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
- With winter storms upon us in the northern hemisphere, it's time to check your Diabetes Emergency Kit.
- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has launched the Automated Insulin Delivery Initiative to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of automated insulin delivery systems to improve the management and care of type 1 diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers when they think type 1 diabetes will be cured. This week's poll asks our readers if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are an adult.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
- The Family Support Network has over 5,500 families from all 50 states and 87 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My seven year old daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes. A couple of weeks ago, my five year old son Brian told me that he wasn't feeling well because he cut his finger and saw the "hydrates coming out."
- 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:
Is there any correlation between the side effects of low dose birth control pills and "dead in bed" syndrome?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
In depth comparison of Dexcom G4 and Enlite
Support and Advocacy
- Oregon is proposing a policy that may risk the long term health of people with type 2 diabetes, restricting Medicaid-funded strips from Type 2s, not on insulin and with A1C under 8. This jeopardizes the health of people with diabetes in Oregon and would set a dangerous precedent. Please sign the petition urging Oregon not to restrict test strips for people with diabetes.
- 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!
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.
- There are numerous families who suffered the missed diagnosis by their doctor of their child's type 1 diabetes, resulting in hardships and even death. Under a project called A Child's Cry for Change, an attempt is being made to change this trend. The goal is to amass a large number of these missed diagnosis stories and present them to leadership in medicine, health agencies, and government in the hopes that change occurs; the very least being the administration of a urine test (ideally a blood test). We are seeking families to send us their missed diagnosis stories without naming the physician or treating facility. Please send your email, including your name and address, to: Tom Karlya, (aka DiabetesDad) at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write: My Diagnosis Story. Thank you. Together we can make a difference.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Talking About Complications.
- Our Diabetic Life in drawings.
- A Skeptic’s View of Our Summit: Anger and Hope in Palo Alto.
- Roddy Riddle: 2013 Marathon Des Sables "Rule diabetes, don't let it rule you".
- Altered immune regulation in type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Co-Stimulation Modulation with Abatacept in Patients with Recent-Onset Type 1 Diabetes: Follow-Up One Year After Cessation of Treatment.
- Trends in the incidence of type 1 diabetes among Jews and Arabs in Israel.
- HbA1c tracking and bio-psychosocial determinants of glycaemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: retrospective cohort study and multilevel analysis.
- The impact of knowledge about diabetes, resilience and depression on glycemic control: a cross-sectional study among adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Routine behavioral and mental health screening in young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Patient-centered Diabetes Care in Children: An Integrated, Individualized, Systems-oriented, and Multidisciplinary Approach. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Identification and Prediction of Group-Based Glycemic Control Trajectories During the Transition to Adolescence.
- The latest pharmacotherapy options for type 1 diabetes.
- Effects of Switching from Insulin Glargine or Detemir to Insulin Degludec in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- A Pilot Study to Examine the Tolerability and Device Preference in Type 1 Diabetes of Insulin Aspart Administered by InsuJet Compared with Subcutaneous Injection.
- Glycemic variability and oxidative stress in children, with type 1 diabetes attending a summer camp. Free Spanish-language full text available in PDF format.
- Pre-existing diabetes, maternal glycated haemoglobin, and the risks of fetal and infant death: a population-based study.
- Slowly progressive type 1 diabetes treated with metformin for five years after onset. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Clinical picture of classical, atypical and silent celiac disease in children and adolescents. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Bone mass and mineral metabolism alterations in adult celiac disease: pathophysiology and clinical approach. Free full text available in PDF format via link.
- Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Clinical Presentations Are Independent of Manifestations of Celiac Disease.
- Going gluten-free may not help digestive issues.
- MTN reporter shares her battle with celiac disease.
- Gluten Attacked, and Food Makers Don't Defend Wheat.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sky is the limit for Toronto professor with Type 1 diabetes. See also Canadian with diabetes scales Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- Tributes paid to an ‘inspirational’ great-grandad.
- A New Life With Type 1 Diabetes: Jada’s Story.
- Whittier College women’s basketball team supports captain with diabetes.
- 66 year old St Helens woman receives a medal from Diabetes UK.
- 8-year-old saves father's life; dad: 'I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her'.
- Diabetes doesn't have to control patients' lives.
- High school hockey preview: Malone goalie Brown plays with diabetes.
- Bay State cyclist takes her grief on road, raises funds.
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