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
- Last week's poll asked readers when they think that type 1 diabetes will be cured. This week's poll asks readers how concerned they are about their children being able to pay for their diabetes care products when they are adults.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Through the Looking Glass: Seeing diabetes from your child's perspective by Dr Rachel Besser.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Living in Wisconsin, one really needs to make sure you have insulation in your house. I had some contractors come to give me an estimate of how much insulation I would need to have blown in. I asked the contractor, "So, how many bags of insulin will I need to make sure I have the proper amount of insulin in my house?" The contractor looked at me and said, "I think you mean insulation, not INSULIN."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you glance at the digital thermostat, which reads 68, and immediately run for glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
When does the extended dose start working? Is it immediately or one hour after the bolus?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
"Hi mom..I'm over 300+" at school call...
Advocacy and Fundraising
- JDRF is seeking your help to call your elected officials and urge continued funding for the Special Diabetes Program.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Open letter to NPR about Diabetes Social Media piece.
- Social Media Help Diabetes Patients (And Drugmakers) Connect.
- DSMA Live with Mary Podjasek.
- Taking an Insulin Pump Hiatus? Hey, There’s an App for That!
- Woman recalls more than 50 years with diabetes.
- Unsung Heroes.
- PWD in the Wild.
- When life is lived one needle at a time.
- A Maths Test, a White Witch and the Dark Art of Diabetes.
- Off Road Vacation with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: Is it okay?
- We must all fight the deadly ignorance about Type 1 diabetes.
- A Brother’s Christmas Wish for his Sister ... and an Answer that will Touch Your Heart.
Products, Services and Books
- Readi Paks are new diabetes carrying cases sold by Sanofi-Aventis.
- An Online Failure Detection Method of the Glucose Sensor-Insulin Pump System: Improved Overnight Safety of Type-1 Diabetic Subjects.
- Influenza A viruses grow in human pancreatic cells and cause pancreatitis and diabetes in an animal model. See also Diabetes linked to flu.
- Screening for insulinoma antigen 2 and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies: a cost-effective and age-independent strategy to identify rapid progressors to clinical onset among relatives of type 1 diabetic patients.
- Effect of Sitagliptin on post-prandial glucagon and GLP-1 levels in patients with type 1 diabetes: Investigator-initiated, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
- The impact of blood glucose and HbA(1c) goals on glycaemic control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
- Early signs of atherosclerosis are associated with insulin resistance in non-obese adolescent and young adults with type 1 diabetes.
- How poorer quality of life in adolescence predicts subsequent type 1 diabetes management and control.
- Disturbed eating behaviours and thoughts in Australian adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Differential associations between depressive symptoms and glycaemic control in outpatients with diabetes.
- Fathers' encounter of support from paediatric diabetes teams; the tension between general recommendations and personal experience.
- Prevalence of ketoacidosis at diagnosis of childhood onset Type 1 diabetes in Wales from 1991 to 2009 and effect of a publicity campaign.
- Mucosal healing and mortality in coeliac disease.
- Capsule endoscopy in adult celiac disease: a potential role in equivocal cases of celiac disease?
- Might gluten traces in wheat substitutes pose a risk in patients with celiac disease? A population-based probabilistic approach to risk estimation.
- Devastating impact of celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Saturday’s letters: Hold Alberta Tories to insulin-pump promise.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Learning to cope and finding hope.
- CdM's Reinhardt shows he can't be stopped.
- Langford girl takes Type 1 to the masses.
- Living with juvenile diabetes a constant learning curve.
- Diabetes dogs: K9 insulin monitors.
- Compassionate canine.
- Donors help girl, 6, get diabetes alert dog.
- Cord blood may be the key to beating type 1 diabetes.
- Couple in diabetes prayer death going before state Supreme Court.
- Novo Nordisk to create the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. See also World’s first diabetic cycling team to ‘rebuild’ sport’s image after Lance Armstrong affai.
- Diabetics Have Prospects For Better Self-monitoring Based On Texas A&M Research.
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