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.
- The American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for its 2011 National Youth Advocate.
New This Week
- Rediscovering the First Miracle Drug.
- Last week's poll asked readers about their plans regarding continuous glucose monitoring. This week's poll asks readers if the current economy has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My ten year old frequently gets nosebleeds during the winter season. She got one while driving home from the doctor's office last week. Before grabbing a Kleenex, she grabbed a test strip. She saw me watching from the rearview mirror as she placed the test strip in her nose. Her reply to my look of confusion: "Since my nose is freely giving up the blood, I thought I could save myself a finger prick!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your nine-year-old son pees on the toilet at 3 a.m., and you're not mad because now you can check his ketones without making him get up again! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Is there any research that shows why parents should do their teens' diabetes care? I am upset by implications that I am an unfit mother due to my son's elevated A1c.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
What is the 1 thing you wish you knew at DX?
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 723 panels.
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.
- Appreciating the Dexcom.
- Tandem's t:slim, A Next Generation Pump.
- Use of technology to potentially preserve C-Peptide in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- The pathway to the closed-loop artificial pancreas: research and commercial perspectives.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes: Improvement in Accuracy by Correcting for Background Current.
- Automatic Bolus and Adaptive Basal Algorithm for the Artificial Pancreatic beta-Cell.
- The use of technology to reduce hypoglycemia.
- Long-Term Insulin Pump Treatment in Girls with Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders - Is It Feasible?
- Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in Type 1 diabetes: patient experiences of 'living with a machine'.
- Insights from a Large Observational Database of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Adoption, Insulin Pump Usage and Glycemic Control: The CareLink™ Database.
- HbA(1c) and mean blood glucose show stronger associations with cardiovascular disease risk factors than do postprandial glycaemia or glucose variability in persons with diabetes: the A1C-Derived Average Glucose (ADAG) study.
- Cardiovascular fitness and quality of life in adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- The impact of telemedicine interventions involving routine transmission of blood glucose data with clinician feedback on metabolic control in youth with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
- Ten-Year Change in Vision-Related Quality of Life in Type 1 Diabetes: Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Menopause in women with type 1 diabetes.
- Colonoscopic findings in coeliac disease on a gluten-free diet.
- Celiac disease on the rise: Gluten-free diet trend following.
- Gluten-Free for 12 Years: A 14-year-old Boy's Perspective.
- UCSD Offers Free Public Lecture on Celiac and Gluten.
Legal and Legislative
- School insulin injections to be decided by court.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Major type 1 diabetes data study launched in Scotland.
- A made-in-India solution to a tragic health scourge.
- Singer Bret Michaels sending Hampton boy to diabetes camp.
- Motivated team player, always puts school first.
- Claire completes three peaks three-legged.
- Cycling: Athlete takes bad with good.
- Novo Nordisk Announces Winner for the "Where Have You Flexed?" Photo Contest.
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