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
- Our report from the Friends for Life 2008 conference is now online. We'll have many more pages of photographs up in a couple weeks. (After the Quilt for Life showing in Washington, DC.)
- Tu Diabetes is holding a Diabetes Supplies Art Contest.
- The Family Support Network now includes over 3,800 families from 50 states and 76 countries. If you're new to diabetes, the Family Support Network will help you connect with families near you or find a babysitter. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.
- Last week's poll asked readers about the reuse of diabetes supplies. This week's poll asks readers how diabetes has affected their children who don't have diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Why Am I So Tired? by Pat Thomas.
- Our Report from AADE 2007 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old (diabetic) daughter was mad at me the other day. She came walking into the kitchen with her backpack full with all her stuff. She really knows what buttons to push, telling me: "I'm running away, I'm taking a lot of candy, and I'm not taking any insulin!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you watch your teen push his peas and carrots onto his fork with his insulin pump instead of with another utensil. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter has celiac. Drinking a lot and wetting her bed, her fasting blood sugar was 106 mg/dl [5.9 mmol/L], pre-diabetes. Is there anything I should do at this point?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life will be shown on Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5, at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Everyone is welcome.
Advocacy, Events, and Support
- The CGMS Denial Campaign is an online rally to raise awareness about how Insurance Companies are repeatedly denying claims for continuous glucose monitors.
- Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch.
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
- Bayer Around U from Bayer Health Care - Diabetes Care in the UK offers excellent online educational resources for kids with diabetes. The material is broken down into age groups -- ages 3-9, ages 10-14, and ages 15 and up.
- Oral benfotiamine plus alpha-lipoic acid normalises complication-causing pathways in type 1 diabetes.
- Correction of a diabetes mellitus type 1 on primate with encapsulated islet of pig pancreatic transplant.
- IGF-1 and IGF-Binding Proteins and Bone Mass, Geometry and Strength: Relation to Metabolic Control in Adolescent Girls with Type 1 Diabetes.
- IGF-I mediates regeneration of endocrine pancreas by increasing beta cell replication through cell cycle protein modulation in mice.
- Monitoring of early and advanced glycation in relation to the occurrence of microvascular complications in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Randomized, controlled, parallel-group prospective study to investigate the clinical effectiveness of early insulin treatment in patients with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Patients' engagement with "Sweet Talk" - a text messaging support system for young people with diabetes. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Switching of NPH insulin to glargine therapy in a cohort of diabetic patients: observational study. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Assessment of an Illness-specific Dimension of Self-esteem in Youths with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents--new strategies in management and treatment.
- Pharmacist screening for depression among patients with diabetes in an urban primary care setting.
- Evidence-based emergency medicine/critically appraised topic. Is fluid therapy associated with cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis?
- Prevalence of celiac disease in Egyptian children disputes the east-west agriculture-dependent spread of the disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Beta eye-lets.
- Could An Artificial Pancreas 'Cure' Diabetes?.
- The Clean Teen Machine. See also Jonas Brothers - Jonas Dad Speaks Out About Son's Diabetes Battle.
- New kid on the blog is about Gary Hall, Jr.
- Junior golfer is in the swing despite diabetes.
- Diabetic campers learn life lessons.
- Denogean: Youngster talks the talk for juvenile diabetes.
- South Nashville girl suffers rare type of dibates compounded by a genetic mutation.
- Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results of a Clinical Study of its Symphony™ Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. See also Symphony™ Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring (tCGM) System.
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