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.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes care team provides professional emotional support. This week's poll asks readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old kindergartener wears her diabetes "bracelet" around her ankle because it's more comfortable and doesn't get in her way. One day at school, her friend asked her, "How do you know which leg has diabetes?" My daughter laughingly replied, "My whole BODY has diabetes!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child learns to count backwards before learning to count forwards--they learn this from watching their meter countdown. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I may be traveling to the Democratic Republic of Congo. How difficult is it to get insulin there? How much will it cost?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Untethered is great!
Studies and Surveys
- Researchers at the University of California San Diego need your help to better understand the frequency of hypoglycemia and use of glucagon emergency kits (GEKs) in the diabetes community. The GRID (Glucagon Rescue for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes) survey is available online. You must be at least 18 years old to participate, and you must either have diabetes or be a caretaker (parent, spouse, etc.) of someone with diabetes. This study is led by Dr. Nate Heintzman and Dr. Steven Edelman at UCSD.
- The Increasing Onset of Type 1 Diabetes in Children.
- Emerging Effects of Early Environmental Factors over Genetic Background for Type 1 Diabetes Susceptibility: Evidence from a Nationwide Italian Twin Study.
- Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Childhood before and after the Reunification of Germany - an Analysis of Epidemiological Data, 1960-2006.
- In Vivo Imaging of Endogenous Pancreatic beta-Cell Mass in Healthy and Type 1 Diabetic Subjects Using 18F-Fluoropropyl-Dihydrotetrabenazine and PET.
- In vitro and in vivo testing of glucose-responsive insulin-delivery microdevices in diabetic rats.
- Mixed Chimerism and Growth Factors Augment beta Cell Regeneration and Reverse Late-Stage Type 1 Diabetes.
- Etiopathogenesis of insulin autoimmunity. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Analysis of Glucose Responses to Automated Insulin Suspension With Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy.
- Uncovering undetected hypoglycemic events. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Severe Hypoglycemia and Cardiovascular Disease Incidence in Type 1 Diabetes: The EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study.
- A 12-wk follow-up study to evaluate the effects of mixing insulin lispro and insulin glargine in young individuals with type 1 diabetes.
- Psychological Experience of Parents of Children With Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Mixed-Studies Review.
- Diabetes management and glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes: test of a predictive model.
- Clinical utility of mental state screening as a predictor of intellectual outcomes 6 months after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
- Design of an mHealth App for the Self-management of Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. Free full text available in HTML format.
- The effect of bolus and food calculator Diabetics on glucose variability in children with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin pump: the results of RCT.
- Growth and metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease: a longitudinal observational case-control study.
- Lack of association between seroconversion and catch-up growth in children with celiac disease.
- Timing of introduction of gluten and celiac disease risk.
- Gluten screening of several dietary supplements by immunochromatographic assay.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- We can be heroes.
- Diabetic alert dog 'lifesaver' for 8-year-old boy.
- Fundraiser will help purchase medical alert dog.
- Diabetes doesn’t keep Karz in the corner.
- Type 1 Diabetes - CNN iReport.
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