Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Medtronic issues Urgent Medical Device Safety Notification for users of Paradigm insulin pumps. See also Important Medical Device Safety Information, which includes photos of the drive support cap issue.
- Insulin for Life USA provides life-saving insulin and diabetes care products to those in need throughout the world.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they are concerned about the accuracy of their blood glucose meter. This week's poll asks readers who have kids in a child care or before-school setting about who administers insulin.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Help With The Hard Stuff by Lauren W. Tolle, PhD, and William T. O'Donohue, PhD.
- 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 your laundry smells good because you accidently washed the glucose tabs again. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My sister is having twins and I was wondering if her saving one of the twins' stem cells could be used in the future to help my daughter should stem cell transplants be done on those with type 1.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Is 6 mos to 1 yr delay between dx and pump typical? Why?
- 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.
Studies and Surveys
- Researchers from Cambridge University Department of Paediatrics in the UK are looking for women with type 1 diabetes, ages 16-35, for help in a research study on estrogen and type 1 diabetes.
- Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center want to learn about dogs that help people with diabetes. You are invited to take part in this study if you have diabetes and have had a dog that can detect sugar levels.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- The TRUTH: (The one were I say suckity suck suck more than once).
- Dr. Andreas Stuhr: A Pediatrician Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
- HIGH? What Your Glucose Meter May Know, But Isn’t Sharing.
- Characteristics of rapid vs slow progression to type 1 diabetes in multiple islet autoantibody-positive children.
- The role of continuous glucose monitoring in the care of children with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems in the Classroom/School Environment.
- Nocturnal Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Accuracy and Reliability of Hypoglycemia Detection in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes at High Risk of Severe Hypoglycemia.
- Insulin Pump-Long-Term Effects on Glycemic Control: An Observational Study at 10 Diabetes Clinics in Sweden.
- Joslin Study Reveals That Dietary Fat Can Affect Glucose Levels and Insulin Requirements for People with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Clinical factors affecting the perception of hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes patients treated with personal insulin pumps.
- Fructose intake and cardiovascular risk factors in youth with type 1 diabetes: SEARCH for diabetes in youth study.
- Gastric Emptying of Solids and Its Relationship with Microalbuminuria in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Experiences of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion in Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes During Delivery from Four Italian Centers: A Retrospective Observational Study.
- Hormonal versus non-hormonal contraceptives in women with diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2.
- Compromised quality of life in patients with both Type 1 diabetes mellitus and coeliac disease.
- Vitiligo and autoantibodies of celiac disease.
- Upper gastrointestinal microbiota and digestive diseases. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation May Restore Gluten Tolerance in Patients With Celiac Disease.
- Make Gluten-Free Food Safe for Patients and Consumers.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- The Diabetic's Paradox.
- BioHub offers new hope to diabetes sufferers.
- Jay’s message could be diabetes life-saver.
- Biodel Completes Enrollment in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ultra-Rapid-Acting Insulin Candidate BIOD-123 for the Treatment of Diabetes.
- U.S. FDA Approves INVOKANA™ (Canagliflozin) for the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. See also F.D.A. Approves a New Diabetes Drug From J.&J.
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