Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Cincinnati 2013, to be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio from December 7-8, 2013. Faculty include Henry Anhalt, DO, Ed Damiano, PhD, Korey Hood, PhD, Jeremy Pettus, MD, Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE, Marissa Town, BSN, RN, Natalie Bellini, BSN, RN, CDE, and Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, who was named AADE's 2013 Diabetes Educator of the Year.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have ever been denied health insurance because of diabetes. This week's poll asks our readers about how they usually treat hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter Ashley is 9 and has a cell phone. One night I was downstairs cleaning up and kids were upstairs trying to sleep. Ashley came downstairs and inadvertently scared me and as a reaction I sent her back to bed. A few minutes later I received a text from her "ias iwgtsgn." Thinking she was severely hypo (didn't understand the abbreviations) I ran upstairs. She meant "I am sorry. I was going to say good night." Hugs and kisses followed along with a good laugh.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I work to keep my 11-year-old in a tight range, 4 to 7 mmol/L [72 to 125 mg/dl]. Such tight control is not the norm for someone her age. Why is this? Why are expected ranges higher?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Pumping *and* Levemir?
Support and Advocacy
- JDRF is encouraging everyone to take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge.
- AYUDA's summer 2014 Dominican Republic program applications are now live. Now offering Early Acceptance for applications completed by November 1, 2013. Please visit our application guide, or check out the program descriptions for Ganemosle and Campo Amigo. Find out when an AYUDA info session is coming to your town, and come join us to learn more!
Studies and Surveys
- The University of Pennsylvania is finishing data collection on its severe hypoglycemia survey this week. If you have a child with diabetes and haven't yet participated, please do so now – we are so close to reaching our goal!. Parents of children with diabetes are encouraged to participate in this 10 min survey. Thank you very much to all of our prior participants!
Diabetes in School
- Crystal Jackson, Director of the American Diabetes Association's Safe at School Campaign and CWD mom, will be presenting a Safe at School workshop for parents on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:00 pm, at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010. For more information and to register please go to www.diabetes.org/safeatschooldc.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- 'Cranky Pancreas' Tweets: How the Diabetes Community Uses Social Media.
- Karmel Allison, Caught by President Obama, is Doing Fine.
- Reduced to Rubble.
- Type 1 Aspiring Endo on D-Tech: ‘Better Tools, Less Mental Burden!’
- Dear Diabetes.
- Munchausen by Internet: The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart.
- Finnish team makes diabetes vaccine breakthrough, Key discovery raises hope of jab to beat diabetes, and New Evidence for Role of Specific Virus Causing Type 1 Diabetes reference Virus Antibody Survey in Different European Populations Indicates Risk Association Between Coxsackievirus B1 and Type 1 Diabetes, previously reported.
- Effectiveness of Early Intensive Therapy on beta-Cell Preservation in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Model-Based Closed-Loop Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes: The DiaCon Experience.
- Patterns of beta-Cell Autoantibody Appearance and Genetic Associations During the First Years of Life.
- Vitamin C Further Improves the Protective Effect of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 on Acute Hypoglycemia-Induced Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Endothelial Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Low Prevalence of Sublinical Atherosclerosis in Asymptomatic Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in a European Mediterranean Population.
- Improved Metabolic Control in Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: A Nationwide Prospective 12-Year Time Trends Analysis.
- Nocturnal continuous glucose and sleep stage data in adults with type 1 diabetes in real-world conditions.
- Ideal cardiovascular health and the prevalence and progression of coronary artery calcification in adults with and without type 1 diabetes.
- Cerebral Blood Flow and Glucose Metabolism in Appetite-Related Brain Regions in Type 1 Diabetic Patients After Treatment With Insulin Detemir and NPH Insulin.
- Restoration of Self-awareness of Hypoglycemia in Adults With Long-standing Type 1 Diabetes.
- A 10-s Sprint Performed After Moderate-Intensity Exercise Neither Increases nor Decreases the Glucose Requirement to Prevent Late-Onset Hypoglycemia in Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus have a sixfold greater risk for prolonged QTc interval.
- The peripartum management of glycaemia in women with Type 1 diabetes.
- Peripheral Neuropathy in Adolescents and Young Adults With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes From the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Follow-Up Cohort.
- Gluten contamination of naturally gluten-free flours and starches used by Canadians with celiac disease.
- An orthodontic retainer preventing remission in celiac disease.
- She Blinded Me with Science: What’s celiac disease?
Legal and Legislative
- Anger as diabetic children miss out on insulin pumps in Wales.
- Diabetes UK welcomes "major step" from Government to improve support for school children with health needs.
- Diabetes foundation canceled fundraising ride because of shutdown.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Meet Karmel Allison, The Woman Who Fainted Behind President Obama.
- Diabetes, Sotomayor's Parents and the Memory of the Heart.
- El Paso teen shows others with diabetes they can live normal, active lives.
- Twins battling diabetes together.
- With quick thinking by Mom and help from his entire family, 8-year-old Jerin Smith learns to live with juvenile diabetes — like any other boy.
- Care boost for children with diabetes.
- Peggy given a medal for her diabetes work.
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