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.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Bethesda 2008 conference, to be held at the Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda, Maryland from September 26-28, 2008. Family scholarships are available from the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida from January 1-4, 2009.
New This Week
- Families coming to CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 conference have a choice of 44 Focus Groups on Wednesday, July 23rd, as well as six receptions. Read the focus group descriptions and sign up for the focus groups you want to attend. Focus group registrations are first come, first served, and many focus groups fill up very quickly.
- We completed a major upgrade of the CWD Forums over the weekend.
- Last week's poll asked parents how soon after their child's diagnosis they began going out again with their spouse. This week's poll asks readers how many people in their immediate family have type 1 diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Second Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Diabetes Blogs are Worth a Look.
- The Family Support Network has over 3,700 families from all 50 states and 75 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.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter Sarah went to a party last weekend. She was getting ready to leave and a guy called her over and asked, "So why are you wearing your garage door opener?" He actually did know what it was. It was her insulin pump.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you have the coolest first grader in the entire school -- none of other children have a "beeper" and personal nurse who follows them everywhere they go. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
The pediatrician has put my son on inhaled steroids. The endocrinologist said to watch his blood sugar and correct as needed. What do you suggest?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Applying for college...tell of Diabetes?
Quilt for Life
- We added one new panel to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total to 616. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
ChatNothing scheduled this week
- Position Papers and Clinical Care Guidelines of the ADA from 2008 are now online and include free full text in HTML and PDF formats.
Continuing Medical Education
Advocacy, Events, and Support
- The American Diabetes Association is accepting applications for the 2008-2009 National Youth Advocate. The National Youth Advocate position is open to young people ages 12-17 years old with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Candidates should have either experience or a willingness to speak publicly at various events throughout the year, and should be available to travel with a parent or guardian.
- Towards an Artificial Pancreas: An FDA-NIH-JDRF Workshop will be held on July 21 and 22, 2008, at the Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop is open to the public.
- The 2nd Annual DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge is a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes. See also JDRF on Diabetes Design.
- The 2008 International Conference of the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA) will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 17-20, 2008 (PDF). See the main DESA web site for more information.
Surveys and Studies
- Families from Florida are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete an online survey by the American Diabetes Association about diabetes care in school.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- 3 am Paralysis.
- Dendritic cells in islets of Langerhans constitutively present ß cell-derived peptides bound to their class II MHC molecules. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Suspected cause of type 1 diabetes caught "red-handed" for the first time.
- Maternal type 1 diabetes reduces the risk of islet autoantibodies: relationships with birthweight and maternal HbA(1c).
- Metabolic Profile and Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression of Skeletal Muscle Fibers are Altered in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Relation of Time of Introduction of Cow Milk Protein to an Infant and Risk of Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Link between early consumption of cows' milk and Type-1 diabetes.
- Effects of insulin pump vs. injection treatment on quality of life and impact of disease in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus in a randomized, prospective comparison.
- Disordered eating and body dissatisfaction in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and a population-based comparison sample: comparative prevalence and clinical implications.
- Insulin Analog Preparations and Their Use in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- The influence of and optimal insulin therapy for a low glycemic index meal in children with type one diabetes on intensive insulin therapy.
- The addition of rosiglitazone to insulin in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and poor glycaemic control: a randomized-controlled trial.
- Sibling psychological adjustment to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Thyroid autoimmunity in children with features of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and Thyroid Dysfunction in Young Brazilian Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Evolution of bone mass in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: The HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group.
- Metformin versus Insulin for the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes.
- Celiac disease and the endocrinologist: a diagnostic opportunity.
- Against the grain: An overview of celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Denver Broncos Quarterback Jay Cutler Talks About Diabetes Diagnosis includes a video interview of Jay.
- Triumph of the spirit defines Thayer Academy athlete.
- Type 1 diabetes increasing among children.
- Some Diabetics Don't Have What They Thought They Had.
- Redefining Disease, Genes and All.
- Australian television features Living Cell Technologies' (LCT) world first islet cell treatment being developed for insulin-dependent diabetes.
- Diabetes brings out best in busy mom, family includes a video.
- No stopping Morander Senior overcomes diabetes to excel in baseball, football.
- Still Healthy After 54 Years Living With Type 1.
- Bowers balances gymnastics, diabetes.
- Necessity is mother of clothing invention.
- Lautenberg, Isakson Introduce Legislation To Help Prevent Minority Diabetes.
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