Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans now to attend CWD's 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.
- The Children with Diabetes Quilt for Life will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC from August 4-5, 2008.
- Maple Grove Farms is offering a Family Scholarship to CWD's Friends for Life 2008 conference. Applications are due by January 15, 2008.
- 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.
New This Week
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Seattle 2008 Regional Conference, to be held from February 29 - March 2, 2008 at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington.
- Families from around the world are urged to sign the petition which states that prohibiting non-nurses from administering insulin is harmful to students with diabetes. Please take a few moments to personalize your letter to make your voice heard.
- Abbott Diabetes Care is hosting a special online chat about holiday stress with CWD's Jeff Hitchcock on Monday, November 19th beginning at 1pm Eastern.
- You can view the online World Diabetes Day In Pictures gallery.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,440 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.
- Adam is 15 and lives in Brisbane, Australia.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My previous doctor diagnosed me with type 2 and put me on metformin and then Lantus. After a while, I felt great. My new doctor has taken me off the medications and I feel horrible. She checked my C-Peptide and insulin levels. What do the results mean? Why do I still have a low A1c when I have elevated fasting blood sugars?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
Are there any Grandmasters with T1?
- 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.
- Allison Blass wrote about being in New York for World Diabetes Day. She also shares photos from the event.
- We're running a brief survey about your experiences with blood glucose meters.
- 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. More young adults are particularly needed.
- Health Care Professionals are also encouraged to take the DAWN Youth survey for Professionals. Please use survey code USE33.
- Families are encouraged to share their experiences with diabetes technology at the diaTribe Online Survey.
- Participants are needed for a Research Study On Children With Type 2 Diabetes in the Long Beach, California area.
- The Discovery Health Channel is presenting "Diabetes: A Global Epidemic." Watch for showings in your local area. See also Discovery Health Travels the World to Present the Groundbreaking Documentary - Diabetes: A Global Epidemic. Note that Dr. Francine Kaufman will present this video at CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 conference.
- Visit the Diabetes Marketplace for holiday gift ideas.
- Localization of type 1 diabetes susceptibility to the MHC class I genes HLA-B and HLA-A.
- Novel association in chromosome 4q27 region with rheumatoid arthritis and confirmation of type 1 diabetes point to a general risk locus for autoimmune diseases.
- Sex-specific association of the human PTPN22 1858T-allele with type 1 diabetes.
- A Risk Score for Type 1 Diabetes Derived from Autoantibody Positive Participants in The Diabetes Prevention Trial- Type 1.
- Uncomplicated type 1 diabetes and preclinical left ventricular myocardial dysfunction: Insights from echocardiography and exercise cardiac performance evaluation.
- Progression of coronary artery calcium in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- An Insulin Infusion Advisory System for Type 1 Diabetes Patients based on Non-Linear Model Predictive Control Methods.
- Detection of Hypoglycemic Episodes in Children with Type 1 Diabetes using an Optimal Bayesian Neural Network Algorithm.
- Prediction of glucose excursions under uncertain parameters and food intake in intensive insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- A Communication and Information Technology Infrastructure for Real Time Monitoring and Management of Type 1 Diabetes Patients.
- Attenuation of Counterregulatory Responses to Recurrent Hypoglycemia by Active Thalamic Inhibition: A Mechanism for Hypoglycemia-Associated Autonomic Failure.
- High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in Adult Offspring of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or Type 1 Diabetes – The Role of Intrauterine Hyperglycemia.
- Impaired glucose balance and subtypes of diabetes mellitus revealed in intravenous glucose tolerance test.
- Potential risk of porcine endogenous retrovirus cross-species transmission in neonatal pig islets under xenotransplanted condition.
- The December 2007 issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice is focused on diabetes, with free full text available for all articles, including:
- A call to action – the UN Resolution on diabetes. Free full text also available in PDF format.
- United Nations Resolution 61/225 – what does it mean to the diabetes world? Free full text also available in PDF format.
- Glucose fluctuations and activation of oxidative stress in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Relationship between glycated haemoglobin levels and mean glucose levels over time.
- Relationship between lipid profiles and kidney function in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Among Adults with Diabetes --- United States, 1997--2006.
- Fetal growth in women managed with insulin pump therapy compared to conventional insulin.
- Diabetes in pregnancy: a review of current evidence.
- Accuracy of Perceptions of Overweight and Relation to Self-Care Behaviors Among Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes and Their Parents.
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the prevalence of fractures in coeliac disease.
- Performance of a new rapid whole blood coeliac test in adult patients with low prevalence of endomysial antibodies.
- New therapeutic strategies for coeliac disease: tissue transglutaminase as a target.
- Runners group honors former Conley athlete.
- Diabetes is no obstacle to a long, healthy life.
- Dress hides girl's insulin pump — with style.
- Insulin pump is lifeline to normality.
- Mom Creates Web Site To Monitor Child's. See also MyCareConnect to learn about the web site.
- Kids with diabetes get support.
- Aim: Bring end to Type 1 diabetes; A USF researcher gets $189-million in grants to try to find the causes of the disease. See also the TEDDY Study Web Site.
- Diabetes sufferers urge more care, access.
- Insulin Pills Studied as Possible Way to Prevent or Delay Juvenile Diabetes.
- More Black Children Dying From Diabetes. See also More black children die from diabetes.
- PM pledges diabetes equipment spend.
- DexCom™ Receives FDA Approval to Calibrate Its SEVEN™ Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Using Any FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter; Approval allows patients to manually enter calibration data directly into the Seven™.
- Medtronic Mediterranean Launches World's First Arabic-language Integrated Insulin Therapy For Improved Diabetes Management.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I work at a daycare center and all the kids were curious about my new pump. I explained to them that when I eat, I push some buttons and it gives me insulin, and that keeps me healthy. I told them that it was very important that I do this. After snack time I was cleaning up and grabbed a few cheerios to eat. Then when I went to play with the kids again, one four-year-old crossed her arms and looked at me sternly. "Erica, are you going to push the buttons or am I going to have to?" It was so cute that they were taking care of me!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the school's phone number shows up on caller ID and you hope it is the principal and not the school nurse! See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they use to record blood glucose values. This week's poll asks readers how many times per day they or their child do a blood glucose check.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Life as a Pancreas: Reflections on Raising a Child with Diabetes by Priscilla Call Essert.
- Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2007 is Worth a Look.
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