Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is a great escape from winter's chill. While our room block is now full, there is some overflow space at nearby hotels. Please make your reservation and register soon if you are planning on coming.
- Preliminary information about our Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008, to be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information. You may now make your hotel reservations.
- The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
- Many activities are planned around the globe for World Diabetes Day -- November 14, 2007.
New This Week
- We have a brief report from last week's CWD Focus on Pumping conference held in Minneapolis. We'll add more pages of photos during the week.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,400 families from all 50 states and 73 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.
- Casey is now 20 and was diagnosed right before Christmas 2000.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
What cleaning agents are recommended for cleaning the finger(s) prior to a blood sugar check?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
How does your school handle lows?
- The Quilt for Life now has 598 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
- Join CWD's Laura Billetdeaux on Wednesday, October 18th at 9pm Eastern for a chat about our Friends for Life 2008 annual conference. The chat will be in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Choosing to Take Control in Type 2 Diabetes is a report from the IDF and focuses on Europe.
- Obstacles to adherence in living with type-2 diabetes: An international qualitative study using meta-ethnography (EUROBSTACLE).
- Motivational interviewing in intensive treatment of Type 2 diabetes detected by screening in general practice..
- The Western Pacific Region International Diabetes Federation Congress will be held in Wellington, New Zealand from March 31 to April 2, 2008.
- We're running a short Caregiver Stress Survey.
- Parents and young adults with diabetes are strongly encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey. The DAWN Youth 'WebTalk survey' is an international online survey for young people with diabetes, parents/caregivers of children with diabetes and health professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes.
- Bernard's Diabetes Blog focuses on diabetes technology.
- Differential anti-diabetic efficacy of incretin agonists vs. DPP-4 inhibition in high fat fed mice.
- Beta-cell replacement in immunosuppressed recipients: old and new clinical indications.
- Functional waning of naturally-occurring CD4+ regulatory T cells contributes to the onset of autoimmune diabetes.
- Pluripotency Redux — Advances in Stem-Cell Research. See also Interview with Douglas Melton on the promise and limitations of recent advances in stem-cell research.
- Highly poly(ethylene) glycolylated islets improve long-term islet allograft survival without immunosuppressive medication.
- Inhaled insulin using AERx insulin Diabetes Management System (AERx iDMS).
- Hyperplastic islets observed in "reversed" NOD mice treated without hematopoietic cells.
- Mesenchymal Stem Cells Cooperate with Bone Marrow Cells in Therapy of Diabetes.
- Novel Effectors of Directed and ngn3 Mediated Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells into Endocrine Pancreas Progenitors.
- Encapsulation of porcine islets permits extended culture time and insulin independence in spontaneously diabetic BB rats.
- "Being transformed by illness": adolescents' diabetes experience. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Metabolic control as reflectet by HbA1c in children, adolescents and young adults with type-1 diabetes mellitus: combined longitudinal analysis including 27,035 patients from 207 centers in Germany and Austria during the last decade.
- Cardiovascular risk factors and their management in 1282 adult people with type 1 diabetes.
- Physical Inactivity Rapidly Induces Insulin Resistance and Microvascular Dysfunction in Healthy Volunteers.
- Insulin pump therapy with continuous glucose monitoring improves metabolic control in brittle type 1 diabetes.
- The role of the continuous glucose monitoring system in control of the therapy of diabetes.
- The effect of insulin glargine and nutritional model on metabolic control, quality of life and behavior in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Insulin therapy for patients with type 1 diabetes.
- An analysis of the prevalence of thyroid autoantibodies: thyroid peroxidase antibodies (ATA) and thyroglobulin antibodies (ATG) in children with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus type 1 during 2000-2004 in the Upper Silesia region, Poland.
- Advancing Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes, Previously Treated with Glargine Plus Oral Agents: Prandial Premixed (Lispro/ILPS) vs. Basal/Bolus (Glargine/Lispro) Therapy.
- Prevalence of Depression among U.S. Adults with Diabetes: Findings from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
- Optimizing insulin use in type 2 diabetes: role of basal and prandial insulin in long-term care facilities.
- Is Glycemic Control Improving in U.S. Adults?
- Oxcarbazepine as monotherapy of acute mania in insufficiently controlled type-1 Diabetes Mellitus: a case-report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Low-Grade Inflammation, Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adolescents. Free full text available in PDF format.
- HLA DQ Gene Dosage and Risk and Severity of Celiac Disease.
- Bills would help control diabetes.
- Omega-3 halves kids' type I diabetes risk.
- 24-hour monitoring: New, internal devices track diabetes around the clock.
- Nation's healthcare crisis gets personal.
- Medical costs put families on edge.
- Special needs complicate schooling.
- Search of a lifetime.
- Living with Diabetes.
- Elementary student is at head of diabetes cure march team.
- Neighbor Spotlight: Pam Henry.
- Insulin pump support group.
- B.C. families still forking out for insulin pumps.
- FDA Approves SYMLIN Pen-Injector Devices Offering Convenience and Accuracy for SYMLIN Use.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
This morning Jesse did a site change. He was a little high, so I told him he'd need to do a correction once the new site was in. He looked at me and said, "Mom, do you think I could take a shot? I haven't had one in a long time and I want to remember what it feels like."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, in conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes team charges them to fill out forms for school and driver's licenses. This week's poll asks readers how often they change the lancet for blood glucose checks.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Diabetes, 11th Edition by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- Our Report from ADA 2007 is Worth a Look.
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