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
- November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
- Be sure to participate in the Big Blue Test.
- Add your voice to the You Can Do This “Diabetes Won’t Stop Me” Campaign.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes care tasks. This week's poll asks our readers how many times per day they do a blood glucose check.
- 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:
My son recently was ill and had returned to school. His blood sugar went extremely low and the rescue had to be called. This obviously caused quite a commotion at the school. That evening a mother called to say that her daughter was worried about my son and had reported "Mom, his blood sugar was so low it was down to his belly button!"
- 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 am taking an online UCSF course about diabetes, but I find parts of the texts too advanced. Can you explain the results of my son's antibodies tests?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
For those who don't have a school nurse
Support and Advocacy
- Attention Alabama Advocates: The American Diabetes Association is holding its Diabetes Advocacy Workshop on December 10, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the American Diabetes Association office in Birmingham. At this workshop, you’ll learn from Association and local policy experts about how to become the best advocates for the 454,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes in the state of Alabama. Register today!
- 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.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Batman understands.
- I may not look sick, but . . ..
- Early onset of diabetes in the proband is the major determinant of risk in HLA DR3-DQ2/DR4-DQ8 siblings.
- Autoimmune disorders and quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination of young female subjects.
- Islet cell antibodies (ICA) identify autoimmunity in children with new onset diabetes mellitus negative for other islet cell antibodies.
- The Association between Vitamin D and Vascular Stiffness in Adolescents with and without Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Treatment of Autoimmune Diabetes by Inhibiting the Initial Event. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Occurrence of Spontaneous Pancreatic Lesions in Normal and Diabetic Rats: A Potential Confounding Factor in the Nonclinical Assessment of Glucagon-Like Peptide (GLP)-1-Based Therapies.
- The Relationship Between Maternal Fear of Hypoglycaemia and Adherence in Children with Type-1 Diabetes.
- Relationships among parent and youth healthful eating attitudes and youth dietary intake in a cross-sectional study of youth with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Impact of Partial Pressure of Oxygen in Blood Samples on the Performance of Systems for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose.
- Socioeconomic deprivation independently predicts symptomatic painful diabetic neuropathy in type 1 diabetes.
- Prevalence, predictors and evolution of echocardiographically defined cardiac abnormalities in adults with type 1 diabetes: an observational cohort study.
- Pilot study of a web-based intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Glucose Changes and Working Memory in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes During Air Pressure Changes Simulating Skydiving.
- Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in Germany are more overweight than healthy controls: results comparing DPV database and CrescNet database.
- The 16-year incidence, progression and regression of diabetic retinopathy in a young population-based Danish cohort with type 1 diabetes mellitus: The Danish cohort of pediatric diabetes 1987 (DCPD1987).
- Clinical impact of a gluten-free diet on health-related quality of life in seven fibromyalgia syndrome patients with associated celiac disease. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Long-term consumption of oats in adult celiac disease patients.
- Appropriate nutrient supplementation in celiac disease.
- The Gluten-Free Fad Is Dangerous - So Is The Backlash.
- Chattanooga Research Site Helping To Study Investigational Celiac Disease Treatment.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Bioengineered mini-organ mimics healthy pancreas.
- Sanford Research Gets Closer To Diabetes Cure.
- IndyCar's Charlie Kimball: What World Diabetes Day Means to Me.
- World Diabetes Day: Seeing my son with diabetes is heartbreaking, I'd take it from him if I could.
- Be aware of type 1 diabetes symptoms in children.
- Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes making strides on type 1.
- Lufkin 1st grader refuses to be defined by diabetes, leads fundraising campaign.
- Type 1 Diabetes Challenge Was A Real Eye Opener.
- My Name Is Liddy, and I'm a Type 1 Diabetic.
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