Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference, to be held at at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from November 18-20, 2011.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend, to be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from December 30, 2011 - January 1, 2012.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- We've begun a major web site redesign effort and I'm hoping for feedback from our audience about changes and additions to make CWD and the Forums better. If you have a couple minutes, please share your thoughts through our brief online survey.
- Lilly and Disney have teamed up on the Once Upon a Time Contest, to bring a family to Friends for Life Orlando 2012.
New This Week
- We report on CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Toronto 2011 conference.
- We report on CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2011 conference.
- Divy got a pump in October 2010.
- Owen is almost nine and was diagnosed in June 2011.
- Last week's poll asked readers how diabetes has impacted their other children. This week's poll asks our teenage and adult readers how often they check their blood sugar before they drive.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your refrigerator magnets are from your endo, your diabetes supplier, your insurance company, and your pump manufacturer. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter is experiencing motility issues and has done all the gastrointestinal doctor suggested. Are colon issues common in children with uncontrolled diabetes? Celiac has been ruled out.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Letter to classroom parents
- Join Crystal Jackson, ADA's expert on diabetes care in school, for a Back to School Chat on Monday, August 22 at 9pm Eastern in the Back to School chat room.
- DTreat Utah offers a weekend retreat for adults with type 1 diabetes ages 18 to 25 at Camp Red Cliffe in Huntsville, Utah, from August 26-28, 2011. See also DTreat Utah - August 26-28, 2011.
- Each year Pump Wear Offers 20 families a totally free "Caring & Sharing Weekend." This is a weekend where the chosen families come together for fun at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York. The weekend is totally free to the families chosen except for transportation there. You can recommend your family or a family you think could use a family weekend together. Forms are now available on line and must be submitted by October 31, 2011.
Studies and Surveys
- Women between 12 and 20 who use an insulin pump are needed for a study to understand the experiences of female adolescents with type 1 diabetes being treated with an insulin pump and assess any commonalities between them.
- Kids between the ages of 12 and 17 with type 1 diabetes are needed for studies on the artificial pancreas project.
- Researchers from Palo Alto University are conducting a study to learn about the impact of various forms of support on quality of life for parents and siblings of children and adolescents with diabetes as well as the psychosocial effect felt by the siblings.
Diabetes in School
- Parents of children with diabetes living in the Annapolis area and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are invited to hear Crystal Jackson present at an ADA-sponsored Back-to-School Workshop, to be held at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland on Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 P.M. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Matthew Muench at ADA by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop will focus on federal and state law protections, the development of written plans, and resources.
- The 2010 edition of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel can help parents to ensure that their children receive the best care possible while at school. You can download the full PDF and print or share.
- The ADA's Safe at School program offers advice to parents regarding diabetes care at school.
- Guest Post: Sleep, Perchance to 100 mg/dL?
- Ice Cream for Diabetes.
Products, Services and Books
- Hackers in the bloodstream: Diabetics vulnerable to attack on insulin pumps, sugar monitors. For more on this, see:
- That Insulin Pump Hacking Story.
- Hacked: Jay Radcliffe, Insulin Pumps, and Diabetes Sensationalism.
- Don't Confuse Threat with Risk.
- Pump Hacking and What Really Matters.
- Hackers can kill Diabetics with Insulin Pumps from a half mile away - Um, no. Facts vs. Journalistic Fear mongering.
- Black Hat: Insulin pumps can be hacked.
- Fact or fiction? Hacker hit men can remotely murder through programmable insulin pumps.
- Q&A from Medtronic about "pump hack", links to diabetes blogs, more....
- Echo Therapeutics has a video on their web site describing their tCGM, a non-invasive, continuous glucose sensing system. (The video does not appear work in Internet Explorer 9.)
- BUZZY® helps to relieve the pain associated with finger sticks and injections. See also Pain Relievers – Meet the Buzzy.
- Proceeds from the sale of A Cure for Emma benefit the research of Dr. Denise Faustman.
- Esty offers hand made insulin pump pouches and other products.
- Prediction model for the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence: evidence for a cohort-dependent increase within the next two decades in Germany.
- Pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes: implications for incidence trends.
- Epidemiology of childhood type 1 diabetes mellitus: lessons from central and eastern European data.
- Phase I (Safety) Study of Autologous Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells in Type 1 Diabetic Patients.
- Changes in Altitude Cause Unintended Insulin Delivery From Insulin Pumps: Mechanisms and implications.
- Non-Inferiority of Insulin Glargine Versus Insulin Detemir on Blood Glucose Variability in Type 1 Diabetes Patients: A Multicenter, Randomized, Crossover Study.
- High serum ACE activity predicts severe hypoglycaemia over time in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Quality of Life in Adult Celiac Disease in a Mountain Area of Northeast Italy.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- TSA Apologizes For Confiscating Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs.
- With diabetes, Rays outfielder San Fuld faces tough opponent. See also Tampa Bay Rays' Sam Fuld cheers patients at USF diabetes center.
- Pro Snowboarder Sean Busby: Showing Kids That Anything Is Possible.
- Diabetes no act for 'Nurse Jackie' star.
- Shock turns into cheer after fight.
- Helmsley Trust Funds New Boston-Based Website for Diabetes Patients.
- Dating a Man with Diabetes: An Editorial.
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