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.
New This Week
- Be Part of the Cure.
- Join the Big Blue Test.
- We report on the just concluded Friends for Life UK 2010 conference. See also Diabetes Never Sleeps, We don't live to be 'diabetic', we live to dance on the beach, Oliver Double at CWD FFL.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they've checked for ketones in the last year. This week's poll asks readers how they record blood glucose data.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 7-year-old son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes on May 28, 2008. He has taken an active role in counting his carbohydrates, which is why I found this so funny. Recently, we were walking into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, and it was pouring down snow. He turned and asked, " Mommy, how many carbohydrates are in snowflakes?" I responded, "None, honey; snowflakes are just frozen water. Why do you ask?" He said, "Well, I was going to stick my tongue out and catch snowflakes, but I wanted to make sure I didn't need an insulin shot to cover the carbs in the snowflakes before I did it." I replied, "God love you, honey. You go right ahead and catch as many snowflakes as you want."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you wake in the middle of the night unable to sleep, roll over and gaze at your hunky husband just as the inevitable thought crosses your mind--better go take a quick blood sugar check.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My eight-year-old daughter's last urine test showed protein. The nurse suggested more tests to confirm this. Can the protein be there because my daughter was not fasting? If further tests show protein, what's next?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
MDIs - How many?
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.
Studies and Surveys
- Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
- 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.
- DEFEND is a global study seeking newly diagnosed patients aged 12 to 45 to test an islet preserving medication.
- 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.
- 2010 D-Blog Day: 6 things you want people to know about diabetes contains links to many diabetes-related blogs, such as D-Blog Day: Six Things on SixUntilMe.
- For National Diabetes Awareness Month: A Bare Bones Primer on Type 1 and Monogenic Diabetes.
- Happy Pump Anniversary!
- Help Take Diabetes Out of the Closet.
- Type-1 University: A Logo Contest!
- Beta cell function during rapamycin monotherapy in long-term type 1 diabetes.
- Production of Functional Glucagon-Secreting Alpha Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells.
- GAD-alum treatment induces GAD(65)-specific CD4(+)CD25(high)FOXP3(+) cells in type 1 diabetic patients.
- Metabolic Demand of Driving Among Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM).
- Assessing treatment barriers in young adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Bone metabolic abnormalities associated with well-controlled type 1 diabetes (IDDM) in young adult women: a disease complication often ignored or neglected.
- Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus - the importance of diabetes differential diagnosis in neonates and infants.
- First Salivary Screening of Celiac Disease by Detection of Anti-transglutaminase Autoantibody Radioimmunoassay in 5000 Italian Primary Schoolchildren.
- Enzymatic strategies to detoxify gluten: implications for celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Anthropometry, Metabolic Control, and Follow-Up in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Biopsy-Proven Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Dealing with Diabetes at UMass. See also College Diabetes Network.
- Mother, Best-Selling Author, and Fundraiser: An Interview With Brenda Novak.
- Be aware of signs of type 1 diabetes.
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