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.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Insulindependence is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Junior Captain program. This is an exceptional opportunity for young people, ages 9-18, with type 1 diabetes.
New This Week
- JDRF Mourns the Loss of Dr. George Eisenbarth.
- The Diabetes Research Institute recognizes World Diabetes Day.
- Enter the Diabetes Co-Stars Casting Call contest for a chance to appear alongside Elizabeth Perkins in a documentary about what it's really like living with diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers about how many times they have checked for ketones in the past year. This week's poll asks readers how many times per day they check their blood glucose level.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The day after my daughter started pumping, she experienced a low, so I decided to pick her up from school. Imagine my surprise when the nurse told me "She's suspended." As she realized my eyes had widened, she corrected herself, saying, "Oh, I meant her pump."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your husband names his internet gaming character "Lancet." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
How can we train our son to feel highs and lows so he can take care of himself when he goes off to college next year?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Braces in a week - what to feed? lows?
Advocacy and Fundraising
- JDRF is seeking your help to call your elected officials and urge continued funding for the Special Diabetes Program.
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
- Annual Friends for Life Conference Not Just for Kids Anymore.
- D-Blog Day 2012: It’s Okay.
- D-Blog Day: Media Muggles.
- Psychological Support: The Missing Piece in Diabetes Care.
- THE Most Forgotten Group in the Family ... When it Comes to Diabetes.
- A day to remember: From the depths of hypoglycemia, to the heights of hyperglycemia, and back again.
- Diabetes Symbol Mostly Unused by U.S. Organizations.
- The Question.
- The Words We Choose.
- Non-Invasive Diabetes Technology: Still Dreaming.
- “Coming Out” with Diabetes via Facebook.
Products, Services and Books
- Suite D is the home of the Official OmniPod Blog. See also OmniPod Launches 'Suite D,' a New Resource for the Diabetes Online Community.
- Adult Pancreas Side Population Cells Expand after beta Cell Injury and Are a Source of Insulin-Secreting Cells. See also Pancreas stem cell discovery may lead to new diabetes treatments.
- White Matter Microstructural Integrity in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Periodic Extraction of Interstitial Fluid from the Site of Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for the Measurement of Glucose: A Novel Single-Port Technique for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Patients.
- Delayed Small Intestinal Transit in Patients with Long-Standing Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Investigation of the Relationships with Clinical Features, Gastric Emptying, Psychological Distress, and Nutritional Parameters.
- Glycaemic variability in paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) or multiple daily injections (MDI): a cross-sectional cohort study.
- Patient Time Costs Associated with Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the STAR 3 Randomized Trial.
- Effects of different types of acute and chronic (training) exercise on glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis.
- Point Accuracy of Interstitial Continuous Glucose Monitoring During Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Differentiating disordered affect in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Structured Type 1 Diabetes Education Delivered Within Routine Care.
- Seroprevalence of celiac disease in Belgian children and adolescents.
- It's a gluten-free-for-all.
- Gluten-Free Beer: Omission Pale Ale is So Good, You Can't Tell.
Legal and Legislative
- Final FDA Artificial Pancreas Guidance a Milestone for People with Type 1 Diabetes. See also The Artificial Pancreas Device System (APDS) - FDA’s Efforts to Advance Artificial Pancreas Device Systems and the Challenges Ahead and Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff The Content of Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) and Premarket Approval (PMA) Applications for Artificial Pancreas Device Systems.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Living well together: Couple has managed woman’s diabetes for 67 years.
- Diabetes researchers look at cellular-level transplants as bridge to a cure.
- Parents 'unaware of type 1 diabetes symptoms'.
- Technology improving diabetes patients’ quality of life.
- For teen, fight to cure diabetes is personal.
- Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies Provides Diabetes Supplies to Children in Developing Countries. See also Life for a Child at the IDF web site.
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