Of Continuing Interest
- 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 Focus on Technology conference, to be held at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania from February 25-26, 2012. Family Scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
- 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.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are an adult. This week's poll asks readers about how much time they spend on diabetes care each day.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Athlete's Handbook by Sheri Colberg, Ph.D.
- 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 your child practices her math facts using her MultiClix lancing device as a counter! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen son, who has type 1, gets frequent respiratory infections that often require antibiotics. Is this common for kids with type 1?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
New mini-dose glucagon product in development?
- My Pas de Deux with Diabetes: The Triumphant Story of a Diabetic Ballerina.
- December Dawn Phenom – Insulindependence.
- Increase in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Israeli children following the Second Lebanon War.
- Update from the Faustman Lab: Moving Forwrd to Phase 2.
- Feasibility of prolonged continuous glucose monitoring in toddlers with type 1 diabetes.
- Accuracy of the Enlite 6-Day Glucose Sensor with Guardian and Veo Calibration Algorithms.
- The effect of rising vs. falling glucose level on amperometric glucose sensor lag and accuracy in Type 1 diabetes.
- Improved health status with insulin degludec compared with insulin glargine in people with Type 1 diabetes.
- Transitions in care: support group for young adults with Type 1 diabetes.
- Relapsing insulin-induced lipoatrophy, cured by prolonged low-dose oral prednisone: a case report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Cardiac function in 7-8-year-old offspring of women with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Locals talk about cooking healthy, tasty meals while eating gluten free.
- Efficacy Data from Phase 2a Trial of ALV003 in Celiac Disease Patients.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Aspiring Young Actress Works To Spread Diabetes Awareness.
- Knights dunk diabetes.
- Teen leads active life despite diabetes.
- Berkshire father and son share medical alert dog.
- Defective gene could help treat diabetes patients. See GATA6 haploinsufficiency causes pancreatic agenesis in humans.
- JDRF to Support ViaCyte's Development of Innovative Encapsulated Beta Cell Replacement Therapy for Diabetes.
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