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.
- 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.
- Applications for the Education for CWD Foundation 2008-2009 college scholarships, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, are due by April 15, 2008.
- 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
- Based on our special poll about your experiences with insurance reimbursement for continuous sensors, 41% of families are reporting that insurance is covering continuous glucose sensing while 47% were unable to obtain coverage.
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
A little after a month on Accutane, my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Could her high level be caused by the Accutane? Have other patients on Accutane developed diabetes?
See the answer.
- From the CWD Forums:
Did Type 1 change or make decision to have more children?
- The Quilt for Life now has 603 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
- Richard Rubin, PhD, CDE, offers Diabetes: A Personal History.
- Athletes with type 1 diabetes are invited to participate in a brief online survey focusing on "Psychology of Peak Performance."
- 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.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
- The February 2008 newsletter of the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association is available.
- The Illusion of Coverage: How Health Insurance Fails People When They Get Sick offers a review of health insurance costs for those with coverage and offers recommendations for improving access to care.
- Life in aviation after diabetes. See also Pilots with Diabetes.
- Bruce Linton, who has type 1 diabetes, is competing in the Iditarod.
- Diabulimia -- My Story.
- Camp counselor needed for summer 2008.
- First-Trimester Human Fetal Pancreas Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment.
- A Risk Score for Type 1 Diabetes Derived From Autoantibody-Positive Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Trial–Type 1.
- Association of IL-1ra and adiponectin with C-peptide and remission in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Endothelial dysfunction and microvascular complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Oscillating glucose is more deleterious on endothelial function and oxidative stress than mean glucose in normals and type 2 diabetic patients.
- Atrial natriuretic peptide prevents diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction.
- Bloodless Diabetes Monitoring; A new noninvasive tool uses electromagnetic waves to measure glucose levels.
- A New Zealand linkage study examining the associations between glycosylated haemoglobin concentration and mortality.
- Differential sensitivity of men and women to anorexigenic and memory improving effects of intranasal insulin. See also Insulin administered intranasally may lower food intake in men, improve memory in women.
- In Type 1 diabetic patients with good glycaemic control, blood glucose variability is lower during continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion than during multiple daily injections with insulin glargine.
- Combining insulins for optimal blood glucose control in type I and 2 diabetes: focus on insulin glulisine.
- Relationship of A1C to Glucose Concentrations in Children With Type 1 Diabetes - Assessments by high-frequency glucose determinations by sensors.
- A Brief Report entitled FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Use in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Using Glargine-Based Multiple Daily Dose Regimens from the DirecNet groups showed that kids using MDI instead of pump therapy also benefited from the use of a continuous glucose sensor.
- A Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Twice-a-Day Insulin Glargine Mixed With Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogs Versus Standard Neutral Protamine Hagedorn (NPH) Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Glycaemic control and body mass index in late-adolescents and young adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: a population-based study.
- Altered Neuroendocrine Sleep Architecture in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Insulin Restriction and Associated Morbidity and Mortality in Women with Type 1 Diabetes. See also Joslin Study Finds Restricting Insulin Doses Increases Mortality Risk and Study: Risk deadly for diabetic women who restrict insulin.
- Human Insulin Analog–Induced Lipoatrophy.
- Are family factors universally related to metabolic outcomes in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes?
- Glycemic Control in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: Family Predictors and Mediators.
- Factors Affecting Use of Insulin Pens by Patients With Type 2 Diabetes.
- Using meal-based self-monitoring of blood glucose as a tool to improve outcomes in pregnancy complicated by diabetes.
- Intensive insulin therapy and mortality in critically ill patients. See also Intensive Insulin Therapy in ICU Lacks Real-World Benefit.
- Trends and Disparities in U.S. Emergency Department Visits for Hypoglycemia, 1993–2005.
- Immunoreactivity of Antibodies Against Transglutaminase-Deamidated Gliadins in Adult Celiac Disease.
- Comparative Usefulness of Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies in the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease.
- The American Diabetes Association encourages families in California to support State Senate Bill 1487, which will allow non-medical school personnel to volunteer to be trained to administer insulin to students with diabetes when a school nurse is not present.
- Diabulimia—a Young Diabetics' Eating Disorder.
- Couple helps children, families learn to live with diabetes.
- McKibben perfects her juggling act.
- 'Riding on Insulin'.
- Waiting for HAPO: Why the results are so anticipate is about gestational diabetes.
- A pacemaker for your stomach - the pioneering surgery offering hope to diabetics.
- Companies, owners face federal fraud charges for selling dietary supplements.
- Living Cell Technologies and US-Based Barbara Davis Center to Collaborate on Diabetes Clinical Trial Program.
- Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, LLC Launches New Center To Provide State-of-the-art Education, Training To Health Professionals.
- Yale School of Nursing researchers awarded $3.5 million grant to expand coping skills training to the internet for children with diabetes.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 6 year old son (diagnosed at 3) and I were at church receiving communion. He had never received communion before. They passed the bread and he looked at me funny and I said, "Just take a piece." He did. When they brought the juice, I again said, "Just take one." He then looked at me and said "Mommy, is this my snack?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are in bed ill and your child with diabetes asks, "Do you have ketones?" and then offers to let you have some of insulin so you'll get better. See more parent humor.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they use alternative site testing. This week's poll asks readers about the month in which they were diagnosed.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2006 is Worth a Look.
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