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.
- Social Media & The Monster Under the Bed: the Latest Thinking on Fearing vs. Embracing Social Media, a special event hosted by Partnering for Diabetes Change, will be webcast live on Wednesday, July 10th at 9:00 am Eastern from CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have their most recent basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down. This week's poll asks readers if they have ever sought counseling to cope with the challenges of living with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Kids First Diabetes Second: Tips for Parents a Child with Type 1 Diabetes by Leighann Calentine.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I overheard the cutest thing while we were at a diabetes walk. Emily was walking in front of me with my 6 year old nephew. I was listening to them talk. He said to her, "Em, why are we walking around this place anyway?" I heard her tell him, "We are walking to find a cure for diabetes." My nephew said, "Well, where am I supposed to be looking for it?" I could have died laughing.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child, "Did you test?" and the child nearby says in a panic, "What test? When was it?" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Because her blood sugars are often in range, could our daughter have type 2, not type 1? How do we know if she is still producing insulin? Is it safe to stop insulin for 24 hours to see what her "natural" blood sugar is?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Gary Scheiner: Forget the "rule of 15"
Studies and Surveys
- 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.
- 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
- The Bionic Pancreas - Test Drive.
- A Book Giveaway for ‘Rents’ of (Eye-Rolling) Teens With Diabetes.
- Scott on the Snap.
- Forgotten Dimension of Diabetes Revealed in DAWN2 Study.
- This is 40.
- The Dexcom Knows.
- ADA Scientific Sessions 2013: Looking Backwards and Forwards.
- More Drug & Research News from ADA Scientific Sessions 2013.
- Teplizumab preserves C-peptide in recent-onset type 1 diabetes: 2-year results from the randomized, placebo-controlled Protégé trial.
- Threshold-Based Insulin-Pump Interruption for Reduction of Hypoglycemia. Free full text available in PDF format.
- HLA class II genotyping of African American type 1 diabetes patients reveals associations unique to African haplotypes.
- Developmental challenges of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: The role of eating attitudes, family support and fear of negative evaluation.
- Incretins and amylin in pediatric diabetes: new tools for management of diabetes in youth.
- Systematic review: worldwide variation in the frequency of coeliac disease and changes over time.
- Cook learns new tricks after celiac disease diagnosis.
- Celiac power: It's much more than a trendy new diet.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- ADA: Intensive Tx Yields Long-Term Gain in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Progress made on artificial pancreas, researchers tell diabetes conference in Chicago.
- Artificial pancreas effective in study, could one day help diabetics.
- Three continuous glucose monitoring devices highly reliable.
- Medtronic, J&J gains put diabetics nearer to artificial pancreas.
- Clinical trial participation: Why mom with diabetic daughter enrolled in USF study.
- Dover teen living with juvenile diabetes wants to help others cope with the disease.
- A Deadly Form of Diabetes Doctors Sometimes Miss.
- Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin.
- ADA: New Type 2 Drug May Work in Type 1 Diabetes.
- JDRF Announces Two Partnerships to Develop Stable, Pumpable Glucagon to Support Advanced Generation Artificial Pancreas Systems.
- Zealand presents first data on novel liquid glucagon peptide agonist, showing potential to treat and/or prevent severe hypoglycemia associated with diabetes.
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