Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Beatriz Vala is 14 and lives in Portugal.
- Hakeem is 11 and was diagnosed in June 2008.
- Katlynn is 15 and was diagnosed in November 2006.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they usually check for ketones. This week's poll asks readers about how much of a financial burden does paying for diabetes supplies place on their family.
- The Featured Book of the Week is When You're a Parent with Diabetes by Kathryn Gregorio Palmer.
- Our Emergency Pack page is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I was looking for the bank statement the other day. I asked my wife, "Have you seen the HBA1c statement?" She laughed and said, "Do you mean the HSBC bank statement?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you see the high gas prices at a station and what you really see are high blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
If I missed one of my injections, would I be in trouble?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
What to adjust when bs soars between 2-3 hours after a meal
Quilt for Life
- We added six new panels to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total to 658. The complete Quilt for Life will be shown at Friends for Life: Orlando 2008 from July 23 to 25, 2008, and in Washington, DC on August 4 and 5, 2008.
- Join Laura Billetdeaux on Tuesday, July 8th for our final chat about the upcoming Friend for Life: Orlando 2008 annual conference. The chat begins at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
- Grandparents coming to Friends for Life are invited to another Grandparents Chat on Thursday, July 10th at 9pm Eastern in the Grandparents chat room.
- Understanding the ACCORD, ADVANCE, and VA Trials.
Advocacy, Events, and Support
- The National Institutes of Health will broadcasting online the Towards an Artificial Pancreas meetings, to be held on July 21 and 22, 2008. The overall schedule is online in PDF format. You can also review the schedule for day one and day two.
- Together Rx is a free prescription savings program created by leading pharmaceutical companies, including several companies that support Children with Diabetes, including Abbott, LifeScan, and Sanofi Aventis.
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.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
General Diabetes Information Links
- The June 2008 newsletter of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association is online in PDF format.
- C-Peptide effects on renal physiology and diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Control of autoimmune diseases by the vitamin D endocrine system.
- Innate immunity and its role in type 1 diabetes.
- The accelerator hypothesis and increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes.
- Too Much Glucagon, Too Little Insulin; Time course of pancreatic islet dysfunction in new-onset type 1 diabetes.
- Association of Intrauterine Exposure to Maternal Diabetes and Obesity With Type 2 Diabetes in Youth; The SEARCH Case-Control Study.
- Postnatal expansion of the pancreatic beta-cell mass is dependent on survivin.
- Insulin Glargine Versus Intermediate-Acting Insulin as the Basal Component of Multiple Daily Injection Regimens for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Establishing glycaemic control with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: experience of the PedPump Study in 17 countries.
- Young Women with Type 1 Diabetes Have Lower Bone Mineral Density That Persists Over Time.
- Effect of Oral Amino Acids on Counterregulatory Responses and Cognitive Function During Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia in Nondiabetic and Type 1 Diabetic People.
- Use of real time continuous glucose monitoring and intravenous insulin in type 1 diabetic mothers to prevent respiratory distress and hypoglycaemia in infants.
- Randomized Efficacy Trial of Early Preconception Counseling for Diabetic Teens (READY-Girls).
- Predictors of Family Risk for Celiac Disease: A Population-Based Study.
- Prevalence of dental enamel defects in celiac patients with deciduous dentition: a pilot study.
- Evaluation of clinical dental variables to build classifiers to predict celiac disease. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Newly Detected Celiac Disease by Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in Older Adults With Iron Deficiency Anemia.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sisters never missed a day of school.
- In the U.S. and Holland, Diabetes Looks Different.
- The Race of Her Life. A NEWSWEEK writer with type 1 diabetes goes to a unique triathlon camp. Blood sugar, sweat and tears.
- Blood, Sweat and Peers.
- Escalating diabetes figures present worrying trends; Australia ranks only behind Scandinavia for new cases of insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes.
- Dietary adherence associated with better glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes rate jumps.
- Day Camp Helps Diabetic Kids.
- Special Camp for Kids with Diabetes.
- Neonatal Diabetes groundbreaking treatment offers hope.
- Austinite's invention for diabetics reduces needle sticks. See also Invention Could Change Lives Of Diabetics.
- Town closes deal on Banting estate.
- OneTouch® PingTM Glucose Management System Cleared by FDA.
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