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
- Beginning on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, the weekly What's New in Children with Diabetes email newsletter will change to Wednesday delivery from Sunday. There will be no What's New email newsletter on Sunday, September 28th.
- Last week's poll asked readers if someone at their child's school administer glucagon if needed. This week's poll asks readers what insulin regimen they use most often.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Dare to Dream: Flying Solo With Diabetes by Douglas Cairns.
- Team CWD is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My seven year old daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes. A couple of weeks ago, my five year old son Brian told me that he wasn't feeling well because he cut his finger and saw the "hydrates coming out."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you return a pair of cargo pants because the pocket is too small for the blood meter and a roll of glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Just diagnosed with type 1, my daughter has noticed a few dark spots on her torso. Could they be an indication of Addison's disease? Is she at increased risk for this because she has diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
2nd site change. Horrible.. and I have some Qs
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 677 panels.
- The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Patient Safety Exchange web site offers comments about Inpatient insulin infusion pumps.
- The Bendy Bus is a short film about type 1 diabetes.
Surveys and Studies
- We are running a survey about issues surrounding transitioning from pediatric to adult care to help the National Diabetes Education Program, a federally-sponsored initiative of the NIH and CDC.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Five Hundred and Seventeen.
- Inflammation and Progressive Nephropathy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).
- Tissue- and age-specific changes in gene expression during disease induction and progression in NOD mice. See also Type 1 Diabetes May Result From Good Genes Behaving Badly.
- High-dose total body irradiation and bone marrow cells may improve efficiency of bone marrow transplantation therapy in treating type 1 diabetes.
- Association of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration With Medical Disorders and Laboratory Abnormalities in Adults. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Researchers link BPA exposure to health concerns, Worries in a bottle and Bottle, container chemical tied to diabetes, heart disease.
- Blood pressure may predict retinopathy in adolescent type 1 diabetes.
- DAWN Youth survey results released. See also the Press Release on DAWN Youth, which notes that "Nine out of 10 children with diabetes lack support at school."
- On Caring For 'Difficult' Patients includes "Willy: Refusing Recommendations And Calling The Shots," about an adult with type 1 diabetes.
- Eating pathology in adolescents with celiac disease.
- Screening rules for growth to detect celiac disease: a case-control simulation study.
Legal and Legislative
- If you value having access to the full text of research paid for by your tax dollars, Tell Congress you oppose the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act.
- Diabetes Discrimination: A New Headache for Employers.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Mom of diabetic boys faces different childhood 'firsts'.
- Steps toward a cure.
- Student's shirts raise diabetes awareness.
- High school football: Ultimate warrior; Running back has fought diabetes to become 'Mr. Durable'.
- Double shock for family.
- Insulin pump gives seven year old another chance at 'being a kid'.
- Eagles commit $25 million to UI diabetes research.
- Rescuer gives shelter dogs skills to serve.
- Banting homestead recognized with plaque.
- Middle Schoolers Face Charges For Sticking Classmates With Lancets.
- MannKind Unveils Proposed Trade Name at Dedication of Danbury Manufacturing Facility. See also MannKind founder says inhaled insulin system could be 'blockbuster'.
- Researcher Awarded Grant to Develop Technology for Generating Insulin-Producing Cells to Treat Diabetes.
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