Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Vote for your choice in the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
- Last week's poll asked our readers if their diabetes team provides emotional support during their clinic visits. This week's poll asks families when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It by Dan Hurley.
- Our page about Traveling with Diabetes is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter came home from kindergarten and told me that her teacher almost sent her up to the nurse that day because she felt low. "Almost?" I asked (a little concerned). "Yeah," she said, "I was trying to tell her my CRAYON was low, and hard to color with. She didn't understand!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you consider crayons a "free food." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Our 11-year-old was diagnosed with type 1 in January. His 17-year-old brother was just diagnosed. What are the odds of such happening? Did our older son's Menactra vaccine contribute to his diagnosis?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Behavior problems with high bg
- Join the CWD Grandparents Faculty for a special chat about "Dealing with Emotions" on Thursday, May 20th at 9pm Eastern in the Grandparents Chat Room.
- Beware the Perils of Severe Hypoglycemia.
- Practical steps to improving the management of type 1 diabetes: recommendations from the Global Partnership for Effective Diabetes Management (PDF).
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
- What the beep did you just say?
- Dear TSA, I Wear an Insulin Pump Because I Have Diabetes. See also Is that one of those new exploding insulin pumps?
- Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
- Clustering of cases of type 1 diabetes in high socioeconomic communes in Santiago de Chile: spatio-temporal and geographical analysis.
- Co-occurrence of allergic sensitization and type 1 diabetes.
- Current Status of Xenotransplantation and Prospects for Clinical Application. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Cerebral structural and functional changes in type 1 diabetes.
- Neurocognitive functioning in preschool-age children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Three-year follow up of metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes with and without eating disorders.
- Breastfeeding patterns of mothers with type 1 diabetes: results from an infant feeding trial.
- Psychological adjustment to diabetes mellitus: highlighting self-integration and self-regulation.
- Restless legs syndrome is a common feature of adult celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Grand Blanc committee considers district-wide diabetes policy.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Children with diabetes can lead normal lives.
- Dr. Stan DeLoach Developing Youngsters' Power in Diabetes Self-Care: Dr. DeLoach Talks about Campamento Diabetes Safari.
- Diabetes forces Devon girl to move Plymouth schools.
- Parents forced to quit work to help diabetic children in the UK. see also Parents of diabetic children forced to give up work.
- Stolen purse contained $6000 insulin pump.
- A magical moment.
- Chris Dudley wins Republican nomination for Governor of Oregon.
- International Diabetes Federation launches World Diabetes Day 2010 campaign.
- UC Davis researchers receive $3.3 million grant to study diabetic crisis in children.
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