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
- Last week's poll asked readers about how much of a financial burden does paying for diabetes supplies place on their family. This week's poll asks readers if they have ever had a microalbumin test.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- The Report from Dubai 2007 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After explaining diabetes to my newly diagnosed two-year-old daughter, she said, "Mommy, can you buy me a new pancreas?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go through a drive-in at Dunkin' Donuts and see the sign that said "High Curb" and you start laughing because you think it said "HIGH CARB." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
This summer, my son has had increased emotional outbreaks and headaches. His blood sugar has been somewhat elevated at these times. Is this related to the change from Humalog to NovoLog?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
FFL, Who's Going?
Quilt for Life
- We added seven new panels to the Quilt for Life last week, bringing the total to 665. 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.
- 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 Conference chat.
- A chat about Transitioning to Independence: Driving, Drinking and Dorms with Allison Blass will be held at Diabetes Talkfest on Monday, July 14th at 9pm Eastern.
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.
- The Star-Fish Story, Diabetes, and the Poorest Nation in the World.
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.
- Acute hyperglycaemia induces an inflammatory response in young patients with type 1 diabetes.
- The effects of diabetes and aminoguanidine treatment on endothelial function in a primate model of type 1 diabetes.
- The putative protective role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection against autoimmune disorders.
- Clinical manifestations and beta cell function in Swedish diabetic children have remained unchanged during the last 25 years.
- Random C peptide measurement in adults with clinical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML format. (PDF not working at the time of this newsletter.)
- Advances in type I diabetes associated tolerance mechanisms.
- Boosting Survival Of Insulin-cell Transplants For Type 1 Diabetes.
- The Impact of Diabetes and its Treatment on Cognitive Function among Adolescents Who Participated in the DCCT.
- Health-Related Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Glycemic control and the psychosocial benefits gained by patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus attending the diabetes camp.
- Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also AAP Revises Cholesterol Screening Guidelines for Children.
- A combined abnormality in heart rate variation and QT corrected interval is a strong predictor of cardiovascular death in type 1 diabetes.
- New therapeutic approaches to diabetic gastroparesis.
- Rosiglitazone and delayed onset of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
- Prevalence and clinical aspects when it comes to the association between type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) and celiac disease. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Clinical symptoms in celiac patients on a gluten-free diet.
- Quality of life in celiac disease patients Prospective analysis on the importance of clinical severity at diagnosis and the impact of treatment.
- Helicobacter pylori infection in children with celiac disease.
- Tissue transglutaminase in celiac disease: role of autoantibodies.
- Risk of Thyroid disease in individuals with Celiac disease. Free full text available in PDF format.
Legal and Legislative
- Long Island, New York School Agrees To Admit Students With Diabetes.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Living, growing, and learning to deal with diabetes.
- Vitamin D and diabetes: An over-simplified solution to a complex problem.
- Recognizing type 1 symptoms early can save child's life.
- Young tennis player meets all challenges.
- 3 teens get chance to meet diabetic idol.
- Heavy Hitters in Lomita.
- Marathon Maritime swim underway. See also Marathon swimmer forced to abort attempt to reach three provinces in one day.
- 10 Speed diaryist Matt Wilson wins stage for injured Team Type 1 teammate.
- Baby Ethan on the needle.
- A medal-winning life: 50 years with diabetes.
- Diabetes vaccine test showing promise.
- Gingrich hails gift for diabetes research.
- Geri Winkler becomes the first diabetic to conquer the Seven Summits.
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