Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2008 conference is now sold out.
- CWD's Friends for Life Annual Conference 2008 will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, from July 23-27, 2008, is now online, including registration information.
- 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
- The Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health has a new web site for Reporting Problems with Glucose Meters and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. The goal for this site is to help FDA understand better the real-world challenges experienced by people with diabetes when they use blood glucose meters and continuous sensors. This is not a forum to bash vendors, but rather a way for consumers to help influence design goals for improving these important tools for managing diabetes. You may also email your comments to email@example.com.
- CWD's "Insulin Is Not a Cure" T-Shirts make great holiday gifts. They're now available in white text on black or black text on white.
- Ashton is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed in May 2007.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My young daughter is a gymnast and we are considering getting her a pump. Are there other gymnasts who use a pump? Do they wear the pump during gymnastics?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
- 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.
- Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: Primary Care Challenges and Solutions.
- Selecting the Right Insulin Delivery System is intended for pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians who work with or anticipate working with patients with diabetes.
- Early infant feeding and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus-a nationwide population-based case-control study in pre-school children.
- Low-risk HLA genotype in Type 1 diabetes is associated with less destruction of pancreatic B-cells 12 months after diagnosis.
- Occurrence of enterovirus RNA in serum of children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and islet cell autoantibody-positive subjects in a population with a low incidence of type 1 diabetes.
- Islet cell autoantibodies in African patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in Dar es Salaam Tanzania: a cross sectional study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Stem cell genes may provide medicine's dream ticket includes a discussion of the work of enGene, Inc., which is working on a genetic engineering cure for type 1 diabetes.
- Hematopoietic Mixed Chimerism Derived From Allogeneic Embryonic Stem Cells Prevents Autoimmune Diabetes Mellitus In Nod Mice.
- Immune modulation induced by tuberculosis DNA vaccine protects non-obese diabetic mice from diabetes progression.
- Allogeneic islet transplantation.
- Partial Pancreatectomy In Adult Humans Does Not Provoke Beta Cell Regeneration.
- Simultaneous islet-kidney vs pancreas-kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a 5 year single centre follow-up.
- Cardiovascular impairment in children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM).
- Burning mouth syndrome and peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Increased serum pigment epithelium-derived factor is associated with microvascular complications, vascular stiffness and inflammation in Type 1 diabetes.
- Understanding the pathology and mechanisms of type I diabetic bone loss.
- Detection of a Meal Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): Implications for an Artificial ß-cell.
- Inflammatory cytokines in insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes.
- Menin Controls Growth of Pancreatic ß-Cells in Pregnant Mice and Promotes Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
- Protective effects of GLP-1 analogues exendin-4 and GLP-1(9-36) amide against ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat heart.
- Influenza Vaccination: An Unmet Need in Patients With Diabetes.
- Impaired endothelial antithrombotic activity following short-term interruption of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in type 1 diabetic patients.
- Age-specific Characteristics of the Basal Insulin-rate for Pediatric Patients on CSII.
- Prevailing therapeutic regimes and predictive factors for prandial insulin substitution in 26 687 children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in Germany and Austria.
- Improving health outcomes among youth with poorly controlled type I diabetes: the role of treatment fidelity in a randomized clinical trial of multisystemic therapy.
- Oral health problems in type 1 diabetic children.
- Risk factors for coronary disease and stroke in previously hospitalized African-Americans with Type 1 diabetes: a 6-year follow-up.
- Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Among Adults with Diabetes --- United States, 1997--2006.
- Frequency of preeclampsia in pregnant women with type1 diabetes mellitus.
- Does Anodyne Light Therapy Improve Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetes? A Double Blind, Sham Controlled Randomized Trial to Evaluate Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy.
- Prevalence and clinical features of celiac disease in 950 children with type 1 diabetes in France.
- Serological screening of relatives of celiac disease patients: antiendomysium antibodies, anti-tissue transglutaminase or both? Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The liver in celiac disease.
- Transplant key to success in diabetes cure.
- Omega-3 Lowers Risk of Type 1 Diabetes by 55 Percent in High Risk Group.
- Type 1: The OTHER Diabetes.
- Son's diagnosis 'knocked the life out of me'.
- Diabetes changes chef's perspective on food, health and life.
- You Can't Be Afraid To Try.
- American Idol's Elliott Yamin reflects on his diabetes... his music... and his true love.
- Sister-in-law's gift of love saves life of Sylacauga woman.
- Israel's SteadyMed pumps it up more - for less.
- Devil in drug plan details.
- Aleritas Announces Brand Name V-Go™ for Disposable Insulin Delivery Device Simple-to-Use V-Go™ Utilizes the Valeritas h-Patch™ Technology.
- Altea Therapeutics Announces Positive Clinical Results for its Basal Insulin Transdermal Patch in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
For two days there had been a fly in my house. We'd tried to kill it and it kept escaping Well, this morning, Jesse was eating breakfast and it landed on the table and I was able to squish it. Jesse looked at the poor thing and screamed, "Quick! Get my meter!" This little bugger left a bloody blob on the table. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough blood for even the One Touch Ultra! The funniest part though was that my DH heard him scream (figured there was a problem) and came running into the kitchen dripping wet from the shower wrapped in a towel. He sees us trying to scrape the blood onto the strip, shook his head, and walked out.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child's sheets have "polka dots" from nighttime blood sugar checks. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they usually use to treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers about who administers insulin for their child at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Our page about Retinopathy is Worth a Look.
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