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 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.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2012 conference, to be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida from July 3-8, 2012.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- The American Diabetes Association is looking for the next National Youth Advocate. On-line applications will be accepted between September 1 and October 28, 2011.
New This Week
- Abbott is permanently discontinuing the FreeStyle Navigator System in the US.
- Claire is 14 and has a pump and CGM.
- Last week's poll asked parents about who assists their child while at school. This week's poll asks readers how often they've needed to use glucagon.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes by Korey Hood, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I was watching "The Land Before Time" with my four year old grand-daughter, Kayla, last weekend. Kay was diagnosed with diabetes at 17 months. She asked me, "Grandma, why did the dinosaurs die?" I replied that they probably did not have enough food. She thought about that for about a minute, then replied, "Well, they took their insulin, didn't they?" I laughed through my tears!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you've ever accidentally used Cake Mate as lip gloss (and it was green!). See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Since her diagnosis with type 1, my young daughter has been whiny, less cooperative and defiant at school. Can out of range blood sugars affect behavior?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Can there be 'too many' shots in a day for snacking?
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2011 conference at 4pm Eastern (9pm UK) on Wednesday, September 7th in the Friends for Life UK Chat Room.
Studies and Surveys
- Parents and kids with type 1 aged 10-20 are needed for an online survey to learn more about what young people with type 1 diabetes and their parents think about insulin pumps. This survey has absolutely NO connection to insulin pump manufacturers or any pharmaceutical or medical supply companies. Kids and parents will each receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate.
Diabetes in School
- CWD's collection of sample 504 plans can help you plan for your child's care at school.
- 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 has extensive resources to help families.
- Download the 8-page Facts About Diabetes: A Guide for School Personnel and Child Care Providers from the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and give it to everyone who comes in contact with your child. It has at-a-glance instructions on how to handle insulin reactions, plus other important diabetes info, and can be personalized for your child. Contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation to get free hard copies mailed to you.
- JDRF has information about Type 1 Diabetes in School and Type 1 Diabetes in College.
- GlucaPen: The Way Glucagon Ought To Be.
Products, Services and Books
- Utah Firm Develops Emergency Supplies Case for People With Diabetes.
- At a recent Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, a security researcher with type 1 diabetes named Jay Radcliffe raised concerns about the security of the wireless communications used by his CGM and insulin pump. In the past several weeks, more has been written online, and several lawmakers have expressed concern, raising the possibility of a Congressional investigation. It is the opinion of CWD that the risk to people using insulin pumps today is so low as to be, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. You can learn more through the following links:
- Hacking Medical Devices for Fun and Insulin: Breaking the Human SCADA System (PDF) is Radcliff's original document.
- Getting Root On The Human Body: Black Hat researcher shows it is possible to remotely control a diabetic's insulin pump without person's knowledge.
- Medtronic, Insulin Pump Maker, Identified By Hacker Jay Radcliffe.
- That Insulin Pump Hacking Story.
- Backlash on Insulin Pump Hacking, Safety Issues.
- Hacked: Jay Radcliffe, Insulin Pumps, and Diabetes Sensationalism.
- Hacked Insulin Pump.
- Insulin Pump Hacking Prompts Lawmakers To Take Action.
- Insulin pump hacking not a threat, Medtronic says.
- Further Response to Insulin Pump Hacking.
- Statement Regarding Insulin Pump Hacking from Medtronic.
- Donor Islet Endothelial Cells in Pancreatic Islet Revascularization.
- Genetic Analysis of Adult-Onset Autoimmune Diabetes.
- In August 2011, the Institute of Medicine issued a report on Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality and concluded that evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between the MMR and DTaP vaccines and type 1 diabetes.
- Immunological Applications of Stem Cells in Type 1 Diabetes.
- The possible role of esRAGE and sRAGE in the natural history of diabetic nephropathy in childhood.
- Comparison of human insulin and insulin analogues on hypoglycaemia and metabolic variability in type 1 diabetes using standardized measurements (HYPO score and Lability Index).
- Adherence to Guidelines for Youths With Diabetes Mellitus.
- Effects of miglitol in combination with intensive insulin therapy on blood glucose control with special reference to incretin responses in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Which factors predict glycemic control in children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before 6.5 years of age?
- Perinatal and infant mortality in term and preterm births among women with type 1 diabetes.
- Progression to microalbuminuria in patients with type 1 diabetes: a seven-year prospective study.
- Willingness to Pay for Improvements in Chronic Long-Acting Insulin Therapy in Individuals With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Specific Celiac Disease Antibodies in Children on a Gluten-Free Diet.
- Micronutrient deficiencies in patients with typical and atypical celiac disease.
- Resolution of metabolic syndrome after following a gluten free diet in an adult woman diagnosed with celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- There Will Be a Diabetes Cure.
- Has Science Discovered Way To Halt Diabetes?
- Danbury family meets diabetic cycling team, promotes diabetes awareness.
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