Of Continuing Interest
- 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. Family Scholarships and Young Adult Scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. Special guests at Friends for Life 2012 include Crystal Bowersox, Jay Hewitt, Charlie Kimball, Kendall Simmons, Phil Southerland, Sebastien Sasseville, and Missy Foy.
- Scholarships are available for CWD's Friends for Life UK 2012 conference.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is holding a Howl at the Moon fundraiser on Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:00 pm during CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2012 conference. Your financial support will help the Diabetes Scholars Foundation to provide scholarships to CWD's conferences and college scholarships to incoming freshmen.
- Applications for the 2012 Diabetes Scholars Foundation college scholarships are now available.
New This Week
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Sugar Land 2012 conference, to be held from October 12-14, 2012 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2012 conference, to be held from August 24-26, 2012 at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Glu (myglu.org) is a new online community for people impacted by type 1 diabetes to meet, share, and learn from each other. Glu is part of the T1D Exchange whose overall mission is to improve the quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes by empowering them to engage with researchers, clinicians, and industry. Glu is free to join and currently in a functional closed beta with over 700+ members - the more users we have, the better we can test the functionality prior to our full launch later this year and we'd love to reach 1,000 by end of April, so please join us. To quickly get your invite code please email "myglu1" to .
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they download data from their glucose meter or continuous glucose monitor at home. This week's poll asks readers what they think is the hardest part of living with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
- 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, instead of whispering "sweet nothings" to each other in the middle of the night, you and your spouse are talking about blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Proportionally, do women with pre-existing diabetes suffer more complications with their pregnancies then those with gestational diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Start Pumping Today ... any general advice for the first few days?
- Join Laura Billetdeaux for the first pre-conference chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2012 conference at 9pm Eastern on Tuesday, April 17th in the Friends for Life Chat Room.
General Diabetes Information
- Diabetapedia is a new online diabetes dictionary, supported by Sanofi-Aventis. See also Introducing Diabetapedia: Diabetes Doesn’t Define You ... So Help Define Diabetes!.
- Amazing Advocates: Canadian D-Mom on Phoenixes and Tats.
- From Abby: Medtronic DAF.
- Living with Diabetes in ... the United Arab Emirates.
- Reversal of Diabetes in Mice with a Bioengineered Islet Implant Incorporating a Type I Collagen Hydrogel and Sustained Release of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor.
- Reversal of autoimmune diabetes by restoration of antigen-specific tolerance using genetically modified Lactococcus lactis in mice. See also Engineered Gut Bacteria Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Experimental Mice.
- Antigen targets of type 1 diabetes autoimmunity. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Pleiotropic action of proinsulin C-peptide.
- Enhancing the Accuracy of Subcutaneous Glucose Sensors: A Real-time Deconvolution-based Approach.
- The effects of folic acid on markers of endothelial function in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Differences in recruitment and early retention among ethnic minority participants in a large pediatric cohort: The TEDDY Study.
- Physical activity and sedentary lifestyle in children with type 1 diabetes: a multicentre Italian study.
- Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and their friends: the influence of this interaction in the management of the disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Child's and parents' catastrophizing about pain is associated with procedural fear in children: a study in children with diabetes and their mothers.
- Design of the Novel Protraction Mechanism of Insulin Degludec, an Ultra-long-Acting Basal Insulin.
- Predictors of Gluten Avoidance and Implementation of a Gluten-Free Diet in Children and Adolescents without Confirmed Celiac Disease.
- Is Gluten-Free A Healthier Option Or Just A Fad?
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sam Talbot, Top Chef.
- Triathletes don't let diabetes stop them.
- Easter Bowl competitor, Teen with Type 1 diabetes plays tennis with glucose monitor, insulin pump.
- £1.5m cash boost for young people with diabetes.
- Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Diabetes research reveals inconsistencies in care.
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