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
- Emily is 20 and was diagnosed when she was nine.
- Last week's poll asked readers who use an insulin pump about how often they change their infusion set. This week's poll asks readers how they dispose of their sharps at home.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My six year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 on April 1 (of all days!). He is an avid Pokemon fan. We were teaching him how to read the nutrition labels and find out how many carbs are in various foods. One day he picked up a can of light lemonade and said "Mom, this does 2 points damage, can I drink this?" So now we track our carbs by how many "hit points" or how much "damage" a food will do.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your three-year-old asks if he takes his medical identification bracelet off, will his diabetes go away. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter used another child's lancing device at school, a drum-like device, which she said she turned. Should I be concerned about blood contamination?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Keeping teeth healthy while treating lows
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. We've updated our list of camps to help you find a camp near you.
- The 2013 JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Registration is free, though donations to JDRF to help defray the cost of the program are gladly accepted.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Small Diabetes Organization AYUDA Teaches Self-Care and Social Change.
- SHOT: Staying Alive with Type 1 Diabetes (with Giveaway!).
Products, Services and Books
- Trend Setter: Dexcom CEO Terry Gregg.
- The Future of Pumps Is Now – Maybe.
- Allogeneic Bone Marrow Cocultured With Human Islets Significantly Improves Islet Survival and Function In Vivo.
- Human milk can neutralize Coxsackievirus B4 in vitro.
- Promotion of Autoimmune Diabetes by Cereal Diet in the Presence or Absence of Microbes Associated With Gut Immune Activation, Regulatory Imbalance, and Altered Cathelicidin Antimicrobial Peptide.
- Predicting the Optimal Basal Insulin Infusion Pattern in Children and Adolescents on Insulin Pumps.
- Effects of diabetes-related family stress on glycemic control in young patients with type 1 diabetes: Systematic review.
- 'The pump was a saviour for me.' Patients' experiences of insulin pump therapy.
- Glucose Variability Assessed by Low Blood Glucose Index Is Predictive of Hypoglycemic Events in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Switched to Pump Therapy.
- Physical Activity Energy Expenditure and Glucose Control in Pregnant Women With Type 1 Diabetes. Is 30 Minutes of Daily Exercise Enough?.
- Lipoprotein metabolism in patients with type 1 diabetes under intensive insulin treatment. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Prevalence of periodontal pathogens and metabolic control of type 1 diabetes patients.
- The risk of early cardiovascular disease in Lithuanian diabetic children and adolescents: A type 1 diabetes register database based study.
- The evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in youth with type 1 diabetes. See also Routine Screening for DPN in Children Needs to be Mandatory.
- The clinical utility of C-peptide measurement in the care of patients with diabetes.
- Prevalence of Childhood Celiac Disease and Changes in Infant Feeding. See also Early exposure to gluten may help babies avoid celiac risk: study.
- Health-related quality of life in adolescents with screening-detected celiac disease, before and one year after diagnosis and initiation of gluten-free diet, a prospective nested case-referent study.
- Frequent delay of coeliac disease diagnosis in symptomatic patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Clinical and genetic characteristics.
- Oral Health Status and Salivary Properties in Relation to Gluten Free Diet in Children with Celiac Disease.
- One Grain More is an amusing parody of the challenges of eating gluten (and diary) free. See also Gluten-Free Parody Makes Celiac Disease Less Miserable and The Creation of "One Grain More".
- CPT B. Donald is a United States Army Officer who served a year long deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan while maintaining a gluten free diet.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Families living with type 1 diabetes.
- Utah mom helps kids understand type 1 diabetes.
- Connected in Motion: Creating Community for People with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Brianna out to get jump on diabetes.
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