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. The room block is nearly full -- register and book your room soon if you plan to attend.
- 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
- George S. Eisenbarth: Insulin and Type 1 Diabetes remembers one of the giants in type 1 diabetes research. Also available in PDF format.
- Changing DiabetesŪ in Children Ethiopia is a film about the challenge of living with type 1 diabetes in Ethiopia.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared. This week's poll asks readers if they have been tested for celiac.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Every night at the dinner table our family asks what each of our "highs" and "lows" are (meaning best and worst part of each of our day). Going around the table we each tell of a typical thing, until we get to our 8 year old who was diagnosed 5 weeks prior. She starts laughing and states that her high was 554 and her low was 75 (her overall highs and lows during her 5 weeks of the diabetic world). Only a family with type 1 would understand.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you're the only mother at playgroup chasing around your 3-year-old yelling, "If you don't come eat these jellybeans right now, I'll put you in time out!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I will be on steroids for at least six months due to pertussis. My A1c has always been under 7.1 and I am wondering about the effects of the steroids. Will I be more prone to DKA?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
I Feel Like I'm Just Waiting... Always Waiting...
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
- Cure for Type 1 Diabetes and MS? Discovery of Immune Suppressing Protein CD52.
- Snapshots from the Big Js: JDRF & Joslin Diabetes Conferences.
- How to Have Sex with an Insulin Pump.
- Hard to Capture.
- Recovery from Overt Type 1 Diabetes Ensues When Immune Tolerance and beta Cell Formation Are Coupled with Regeneration of Endothelial Cells in the Pancreatic Islets.
- Increased Brain Lactate Concentrations without Increased Lactate Oxidation during Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetic Individuals.
- The Missing Heritability in T1D and Potential New Targets for Prevention. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Extended family history of autoimmune diseases and phenotype and genotype of children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
- Genetically Engineered Human Islets Protected From CD8-mediated Autoimmune Destruction In Vivo.
- Vitamin D levels during and after resolution of ketoacidosis in children with new onset Type 1 diabetes.
- Short Sleep Duration Measured by Wrist Actimetry Is Associated With Deteriorated Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Heart rate variability and heart rate recovery in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Sex-specific-differences in cardiometabolic risk in type 1 diabetes: a cross-sectional study.
- A Multicomponent Motivational Intervention to Improve Adherence Among Adolescents With Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study.
- Poor pregnancy outcome in women with type 1 diabetes is predicted by elevated HbA1c and spikes of high glucose values in the third trimester.
- Long-term coeliac disease influences risk of death in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Search for atoxic cereals: a single blind, cross-over study on the safety of a single dose of Triticum monococcum, in patients with celiac disease.
- The relationship of autism and gluten.
- Dietitians warn that gluten-free diets carry a cost.
- Kid stuff: Celiac disease shouldn't be stricken from shows.
- Big sister on mission to help cure diabetes.
Legal and Legislative
- California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Case Seeking to Ensure Access to Insulin for California Students with Diabetes. See also Nurses take on schools over insulin shots and School Nurses Case to Supreme Court.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Fayetteville man recognized for living more than 80 years with type 1 diabetes.
- UNC scientist turns to tiny particles to treat diabetes.
- Shock diagnosis changed teen's life.
- CFISD elementary student with diabetes named finalist in national competition.
- Symphony CGM System Presentation and Demonstration.
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