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
- New Airport TSA Screening and Insulin Pumps. See also The TSA and Me.
- 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 often they do a finger stick glucose check per day. This week's poll asks readers when they think that type 1 diabetes will be cured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Diabetes, 11th Edition by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On top of the cookies in the cookie jar is a paper with 6c. (6 Carbohydrates) each written on it. Upon returning from getting a cookie, my non-diabetic nephew says, "I don't have 6 cents to pay for each one of these cookies." My 5 year old diabetic son said, "It's carbs, not cents!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the only thing worse than a substitute teacher is a substitute school nurse.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Other than pregnancy, what are the possible reasons for a very sudden increased insulin requirement?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Any tips to avoid "tunneling"?
- Diabetes Research Institute Overview of Dr. Faustman's Research.
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.
- In the world of diabetes, I am thankful for ....
- The Friday Six: Six Photos from the Discovery of Insulin.
- Helpful Homework for Teens with Diabetes? (A Book Review).
Products, Services and Books
- Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes is a great new book for teens with type 1 diabetes.
- Genome-Wide Analysis of Copy Number Variation in Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Insulin-producing cells from human pancreatic islet-derived progenitor cells following transplantation in mice. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Insulin-induced hypoglycemia increases hepatic sensitivity to glucagon in dogs. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Short-Term Environmental Enrichment Enhances Adult Neurogenesis, Vascular Network and Dendritic Complexity in the Hippocampus of Type 1 Diabetic Mice. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Parent stress and child behaviour among young children with type 1 diabetes.
- Correspondence related to Sensor-Augmented Insulin-Pump Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Retrospective study of the maternal, fetal and perinatal outcomes in diabetic women in twenty years of assistance in the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro School Hospital.
- Pumpkin Pie, Please... And Hold the Flour.
- Record $45 Million to Fund Celiac Disease Research at University of Maryland.
Legal and Legislative
- In the state of Washington, the state Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program is reviewing the "... efficacy, safety, cost, and health impact of glucose monitoring on clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes." Several statements in a paper commissioned by the HTA hint at restrictions in funding for episodic glucose monitoring for children and warrant serious concern among families living with type 1 diabetes, including:
Families living in the state of Washington are strongly encouraged to contact their elected state officials and comment on the safety and wisdom of limiting children with type 1 diabetes to one glucose check per day. Relevant documents for review include:
- "The effectiveness and optimal frequency of self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients is controversial. Several lines of evidence have suggested an association between glucose monitoring and increased discomfort, inconvenience and worsening of depression scores with regular self-monitoring, along with a lack of clinically relevant improvement in diabetes-related outcomes in patients who self-test." (page 8, final full paragraph)
- "... for ages 0-5 and 6-12, beyond one test per day, there was little improvement in A1C." (page 116, top of page).
- The NHS Technology Adoption Centre Launches Guide to Redress the Major Inequities Which Exist in the Provision of Diabetes Treatment. See also Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion - "Optimal Diabetes Management, Enhanced Quality of Life".
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes' civil war.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd Foundation helps Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Juvenile diabetes expert explains condition to Jefferson students.
- Alert dog is live-saving companion.
- Dog helps monitor kindergartener's diabetes.
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