Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Less than a month is left in the 2010 Online Pump Triathlon Relay. Get moving and upload a video to help donate $10,000 to a diabetes charitable organization.
New This Week
- The International Diabetes Federation "Life for a Child" Programme offers support to the neediest kids with type 1 diabetes throughout the world. You can make a difference by making a donation.
- Some Thoughts: The Diabetes Dad takes on Hollywood, pharmaceutical companies, and Bret Michaels.
- Last week's poll asked readers about their reuse of diabetes supplies. This week's poll asks readers how they get their HbA1c measured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Our Report from Friends for Life UK 2009 Conference is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Everynight at the dinner table our family asks what each of our "highs" and "lows" are (meaning best and worst part of each of our day). Going around the table we each tell of a typical thing, until we get to our 8 year old who was diagnosed 5 weeks prior. She starts laughing and states that her high was 554 and her low was 75 (her overall highs and lows during her 5 weeks of the diabetic world). Only a family with type 1 would understand.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 10-year-old daughter looks at a beautiful, pinkish-purple sunset and declares, "That is so pretty! It looks like an infected site!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My friend lets her child's blood sugars run consistently in the 300s to 500s mg/dl [16.7 to 33.2 mmol/L]. Isn't this bad for the child? If so, what is the best way to tell my friend?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Studies and Surveys
- Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
- DEFEND is a global study seeking newly diagnosed patients aged 12 to 45 to test an islet preserving medication.
- The DiaPrevent research study is designed to see if the investigational Diamyd vaccine shots may help to preserve insulin producing capacity in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
- Families in the Cincinnati area are need for a new study on Type 1 Diabetes and Depression: A Study for Teens and Their Families.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is conducting a Type 2 Diabetes Study For Children and Teens.
Diabetes in School
- Join Crystal Jackson and and MyCareConnect for a Back to School Webinar on Monday, August 2nd at 9pm Eastern.
- Your Mom is Low.
- Breakthrough: The Discovery of Insulin and Other Medical Miracles.
- "Advocate Like You Bolus for Breakfast".
- All About Victoza: An Interview with Novo Nordisk's Dr. Alan Moses.
- Clinical and Experimental Pancreatic Islet Transplantation to Striated Muscle: Establishment of a Vascular System Similar to that in Native Islets.
- Anticipating the next meal using meal behavioral profiles: A hybrid model-based stochastic predictive control algorithm for T1DM.
- Vitamin D and increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes-evidence for an association?
- Sensor-Augmented Insulin-Pump Therapy.
- Confirmation of Hypoglycemia in the "dead-in-bed" Syndrome, as Captured by a Retrospective Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, previously reported, now has the full text available in PDF format.
- "Dead in bed": a tragic complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Preventing Post-Exercise Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Physical activity in adolescent females with type 1 diabetes.
- Self-efficacy Affects Blood Sugar Control Among Adolescents With Type I Diabetes Mellitus.
- Depression is associated with the metabolic syndrome among patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Thyroid dysfunction in patients with diabetes: clinical implications and screening strategies.
- Estimation of primary care treatment costs and treatment efficacy for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
- Celiac disease and pediatric type 1 diabetes: diagnostic and treatment dilemmas.
- Comprehensive, quantitative mapping of T cell epitopes in gluten in celiac disease.
- Investigation of type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease susceptibility loci for association with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
- Separating wheat from chaff in celiac disease.
- Celiac causing peptide found: Study.
- On nutrition: Diabetes and celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Award-winning Macquarie Fields cop sues force for discrimination.
- Health Law Augurs Transfer of Funds From Old to Young.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- New York Historical Society Brings to Life the Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin.
- Canada's George Canyon talks to kids at diabetes camp in Arkansas.
- Racer pulls out in front of his illness.
- Olympic skier tells kids that diabetes isn't a handicap.
- Race In Brazil A First For Team Type 1.
- A role model for people with Type 1 diabetes.
- Strangers Give Insulin Pump to Boy.
- The Inside Pitch Exclusive: Cat Fight; Taylor battles Diabetes while making his mark on the field.
- Please Help! What To Do When You're Deemed a Diabetes Expert.
- Diabetics warned against fasting during Ramadan.
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