Of Continuing Interest
- 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. Note that sessions begin on Wednesday, July 10. Scholarships for families who have children with type 1, adults with type 1 or LADA and their families, and young adults with type 1, are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Applications for the 2013 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online. Applications must be received by May 15, 2013.
- Coming to Friends for Life: Orlando 2013? You can help the Diabetes Scholars Foundation by attending their fundraiser, Making Magic For Many, on the evening of Saturday, July 13th.
New This Week
- For Valentine's Day this year, many of us in the Diabetes Online Community are encouraging donations to the IDF's Life for a Child program. We call this effort "Spare a Rose, Save a Child." Life for a Child provides life saving insulin and diabetes care supplies to over 10,000 children around the world who would otherwise have nothing -- and we all know what that means. Please consider making a donation today. You can also learn more on these web sites:
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Forgetting myself this Valentine's Day.
- Be a Super Hero this Valentine’s Day: Skip the roses, and help save a kid’s life instead.
- What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Want to save a child?
- Life For A Child.
- A Valentine’s Day Gift Beyond Flowers.
- Turn It To 11, #SpareARose.
- Spare a rose, save a child.
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child with Diabetes.
- Twitter feed for #SpareARose.
- Last week's poll asked readers the insulin pump they use. This week's poll asks readers who use an insulin pump about how often they change their infusion set.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Care at School: Bridging the Gap by Salus Education, LLC.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are talking about a friend's car problem as "He needs to fix his carbohydrates" instead of carburetor. 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:
Bleeding at injection site?
Studies and Surveys
- Parents and kids are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey about their experiences at school. The research is being conducted by a 3rd year medical student at Ohio University, and is a follow on to a previously published work in this area. The parents' survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ParentSurveyDiabetes and the children's survey is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChildrenSurveyDiabetes.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- It Takes A Village.
- Rekindling Hope.
- Sizing Up the T:slim: If Looks Could ... Bolus.
- Down the Stairs.
- Thinking Twice About Using Apidra in Insulin Pumps.
- A Book You Should Read: Islands and Insulin.
- Treatment of Diabetes and Long-term Survival Following Insulin and Glucokinase Gene Therapy. See also UAB researchers cure type 1 diabetes in dogs, Type 1 Diabetes Cured In Dogs, and Type 1 Diabetes Cured in Dogs, Study Suggests.
- Differences in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in vitro of islets from human, nonhuman primate, and porcine origin.
- Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec in a Flexible Dosing Regimen vs Insulin Glargine in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes (BEGIN: Flex T1): A 26-Week Randomized, Treat-to-Target Trial With a 26-Week Extension.
- Evidence of Association between Type 1 Diabetes and Exposure to Enterovirus in Cuban Children and Adolescents. Free full text available in PDF format.
- A randomized placebo-controlled trial of alphacalcidol on the preservation of beta cell function in children with recent onset type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis at the onset of type 1 diabetes is associated with future HbA(1c) levels.
- Participatory Surveillance of Hypoglycemia and Harms in an Online Social Network.
- Subclinical hypothyroidism and dyslipidemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- A Profile of Self-Care Behaviors in Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Can an Increase in Celiac Disease Be Attributed to an Increase in the Gluten Content of Wheat as a Consequence of Wheat Breeding? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Scientist: Increase in celiac disease is not a result of wheat breeding.
- Celiac Disease Pill? Scientists Find Potential Therapeutic For Gluten Intolerance.
- A Quest For Real Beer, Without The Gluten.
Legal and Legislative
- Parents Face Diabetes Discrimination In Schools, Daycares.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Test strip supply linked to better diabetes care.
- Type 1 Diabetic Ryan Reed to run at least five Nationwide Series races.
- Lilly Diabetes celebrates six years of scholarship support for American Diabetes Association diabetes summer camps by sending 90 children to camp in 2013.
- JDRF and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Increase Funding of ViaCyte.
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