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
- Last week's poll asked readers about what they feel is most important in a glucose meter. This week's poll asks readers about their plans for continuous sensing.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitors, 2nd Edition by H. Peter Chase, MD, and Laurel Messer, RN, MPH, CDE.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, while driving in the car with your diabetic child, a radio show asks listeners to call in with the answer to the question, "What do parents most often say at their kids?" and your daughter answers, "Did you bolus?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Six years after diagnosis, my teen daughter refuses to discuss her diabetes. She's had poor control for the last two years and wants no help determining the cause of overnight highs. How can she be persuaded to accept help?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Do adult type 1's do night checks?
- Diabetes In Children And Adolescents: Basic Training Manual For Healthcare Professionals In Developing Countries in an exceptional resource. Power Point Presentations of the material are also available.
Studies and Surveys
- Study investigating artificial Pancreas device using an automated insulin delivery system being used with medication targeting after meal high sugars is recruiting patients at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York.
Diabetes in School
- Students with Diabetes announces new chapters throughout the US.
- I Support: Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
- Grappling with FDA Over Low-Glucose Suspend.
- Testing Out the iBGStar – First Plug-In Glucose Meter for the iPhone.
Products, Services and Books
- My New Shadow is a serial comic about a teenager living with type 1 diabetes. Readers are invited to help write new chapters.
- Prospectively Determined Impact of Type 1 Diabetes on Brain Volume During Development.
- Human enterovirus infections in children at increased risk for type 1 diabetes: the Babydiet study.
- Seasonal variation of vitamin D and HbA(1c) levels in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Middle East. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Vitamin D Insufficiency in Diabetic Retinopathy. Free full text available in PDF format.
- A prospective clinical pilot-trial comparing the effect of an optimized mixed diet versus a flexible low-glycemic index diet on nutrient intake and HbA(1c) levels in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Prevalence of Asthma and Its Association With Glycemic Control Among Youth With Diabetes.
- Caregiver reports of provider recommended frequency of blood glucose monitoring and actual testing frequency for youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Recent Advances in the Prevention of Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes.
- A Pilot Study of Acute Stress Symptoms in Parents and Youth Following Diagnosis of Type I Diabetes.
- Evaluation of the incremental cost to the National Health Service of prescribing analogue insulin. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
- Psychiatric comorbidities in women with Celiac Disease.
- Nutrition and Celiac Disease.
- Lead letter: Celiac disease is serious but misdiagnosed.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Do What You Love, and It Will Never Be Work: An Interview With Indy Race Car Driver Charlie Kimball.
- A diabetic's desperation led to creation of new medical emergency kits.
- Do You Have a Diabetes Sick Day Plan?
- Friends meet over insulin pump.
- Diabetic, 5, manages her disease.
- Diabetes Service Dogs Save Lives.
- Phil Southerland, former professional cyclist and CEO of Team Type 1, raising diabetes awareness.
- World Health Organization appoints Phil Southerland.
- Biodel Reports Top-Line Results From Pump Study of Experimental Insulin. See also Biodel's Ultra Rapid Insulin Fails in Second Phase 1 Trial .
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