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 48 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.
- Kelsey is 16 and lives in Oklahoma.
- Azalea is 10 and was diagnosed right before Christmas 2007.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many people in their immediate family have type 1 diabetes. This week's poll asks readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- Our Report from ADA 2007 is 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 4 year old Hannah has had diabetes for one year now. Recently, we have been talking a lot about doctors trying to find a CURE for diabetes. The other night Hannah turned to me and asked, "Mom, when are they going to find a CAREER for diabetes?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My 14-year-old son was diagnosed nine months ago. Does he need to be seen by an endocrinologist or can our family physician treat him?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Hypo & convulsions
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 616 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
- Insulin Pump Info from Smiths Medical, MD features a brief questionnaire and interviews with patients to help you decide if pump therapy is right for you or your child.
- dLife in Partnership with ACCU-CHEK has several videos from Dr. William Polonksy about dealing with the emotional side of diabetes.
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 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
- Autologous Dendritic Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Suppression: A Safety Study is seeking participants in Pittsburg.
- 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
- Diane Rehm Interviewed Manny Hernandez, founder of TuDiabetes.com.
Products and Books
- 8 Weeks to Maximizing Diabetes Control offers guidance to patients with type 2 diabetes.
- C-Peptide and its C-terminal fragments improve erythrocyte deformability in type 1 diabetes patients.
- Oxidative stress: the vulnerable beta-cell.
- Dietary Toxins, Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress and Diabetes.
- Optical coherence tomography-based continuous noninvasive glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes.
- How would patients behave if they were continually informed of their blood glucose levels? A simulation study using a "virtual" patient.
- The rising incidence of type 1 diabetes is accounted for by cases with lower risk HLA genotypes.
- Role of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and oxidative stress in diabetic retinopathy.
- Early signs of left ventricular dysfunction in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: The importance of impaired circadian modulation of blood pressure and heart rate.
- Real-time continuous glucose monitoring together with telemedical assistance improves glycemic control and glucose stability in pump-treated patients.
- Brief Report: The Relationship of Parental Support and Conflict to Physical Activity in Preadolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Blood Glucose Awareness Training Delivered Over the Internet.
- Treatment of Danish adolescent diabetic patients with CSII - a matched study to MDI.
- Seropositivity to celiac antigens in asymptomatic children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: association with weight, height, and bone mineralization.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes 'is no extra road risk'.
- Local student to receive prestigious scholarship.
- Woman turns sons' illness into hope for others.
- Waianae Wonders; The play of Aaron and Anthony Robinson speaks volumes.
- Cutler adjusting to life with diabetes.
- Technology comes to diabetic newborn Lachlan's aid.
- Nassau medical center extends insulin pen warning.
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