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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. 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

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  1. Our report from the Friends for Life 2008 conference is now online. We'll have more pages of photographs up next week.
  2. We have a brief report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, DC.
  3. CWD attended the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
  4. You can now subscribe to the "Ask the Diabetes Team" questions using RSS.
  5. Subscribers to this newsletter are invited to share their opinion about changing the deliver day from Sunday to Wednesday.
  6. Last week's poll asked readers if they have a 504 plan for their child's diabetes care at school. This week's poll asks readers how many times have they or their child had needed a glucagon injection.
  7. The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
  8. Our Sample 504 plans are Worth a Look.
  9. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I have 8 month old non-diabetic granddaughter who's sister has type 1 diabetes. The baby was transitioning from Stage 1 babyfood to starting on table food. At dinner the other day, my daughter opened a container of baby food and looked concerned as she stirred it. She asked me if I thought it looked bad because it was lumpy. I bent over the container and asked my daughter, "Is it Type 1?" What I meant to say was Stage 1.
  10. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find your five-year-old daughter testing the finger of her baby doll and saying "Uh-Oh, what did you eat?" See more parent humor.
  11. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  12. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    I got a pump band that goes on the leg for my son to use during soccer. Is this a good choice or should he disconnect?
    See the answer.
  13. From the CWD Forums

  14. From the CWD Forums:
    Did you engrave your child's Medical ID?
  15. Quilt for Life

  16. The Quilt for Life now has 675 panels.
  17. Advocacy, Events, and Support

  18. JDRF is now accepting applications for the 2009 Children's Congress.
  19. Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch.
  20. Abstracts for presentations and sessions at the upcoming meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) are now online.
  21. The Partisan Divide — The McCain and Obama Plans for U.S. Health Care Reform is an editorial by Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D. published in The New England Journal of Medicine (PDF). See also Health of the Nation — Coverage for All Americans (PDF), the discussion on Health of the Nation — Coverage for All Americans (PDF) and the video of the discussion.
  22. Diabetes in School

  23. College-bound Part 1: Preparing to Take your Diabetes Away From Home and College-bound Part 2: Caring for your Diabetes Away From Home offer advice for college kids and their families.
  24. Research

  25. STAT4: A risk factor for type 1 diabetes?
  26. Interferon-{alpha} initiates type 1 diabetes in nonobese diabetic mice.
  27. T Regulatory Cells in Autoimmune Diabetes: Past Challenges, Future Prospects.
  28. Immunogenicity of human and bovine insulin in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients.
  29. Pathology of an islet transplant 2 years after transplantation: evidence for a nonimmunological loss.
  30. Plasma osteoprotegerin levels predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality and deterioration of kidney function in type 1 diabetic patients with nephropathy.
  31. Daily Care

  32. Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy: Results of the First Randomized Treat-to-Target Study.
  33. The Accuracy and Efficacy of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
  34. Pramlintide reduces the risks associated with glucose variability in type 1 diabetes.
  35. Improved Glycemic Control in Intensively Treated Adult Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes Using Insulin Guidance Software.
  36. Effects of acute insulin-induced hypoglycaemia on psychomotor function: people with type 1 diabetes are less affected than non-diabetic adults.
  37. Effect of Insulin with Oral Nutrients on Whole-body Protein Metabolism in Growing Pubertal Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. Sprint training increases muscle oxidative metabolism during high-intensity exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  39. A Run-to-Run Control Strategy to Adjust Basal Insulin Infusion Rates in Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Biphasic insulin aspart 30 for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  41. Diabetes problem solving by youths with type 1 diabetes and their caregivers: measurement, validation, and longitudinal associations with glycemic control. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  42. Long-term adherence to statin treatment in diabetes.
  43. Diagnosed diabetic retinopathy in France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
  44. Celiac

  45. Screening frequency for celiac disease and autoimmune thyroiditis in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus - data from a German/Austrian multicentre survey.
  46. Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Turkish Children with Autoimmune Thyroiditis.
  47. Antroduodenojejunal motor activity in untreated and treated celiac disease patients.
  48. Translational mini-review series on the immunogenetics of gut disease: immunogenetics of coeliac disease.
  49. Legal and Legislative

  50. American Diabetes Association (ADA) Applauds Rhode Island Legislature for Making Schools Safer for Children with Diabetes; Bill signed into law to allow school staff to administer glucagon (PDF). See also the bill (PDF).
  51. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  52. 86 Years After Insulin, Type I Diabetes Drugs Promise More.
  53. Liberty Township Family Starts Group for Children with Diabetes is a local news report about Children with Diabetes.
  54. Insulin? First-time college students juggle school, life and diabetes. See also the video CNY in Focus: Helping college-bound students with diabetes.
  55. Meds Shmeds, Gimme Fries.
  56. Cooking to Earn Respect, 600 Dinners at a Time.
  57. Deciding to live again.
  58. Press Releases

  59. Study Finds Individuals with Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Still Capable of Producing Insulin.

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