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, Missy Foy, and Mike Fisher.
- 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 when they last refilled their glucagon prescription. This week's poll asks readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the only thing worse than a substitute teacher is a substitute school nurse. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Why is it acceptable for a 10-year-old to have an HbA1c of 8? Our pediatrician does not want us to work toward a lower A1c. Am I right to be concerned about possible future complications?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How has T1 affected mom and dad (family) health?
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 Children of People with Diabetes.
- The Dog Behind Banting and Best: Marjorie, My Diabetes Heroine.
- Welcome to Type 1 explanation video. See also Welcome to Type 1.
- The Thin Line, inspirational documentary following an extreme cyclist with type 1 diabetes along his 2,700 mile unsupported race from Canada to Mexico, seeks funding.
- Type 1 diabetes associated and tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies in patients without type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease with confirmed viral infections.
- Association between carotid intima-media thickness, buccodental status, and glycemic control in pediatric type 1 diabetes.
- Cytokine and Chemokine Production by Human Pancreatic Islets Upon Enterovirus Infection.
- The Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Risk Loci on Insulin Requirements in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Insulin degludec: four times lower pharmacodynamic variability than insulin glargine under steady state conditions in type 1 diabetes.
- Decreased GAD(65) -specific Th1/Tc1 phenotype in children with Type 1 diabetes treated with GAD-alum.
- Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD): developing a tissue biobank for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit the JDRF NPOD web site.
- Skin and subcutaneous thickness at injecting sites in children with diabetes: ultrasound findings and recommendations for giving injection.
- Benefits of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Autonomic Cardiac Regulation During Spontaneous, Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Health-Related Quality of Life Among German Youths With Early-Onset and Long-Duration Type 1 Diabetes.
- Physical activity in type 1 diabetes mellitus - Assessing risks for physical activity clearance and prescription.
- Academic skills in children with early-onset type 1 diabetes: the effects of diabetes-related risk factors.
- Improved Biomedical and Psychological Outcomes 1 Year After Structured Education in Flexible Insulin Therapy for People With Type 1 Diabetes - The U.K. DAFNE experience.
- Celiac disease, inflammation and oxidative damage: a nutrigenetic approach. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus screened by anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody from Western Saudi Arabia.
- Celiac disease causes gastrointestinal problems for up to 3 million in the U.S.
- DR. ROLLINS: The hidden epidemic of Celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Bionic Pancreas Technology.
- A Diabetic Alert Dog Can Keep a Monroe Toddler Safe.
- Pumps 4 kids - the campaign rolls on.
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