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
- Mathew is 11 and was diagnosed when he was six
- Melisa is 5 and lives in Turkey.
- Tom Karlya offers his wish list.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have been tested for celiac. This week's poll asks readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
- The Sports Corner is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My elder daughter had our baby books out today, and was looking at the page showing the information collected when they were born. "Hey Mum," she shouted, "Rachel was 2860 gms (6lb 5oz), how many carbs was she?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your d-daughter knows the Girl Scout cookies with the fewest carbs per cookie and uses that in her sales pitch to everyone---diabetic or not! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My son's blood sugar was low at the doctor's office despite symptoms of diabetes. At home, he's been both high and low. Should I get another opinion?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt square challenge
Quilt for Life
- We added three new panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 621. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008.
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.
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.
- Enhanced levels of cow's milk antibodies in infancy in children who develop type 1 diabetes later in childhood.
- Exposure to Environmental Factors in Drinking Water: Risk of Islet Autoimmunity and Type 1 Diabetes - The BABYDIAB Study.
- Viral infections in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases: focus on type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes: 1 and 2, or one and the same? Progress with the accelerator hypothesis.
- Does the secular increase in body mass in children contribute to the increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes?
- Type 1 diabetes: increased height and weight gains in early childhood.
- Very high and increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
- The effect of oral alpha-lipoic acid on oxidative stress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Eligen insulin - a system for the oral delivery of insulin for diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes, hyperglycaemia, and the heart.
- Recurrences in heart rate dynamics are changed in patients with diabetes mellitus.
- Getting closer to physiologic insulin secretion.
- Flexibility of rapid-acting insulin analogues in children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus.
- Basal insulin switch from NPH to glargine in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Optimizing postprandial glycemia in pediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes using insulin pump therapy – impact of glycemic index and prandial bolus type.
- The June 2008 issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics focuses on glucose monitoring, with free full text available for all articles. Selected articles include:
- Glucose Monitoring: An Important Tool for Improving Glucose Control and Reducing Hypoglycemia. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Technology Behind Glucose Meters: Test Strips. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Clinical Application and Challenges of Blood Glucose Measurement Technology for Self-Monitoring. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Utility and Recent Advances in Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Maternal type 1 and gestational diabetes: postnatal differences in insulin secretion in offspring at preschool age.
- Interference of the blood glucose control in the transition between phases I and II of lactogenesis in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Parent and adolescent distribution of responsibility for diabetes self-care: links to health outcomes.
- Monitoring and Discussing Health Related Quality of Life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes improves psychosocial well-being. A randomized controlled trial.
- Diabetes Complications in Youth: Qualitative Analysis of Parents' Perspectives of Family Learning and Knowledge.
- 'Dead-in-bed' syndrome - a diabetes nightmare.
- Effect of intensive insulin therapy on beta-cell function and glycaemic control in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: a multicentre randomised parallel-group trial.
- Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of developing [type 2] diabetes: prospective cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Toward the assessment of food toxicity for celiac patients: characterization of monoclonal antibodies to a main immunogenic gluten peptide. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Effective detection of human leukocyte antigen risk alleles in celiac disease using tag single nucleotide polymorphisms. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Vaccine reverses type 1 diabetes in mice. This article references A Microsphere-Based Vaccine Prevents and Reverses New-Onset Autoimmune Diabetes, previously reported.
- So far, so good says Cutler of bout with diabetes. See also Jay giving diabetes the stiff-arm and Refreshed, Cutler ready to tackle disease, football, life.
- No slowing down; Insulin pump helps Kats catcher do whatever he wants.
- Girl gets her freedom; Insulin pump allows student with juvenile diabetes to 'do everything that other kids do'.
- 15 Per Cent Could Be On Pumps In Scotland.
- Diabetes pumps subsidised [in Australia].
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