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.
- 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.
- 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
- TuDiabetes has a Drawing Diabetes: Children Contest, with submissions due in May.
- Last week's poll asked readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription. This week's poll asks readers if they have been tested for celiac.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetic Travel Tales and Tips by Marilyn L. Garcia.
- Our Report from CWD's Focus on Best Practices at Marco Island 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The other day, I heard my daughter's cell phone ringing in her purse. I didn't know exactly where it was. I reached in and picked up what I thought was the phone. Wrong. It was her Precision Xtra meter! It wasn't in a case and it looked the size of the phone.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when in conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
When my young son experiences gastrointestinal viruses, we have to cut back on his insulin drastically to avoid lows. Once on the road to recovery, it is several days before we need to give him meal boluses. How is this possible? Could his pancreas be trying to work?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt for Life
- We added two new panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 618. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
- It turned everything upside down is a very clever, very powerful video. You have to watch it all the way through and withhold judgement until the very end.
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.
Surveys and Studies
- We're running a survey about the pharmacy you use to purchase your diabetes supplies.
- Researchers at the MGH Diabetes Research Center are recruiting subjects to test an Automated Closed-Loop Glucose Control System for Type 1 Diabetics.
- 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.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
Products and Books
- 1,001 Delicious Recipes for People with Diabetes offers a great variety of choices.
- You can review Abstracts from the 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
- Vitamin D supplementation in early childhood and risk of type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Type 1 Diabetes In Finnish Children Skyrockets. See also Time trends in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Finnish children: a cohort study (free registration required).
- The Diabetes Research in Children Network: Availability of Protocol Datasets. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also the Diabetes Research in Children Network web site for the datasets.
- Systemic administration of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells reverts hyperglycemia and prevents nephropathy in type 1 diabetic mice.
- Metabolic Control Improves Long-Term Renal Allograft and Patient Survival in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes is closely associated with LDL particle size. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Cost of severe hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes in Spain and the cost-effectiveness of insulin lispro compared with regular human insulin in preventing severe hypoglycaemia.
- Insulin Binding to Antibodies is a Risk Factor for Inexplicable Severe Hypoglycaemia in Children with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Intensive insulin therapy in preschool-aged diabetic children: from multiple daily injections to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion through indwelling catheters.
- The Use of Insulin Pump Therapy in the Pediatric Age Group.
- Insulin Glargine Maintains Equivalent Glycemic Control and Better Lipometabolic Control than NPH Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Who Missed a Meal.
- Breastfeeding and risk of becoming overweight in offspring of mothers with type 1 diabetes.
- Association of numeracy and diabetes control.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus increased in the mid-1990 s: an 18-year longitudinal study based on anti-endomysial antibodies.
- IgA endomysium antibodies - an early predictor for celiac disease in children without villous atrophy.
- Celiac Disease and IgA Deficiency: Complications of Serological Testing Approaches Encountered in the Clinic.
- No induction of anti-avenin IgA by oats in adult, diet-treated coeliac disease.
- The influence of gluten free diet on quantitative ultrasound of proximal phalanxes in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus and celiac disease.
- Pathogenesis and Clinical Significance of Liver Injury in Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Dear Jay, a few encouraging words from an old hand at finger sticks.
- Riders' lineman has impact off field.
- Pumped for life - Insulin pump helps toddler live more normal life.
- New Types Of Pumps Give Diabetics Insulin, Information.
- Life-changing devices not being provided for diabetics; Holyrood is told only 326 out of 26,000 sufferers in Scotland are using insulin pumps.
- Eastlake's Cutler Gray pulls off a balancing act with diabetes, soccer.
- Lions send children to diabetes camp.
- Diabetes and technology meet.
- More women navigate pregnancy as diabetics.
- Restaurants mislead on calories.
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