Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014, to be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014. Conference registration is now open.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- As December 6, 2013, Children with Diabetes is no longer a part of Johnson & Johnson. Moving forward, CWD will operate as an Ohio-based not-for-profit corporation.
New This Week
- UK families are invited to CWD's Friends for Life UK 2014 conference, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire, from August 15-17, 2014. Beaumont House is accepting room reservations now, and conference registration will be online in February.
- Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now being accepted and must be received by April 15, 2014.
- Your 2014 Diabetes Conference Calendar!
- Applications for the 2014 Students With Diabetes Internship Program are due by February 3, 2014.
- The FDA has issues Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Systems for Over-the-Counter Use Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff. See also Proposed New Meter Guidance from FDA: +/- 15% OTC and +/- 10% In Clinic.
- Awareness Saves Lives is working to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. See also Ignoring the Top 3 Signs of Diabetes Can Be Fatal.
- Julia is seven and was diagnosed when she was four.
- Last week's poll asked our readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first. This week's poll asks our readers about how often they are concerned about nighttime hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find a quilt that comes in blue or red that would go perfect in your child's room and you automatically pick the red one because it will hide the spots left after middle of the night blood checks. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter has been ill twice recently and I've had to increase her insulin significantly. Should I be concerned? Is there anything you recommend I do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
At what point do you "fix" a misjudged dinner bolus?
- With winter in full force in North America, The Safety of Injecting Insulin Through Clothing reminds us that it's OK to inject through clothing. Free full text available in PDF format.
Studies and Surveys
- The TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study offers screening at no charge to relatives of people with type 1 diabetes. The screening can identify risk for type 1 diabetes years before symptoms appear. Those at increased risk may be able to join research studies testing ways to prevent the disease. Others can continue to be monitored for the earliest signs of type 1 diabetes, which can prevent serious symptoms. To find a TrialNet location, request a test kit, or learn more, visit DiabetesTrialNet.org.
- Parents of Children and Teenagers Between Ages 8-16 with Type 1 Diabetes for at least six months are needed to Participate in a Study on the relationship between any parental stress in caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- The results are in! Best of the 'Betes Blogs 2013.
- What Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Accomplished in 2013 & Goals for 2014.
- Seven New Diabetes Products to Look for in 2014.
- The GLP-1 Agonist Debate: How Safe Are Victoza and Bydureon?
- Our DKA Story (The one I've never told to the world before. And the one that scares me to share).
- Verio Sync: Second Impressions.
- The People in the Computer.
- CWD young adult Hannah is traveling to Cambodia on a medical mission and is sharing her story, including the long flight over, the first day in Phnom Penh, followed by day 2, day 3, and day 4.
Products, Services and Books
- Charming: New "Ballerina Dreams" Book for Little PWDs.
- Current status of clinical islet transplantation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Human fetal pancreatic islet-like structures as source material to treat type 1 diabetes.
- Influence of In Vitro and In Vivo Oxygen Modulation on beta Cell Differentiation From Human Embryonic Stem Cells.
- Effect of pioglitazone on the course of new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Are closed-loop systems for intensive insulin therapy ready for prime time in the ICU?
- Is disordered eating behavior more prevalent in adolescents with early-onset type 1 diabetes than in their representative peers?
- Emotional, behavioral and cognitive profile, and quality of life of Indian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Growth status of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Evaluation of corneal endothelium in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- De novo lipogenesis and cholesterol synthesis in humans with long-standing type 1 diabetes are comparable to non-diabetic individuals. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Association between bone mineral density and type 1 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies.
- An update on the pharmacotherapy options for pediatric diabetes.
- Heterogeneity in the costs of type 1 diabetes in a developing country: what are the determining factors? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Insulin Glargine in a Brazilian State: Should the Government Disinvest? An Assessment Based on a Systematic Review.
- Endoscopic tools for the diagnosis and evaluation of celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Hypocalcemic seizure in an adolescent with Down syndrome: a manifestation of unrecognized celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Characteristics of Patients Who Avoid Wheat and/or Gluten in the Absence of Celiac Disease.
- Making gluten-free bread isn't as difficult as you think.
- Dr. Blonz: Oats gray area for celiac patients.
Legal and Legislative
- Families pushing for better care for diabetic students.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes Development: Baby Food and Type 1 Diabetes.
- Disney and Lilly publish diabetes books online.
- A new normal....life with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Notable Neighbor: Dr. Rubina Heptulla works on a cure for a disease that hits close to home.
- Website steps up to plate for hockey star.
- Diabetic ketoacidosis without cerebral edema linked to neurocognitive changes.
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