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 Canada 2013 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada, from March 8-10, 2013.
- 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
- Be sure to take the Big Blue Test.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they usually use to treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers about what time of day they are most worried about hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After recently buying "Mary Poppins" on DVD, our 6 kids went around singing all the songs. Well, John, our pumping 5 year old son had to put his own twist on "A Spoonful of Sugar." His version goes:Just a bolus full of insulin makes my sugars come down,
sugars come down,
sugars come down.
In the most painless way!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child is playing a video game and when the "life force" level starts running out she says "Oh no! I'm low" and then starts laughing hysterically and says "I need glucose tablets!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
What is the current research on storing a sibling's cord blood for a potential cure? I am pregnant; are there any preventative measures to reduce this baby's risk of developing type 1?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Seeking clearer explanation for source of glucose which basal rates should cover
Advocacy and Fundraising
- The University of Florida is holding their 5th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest.
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
- My Glucagon Security Blanket.
- Online Emotional Support.
- Where No D Has Gone G4.
- Guest Post: Reviewing the tSlim.
- ADA Defends Telemarketing Snafu Amid Fallout.
- Call for Nominations: Best of the ‘Betes Blogs!
- Real-time assessment of encapsulated neonatal porcine islets prior to clinical xenotransplantation.
- Neo-Islet Formation in Liver of Diabetic Mice by Helper-dependent Adenoviral Vector-Mediated Gene Transfer.
- Carbohydrate-to-Insulin Ratio Is Estimated from 300-400 Divided by Total Daily Insulin Dose in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Who Use the Insulin Pump.
- Insulin analogues in children with Type 1 diabetes: a 52-week randomized clinical trial.
- Prefrontal Cortical Deficits in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Brain Correlates of Comorbid Depression.
- Epidemiology of depression and diabetes: A systematic review.
- Disordered eating behaviors are associated with poorer diet quality in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Multiple Indicators of Poor Diet Quality in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Are Associated with Higher Body Mass Index Percentile but not Glycemic Control.
- Body Mass Index at the Time of Diagnosis of Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes in Children.
- Novel therapeutic/integrative approaches for celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Factors Associated with Dietary Adherence in Celiac Disease: A Nationwide Study.
- Really? Celiac Disease Is Influenced by Season of Birth.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- We Take S.H.O.T.s.
- Hammond school nurse focuses on diabetes education.
- One run. One man. One goal.
- Recognition for decades spent living with diabetes.
- When grandma was in trouble, 6-year-old knew what to do. See also Independence boy's quick thinking saves grandma's life.
- ViaCyte gets funding for potential diabetes cure.
- Diamyd Medical Limits Further Investment in the Diabetes Vaccine.
- ViaCyte Receives $10.1 Million Strategic Partnership Award from CIRM to Continue Development of Diabetes Therapy (PDF).
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