Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Nevaeh is 5 1/2 and was diagnosed in April 2008.
- Last week's poll asked readers who is primarily responsible for your child's diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers if they have their most recent basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabesity by Fran Kaufman, MD.
- Our Presentations About Diabetes are Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
While driving home from the grocery store the other day, D'Aunte asked if he could have one of those pre-packaged crackers with the cheese spread. I told him yes he could, He then said, "Mom, there is no red stick to spread the cheese." I told him to just dip his cracker in the cheese and it would be fine. All was quite in the backseat. When I got to our next stop, I parked the car, turned to the back seat to see my darling son sitting there with a container of test strips using the new strips as a knife to spread his cheese!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your nine-year-old son pees on the toilet at 3 a.m., and you're not mad because now you can check his ketones without making him get up again! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My stepson's caregivers have told me I cannot take him swimming in any lakes because foot injuries could be bad for him. Are small cuts really that bad?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Lantus in the 'bum'
Quilt for Life
- We added four panels to the Quilt for Life, bringing the total to 630. 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.
- You can read the transcript from last week's Friends for Life 2008 Grandparents Chat.
- You can read the transcript from last week's Friends for Life 2008 Chat.
Surveys and Studies
- The University of Florida in Gainesville is recruiting for a study of Neulasta in Type 1 Diabetes.
- 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
- Why Am I So Tired? is a new book for younger kids with diabetes.
- SafetyTat offers medical-related temporary tattoos, including diabetes.
- Cellular islet autoimmunity associates with clinical outcome of islet cell transplantation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Variation in Associations between Allelic Variants of the Vitamin D Receptor Gene and Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus by Ambient Winter Ultraviolet Radiation Levels: A Meta-Regression Analysis.
- T-cell reactivity to insulin peptide A1-12 in children with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes or multiple beta-cell autoantibodies.
- Psychological stress as a factor potentially contributing to the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells combined with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation synthesize insulin.
- The novel inosine analogue, INO-2002, protects against diabetes development in multiple-low-dose-streptozotocin and NOD mouse models of Type I .
- Heparanase prevents the development of type 1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice by regulating T-cell activation and cytokines production.
- The K(ATP) Channel and Neonatal Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Available tools for primary ketoacidosis prevention at diabetes diagnosis in children and adolescents. "The Parma campaign". Free full text available in PDF format.
- Insulin pump therapy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the Italian viewpoint. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Delayed diagnosis in Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- MST for Adolescents with Poorly Controlled Type I Diabetes: Reduced DKA Admissions and Related Costs over 24 Months.
- Menarcheal timing in intensively treated girls with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Pramlintide, the synthetic analogue of amylin: physiology, pathophysiology, and effects on glycemic control, body weight, and selected biomarkers of vascular risk..
- Causes of death in young Australians with type 1 diabetes: a review of coronial postmortem examinations. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats (free registration required).
- Plasma carotenoids and diabetic retinopathy.
- ENDO: Diabetes Drug Puts Puberty in Its Place.
- Menarcheal age in celiac disease may not be delayed and may be irrespective of age at diagnosis and dietary management.
- Is Adult Height of Patients With Celiac Disease Influenced by Delayed Diagnosis?
Legal and Legislative
- Diabetic bodybuilder sues Redwood City, police.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Work on artificial pancreas project nears historic end.
- Cutler regaining control of life.
- Allen Reveals Son Has Diabetes.
- A good spokes-man; Gurnee cyclist proves you can rise far above a disease.
- Insulin pump gives golfer more than just wellness.
- How little football fan Charlie is taking diabetes in his stride.
- Young resident's diabetic responsibilities lands him a post secondary scholarship.
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