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
- Last week's poll asked readers if the current economy has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers how often they change their lancet.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Mommy, What is Type 1 Diabetes?, written and illustrated by Irene Mallano and Madison Rose Mallano.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Recently we went into an elevator in my daughter's grandparents' apartment building. She looked at all the numbers on the panel and said, "What should I dial up to?" That's the very same phrase she uses when she asks how many carbs to dial into her pump!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your six-year-old child announces that she didn't get high at that party and you know exactly what she meant, but the person next to you just looks at the two of you with a concerned face. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Since an early July seizure, our daughter has been much more sensitive to insulin. We now have to give her diluted insulin. Have you heard of such sensitivities before?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
For those dx this year or more recently - How are you doing?
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 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.
- Connected in Motion: "You Can Be Angry or You Can Do Something About It."
- But Why Can't I Pet Him?
- Qs and As on My Diabetes Life.
Products and Books
- AlertPaws Launches. See also Alert Paws.
- Download Feel Better by Nikki Lang and support the American Diabetes Association.
- Low zinc in drinking water is associated with the risk of type 1 diabetes in children.
- Prevention of type 1 diabetes: today and tomorrow.
- Hypoglycemia Prevention via Pump Attenuation and Red-Yellow-Green "Traffic" Lights Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump Data.
- Modeling the effects of subcutaneous insulin administration and carbohydrate consumption on blood glucose.
- High levels of education are associated with an increased risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults — Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study.
- Repeated episodes of hypoglycemia as a potential aggravating factor for preclinical atherosclerosis in subjects with T1D.
- Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Prescribed the GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Exenatide Twice Daily or Other Glucose-Lowering Therapies: A Retrospective Analysis of the LifeLink™ Database.
- Many patients with Type 1 diabetes estimate their prandial insulin need inappropriately.
- Parental Involvement and Adolescents' Diabetes Management: The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy and Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors.
- Assessment of self-reported self-esteem in healthy and diabetic children and adolescents in Greece.
- Improving epinephrine responses in hypoglycemia unawareness with real-time continuous glucose monitoring in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Glycemic control influences lung membrane diffusion and oxygen saturation in exercise-trained subjects with type 1 diabetes : Alveolar-capillary membrane conductance in type 1 diabetes.
- Therapeutic alliance and glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes: A pilot study.
- Congenital anomalies in newborns of women with type 1 diabetes: nationwide population-based study in Norway, 1999 - 2004.
- Prevalence of gastroparesis in type 1 diabetes mellitus and its relationship to dyspeptic symptoms.
- Seroprevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Thrace region of Turkey.
- 7 Gluten-Free Baking Tips to Ensure It Tastes Like the Real Thing.
- McCrady brings needed attention to celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- A forgotten miracle drug is getting a fresh injection of life.
- Racer Craig beats diabetes to become Scottish champ.
- Wabash Student's Life Saved by Brothers.
- Staggered by diabetes diagnoses, family acts.
- Ryan goes distance to fight diabetes.
- Researcher confident of major breakthrough.
- UT Southwestern study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes patients.
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