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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Cincinnati 2011, to be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio from March 25-27, 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.
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life Annual International Conference 2011 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 6-10, 2011.
- JDRF is Now Accepting Applications for Children's Congress 2011.
- The American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for its 2011 National Youth Advocate.
New This Week
- Scott Johnson shares some of his experiences from CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference in his blogs:
- Last week's poll asked our readers what they think is most important in a blood glucose meter. This week's poll asks readers about their plans regarding continuous glucose monitoring.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes by Andie Dominick.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One evening, after dinner, our daughter who has diabetes asked me to get her some Hershey's Kisses to eat. I grabbed the bag as her siblings also asked for some. I gave two to her sister, then I gave my daughter two. She said, "Please give me another one; I bolused for three." Her non-diabetic sister quickly chimed it, "Well, I bolused for five."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you come home and ask you son how he is doing and he answers with a number. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Why do people experience delayed lows after exercise? How should I handle them in the future? This time, I treated my son when he felt low, but was in range. His blood sugar dropped dramatically afterwards.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:s
Scary low at school and no one noticed
- Dietary and Activity Correlates of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Adolescents.
Advocacy and Events
- The 3rd Annual "Blue Circle" Photo Contest, sponsored by the Florida Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and the Diabetes Research Program, is seeking creative examples of diabetes advocacy.
- 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.
- Attend the Diabetes Transplant Summit on Thursday, November 11th in Bethesda, Maryland to hear from islet transplant recipients Gary Kleiman and Kathryn White and learn from islet transplant pioneers Bernard Hering, MD and David Southerland, MD.
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.
- How Do You Advocate When You Feel Like a Schlepper?
- Dearest Pancreas.
- Beyond Fingersticks: Airing CGM’s Dirty Little Secrets.
- The Pump Story: Part I: Saline.
- While backpacking through India, Simon Sywanyk's insulin pump died -- and his backup pump didn't work.
Products and Books
- Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle offers a new, richly detailed and deeply personal perspective of one young girl -- Elizabeth Hughes -- and the discovery that not only saved her life but changed the world.
- Extended Family History of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases in Children With and Without Type 1 Diabetes.
- Oxidative stress and autonomic nerve function in early type 1 diabetes.
- The rising incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus and the role of environmental factors--three decade experience in a primary care health center in Saudi Arabia.
- Disease progression and search for monogenic diabetes among children with new onset type 1 diabetes negative for ICA, GAD- and IA-2 Antibodies - Results from The Hvidoere Study Group.
- EASD: The Gut Takes Bigger Role in Diabetes Research.
- Novel GLP-1 fusion chimera as potent long acting GLP-1 receptor agonist. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Leptin therapy improves insulin-deficient type 1 diabetes by CNS-dependent mechanisms in mice.
- Dietary iron intake in the first 4 months of infancy and the development of type 1 diabetes: a pilot study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Continuous glucose monitoring reduces both hypoglycaemia and HbA(1c) in hypoglycaemia-prone type 1 diabetic patients treated with a portable pump.
- Factors affecting improved glycaemic control in youth using insulin pumps.
- Fear of hypoglycaemia in adults with Type 1 diabetes.
- EASD: Pump Plus Glc Monitor Has Low Hypoglycemia Risk.
- Hypertension is the Metabolic Syndrome Component Most Strongly Associated with Microvascular Complications and Coronary Artery Calcification in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Alexithymia is associated with glycaemic control of children with type 1 diabetes.
- Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring.
- Compliance with the Gluten-Free Diet: The Role of Locus of Control in Celiac Disease.
- Natural history of celiac disease autoimmunity in a USA cohort followed since 1974.
- One Theory Behind Adult-Onset Celiac Disease: Gut Bacteria.
- Celiac disease cases doubling every 15 years.
- Rate of celiac disease is growing.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Walking the walk: Teen living with diabetes enlists friends to participate in fundraising event.
- W.Va. children help their mom monitor her diabetes.
- Pancreas transplant offers second chance at life.
- Rare form of diabetes doesn't slow Valpo's Bobos.
- How it is: Caring for a child with Type 1 diabetes.
- 'Wisdom of crowds' marshaled to solve type 1 diabetes.
- New insulin could cut need for daily injections.
- Dog Helps Detect Blood Sugar Drops.
- Iran performs 1st islet cell transplant.
- Type 1 Diabetes Research at UC San Diego Gets $5 Million Boost.
- UCSF Diabetes Symposium Marks Decade of Research Advances.
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