Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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 more pages of photographs up next week.
- Tom Karlya writes about Friends For Life.
- We have a brief report from the Quilt for Life Display in Washington, DC.
- You can now subscribe to the "Ask the Diabetes Team" questions using RSS.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times have they or their child had needed a glucagon injection. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child have been checked for thyroid disorders.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
- Our page about How to say "I Have Diabetes" In Many Languages are Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One evening, after dinner, our daughter who has diabetes asked me to get her some Hershey's Kisses to eat. I grabbed the bag as her siblings also asked for some. I gave two to her sister, then I gave my daughter two. She said, "Please give me another one; I bolused for three." Her non-diabetic sister quickly chimed it, "Well, I bolused for five."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go into the bathroom and find your 3-year-old son peeing into a Dixie Cup, and when asked why, he looks up at you and replies, "Well I have to test my peetones." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter had "low positive" ICA 512 autoantibodies and 21-hydroxylase autoantibodies. What does this mean? Why did the doctor suggest TrialNet for her?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Happy 21st Birthday to Marissa
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 676 panels.
- Join Crystal Jackson of the American Diabetes Association for a Back to School Chat on Wednesday, September 3 at 9pm Eastern. The chat will take place in the Back to School chat room.
Advocacy, Events, and Support
- JDRF is now accepting applications for the 2009 Children's Congress.
- Pump Wear Inc. is Proud to Sponsor a unique Family Weekend at the Double H Ranch.
Diabetes in School
- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has an excellent School Advisory Toolkit for Families.
General Diabetes Information Links
- Dr. Denise Faustman was a guest on the August 29, 2008 edition of NPR's Science Friday. Click on the audio link on the left of the page to listen to the segment.
- In vivo reprogramming of adult pancreatic exocrine cells to beta-cells. See also Diabetes researchers convert pancreas cells to produce insulin, New technique finds a faster way to change one cell type into another, and Researchers Create Insulin-Producing Cells from Adult Pancreatic Cells.
- Selective death of autoreactive T cells in human diabetes by TNF or TNF receptor 2 agonism. See also Potential Diabetes Treatment Selectively Kills Autoimmune Cells From Human Patients.
- Increased concentrations of soluble CD40 ligand may help to identify type 1 diabetic adolescents and young adults at risk for developing persistent microalbuminuria.
- Serum platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase activity: A novel potential inflammatory marker in type 1 diabetes.
- Correlation of different circulating endothelial progenitor cells to stages of diabetic retinopathy - first in vivo data.
- Role of blood pressure in development of early retinopathy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: prospective cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- A Medical Home for Children With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes: Comanagement by Primary and Subspecialty Physicians—Convergence and Divergence of Opinions. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children With Diabetes Conference.
- Family with Nine Kids, Three with Type 1, Finds There Are Some Silver Linings.
- Realistic Goals Improve Management of Type 1 Diabetes.
- A different kind of school supply list WHERE TO LEARN MORE Help for kids with asthma.
- Diabetic boy caught in school dilemma.
- Bassett forced into retirement by diabetes fears.
- Re-educating the Immune System to Treat Type 1 Diabetes.
- C-Sections May Increase the Risk of Diabetes.
- No easy answers after diabetic's crash.
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