Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- On October 20, the CWD family mourned the loss of 13-year-old Eilish from New Zealand (and A message from MelStan Eilish's mom). Many people shared their thoughts: Look Forward to Today, Diabetes: The Possibilities, A Mother Speaks Out on Losing a Child to Diabetes, and Before Another Child Is Lost, just to name a few.
- Diabetes champion's life and work celebrated at Life for a Child film premiere. Be sure to learn about IDF's Life for a Child program.
- Ask Google for a World Diabetes Day Doodle.
- Last week's poll asked readers what their plans are for Halloween. This week's poll asks readers how they usually treat hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son was chosen to be line leader for his class at school. Prior to lunch he always goes down to the nurses office to have his blood sugar checked. When it was time to line up and go to lunch, my son went to the nurses office as usual, only on this day the whole class ended up there too. They all got a good laugh over it.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you use EMLA on your eyebrows before you tweeze them. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After her kidneys showed signs of damage following a period of poor diabetes control, my teen daughter went on lisinopril. Though she has worked hard to control her diabetes, recent tests were still elevated. Why is this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Holly Molly, BG goes up fast when there's no basal!
- Join Joe Solowiejczyk and Jill Weissberg-Benchell for a special chat about Dealing with Loss on November 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm Eastern in the Joe and Jill chat room.
Advocacy and Events
- FDA Public Workshop - Innovations in Technology for the Treatment of Diabetes: Clinical Development of the Artificial Pancreas (an Autonomous System), November 10, 2010.
- 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.
- 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.
- Students With Diabetes is an organization that provides a connection point and serves as an information resource for college age students living with diabetes. (PDF)
- College Diabetes Network is dedicated to improving the lives and health of type 1 diabetic college students.
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.
- New Exhibit on the Discovery of Insulin.
Products, Services and Books
- Integrated Diabetes Services offers advanced diabetes self-management education and glucose fine-tuning via phone and internet for adults and children with type 1 diabetes. Services are provided by CDEs who have type 1 themselves.
- Long-term follow-up of patients with type 1 diabetes transplanted with neonatal pig islets.
- Circulating Reg1-alpha Proteins and Autoantibodies to Reg1-alpha Proteins as Biomarkers of beta-Cell Regeneration and Damage in Type 1 Diabetes..
- Clinical Experience with Insulin Glargine in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Maternal immune system adaptation to pregnancy - a potential influence on the course of diabetic retinopathy.
- Lost in transition? Access to and uptake of adult health services and outcomes for young people with type 1 diabetes in regional New South Wales.
- Influence of early feeding practices on celiac disease in infants.
- Celiac Disease in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease.
- New Study Shows Celiac Disease on the Rise, Striking Later in Life.
- Living Life Free of Gluten.
- Penford Food Ingredients Benefits from Focus on Tasty Gluten-Free Food.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Four kids, three with Type 1 diabetes, one 'crazy life' for this single mother.
- Lohr inspires himself to live out dreams.
- Diabetics push for better testing devices.
- Type 1 diabetes hasn't stopped him.
- Read about the recent meeting of Marlborough's Sweetest Kids.
- MacroGenics and Lilly Announce Pivotal Clinical Trial of Teplizumab Did Not Meet Primary Efficacy Endpoint.
- Global Insulin Pumps (External) Market to Reach US$1.1 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
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