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 about how they usually treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks our readers about the time of day they are most worried about hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes by Korey Hood, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Living in Wisconsin, one really needs to make sure you have insulation in your house. I had some contractors come to give me an estimate of how much insulation I would need to have blown in. I asked the contractor, "So, how many bags of insulin will I need to make sure I have the proper amount of insulin in my house?" The contractor looked at me and said, "I think you mean insulation, not INSULIN."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 10-year-old daughter looks at a beautiful, pinkish-purple sunset and declares, "That is so pretty! It looks like an infected site!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son was diagnosed with type 1 three years ago, but his chart, which I see at his check-ups, says he has type 1.5. What is that?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Low melt downs and tantrums with a 2 year old
Support and Advocacy
- JDRF is encouraging everyone to take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge.
- The University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology presents the 6th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest. This is your chance to be creative and promote diabetes awareness. Blue circles are the global symbol associated with diabetes. So, take a picture that includes one or more blue circles and send it to us. Single person or group shots are welcome. The contest entry deadline is Thursday, November 14. Winners will be announced on November 22, 2013. For complete details, download the entry form.
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. Last chance to participate – the survey will close tomorrow (10/31). 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
- How I Met President Obama (and fainted): The True Story.
- Of Cocktails and Community.
- Happy Sweet 16 yrs of Type 1 (The one where your diabetes wants a car).
- D-Dad with Type 1 Builds His Own Diabetes Data Solution.
- Darren Brass, a Tattoo Artist with Type 1 Diabetes.
Products, Services and Books
- Glooko launches FDA-cleared Android app, cable.
- Safety of Nighttime 2-Hour Suspension of Basal Insulin in Pump-Treated Type 1 Diabetes Even in the Absence of Low Glucose.
- Day and Night Closed-Loop Control in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Artificial Pancreas Using a Personalized Rule-Based Controller Achieves Overnight Normoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Incidence of type 1 diabetes in Norway among children aged 0-14 years between 1989 and 2012: has the incidence stopped rising? Results from the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry.
- Neuroanatomical correlates of dysglycemia in young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Lower A1c among adolescents with lower perceived A1c goal: a cross-sectional survey. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Reductions In Regimen Distress Are Associated With Improved Management And Glycemic Control Over Time.
- Both Dietary Protein and Fat Increase Postprandial Glucose Excursions in Children With Type 1 Diabetes, and the Effect Is Additive.
- Glycemic control and insulin requirements in type 1 diabetic patients depending on the clinical characteristics at diabetes onset.
- Changes in weight and BMI following the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents.
- Belgian siblings of children with a chronic illness: Is their quality of life different from their peers?
- Insulin Administration and the Impacts of Forgetting a Dose.
- Evaluation of the cost-utility of insulin degludec vs insulin glargine in Sweden.
- Cohort Study of Insulin Glargine and Risk of Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Among Patients With Diabetes.
- Incretins, Amylin and Other Gut-Brain Axis Hormones in Children with Celiac Disease.
- Maize Prolamins Could Induce a Gluten-Like Cellular Immune Response in Some Celiac Disease Patients. Free full text PDF available via link.
- The gluten-free diet: testing alternative cereals tolerated by celiac patients. Free full text PDF available via link.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Type 1 diabetes knowledge could save a life – your child's!
- Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes.
- Kids with diabetes enjoy Halloween too.
- 4 Ways to Enjoy Holidays When You Have Diet Restrictions (type 1 diabetes and celiac).
- Noninjectable Insulin Developers Make Progress.
- Enid Family Uses Diabetic Alert Dog To Monitor Young Daughter.
- Helmsley Charitable Trust Continues Supporting Diabetes Hands Foundation.
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