Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Diabetes Scholars Foundation Golf Fore Education to be held at Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the day before Friends for Life: Orlando 2011.
- JDRF is Now Accepting Applications for Children's Congress 2011.
New This Week
- We report on our Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010 conference, recently held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- We report on our Friends for Life Canada 2010 conference, recently held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- CWD families can vote for George Canyon to receive the Canadian Country Music Fan's Choice Award.
- Members of the online diabetes community share their feelings about living with diabetes in the Diabetes Art Day 2010 Gallery.
- The American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for its 2011 National Youth Advocate.
- Last week's poll asked our readers how many times they or their child has needed a glucagon injection. This week's poll asks readers to report how satisfied they are with the diabetes care their child receives at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
- Venom, part of CWD's Art and Poetry section, is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After recently buying "Mary Poppins" on DVD, our 6 kids went around singing all the songs. Well, John, our pumping 5 year old son had to put his own twist on "A Spoonful of Sugar." His version goes:Just a bolus full of insulin makes my sugars come down,I think he may have had some help from his 3 older sisters but now I can't hear the song without singing his rendition.
sugars come down,
sugars come down.
In the most painless way!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are watching a football game and report that your team is behind by 4 units and nobody thinks a thing of it. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen daughter has been having problems with scar tissue at her pump sites so she has virtually given up on taking care of herself. How can I help her deal with her frustration and her scar tissue?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Middle School--Texting, bolusing etc.
- Pediatric Patient: How 'tweens' deal with diabetes and growing independence.
Advocacy and Events
- Diabetes: A Global Pandemic - Animas and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Franchise Answer the Call is a one-day event for families and health care professionals to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9:30am – 3:00pm at the The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, California.
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.
- A new study being conducted at the University of Florida, Reversing Type 1 Diabetes After It is Established, is designed to find out if giving combination therapy of Thymoglobulin® and Neulasta® in patients with TID is safe and if this new combination therapy will preserve insulin production.
- Members of the Online Health Community, Forums, Message Boards, or Support Groups are invited to participate in a study looking at understanding how people develop their trust toward others in online health communities and how trust may affect trust-related behavioral intentions.
- Families in the Cincinnati area are needed 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.
- Evaluation of preserved insulin secretion in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Naloxone, but not valsartan, preserves responses to hypoglycemia after antecedent hypoglycemia: Role of metabolic reprogramming in counterregulatory failure.
- Enteroviral pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- No Protective Effect of Calcitriol on beta-Cell Function in Recent-Onset Type 1 Diabetes The IMDIAB XIII trial.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reveals Delayed Nocturnal Hypoglycemia After Intermittent High-Intensity Exercise in Nontrained Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Blood glucose levels and performance in a sports cAMP for adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a field study.
- Agility in treatment of children with type 1 diabetes - pilot study.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms in type-1 diabetes: Is it all about brain plasticity?
- Microvascular and macrovascular complications in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Overweight, obesity and metabolic syndrome in children with type 1 diabetes melllitus.
- Association of glycaemia with lipids in adults with type 1 diabetes: modification by dyslipidaemia medication.
- Siblings' perceptions of the costs and rewards of diabetes and its treatment.
- Predictors of direct costs of diabetes care in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Use of Insulin Pumps in India: Suggested Guidelines Based on Experience and Cultural Differences.
- Celiac Autoimmunity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: A Two-Year Follow-Up.
- Celiac victim is a woman on a mission.
- Baking without flour for gluten-free treats.
- Having cake and eating it, too: A basic personal need gives rise to a shop that offers gluten-free products from pizza to pies, answering medical necessity as well as public demand.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Justin Webb: 'I have to believe in miracles'.
- Family discovers, adjusts to a 'new normal' with diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes not slowing Jets backup inside linebacker Kenwin Cummings.
- Camp helps children deal with diabetes.
- As the Quest for an Artificial Pancreas Continues, Europeans Look at a Novel Approach.
- Survey Data Reveals Shocking 'Insulin Pump Postcode Lottery'.
- The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously.
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