Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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 .
- Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend, to be held at the Marriott Marco Island Resort in Marco Island, Florida from December 30, 2010 - January 1, 2011.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they've had a retinal photograph as part of their diabetes eye care. This week's poll asks our readers how soon after their child's diagnosis they began going out with just their spouse.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE.
- Our page about preparing a Diabetes Emergency Kit is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 4 year old daughter Rachel, pumping with a blue Minimed pump named Blossom, has been learning about Heaven in her Sunday School class. One afternoon while discussing Heaven I informed her that there is no diabetes in Heaven and she got excited and asked, "So when I go to Heaven I can leave Blossom at home?" Well yesterday, out of the blue she decided that she no longer wanted to go to Heaven. When I asked her why? Her response was, "Because I love my diabetes and would miss Blossom!" Out of the mouths of Babes....
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medic alert bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son adjusted to his diagnosis quickly in early 2009, but, recently, has become very anxious, both at school and at home. How can I help him get beyond the anxiety?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Memorable firsts for your CWD
- In A Very Special Diabetes Interview, Kevin Mattson interviews his Auntie Karen, who has had type 1 diabetes for 63 years.
- Parents in the Miami, Florida area are encouraged to attend a PEP Talk meeting at the Diabetes Research Institute on Saturday, May 15, 2010.
- The Diabetes Education & Camping Association is sponsoring DTreat East/West, two events for young people ages 18-25 with type 1 diabetes.
Studies and Surveys
- Diabetes Patients 8-21 years of age - Participate in a study in Redwood City, California and get paid $300.
- 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.
- 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
- Interview With Diamyd Medical AB.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
Products and Books
- Custom 3D Bands offers silicone rubber diabetes alert bracelets for kids and adults.
- Incorporating Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Into Clinical Practice.
- New type of human blood stem cell: a double-edged sword for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
- Thymic self-antigens for the design of a negative/tolerogenic self-vaccination against type 1 diabetes.
- Enhanced islet expansion by beta-cell proliferation in young diabetes-prone rats fed a protective diet.
- Enteroviruses in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- Biochemical markers of bone cell activity in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Programming of adiposity in offspring of mothers with type 1 diabetes at age 7 years.
- Blood Glucose Monitoring and Glycemic Control in Adolescence: Contribution of Diabetes-Specific Responsibility and Family Conflict.
- Relation of fasting and postprandial and plasma glucose with hemoglobinA1c in diabetics. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Cumulative risk, age at onset and sex-specific differences for developing end-stage renal disease in young patients with type 1 diabetes. A nationwide population based cohort study.
- Glycemic control and cardiovascular disease in 7454 patients with type 1 diabetes: an observational study from the Swedish National Diabetes Register (NDR).
- Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations.
- Glycemic control in children with Type 1 diabetes in Wales: the influence of the Pediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
- Redefining relationships and identity in young adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Supporting parents of very young children with type 1 diabetes: Results from a pilot study.
- Survival of patients with type 1 diabetes on renal replacement therapy in 1980-2007.
- Exenatide Affected Circulating Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers Independently Of Changes In Body Composition.
- Uveitis responding on gluten free diet in a girl with celiac disease and diabetes mellitus type 1.
Legal and Legislative
- Bill would allow volunteer to help diabetic students.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Artificial pancreas is a bridge to a cure for Annie and millions like her.
- Diabetes diagnosis no deterrent for local teen.
- Bret Michaels Leaves Hospital Expected to Make Full Recovery.
- Parents want Alberta to pay for insulin pump.
- Insulin in a Pill; A drugmaker is testing an alternative to diabetes injections, but many sizable hurdles remain.
- Popular Diabetes Drug Works Differently Than Thought.
- Diabetes centre opens in memory of tragic teen.
- JDRF Partners with Living Cell Technologies to Test Encapsulated Cell Replacement Therapy For the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Osiris Therapeutics Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Stem Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes (PDF).
- UGA discovery holds promise for treatment of diabetes and other debilitating diseases.
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