Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia, from February 1-3, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2013 conference, to be held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland from 5-7 April, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from July 9-14, 2013.
New This Week
- Family scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology conference, to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia, from February 1-3, 2013, are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
- Take the Big Blue Test.
- Applications for JDRF's Children's Congress 2013 are due by November 1, 2012.
- Students With Diabetes announces an internship program for college-aged young adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have ever been denied health insurance coverage because of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers about their plans for Halloween.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes by Amy Stockwell Mercer.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old daughter woke one morning low, so I gave her a couple of glucose tabs to suck on while I prepaired breakfast. She decided to go upstairs to wake her aunt who was visiting for the weekend. She woke her aunt and showed her the glucose tabs in her mouth. Her aunt asked her jokingly if she had candy for breakfast every morning to which my daughter replied, "Only on the mornings mummy says 'Jesus Christ.'"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go through a drive-in at Dunkin' Donuts and see the sign that said "High Curb" and you start laughing because you think it said "HIGH CARB." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
We developing an IEP for our young daughter. A school assessment said there was no correlation between glucose levels and behavior, but we feel there is some correlation. What is your opinion? We have sought counseling to help our daughter with her attitude/behavior.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
MDI, Pumps, CGMs and scarring ... ?
Advocacy and Fundraising
- EndoGoddess Diabetes App: Clinical Trial Fundraiser.
Studies and Surveys
- Researchers from the University of Connecticut are conducting a survey about the use of dogs that can detect sugar levels in persons with diabetes. If you or anyone you know has a dog that can detect sugar levels, please take the online survey.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Hofstra University Presidential Debates Tonight—-There IS a Clear Winner.
- Is There a Conspiracy Preventing a Diabetes Cure?
- Pills, pills, pills: Can a diabetic take too many vitamins?
- Looking Back: Zombie Lows.
- Effect of insulin feedback on closed-loop glucose control: a crossover study.
- Feasibility of a bihormonal closed-loop system to control postexercise and postprandial glucose excursions.
- Robust fault detection system for insulin pump therapy using continuous glucose monitoring.
- Inpatient studies of a Kalman-filter-based predictive pump shutoff algorithm.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis: role of family history and class II HLA genotypes.
- System Accuracy Evaluation of 43 Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose according to DIN EN ISO 15197. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Comparative analysis of the efficacy of continuous glucose monitoring and self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring Accuracy Results Vary between Assessment at Home and Assessment at the Clinical Research Center.
- Glycemic control and high-density lipoprotein characteristics in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Risk of cardiovascular disease and total mortality in adults with type 1 diabetes: Scottish registry linkage study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Origin of celiac disease: How old are predisposing haplotypes?
- Degree of Damage to the Small Bowel and Serum Antibody Titers Correlate With Clinical Presentation of Patients With Celiac Disease.
- Abdominal Pain and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children with Celiac Disease.
- New insight into coeliac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetic alert dogs save lives.
- Service dog provider puts Groves family on alert.
- Family: Service dog for diabetic child fails at job.
- Yale Football: Roy Collins meeting the challenge of an athlete managing diabetes.
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