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
- CWD is looking for positive stories about kids and their school nurse and coaching staff for publication in a national school nurse journal.
- Briar can check his own blood sugar, but his family helps with his insulin shots.
- Last week's poll asked insulin pump users how often they change their infusion set. This week's poll asks readers how they usually dispose of sharps at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Athlete's Handbook by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
We were getting our puppy certified to be a therapy dog and we had to get a letter from the vet saying that she was healthy. This includes taking a stool sample to the vet. So after I "gathered" the sample and put it into a plastic baggy I noticed something black. After taking a look, it noticed what it was -- the dog had eaten a test strip!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you're the only mother at playgroup chasing around your 3-year-old yelling, "If you don't come eat these jellybeans right now, I'll put you in time out!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Despite many increases in insulin, my daughter's blood sugars have been off the scale. She is now in the hospital and under a doctor's care, but her daytime blood sugars remain elevated. Do you have any ideas what could be going on?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Can someone walk me through Super Bolus?
- 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.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- ADA Camp Colorado offers summer fun for kids with diabetes.
- 4ADA Camp Rainbow is a day camp for children 4-17 with type 1 diabetes living near Houston, Texas.
- Camp Bluebonnet is a summer day camp in Youngsport, Texas.
- Camp Buck is for kids in Nevada
- Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California.
- Camp De Los Niños, in San Jose, California, offers camp for kids with diabetes ages 6 to 13.
- Camp Earthworks is a day camp for kids in Springfield, Missouri.
- Camp EDI is a residential camp for kids from Illinois and Missouri.
- Camp Hamwi, in central Ohio, offers horseback riding and outdoor adventure.
- Camp Jordan, hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for kids with diabetes.
- Camp Sugar Falls is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Tennessee
- Camp Vegas offers summer camp for kids in the mountains southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
- CODA Kid's Camp is a summer day camp for kids ages 3 through 7 near Columbus, Ohio.
- The Diabetes Youth Program in Toledo, Ohio sponsors Big Shots Resident Camp and Little Shots Day Camp.
- The Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes provides unthought-of fun for children with type 1 diabetes, their siblings and friends at the beautiful Camp Buxton, located at 90 Pond St in Rehoboth, MA
- Larry L. Hillblom Teen Camp DJ Sequoia Lake offers teens ages 13 to 17 an adventure among the Giant Sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on Sequoia Lake.
- Lions District 24D Family Diabetes Camp Program offers camp for families in Chesapeake, Virginia
- Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children offers both one and two week camping sessions.
- The CDC's National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011 is available as a PDF.
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.
Diabetes in School
- The 2010 edition of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel is available. You can order one free printed copy and download the guide in PDF (several sections) and print as needed.
- Why do we engage on regulatory issues?
- Diabetes Terms of Endearment: Third Edition.
- I See Pump People.
Diabetes Videos and Audio Presentations
- Interview with Denise Faustman.
- Alginate Macroencapsulation of Pig Islets Allows Correction of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in Primates up to 6 Months Without Immunosuppression.
- Long-lasting remission of type 1 diabetes following treatment with topiramate for generalized seizures.
- A health economic analysis of clinical islet transplantation.
- Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Treatment Prevents Glucocorticoid-Induced Glucose Intolerance and Islet-Cell Dysfunction in Humans.
- Pulse Pressure Predicts Incident Cardiovascular Disease but Not Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes (The FinnDiane Study).
- Skin Intrinsic Fluorescence Correlates With Autonomic and Distal Symmetrical Polyneuropathy in Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Milk A1 and A2 peptides and diabetes.
- Xenotransplantation of Cells for Diabetes: Is There a Good Acceptance Rate Among Spanish Adolescents?
- Effect of continuous glucose monitoring on hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes.
- Easily Missed? Type 1 diabetes in children.
- Perceptions of parenting children with type 1 diabetes diagnosed in early childhood.
- Sugars and fat have different effects on postprandial glucose responses in normal and type 1 diabetic subjects.
- Endurance Athletes and Type 1 Diabetes.
- Effects of a home-based aerobic exercise programme in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- A1C Variability as an Independent Risk Factor for Microalbuminuria in Young People With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Effect of gluten-free diet on growth and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes and asymptomatic celiac disease.
- Effects of a gluten-free diet on gut microbiota and immune function in healthy adult humans.
- Proteomic analysis in allergy and intolerance to wheat products.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- 'Cowardly theft' almost killed her.
- Girl, 7, turns fear into fashion with used syringes.
- Local Student Manages Type 1 Diabetes.
- Q&A with Gus Ellis; Stanford volleyballer talks shop.
- Poulsbo woman an inspiration to others living with diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes diagnosis for children often missed.
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