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
- We have a brief report from the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the ADA.
- Team Type 1 reports on their progress in the 2008 Race Across America.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times they or their child have been hospitalized for DKA since diagnosis. This week's poll asks who is primarily responsible for your child's diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Getting the Most Out of Diabetes Camp: A Guide for Parents and Kids, published by the American Diabetes Association.
- Our page about Continuous Sensors is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed in November of 2007. Yesterday she came out of the washroom and announced very proudly, "Mummy, I tested my pee-tones. They were negative."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you end up with a drop of blood on the antenna of your cell phone during a 1 am blood glucose check. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My pump is not waterproof so I'd like some suggestions on how to handle my pump and diabetes management during an upcoming rafting trip.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt for Life
- We added five panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 626. 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.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux, CWD's VP of Conferences and Education, on Tuesday, June 17th for a chat about the upcoming Friends for Life conference. The chat will begin at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Friends for Life Grandparents Track hosts Bruce and Rachele Baccaro and Friends for Life Grandparents Faculty Betty Brackenridge invite all Grandparents to join the second CWD Grandparents' Chat on Thursday, June 19th at 9pm Eastern in the Grandparents Chat Room.
- You can read the transcript from last week's Friends for Life 2008 Grandparents Chat.
- Families who have children with neonatal diabetes are encourage to join the Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus Registry.
- Pens, not the ones you write with is about insulin pens.
- The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is offering webcasts about insulin pumps (and the diabetic foot). A selection of webcasts from the 2007 EASD meeting are also online, including a series of four lections about the challenges of therapy in children with diabetes.
- Abbott Diabetes Care UK has a very nice collection of Flash animations for younger kids with type 1 diabetes.
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.
Products and Books
- Unomedical has just launched an updated Infusion Set web site.
- The association between ultraviolet B irradiance, vitamin D status and incidence rates of type 1 diabetes in 51 regions worldwide.
- Continuous rise in incidence of childhood Type 1 diabetes in Germany.
- Does social-economical transformation influence the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus? A Polish example.
- Type 1 diabetes: increased height and weight gains in early childhood.
- Atopy, home environment and the risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a population-based case-control study.
- Young children (<5 yr) and adolescents (>12 yr) with type 1 diabetes mellitus have low rate of partial remission: diabetic ketoacidosis is an important risk factor.
- Adiponectin and catecholamine concentrations during acute exercise in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Basal insulin and total daily insulin dose in children with type 1 diabetes using insulin pumps.
- Impact of diabetes susceptibility loci on progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes in at-risk individuals of the DPT1 trial.
- Cardiac repolarization during hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes: impact of basal renin-angiotensin system activity.
- Prevalence of Structural Central Nervous System Abnormalities in Early-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Metabolic Phenotypes, Vascular Complications and Premature Deaths in a Population of 4,197 Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Toward a cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus: diabetes-suppressive dendritic cells and beyond.
- Diabetes: 1 and 2, or one and the same? Progress with the accelerator hypothesis.
- Medpage Today coverage of the 2008 ADA meeting includes:
- Estimated Average Glucose: Its Meaning for Patient Care.
- Pramlintide May Be Better Choice than Insulin as Mealtime Diabetes Add-on Drug.
- No Change in Clinical Practice After Intensive Glucose Management Fails in Trials.
- School-age children with diabetes: role of maternal self-efficacy, environment, and management behaviors.
- Short-term effects of coping skills training in school-age children with type 1 diabetes.
- Periodontal Disease in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes in Serbia.
- Severe insulin resistance secondary to insulin antibodies: successful treatment with the immunosuppressant MMF.
- Increased LDL cholesterol and CRP in infants of mothers with type 1 diabetes.
- Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study Group. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Intensive Blood Glucose Control and Vascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The ADVANCE Collaborative Group. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Intensive Glycemic Control in the ACCORD and ADVANCE Trials offers analysis of these two recently reported trials. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Bone Metabolism in Celiac Disease.
- Frequent causes of diarrhea: celiac disease and lactose intolerance.
Legal and Legislative
- Nixon lawsuit against St. Elizabeth dog trainer alleges that diabetic alert service dogs were not properly trained. See also State of Missouri, ex rel. vs. Heaven Scent Paws, Inc..
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Schools learn to handle diabetes.
- Dog rescues Aid Township woman.
- BC should pay for insulin pump, families say.
- Living strong: Diabetic cyclist participating in coast-to-coast race.
- Let Them Eat Fish! Study Shows that Diets Rich in Omega-3 May Keep High-Risk Children From Developing Type 1 Diabetes.
- Day camp for diabetic kids teaches parents, too.
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