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.
- JDRF is now accepting applications for the 2009 Children's Congress. Applications are due by 5pm EDT on Monday, October 6, 2008.
New This Week
- Children with Diabetes was briefly knocked off the air by the remnants of Hurricane Ike, which rolled up through the midwest on Sunday, September 14th. This What's New was delayed as a result.
- Beginning on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, the weekly What's New in Children with Diabetes email newsletter will change to Wednesday delivery from Sunday.
- Last week's poll asked readers where their children perform blood glucose checks while at school. This week's poll asks readers if someone at their child's school administer glucagon if needed.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, M.D.
- Our Report from AADE 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I am home schooling our 5 year old son, who just went on the pump 5 months ago. Today we were learning about the letter 'S'. He was excited. "I know what begins with 'S'- 'Site change'! I'm sure any other teacher would be more than a little perplexed by this answer.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child how their day at school went and instead of saying "fine" they start rattling off 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:
During discussions about getting a pump, my daughter was frightened by talk of DKA, but she's okay now. But, at what age is it appropriate to discuss more specific information about complications?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Syringes - Needles?
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 676 panels.
- You can read the transcript of last week's chat about the Friends for Life: Orlando 2009.
Continuing Medical Education
- How Much Gluten Is Too Much? A Best Evidence Review of Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in School
- Nine out of 10 children with diabetes lack support at school. See also the DAWN Youth web site and the DAWN Youth Booklet (PDF).
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- CGM Study Shows This Stuff Works!.
- Jay Hewitt Blog: Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island, July 13, 2008.
Products and Books
- Kids Notes 4 Lunch offers a collection of positive notes for kids with diabetes.
- Making insulin-deficient type 1 diabetic rodents thrive without insulin.
- Human amnion epithelial cells can be induced to differentiate into functional insulin-producing cells.
- Oxidant/antioxidant status and hyperfiltration in young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- In Vivo Protection against Retinal Neurodegeneration by Sigma Receptor 1 Ligand (+)-Pentazocine. See also Receptor activation protects retina from diabetes destruction.
- Glucocorticoid Receptor Blockade Normalizes Hippocampal Alterations and Cognitive Impairment in Streptozotocin-Induced Type 1 Diabetes Mice.
- Prevalence of allergic symptoms among children with diabetes mellitus type 1 of different socioeconomic status.
- Mouse study points researchers toward early trigger for type-1 diabetes.
- Effect of HLA Genotype or CTLA-4 Polymorphism on Cytokine Response in Healthy Children.
- Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and methionine synthase reductase gene polymorphisms and protection from microvascular complications in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Therapeutic benefits of regulating inflammation in autoimmunity.
- Endogenous secretory RAGE but not soluble RAGE is associated with carotid atherosclerosis in type 1 diabetes patients.
- Incidence of diabetes mellitus among children of Italian migrants substantiates the role of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in children aged 0-14 years in Harbin, China (1990-2000).
- Autoimmune diabetes in adults: lessons from the UKPDS.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Intensive Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improves Blood Sugar Control, Clinical Trial Demonstrates, Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control, and Adult Diabetics Benefit From Device, Study Says.
- The full text of Real-Time Glucose Sensors in Children and Adolescents with Type-1 Diabetes, previously reported, is now available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Evaluation of a continuous glucose monitoring system for home-use conditions.
- Long-term improvement of fasting glycaemia after switching basal insulin from NPH to determir in children with type 1 diabetes: a 1-year multicentre study.
- Effect of Carelink, an internet-based insulin pump monitoring system, on glycemic control in rural and urban children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. See also CareLink™ Personal Software at the Medtronic Diabetes web site.
- Sweets, snacking habits, and skipping meals in children and adolescents on intensive insulin treatment.
- Terbutaline and the Prevention of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with type 1 diabetes: a pilot survey of parents.
- The impact of modifiable family factors on glycemic control among youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Does family cohesiveness and parental alexithymia predict glycaemic control in children and adolescents with diabetes?
- The Influence of Caregiver Depressive Symptoms on Proxy Report of Youth Depressive Symptoms: A Test of the Depression-Distortion Hypothesis in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes.
- Prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Diabetes and the vitamin d connection.
- Insulin allergy desensitization with simultaneous intravenous insulin and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- 10-Year Follow-up of Intensive Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Intense diabetes treatment pays off in long run; Study: Tight blood sugar control after diagnosis drives big benefits later.
- Annual screening detects celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Screening rules for growth to detect celiac disease: a case-control simulation study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Gluten-Free School Days!
Legal and Legislative
- Californians can learn about their state's new sharps disposal law.
- Senate Passes the ADA Amendments Act.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Driven to succeed: Fatherhood focuses Melton's powerful intellect on cure for diabetes.
- Diabetic girl's treatment boost.
- Teen shooter aims high.
- Life of bruises.
- Thoughtful Bucs tackle juvenile diabetes.
- My guardian angel on four legs ... the dog that sniffs out a four-year-old's diabetic attacks.
- Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Sponsors Family to Attend Children with Diabetes' Friends for Life Conference.
- Two New Colors Added To Top-selling OneTouch® UltraMini® Blood Glucose Meter Collection. (PDF)
- Global Inspired by Diabetes Contest Winners Share Stories of Inspiration and Perseverance.
- New Study Demonstrates Glucose Device Rapidly Alleviates Major Symptom of Type 1 Diabetes in Children.
- The Eat Smart Nutrition Scale is a wonderful resource for families with kids with diabetes.
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