MHC class II molecule I-Ag7 is endowed with a switch that modulates TCR affinity.
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