Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
- Applications for the Education for CWD Foundation 2008-2009 college scholarships, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, are now online.
- The Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation has extended its Friends for Life 2008 family scholarships to include families from the United States and Canada.
New This Week
- Preliminary information about CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference is now online, including registration information. The last two Marco Island conferences sold out, so if you are interested in attending, please register early.
- We're running a special poll this week about your experience with insurance reimbursement for continous sensors.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter, who's had type 1 for four years, has elevated blood pressure. Is this related to her blood sugars?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
4.6 on Ketone meter
- The Quilt for Life now has 602 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
- Learning About Diabetes has three new handouts about insulin: What is Insulin?, Why Do I Need Insulin?, and Taking Insulin. The first two can help explain insulin and diabetes to youngsters and their classmates.
- Families are Needed Who Have an Infant Under age 5 Months or a Mother in the Last Trimester of Pregnancy and a Family Member with Type 1 Diabetes are highly encouraged to participate in the TrialNet NIP study.
- Parents are invited to help nursing students learn about living with diabetes.
- The application deadline for the Inspired by Diabetes program has been extended to March 31, 2008.
- Diabetes Sisters is a new web site for women with diabetes.
- 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet will help you understand healthy eating.
- Fully Automated Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery vs. Semi-Automated Hybrid Control in Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes using an Artificial Pancreas.
- A unifying hypothesis on the development of type 1 diabetes and celiac disease: Gluten consumption may be a shared causative factor.
- Association of Urinary Inflammatory Markers and Renal Decline in Microalbuminuric Type 1 Diabetics.
- The effect of oral folic acid upon plasma homocysteine, endothelial function and oxidative stress in patients with type 1 diabetes and microalbuminuria.
- Diagnostic potential of oxidative stress markers in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- HLA DR-DQ Haplotypes and Genotypes and Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Analysis of the Type 1 Diabetes Genetics Consortium Families.
- A study of diabetes mellitus within a large sample of Australian twins.
- Diabetes Study Partially Halted After Deaths (type 2 diabetes). For more information, see For Safety, NHLBI Changes Intensive Blood Sugar Treatment Strategy in Clinical Trial of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, the ADA Position on the ACCORD study, and the ACCORD study web site. Compare also to Effect of a Multifactorial Intervention on Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes.
- Attitudes, awareness and oral health-related quality of life in patients with diabetes.
- Antibodies to periodontal pathogens and coronary artery calcification in type 1 diabetic and nondiabetic subjects.
- Incidence of Autoimmune Diseases in Celiac Disease: Protective Effect of the Gluten-Free Diet.
- Celiac disease in children: Impact on bone health.
- Emerging new clinical patterns in the presentation of celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Screening of diabetes, thyroid, and celiac diseases-related autoantibodies in a sample of Turkish children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings.
- South Dakota House passes waiver for bus drivers with diabetes.
- Diabetic boy, 4, in school ban.
- Dogs Could Be a Diabetic's Best Friend.
- Cross-country ride subject of award-winning film.
- Handing off teens' care.
- Youths charged with stealing insulin pump from hockey dressing room.
- Diabetech® Launches GlucoMON®-RT Real-Time Monitoring for Remote Diabetes Caregivers. See also GlucoMON Real Time Alert Program.
- Medtronic Seeking Long-Distance Runners Who Benefit From Medical Technology.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My wife Brenda recently had a birthday. Laura sent an email to the parents list saying "Brenda is 48" which triggered a bunch of "Oh my you're low!" responses rather than "Happy birthday" notes. The best responses were "Hypo Birthday Brenda!" and "have lots of cake - you won't be 48 anymore."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go through a drive-in at Dunkin' Donuts and see the sign that said "High Curb" and you start laughing because you think it said "HIGH CARB." See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers what insulin pump they use. This week's poll asks readers how they usually obtain their insulin.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts by Jackie Mills, MS, RD.
- Our Blood Glucose Monitors section is Worth a Look.
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