Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada 2011 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada from July 29-31, 2011.
- CWD's Friends for Life UK 2011 conference, to be held at Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from October 28-30, 2011, is currently sold out.
New This Week
- Beware Claims of a Cure.
- CWD is looking for positive stories about kids and their school nurse and coaching staff for publication in a national school nurse journal.
- Last week's poll asked readers if diabetes has changed how well they sleep. This week's poll asks readers about the insulin pump they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When my 5-year-old daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with diabetes we explained it to her and her 3-year-old brother, Ben, that her blood sugar could be high, low or in the middle and we were trying to keep her in the middle by giving her insulin shots. A few weeks later we took both of them to get their flu shots and Ben started screaming as loud as he could to anyone who would listen, "I am in the middle! I am in the middle!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you get an advertisement online saying that they have the perfect pump and you wonder, "Animas or Medtronic?", only to find out it is a shoe store advertisement.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed with type 2 last October, my son was re-diagnosed with type 1 when he tested positive for antibodies. Another doctor said it could be somewhere in the middle of both. Should we try to have him seen at the Joslin Center in Boston for a clear diagnosis?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
What do you think? - Sent home from nurse at school
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2011 conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, February 17th in the Friends for Life Chat Room.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2011 conference. The chat begins at 4pm Eastern (9pm UK) on Wednesday, February 23rd in the Friends for Life Chat Room.
Advocacy and Events
- The Kids 'n' Us 2011: Families Facing Diabetes Conference will be held on Saturday, April 30th, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Diabetes Sisters is hosting a Weekend for Women conference from April 29 - May 1, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- The Parenting Diabetic Kids Family Getaway Weekend will be held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont from September 9-11, 2011.
Studies and Surveys
- Families are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to gauge the interest in a resource center for families with children with type 1 diabetes.
- Adolescents and young adults (Ages 15-24) with type 1 diabetes and their parents are invited to participate in a study designed to better understand what helps people successfully find great diabetes care after they are ready to leave their pediatric diabetes team. The information learned from this study will help to design programs that will help people with diabetes transition from pediatric to adult providers in a happy and healthy way.
- 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.
- Losing Faith in a Cure.
- A CGM Visual.
- Chillingly Familiar Graphs.
- I Hate The Fray.
- Clinical Trial Research: Your Chance to Oust the Mouse.
- T3 Perspective.
- A Very Amazing Race!
- The Ricordi Chamber stars on "Grey's Anatomy"!
Diabetes Videos and Audio Presentations
- CWD presents It's Not Just a Numbers Game: Parenting the Child with Type 1 Diabetes with Joe Solowiejczyk.
- Life-saving Lab sniffs out danger for diabetic girl.
- Impaired Endothelial Function in Preadolescent Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Enterovirus infection and type 1 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational molecular studies. See also Enterovirus "linked to diabetes."
- Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) provides a link between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors in type 1 diabetes.
- The reversal of diabetes in rat model using mouse insulin producing cells - A combination approach of tissue engineering and macroencapsulation.
- Key elements for successful intensive insulin pump therapy in individuals with type 1 diabetes shows the benefit of using the insulin pump bolus calculation function.
- An algorithm guiding patient responses to real-time-continuous glucose monitoring improves quality of life.
- Use of integrated real-time continuous glucose monitoring/insulin pump system in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a 3-year follow-up study.
- Sensor-augmented pump therapy lowers HbA(1c) in suboptimally controlled Type 1 diabetes; a randomized controlled trial.
- Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: The Use of the First or the Second Drop of Blood.
- Comparable Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Glulisine and Insulin Lispro When Given as Part of a Basal-Bolus Insulin Regimen in a 26-Week Trial in Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Social but safe? Quality and safety of diabetes-related online social networks.
- Adolescent self-efficacy and resilience in participants attending a diabetes camp.
- Parent mentor perspectives on providing social support to empower parents.
- Declining prevalence of proliferative retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Fear of hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes managed by continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion: is it associated with poor glycemic control?
- Clinical presentation and autoimmune characteristics of very young children at the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- The outcome of brittle type 1 diabetes--a 20 year study.
- Effect of gluten-free diet on growth and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes and asymptomatic celiac disease.
- Gluten Free Test Kitchen provides tested, gluten free recipes. See also Gluten-Free Cuisine Meets Food Science at New Website.
- Going without gluten.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Researchers May Have Found A Potential Cure For Type 1 Diabetes.
- 2nd annual 'Jessepalooza' announced.
- Ponder: Good doctors address needs and numbers.
- Mother Grateful To Emergency Workers: Police brave blizzard to get insulin to girl.
- AHN's Brewer always game for activity.
- Summer camp helps kids adjust to diagnosis.
- Teens start handmade jewelry business to benefit diabetes causes.
- Giving diabetic athletes a shot in the arm.
- Local women helping out on diabetes research.
- Global Health Watch: Artificial pancreas has potential for pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes.
- CJB student builds unique project inspired by her diabetes.
- After Overdose, Auburndale Facility Barred From Accepting More Diabetics.
- Lilly and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Partner to Fund Regenerative Medicine Research in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Cellnovo Secures £30 Million in Series B Financing to Advance New Mobile Diabetes Management System.
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