Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014 will be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014.
- If you are coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014 and are interested in diabetes advocacy, consider signing up for the MasterLab Diabetes Advocates all-day diabetes advocacy summit. Registered participants in FFL can register for the MasterLab for FREE using the discount code FFL2014.
- Pump trials, TrialNet screening, celiac screening, and retinal screening are available at Friends for Life 2014.
- Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2014 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, from October 24-26, 2014.
New This Week
- Kids ages 6-11 are needed for Bionic Pancreas trials this summer. Kids in the study will need to stay at either Camp Clara Barton or Camp Joslin for two weeks. The study in the girls' camp (Clara Barton Camp) takes place July 19 - Aug 1 and the study in the boys' camp (Camp Joslin) takes place Aug 2 - Aug 15.
- ISPAD needs volunteers for their 2014 conference, to be held in Toronto from September 3-6, 2014.
- The Future of the Type 1 Diabetes Field - What Challenges and Promises Lie Ahead?
- Last week's poll asked our readers if they or their child has been tested for celiac. This week's poll asks our readers if they have considered adding medications designed for people with type 2 diabetes to their diabetes care regimen.
- 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:
Last week, Scott took Daniel and Jesse to Raceway Park in New Jersey to see drag racing, funny car races, etc. The other night, at about 11:15 pm, the house phone rings. I picked it up to hear Daniel say, "389." I said, "What did Jesse eat? Didn't the CGM alarm? What's wrong?" I'm kind of panicky. Daniel laughed and said, "Ma, what are you talking about?" I said, "A blood sugar of 389 is nothing to laugh about!" My brilliant son said, "Ma, I don't know what you're talking about. But Dad just filled up your gas tank at $3.89 a gallon."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when while driving in the car with your diabetic child, a radio show asks listeners to call in with the answer to the question, "What do parents most often say at their kids?" and your daughter answers, "Did you bolus?" 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 had rage episodes to include aggressive, defiant and destructive behavior, either when very low or very high. Are these episodes related to her diabetes? What impact does adrenaline have on blood glucose levels?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Air Travel--What Do I Need to Know?
- Registration has begun for The Greater Northwest Ohio DIABETES CAMP 2014. School-aged children with Type I Diabetes and a friend/sibling are invited to register now for the 2014 Diabetes Camp to be held at Camp Berry in Findlay, Ohio, from Aug 1-Aug 3. Camp is an opportunity for parents to bring their diabetic child to a place where they will be safe, learn about their disease, and HAVE FUN! The cost is $40 per camper and financial aid is available. For more info, contact Wendi Schworm, PA-C, at 419-424-0380 ext. 3249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studies and Surveys
- CWD readers are invited to participate in a survey on new insulin pump concepts being conducted by a diabetes-focused research company. Participants must be either using an insulin pump or on multiple daily injections of insulin. As a token of their appreciation, the research company will be making a donation to the online diabetes community of your choice. Please see the survey for more information.
Diabetes in School
- American Diabetes Association's Legal Advocacy eNewsletter Now Available:
Read the latest edition of Diabetes Docket: Legal Advocacy eNews, with important updates about new Safe at School® laws in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, and how planning ahead can help keep children with diabetes safer on school field trips. You'll also learn tips to help people with diabetes travel more easily through U.S. airports and about diabetes on the job.
- Seeking Maryland Parents willing to share how your childâ€™s diabetes is managed at school and/or if your child is encountering any difficulties in getting the help he or she needs at school. Please contact Crystal Jackson at the American Diabetes Association at email@example.com.
- Pennsylvania School Diabetes Care Legislation Now Pending - Legislation that would allow for school staff to be trained to help with routine or emergency care when the school nurse is not present is pending in the legislature. If you would like additional information or would like to be involved, please contact Crystal Jackson at the American Diabetes Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- CGM Business Battle: Medtronic Offers Dexcom Trade-In, Promotional Pitch.
- How We Deal with Hypo's.
- The Next Best Thing in Glucagon: the G-Pen.
- Using technology to improve life for those living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Products, Services and Books
- CGM in Cloud Info Sheet provides an overview of how to connect your Dexcom G4 to the cloud and display your CGM data on mobile devices.
- Overnight Glucose Control With an Automated, Unified Safety System in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes at Diabetes Camp.
- Evaluating the Performance of a Novel Embedded Closed-loop System.
- Closed-Loop Control Performance of the Hypoglycemia-Hyperglycemia Minimizer (HHM) System in a Feasibility Study.
- The Impact of Accelerometer and Heart Rate Data on Hypoglycemia Mitigation in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Design of the Glucose Rate Increase Detector: A Meal Detection Module for the Health Monitoring System.
- Different Lipid Variables Predict Incident Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes With or Without Diabetic Nephropathy: The FinnDiane Study.
- Studying Pancreatic Risks Caused by Incretin-Based Therapies. Is It a Game? It's Not a Game! Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Low Interstitial Glucose Values and Low Blood Glucose Values Assessed by Point-of-care Blood Glucose Meters. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Skin and Adhesive Issues With Continuous Glucose Monitors. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Average Daily Risk Range (ADRR) in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- We Need More Research and Better Designs for Insulin Infusion Sets. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Cross-sectional Survey and Retrospective Analysis of a Large Cohort of Adults With Type 1 Diabetes With Long-Term Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Treatment. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Disinhibited Eating and Weight-Related Insulin Mismanagement among Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Characterizing Normal-use Temperature Conditions of Pumped Insulin. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Treatment outcome of patients with comorbid type 1 diabetes and eating disorders. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Check It! A Randomized Pilot of a Positive Psychology Intervention to Improve Adherence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Help! Someone Is Beeping . . .. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Health-related quality of life is not impaired in children with undetected as well as diagnosed celiac disease: a large population based cross-sectional study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Dietary gluten and the development of type 1 diabetes.
- Coexistence of coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Nutritional status, growth and disease management in children with single and dual diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus and coeliac disease. Free full text available in PDF format.
- An Italian prospective multicenter survey on patients suspected of having non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The role of Haptoglobin and its related protein, Zonulin, in inflammatory bowel disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- The T1D Exchange Spurs Research.
- Burlington NHLer Cory Conacher hosting golf tournament to fight type 1 diabetes.
- Shannon Allen Tries To Throw Diabetes A CURVE.
- Hope Foundation Scholarship recipient doesnâ€™t let diabetes get her down.
- Cyclist rides to root out undiagnosed diabetes.
- Mel Stephenson: 'Being diagnosed with diabetes at 14 isnâ€™t going to hold me back'.
- RSPCA rescue cat saves diabetic 8-year-old girl's life THREE TIMES.
- Pumps that could transform lives of diabetics lying in storage since 2011.
- Resold diabetes strips cause health concerns.
- Boy, 11, arrested after 20 schoolchildren stabbed by needle.
- The first and only real-time professional CGM, the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) Receives FDA Approval.
- Medtronic Begins Initial European Market Launch of World's First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set for People with Diabetes.
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