Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Friends for Life Canada 2013 conference will be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada, this weekend, from March 8-10, 2013. Online registration is closed, but on-site registrations will be accepted beginning Friday evening.
- 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
- Last week's poll asked readers if they experience discrimination from family or friends because of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers about how many different basal rates they use in their main basal profile for their insulin pump.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One day, when I gleefully announced to my 8 year old daughter that scientists were successfully working on ways to transplant islet cells, I was surprised to find that her reaction appeared sort of solemn. When I asked her if something was wrong, she said, "I hope they don't find a cure until I get my chance at a pump."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you use EMLA on your eyebrows before you tweeze them. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son has his three month check-up after diagnosis. What are some questions that I should be asking at this point? I want to be an informed patient and his advocate.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Estimated pump adjustment period
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 741 panels. The next showing is at Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 in July. If you'd like to make a quilt and have it in the display, the quilt must be received by CWD before July 1, 2013.
- 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.
- Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Free full text available in PDF format. See also the ADA press release, "American Diabetes Association Releases New Research Estimating Annual Cost of Diabetes at $245 billion."
- 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.
- The Diabetes Sisters 2013 Weekend for Women in Raleigh is scheduled for May 3-5, 2013 at the Raleigh Sheraton.
General Diabetes Information
- Diabulimia Helpline (US) and Diabetics with Eating Disorders (UK) offer help for people with type 1 who are struggling with eating disorders.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- In the Marine Corps with Type 1 Diabetes.
- An Attempt to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.
- Oh, Snap! Asante Insulin Pump Isn’t a Pearl Anymore.
- Everybody Knows Somebody.
- Nocturnal Glucose Control with an Artificial Pancreas at a Diabetes Camp. See also Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Overnight automated type 1 diabetes control under MD-logic closed-loop system: a randomized crossover trial.
- Does farm environment protect against type 1 diabetes mellitus? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Identification of a SIRT1 Mutation in a Family with Type 1 Diabetes. See also First single gene mutation shown to result in type 1 diabetes and First Single Gene Mutation Shown to Result in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Treatment of diabetes mellitus with microencapsulated fetal human liver (FH-B-TPN) engineered cells.
- The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data explores the impact of exposure to sugar on the risk of type 2 diabetes -- still quite relevant to anyone with type 1 diabetes. See also Study: Sugar — Not Obesity — Causes Diabetes and Sugar In Diet Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Rates, Study Finds.
- The Diabetes Research Institute announced the DRI BioHub, an artificial organ platform designed to protect islets and provide euglycemia without whole-body immunosuppression, as is required by traditional islet transplants. This announcement of this effort generated heated discussion throughout the online community, not all of it positive. For more, see the following:
- This Could Be It.... What We Have Been Waiting For Since Diagnosis!!!!
- A Message from Diabetes Dad.
- Could it be....
- New DRI Mini ‘BioHub’ Organ Would Mimic a Healthy Pancreas.
- Hope without hype is all we ask (the one when I wish it started differently).
- Don’t Believe the Hype.
- News from the DRI.
- Our Community.
- My Take on the Hub-bub About the Bio Hub.
- Empathy. Honoring struggle without trite solutions.
- Meanwhile, In Other News....
- Associations of Youth and Parent Weight Status with Reported versus Predicted Daily Energy Intake and Hemoglobin A1c in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Routine Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes: The INTERPRET Study.
- Variation of C peptide decay rate in diabetic patients with positive glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody: better discrimination with initial fasting C peptide.
- Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring During Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes Pregnancy.
- Salivary innate defense system in type 1 diabetes mellitus in children with mixed and permanent dentition.
- Sitagliptin as add-on therapy in insulin deficiency: biomarkers of therapeutic efficacy respond differently in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- A multicenter observational safety study in Swedish children and adolescents using insulin detemir for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
- Pentoxifylline treatment for protecting diabetic retinopaty in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Use of dietary supplements in pregnant women in relation to sociodemographic factors - a report from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study.
- Trace gluten contamination may play a role in mucosal and clinical recovery in a subgroup of diet-adherent non-responsive celiac disease patients.
- The Role Of Gluten Intake At The Time Of Hepatitis B Vaccination In The Immune Response Of Celiac Patients.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Northwestern's Gisler doesn't let diabetes keep him off the court.
- My Life Partner Has Diabetes.
- The Conversation: Can stem cell treatment cure type 1 diabetes?
- Kosair Children's Hospital to open diabetes center with $5 million gift.
- Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes.
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