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
- Tips for Really Helping a Person Who Has Diabetes.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared. This week's poll asks readers if they (or their child) have been hospitalized for DKA since diagnosis.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Diabetes Travel Guide, 2nd Edition by Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM.
- The Report from the CWD Focus on Pumping conference in Seattle 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 3 year old daughter (diagnosed at 14 months) was feeding our family cat. In a very surprised voice she stated, "What! This has 29 carbs!" She was "reading" the nutrition facts on the bag of cat food.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 4 year old NON-diabetic child comes in at night and says, "My blood sugar was 65 and I need to eat something" and uses that as an excuse to stay up late! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Symptomatic for type 1, my son's pediatrician did a one hour glucose test, with "normal" results. I asked the pediatrician for another test, a three hour one. Again, the results were normal. Then, why does my son have symptoms? How can I stabilize him? Is there anything we should do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 621 panels. Please consider adding your panel in time for the showing on the National Mall in August 2008. Quilts must be received by June 30, 2008 in order for your quilt to be included in the display at Friends for Life 2008 and the showing in Washington, D.C. in August 2008.
- Friends for Life Grandparents Track hosts Bruce and Rachele Baccaro invite all Grandparents to join the first CWD Grandparents' Chat on June 12 at 9pm (EDT) in the Grandparents Chat Room. This will be the first of an ongoing series. Topics of future chats will be drawn from this first discussion. Sweet Kids author Betty Brackenridge will also be on hand.
Surveys and Studies
- 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.
- Presence of diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in youth: the Search for Diabetes in Youth Study.
- Glycemic instability in type 1 diabetic patients: Possible role of ketosis or ketoacidosis at onset of diabetes.
- Insulin Intervention in Slowly Progressive Insulin-Dependent (Type 1) Diabetes Mellitus.
- Diabetes mellitus among young adults in Sri Lanka-role of GAD antibodies in classification and treatment: The Sri Lanka Young Diabetes study.
- Islet transplantation at the Diabetes Research Institute Japan.
- Retinal Arteriolar Dilation Predicts Retinopathy in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Evaluation of microvascular endothelial function in patients with type 1 diabetes using laser-Doppler perfusion monitoring: Which method to choose?
- Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among Kuwaiti children and adolescents.
- Genetic Determinants and Epidemiology of Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes - Results from a British Cohort of Children and Adults.
- Patient-important outcomes in registered diabetes trials.
- Translating the A1C Assay Into Estimated Average Glucose Values. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Translating The Hemoglobin A1c Assay (PDF) and Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page.
- Prolonged QT interval corrected for heart rate during diabetic ketoacidosis in children. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- School nurses' perceived barriers to diabetes knowledge, communication and management in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Exenatide: Its position in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
- Gluten intake interferes with the humoral immune response to recombinant hepatitis B vaccine in patients with celiac disease.
- Protein A and protein G ELISA for the detection of IgG autoantibodies against tissue transglutaminase in childhood celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Vitamin D May Cut Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes. See also Lack of vitamin D may cause juvenile diabetes.
- Lifestyle creating more type 1 diabetics.
- Genetically Engineered Mice Regenerate Beta Cells; Finding may prove a major advance in type 1 diabetes research, study says.
- Weight gain no big deal in type 1 diabetes: study.
- Sanford Putting $400 Million To Cure Type 1 Diabetes. See also A chance to affect millions; Sanford's aim to cure Type 1 diabetes deserves support, praise.
- Type 1 diabetes doesn't prevent athlete from facing all his hurdles straight on.
- Potential for Sensitive Blood Test to Identify Type-1 Diabetes.
- DURABLE Clinical Trial Results Show GlycoMark is Key Test for Managing Patients with Diabetes.
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