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.
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 -- one week from today.
- 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 their diabetes team provides psychological support as part of their regular care. This week's poll asks readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old daughter woke one morning low, so I gave her a couple of glucose tabs to suck on while I prepaired breakfast. She decided to go upstairs to wake her aunt who was visiting for the weekend. She woke her aunt and showed her the glucose tabs in her mouth. Her aunt asked her jokingly if she had candy for breakfast every morning to which my daughter replied, "Only on the mornings mummy says 'Jesus Christ.'"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child never gets the broken crackers from the box -- it's too hard to count carbs on those broken pieces! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
The endocrinologist has recommended we put our daughter on a pump before she starts kindergarten in the fall. Our daughter is not interested. What are its advantages compared to pens?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Thinking about sending her to a week long "D" camp?
Studies and Surveys
- Going to Clara Barton Camp or Camp Joslin this summer? You can participate in the Bionic Pancreas Summer Camp Study and help bring the closed loop artificial pancreas to life.
- TrialNet is now offering an online and in-home screening process called Pathway 2 Prevention. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
- Researchers from Palo Alto University want to hear the voices of siblings and parents of children with T1D to learn about the impact support has on their quality of life. Siblings 6-25 years are encouraged to participates, along with parents through either completing an online questionnaire or a Skype/in-person interview. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wix.com/diabeticstudy/2012.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- D-Blog Week: Memories.
- Lilly Diabetes – Making Insulin.
Products, Services and Books
- Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy is a must-read for parents of teens and tweens.
- Visual Medical is now selling Tartoos, an innovative tool to help with injection site rotation. This is an innovation solution to the constant challenge of site rotation.
- Next-generation sequencing for viruses in children with rapid-onset type 1 diabetes.
- Vasculogenic bio-synthetic hydrogel for enhancement of pancreatic islet engraftment and function in type 1 diabetes. See also Biomaterial Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment and Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes.
- The prenatal environment and type 1 diabetes.
- Transcriptome meta-analysis of peripheral lymphomononuclear cells indicates that gestational diabetes is closer to type 1 diabetes than to type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Accuracy and Reliability of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems: A Head-to-Head Comparison.
- Patch Pump Versus Conventional Pump: Postprandial Glycemic Excursions and the Influence of Wear Time.
- Impact of type 1 diabetes mellitus on academic performance.
- Heart rate variability in pubertal girls with type 1 diabetes: its relationship with glycemic control, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism.
- Vascular function and glucose variability improve transiently following initiation of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes care provision: barriers, enablers and service needs of young adults with Type1 diabetes from a region of social disadvantage.
- Hyperandrogenism in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated with intensive and continuous subcutaneous insulin therapy.
- Sex differences matter in the gut: effect on mucosal immune activation and inflammation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Get diagnosed before going gluten-free.
- Everyday products may pose gluten risks.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Charlie Kimball - IndyCar Driver.
- 8-Year-Old Camarillo Girl Lauded For Saving Diabetic Mother’s Life.
- Diabetics benefitting from the sensitive nose of service dogs.
- Sheffield schoolgirl with diabetes barred from trip.
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