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
- Last week's poll asked readers how they chose the blood glucose meter that they use most often. This week's poll asks readers how often they've had a retinal photograph.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When my daughter was in kindergarten one of her classmates told his mom, "Noelle has to go the health office all the time." When she asked him why, he said, "Because she is diabolical." Of course, she knew what he meant. We still call her our diabolical diabetic.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
For years, I tried to keep my blood sugars between 70 and 90 mg/dl [3.9 and 5.0 mmol/L], with an A1c <6. My new diabetes team has suggested I aim for an A1c of 7. Do you agree that this is a little high? I recognize that my blood sugar range was too low resulting in hypoglycemia unawareness, but, in part, my lows were related to no one changing basal rates after I lost 130 pounds.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
For those using CGM...nighttime checks?
- 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 American Diabetes Association (ADA) believes that students with diabetes should be able to receive the diabetes care they need, whether blood glucose monitoring or insulin and glucagon administration, in their home school, even if they are not yet able to provide that care themselves. Unfortunately, some school districts believe that the only way to provide this care where there is no school nurse at the child’s home school is to require the child to transfer to a school where there is a full time nurse. ADA has heard that several school districts in the state of Alabama are using this approach, and is very interested in finding families who have experienced this and working to end this practice. If you have a child in public school in Alabama and have been asked to or forced to transfer your child to a different school in order to receive diabetes care, or have had to go to school to provide care yourself to avoid such a forced transfer, ADA would love to hear from you. Please sent an e-mail to Crystal Jackson at CJackson@diabetes.org and let ADA know your story.
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.
General Diabetes Information
- The FDA Patient Network will help patients have a voice into the FDA. Be heard!
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Turning Diabetes Over to the Bionic Pancreas.
- The Kerfuffle Over New Names for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
- Diabetes and Delivery: A Story of Success.
- Let’s come out of the diabetes cave together.
- The World’s Funnest Clinical Trial (Artificial Pancreas!).
- Looking back.
Products, Services and Books
- “Jerry The Bear” Lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
- A review of artificial pancreas technologies with an emphasis on bi-hormonal therapy.
- Ranibizumab for edema of the macula in diabetes study: 3-year outcomes and the need for prolonged frequent treatment.
- Glucose-Reducing Effect of the ORMD-0801 Oral Insulin Preparation in Patients with Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Lack of Association Between Residual Insulin Production and Glucagon Response to Hypoglycemia in Youth With Short Duration of Type 1 Diabetes .
- Healthcare cost of type 1 diabetes mellitus in new-onset children in a hospital compared to an outpatient setting. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Management Of Type 1 Diabetes In Primary School: Review Of The Literature.
- Factors Associated With Microalbuminuria in 7,549 Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes in the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry.
- A practical, clinical approach to the assessment and management of suspected insulin allergy.
- Adult-onset type 1 diabetes and pregnancy: three case reports.
- I’m Gluten Minded: The Celiac Disease Advocate.
- Mixing is Key to Making Quality of Gluten-Free Bread.
Legal and Legislative
- American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Arizona House Bill 2042.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Right to insulin is human right: Sir Hirst.
- Former Stroud AC husband and wife team at the London Marathon.
- Living with Type 1 diabetes, local mom finds support through Diabetes Sisters.
- Scholastic Superstar: Meet Maria Capitano.
- Family's heartbreak after diabetic 29-year-old who planned to run the London Marathon dies from 'dead in bed' syndrome.
- JDRF Announces Delegates for its 2013 Children’s Congress.
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