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
- We've added collections of photos from the recent Friends for Life Canada and Friends for Life UK conferences.
- George Canyon Offers Free Download of "I Believe In Angels" and Donation to the JDRF.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they record blood glucose data. This week's poll asks readers how often they do a finger stick glucose check per day.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Draw Wide the Circle of Love by Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Everynight at the dinner table our family asks what each of our "highs" and "lows" are (meaning best and worst part of each of our day). Going around the table we each tell of a typical thing, until we get to our 8 year old who was diagnosed 5 weeks prior. She starts laughing and states that her high was 554 and her low was 75 (her overall highs and lows during her 5 weeks of the diabetic world). Only a family with type 1 would understand.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child learns to count backwards before learning to count forwards--they learn this from watching their meter countdown.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Can you provide some written guidelines for young teens with respect to what diabetes "tasks" they should be expected to do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Sneaking candy, at our wits end
- Video Blog Episode #13 - Insulin is NOT a cure!
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.
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.
- TSA Backscatter X-Rays & Insulin Pumps. See also Littwin: Airport security — can you feel it?
- The Social Media Method for Diabetes Care.
- Dietary Intervention in Infancy and Later Signs of Beta-Cell Autoimmunity. See also Infant Formula May Help Prevent Type I Diabetes.
- Spontaneous In Vivo Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic Endoderm-Like Cells Corrects Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Mice.
- Glycemic changes after vitamin D supplementation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and vitamin D deficiency. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Hypoglycemia and safe driving. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Efficacy and Harms of the Hypoglycemic Agent Pramlintide in Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Gluten Free Registry offers mobile phone apps to help you find gluten free meals while you're out and about.
- The prevalence of celiac disease in Europe: Results of a centralized, international mass screening project.
- Sensorineural hearing loss in pediatric celiac patients.
- Antibodies Against Deamidated Gliadin Peptides in Early-stage Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Living with diabetes 50 years on.
- Sullivan not letting disease run his life.
- Diabetic boy sweet on life.
- Pet dog provides alerts for diabetic toddler.
- Madison kindergartner holds bake sale to raise money to support her diabetic friend.
- Norwich man’s 13-mile dash to see Canaries play.
- TELUS Diabetes "Balance" Campaign brings insulin pumps to kids in need.
- Dead in bed syndrome is Type 1 mystery.
- JDRF Clinical Panel Recommends Next Steps for Artificial Pancreas Clinical Testing.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Amylin Pharmaceuticals Partner to Investigate Metreleptin as Potential Therapy to Improve Blood Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes.
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