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
- Applications for the $5,000 2010-2011 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are due by May 15, 2010.
- Last week's poll asked readers how soon after their child's diagnosis they began going out with just their spouse. This week's poll asks our readers if their diabetes team provides emotional support during their clinic visits.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
- Our page about Flying With Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
It is sad how much our little ones are picking up on the lingo associated with diabetes. My little granddaughter was calling to my son and he didn't respond right away, so she yelled out, "You get over here, right this insulin!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child refers to sequel movies as "Type 2." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After six months on a pump, my daughter is still having highs and lows and I just don't know how to find a happy medium. What do you suggest? Our endocrinologist has indicated that it just takes time.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How Do You Deal With Being Labeled Overprotective of Your T1 Teen?
- Avoiding Post-Race Hypoglycemia.
- While an older video (uploaded in January 2008), Isaiah attempting a belly site shows the fear, courage, and triumph of a boy doing his first belly infusion set insertion.
Advocacy and Support
- Circle D offers fun, support and socials for adults 18-30 with type 1 living in the UK.
- 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
- It's Diabetes Blog Week.
- Being in the Spotlight, Complicate This, and The Spectre of Night Time Hypos are by Samantha, a field archaeologist from the UK, who rebelled against diabetes care as a teen.
- A Day in the Life of a New Mom with Diabetes.
- Sizing Up the Solo.
- Confessions of a Pump Ignoramus.
- My (Most Excellent) Life as a Pancreas.
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- Cyclosporin and methotrexate therapy induces remission in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Comparison of Urinary Albumin-Creatinine Ratio and Albumin Excretion Rate in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study.
- Decreased Contrast Sensitivity in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Responsibility Sharing between Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and Their Caregivers: Importance of Adolescent Perceptions on Diabetes Management and Control.
- Shared and individual medical appointments for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes; differences in topics discussed?
- Carbohydrate counting improves coping ability and metabolic control in patients with Type 1 Diabetes managed by Group Care.
- Racial Disparity in A1C Independent of Mean Blood Glucose in Children With Type 1 Diabetes. See also Diabetes test may fail black children.
- Risks of marathon running and hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetes.
- Occurrence of microalbuminuria in young people with Type 1 diabetes: importance of age and diabetes duration.
- Bone status in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Physical Activity and Electronic Media Use in The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Case-Control Study.
- Increasing prevalence of celiac children with negative serum antigliadin antibodies.
- The effects of gluten-free diet on body weight in children with celiac disease.
- Anemia and severe thrombocytopenia in celiac disease.
- Non-axial bone fracture but not depression as a risk factor for coeliac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- The blood sugar battle: Prototype of artificial pancreas holds promise for better management of type 1 diabetes.
- New Agents That Keep Insulin Working Longer.
- Cellnovo and Home Diagnostics, Inc. Form Strategic Alliance.
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