New This Week
- We report on Friends for Life 2013.
- A Picture. A Thousand Dreams Realized ... Inspiration Defined.
- How Medicare Is Robbing Your Health.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they reuse diabetes care supplies. This week's poll asks readers how they get their HbA1c measured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Mommy, What is Type 1 Diabetes?, written and illustrated by Irene Mallano and Madison Rose Mallano.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our youngest group of campers at Camp Koral Kids in Coral Springs, Florida are 5 and 6 years old, but have the wit and wisdom of adults. Diabetes education is an important component of camp and we try to incorporate it in all we do. When quizzing the little ones on diabetes concepts we get all kinds of great responses, but the best one by far was their response to the question of what we check for when our blood sugar is above 240. Their group response was "PEE-tones"! Kind of sums it all up, huh?
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child asks you if "water proof" means "toilet proof" in reference to the pump. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After my insurance changed me from Apidra to Humalog, I began experiencing nighttime seizures. Have you heard of others who are extra sensitive to Humalog?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
17 month old with a pump?
Studies and Surveys
- Leslie Liu, a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington, is conducting a survey on Staying in Touch with Friends: Technology Use by Children with Chronic Health Conditions. CWD families are encouraged to participate.
- The University of Pennsylvania is inviting parents of children with diabetes to participate in a survey on perceptions and behaviors relating to severe hypoglycemia. By participating in this 10 minute survey, you will be contributing valuable information to a research project about a subject that is very important to the physical and psychological safety of children with diabetes. We are looking forward to learn about your experiences!
- 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 online sign up and consent for the Pathway 2 Prevention study. 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 in School
- Diabetes Forecast Magazine Highlights Ways to Keep Kids with Diabetes Safe at School.
- Students with diabetes enrolled in Missouri and Kentucky schools will be safer at school this school year thanks to a new Missouri law and changes to a nursing regulation in Kentucky championed by the American Diabetes Association.
- The ADA has a new tip sheet for parents on managing diabetes in the childcare setting.
- CWD's sample 504 plans can help parents prepare for returning to school in the fall.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- We Are All Made Of Stars . . ..
- Why Everyone is Talking About Glucagon.
- Thankful Thursday: The D.O.C.
- TrialNet Update: Oral Prevention and How You Can Help.
- Once-a-Week Injection Could Fight Diabetes Complications.
- Three videos featuring CWD families discussing their diagnosis, life with type 1, and the impact diabetes has had on their families are online:
- Diagnosis Stories, Part 1: Brandon, Kaitlyn, and Marissa
- Diagnosis Stories, Part 2: Life Goes On
- Diagnosis Stories, Part 3: Family Relationships
- The Human Trial follows three research teams in a race to cure diabetes, including Islet Sheet Medical.
Products, Services and Books
- Diabetes Daily offers a Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy Comparison chart.
- Voluntary Recall of Specified Lots of Nova Max® Glucose Test Strips.
- Outpatient Safety Assessment of an In-Home Predictive Low-Glucose Suspend System with Type 1 Diabetes Subjects at Elevated Risk of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia.
- Shaping the (auto)immune response in the gut: the role of intestinal immune regulation in the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Clinical and technical factors associated with skin intrinsic fluorescence in subjects with type 1 diabetes from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study.
- The association between the HLA system and retinopathy development in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Prevalence of Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Among US Adolescents: Results from the Continuous NHANES, 1999-2010.
- What's distressing about having type 1 diabetes? A qualitative study of young adults' perspectives. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Achieving the Management Goals of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: Is It Feasible?
- Feasibility of fully automated closed-loop glucose control utilizing continuous subcutaneous glucose measurements in critical illness: a randomised controlled trial. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Use Caution When Going Gluten-free.
- Going Gluten-Free.
Legal and Legislative
- Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Need for Food and Drug Administration's Regulation of Blood Glucose Test Strips.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Be sensitive when talking with parent of a Type 1 diabetic.
- New technology could mean a new life for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients: an interview with John Pritchard, Cambridge Consultants.
- Pumps add 'quality of life'.
- Diabetes in the teen years.
- Navajo girl with diabetes meets with lawmakers in D.C.
- This camp has canoeing, sports, blood sugar checks.
- NFL Player Reaches Out to Inspire, Empower Young Type 1.
- My shocking illness: Home Secretary Theresa May reveals she has Type 1 diabetes and needs daily injections... but vows to continue her political career.
- Transplants from pigs may help diabetics.
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