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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
New This Week
- The DiabetesMine™ Patient Voices Contest has begun.
- Last week's poll asked readers about retinal photography. This week's poll asks readers how soon after their child's diagnosis they began going out again.
- 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:
It is sad how much our little ones are picking up on the lingo associated with diabetes. My little granddaughter was calling to my son and he didn't respond right away, so she yelled out, "You get over here, right this insulin!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you tell your child to "check their sugar" and the kid next to them starts pulling candy out of their pockets to show how much they have. 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 will not test before eating or going to bed; he just doesn't care any more, lies about his readings. How should I handle this? Is this normal?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Advocacy and Fundraising
- Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research runs from May 1-31, 2012.
- Ancient Glucose Meters.
- Proving the Hygiene Hypothesis?
- Celebrating My Ten Year Anniversary of Life with Type 1 Diabetes.
- The T1D Exchange is looking or a community manager.
- The Helmsley Charitable Trust has openings for Type 1 Diabetes Deputy Program Director and Type 1 Diabetes Technical Program Associate. These are incredible opportunities to work for an organization that is having significant impact in the world of type 1 diabetes.
Products, Services and Books
- The new iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System from Sanofi-Aventis is available in the Apple Store.
- Challenges in diagnosing type 1 diabetes in different populations. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Clinical performance of a device that applies local heat to the insulin infusion site: a crossover study.
- Clinical requirements for closed-loop control systems.
- The identifiable virtual patient model: comparison of simulation and clinical closed-loop study results.
- Effects of Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy on Glycemic Variability in Well-Controlled Type 1 Diabetes in the STAR 3 Study.
- Interindividual and intraindividual variations in postprandial glycemia peak time complicate precise recommendations for self-monitoring of glucose in persons with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Dietary saturated fat and fibre and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among type 1 diabetic patients: the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study.
- Psychosocial Correlates of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Use in Youth and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Parents of Youth.
- The Landmark JDRF Continuous Glucose Monitoring Randomized Trials: a Look Back at the Accumulated Evidence.
- Longitudinal trajectories of metabolic control across adolescence: associations with parental involvement, adolescents' psychosocial maturity, and health care utilization.
- Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Adolescence and type 1 diabetes: Self-care and glycemic control.
- Alveolar gas exchange and tissue deoxygenation during exercise in type 1 diabetes patients and healthy controls.
- The effect of the Talking Diabetes consulting skills intervention on glycaemic control and quality of life in children with type 1 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial (DEPICTED study). Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Plantar Fascia Thickness is Longitudinally Associated with Retinopathy and Renal Dysfunction: A Prospective Study from Adolescence to Adulthood.
- Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease in adults: glycemic control and diabetic complications.
- Differences in faecal bacteria populations and faecal bacteria metabolism in healthy adults and celiac disease patients.
- Celiac disease can show up late.
Legal and Legislative
- MPs quizzed by young people over diabetes.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Quick Thinking 9 Year-old Saves Diabetic Sister's Life.
- Packers tight end Crabtree fights brave battle with his wife.
- Award-Winning Editor Becomes Renowned JDRF Advocate.
- TD1: Juvenile Diabetes on the Rise Is Not So Sweet!
- Telcare's Wireless-Enabled Blood Glucose Monitoring System Wins 2012 Gold Edison Award.
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